Lost or deleted files or data? You need our Top 5 free file recovery tools.

Whether it’s due to a virus, hardware failure, or just good old human error, it’s all too easy to lose vital files. That critical report you’ve got to deliver tomorrow; the huge end of year paper; your massive music collection; or those precious family photos… nightmare! But don’t worry, help is at hand! When a file is deleted, it isn’t actually erased immediately. Instead, the space it occupies is marked as available to be overwritten, which means it can (in most cases) be restored using recovery software. Phew!
So, without further ado, here’s our list of the five best free data recovery software titles – that might just save the day. And don’t forget, you can download them all now, here on FileHippo

Wondershare Data Recovery

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The beauty of Wondershare Data Recovery is that it’s a complex data recovery solution, wrapped in a simple interface. This means it can be easily used by all levels, from novice to expert. You can filter your searches by file name, date and size to find files quickly and the application supports recovery of all types of different files from audio, video, and image, through to documents, email and backup files. You can even retrieve corrupted or lost drive partitions! So, no matter what type of data you’ve lost and on whatever device you may have stored it on, Wondershare Data Recovery should be able to get you back on track. In addition to boasting above-average lost file recovery rates, it also features a bunch of extra scan and preview options, as well as the ability to run partition, or raw hard drive, recovery. What's not to like?