MiniTool Power Data Recovery.

A complete solution for deleted photo recovery from hard drives (IDE, SATA, SCSI, USB), memory cards, flash drives, CD/DVD and Blue – Ray discs, iPod and other media. This tool can be successfully applied to recover files deleted from Windows Recycled bin, search and recover lost data (due to virus attack, power failure, accidental formatting, partition deletion, etc.), as well as lost data from damaged hard drives and damaged, scratched or defective CD/DVD discs.

The program includes five built-in data recently deleted photo recovery modules-Undelete Recovery, Damaged Partition Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, Digital Media Recovery and CD & DVD Recovery. Each module focuses on different data loss scenarios. The Undelete Recovery module is designed to recover files and folders deleted from the Recycled bin or by using the Shift+Del buttons. It works with hard drives, flash drives and memory cards. The Damaged Partition Recovery tool allows you to recover lost data from existing but damaged or formatted partitions. MBR partitions and dynamic disks are supported: Simple Volume, Spanned Volume, Stripped Volume, and RAID-5 Volume. The Lost Partition Recovery photo recovery software for Windows PC is used to recover data from a deleted or lost partition (for example, as a result of disk partitioning). As for the CD & DVD Recovery module, it is designed to recover lost and deleted files from damaged CD/DVD discs and can also recover data from RW discs formatted by fast formatting.

We are interested in Media Recovery module. Picture recovery software restores data from digital media devices (flash drives, flash cards, memory cards, iPod, etc.), as well as other media, including hard drives, and focuses on the recovery of deleted or lost photos (including RAW), music (MP3, MP4) and video files. The main image formats are supported (JPG, TIFF, DWG, PSD, CDR, PSP, PCX and PNG), as well as RAW formats of the most popular cameras: Canon, Kodak, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, etc. The module is suitable for recovering deleted multimedia files as well as those lost as a result of formatting.

It is easy to understand the nuances of image recovery software for deleted and lost images in the MiniTool Power data Recovery program, because all operations are performed under the control of a step-by-step wizard. If you want to save photos, you should just start the Digital Media Recovery module, specify the scanned device and press the Full Scan button. After the completion of the process, all found files will be conveniently grouped according to their format. Folders and files found in the analysis are marked with a cross, a question mark, or an exclamation point. The cross is used to indicate accidentally deleted files, and other icons indicate the lost data. Photos can be viewed directly from the utility before recovery — JPEG images are displayed as thumbnails; preview of RAW photos is possible with a double-click. After that, you will only have to select the images of interest and save them to your hard drive or removable drive (“Save files” button).


It is a comprehensive tool to retrieve deleted photos accidentally from hard drives, memory cards, flash drives and other media. There is even a chance to recover not only deleted files, but also information from formatted disks, NTFS volumes with damaged partition table (MFT); it is possible to restore hardware arrays RAID0 and RAID5. The program also restores photos from digital cameras (Compact Flash memory, Memory Stick, Secure Digital, etc.). Three built-in modules are responsible for performing these tasks, but we are only interested in the module called “Photo Recovery”, which allows you to restore pictures that had been accidentally deleted before they were transferred to the computer or became inaccessible due to some malfunction in the camera or due to the formatting of the memory card.

ZAR is clearly not for novice users, and the speed of scanning media in this program leaves much to be desired. However, unlike other competitors, the restoration of images from cameras does not involve payment, so this solution may be of interest for home users. If you want to restore photos, you need to activate the photo Recovery mode, select the desired device from the list and start scanning it. After that, the process of analyzing the data will be visually displayed on the device map. This process will take a long time and may even fail — if the memory card reads the camera itself and all the points on the “card” are red or the scanning is unacceptably slow (minutes pass without any change in the indication of the state), then you should stop the analysis, and then repeat it, but with the connection of the card reader. If the scan is successful, the program will display a list of found photos. You can preview images using the mouse (only for JPEG and TIFF). By default, this list of photo recovery tools will be not only deleted and lost images, but also “live” photos, which significantly complicates the choice of interesting pictures, so it is wiser to restore all found images, and only then understand which of them you really need. The recovered images are saved to the folder specified on the disk.

Disk Drill photo recovery software.

It is a simple program to recover deleted and lost photos. The utility is able to recover photos accidentally deleted from the memory card of the camera or mobile phone (Flash Card, MMC Card, Picture Card, Secure Digital Card, etc.), from USB and HDD disks and flash drives. It also allows you to recover photos lost after formatting, deleting logical partitions of hard drives, removable drives, USB flash drives or cleaning memory cards of cameras and mobile phones. All popular image formats and RAW formats of all popular cameras are supported. There are two modes of scanning: normal scanning (search for deleted files only) and deep analysis with slower sector-by-sector scanning (recover files from formatted disks).

Photo recovery Disk Drill is carried out under the guidance of a step-by-step wizard, and no special knowledge or skills are required for successful image recovery. If you want to start the process, you need to select the device to scan, specify the type of data analysis and, if necessary, adjust the file search criteria. All found and recoverable images are displayed in thumbnails; any of the images can be viewed at full size. The selected images are saved to your hard drive, recorded to a CD / DVD, or uploaded to an FTP server; you can create a virtual ISO image.