Wondershare Recoverit is a free data recovery software created with goal to help users to recover deleted, formatted or lost data from PC, laptop or removable device easily and quickly.
Wondershare Recoverit installation file is surprisingly small – just 1.34 MB. Installation process is simple with only two options to choose – language and installation path. Supported languages are English, Deutsch, France, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Russian and Chinese.
Although installation file is small, installation process lasts few minutes. After installation is over web page with starting guides and tutorials will be opened.
Wondershare Recoverit main screen has clear and modern design with mostly light gray and white colors. It is consisted from 8 large icons which with clear test that leads users to specific action. Icons are:
- Deleted files recovery
- Recycle bin recovery
- Formatted disk recovery
- Lost partition recovery
- External devices recovery
- Virus attack data recovery
- System crash data recovery
- All – around recovery
User interface is simple to use even to persons who are using data recovery software for the first time.
The Recovery Process
We have tested Wondershare Recoverit “Recycle bin recovery” and “Deleted files recovery” options and found that recovery process is very similar in both scenarios. For test purposes we have created 4 files with different formats - .docx, .pdf, .txt and .xlsx, deleted them and emptied Recycle bin.
Recovery process starts with selection of disk/partition where file or files you want to recover where stored (our test machine had 2 disk drivers – SSD and HDD so we don’t know is this step necessary if you have only 1 hard drive/partition).
After you select desired disk/partition scanning process will start. Speed of scanning in most of our tests was surprisingly fast. In most cases it was somewhere between 1 and 2 minutes.
After scanning is completed results are shown. In main part of window you will see all found files which you can recover. There are some basic information shown also – File size, Format, Created date and Modified date. For some file formats like .docx, .xls, .pdf, .html, .png, .jpg etc. preview option is available. Simply by double-clicking on file name you can preview file before recovering it to be sure that you will recover right file and that file is in “good” condition.
If scanning process has shown large number of files you can group them by file format or even filter them by File modified date.
To recover files you just need to select checkbox in front file names you want to recover and location where you want files to be recovered. If you have selected location on same partitiom from which recovery process is done program will warn you that saving data on the same partition will reduce the chance of successful recovery. If you want you can continue but we advise you to select other partition or external media.
After that, you files will be recovered in few seconds. After reviewing files we found that they are 100% identic to condition before deleting them.
All our tests had the same experience.
Wondershare Recoverit supports recovering large number of file formats. Some of them are:
DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX, PDF, CWK, HTML/HTM, INDD, EPS, etc.
Microsoft Words/Excel/Powerpoint files, Adobe Illustrator files,InDesign documents, PDF files,web pages files, Ebooks, etc.
JPG, TIFF/TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD, CRW, CR2, NEF, ORF, RAF, SR2, MRW, DCR , WMF, DNG, ERF, RAW, etc.
All major graphic formats including fotos created by cameras, screenshots and images created or edited by photo-editing software.
AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, FLV, SWF, MPG, RM/RMVB, etc.
AIF/AIFF, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA, MID/MIDI, OGG, AAC, etc.
PST, DBX, EMLX, etc.
Local Email files created by Outlook/Foxmail/Thunderbird etc.
ZIP, RAR, SIT, and other useful data.
Preview option works on following file formats:
DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX, PDF, HTML/HTM
JPG, JP2, JPEG, TIFF/TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF
What is important to note is that Wondershare Recoverit can be used for usb recovery purposes also.
Free version of product
Free version of Wondershare Recoverit enables you to recover up to 100 MB of data. This is enough for situations when you accidently delete some file, but for situations where you need to recover whole partition you will need to purchase Pro version of product. Price of Pro version which doesn’t have any recovering data limit is $39.95 for 1 year Subscription of $49.95 for Lifetime license.
In addition to Windows version there is also a version for Mac users.
Wondershare Recoverit is great product for recovering files which is ideal for users who had never used any similar software. 100MB in free version isn’t much but it should be fine for cases where you accidently delete some important file.