Top 10 Hard Drive Recovery Software for Windows and Mac

There are no guarantees of absolute safety in the hard drive data. Sometimes data loss happens and hard drive recovery tool is needed. Read this article to get the best hard drive recovery software for Windows and Mac.

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Apr 20, 2023 • Filed to: Answer Hard Drive Problems • Proven solutions

What is the Best Hard Drive Recovery Software?

There is many drive recovery software on the market, all these programs can help you recover data from a hard disk drive. Even the data files got accidentally deleted or lost, formatted disk, the drive corrupted, or damaged. But what is the best HDD recovery software? On this page we list the top 10 hard disk recovery software for you:


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1. Recoverit Data Recovery software (Windows and Mac)

This recovery program is the most powerful hard drive recovery tool on the market, it can undelete any lost files such as photos, video, music, Excel, Word document, PPT and PDF, Email PST, and DBX files. Restore lost data from hard disk, also restore lost files from emptied recycle bin, and other storage media like USB drive, SD memory card, even the data got lost or accidentally deleted, the device got damaged or corrupted, the files system errors.

It is workable on Windows and Mac platforms supported data recovery for all devices with FAT32/16, NTFS, HFS+, APFS

recoverit hard drive data recovery software

2. Recuva (Windows)

This hard drive recovery software comes from CCleaner, it is a free data recovery program. It can easily recover files from a computer hard drive, USB flash drive and SD card, or other storage media.

recuva data recovery

3. Stellar Data Recovery (Windows and Mac)

Stellar Data Recovery software is one of the professional disk recovery tools, it can recover data from all types of Windows and Mac devices. Undelete all files such as document, emails, photos, videos, audio files, it can deal with all types of data loss situations including formatted and corrupted disk, accidentally deleted or lost, and more. It supported the file system like FAT, ex-FAT, NTFS, and other partitions.

stellar Windows data recovery

4. Wise Data Recovery (Windows)

Wise Data Recovery is a free hard drive recovery software, it can easily recover your deleted, formatted, or lost data. Get back all lost data files from hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card, digital camera, mobile phone, and other storage media.

The software supports to recover data from FAT, exFAT, and NTFS disk, it is only working on Windows operating systems (64 and 32-bit).

wise data recovery software

5. Pandora (Windows and Mac)

Pandora recovery software becomes Disk Drill when you go to the Pandora landing page, the program all change for Disk Drill data recovery software. The free Disk Drill is the new generation of Pandora Data Recovery, it can retrieve all lost files from Windows and Mac operating systems. You can view the old version as follow:

Pandora recovery software

6. Tenorshare Any Data Recovery Pro (Windows and Mac)

This hard drive data recovery tool can recover data from a hard disk drive even the drive got damaged and failure, the computer CPU and files system got crashed, the hard disk bad sector, and more.

It can restore all lost files due to any data loss scenarios: accidentally deleted, formatted hard drive, emptied recycle bin folder, lost partitions, and more.

Tenorshare Any Data Recovery Pro

7. Disk Drill (Windows and Mac)

The drive recovery tool can scan and recover lost data from internal Macintosh hard drives, external hard drives, digital cameras, USB flash drive, and SD memory card. It easily makes data recovery in Mac OS X, retrieves all deleted files from any data lost scenario

disk drill for mac

8. Data Rescue (Windows and Mac)

Data Rescue is excellent hard drive recovery software for Mac OS. It allows for the recovery of lost data like photos, documents, and videos from a hard drive that has been corrupted or formatted accidentally.

Data Rescue

9. PhotoRec

PhotoRec is a free data recovery software, it supports hard drive data recovery software for Mac OS that restores any lost data or files from Mac computer or any other storage devices.


10. TestDisk

TestDisk data recovery is the most professional hard disk program. It is an open-source tool and you can get the free license under the terms of the GNU General Public License. The software supports to restore lost partitions, it can reboot the non-booting disk. If you lost and delete a partition table or get viruses attack, the TestDisk program can help you out of those troubles easily.

testdisk data recovery program

All these hard disk data recovery software can help you retrieve all lost data from the hard drive, or you can follow the next steps to learn how to recover data from hard drive with Recoverit Data Recovery software.

How to Recover Lost Data from Hard Disk Drive

Download and install Recoverit Hard Drive Recovery on your computer, follow the next 3-step to restore your lost data. (If you got the external hard drive, please connect it to the PC and make sure the drive is detected.)

Step 1. Launch Recoverit Data Recovery program, select a location where you got data lost and next.

select a hard disk location

Step 2. The disk data recovery will start scanning the device to searching your lost data and files, it will take minutes.

scanning the hard disk

Step 3. After the scan, you can preview some recovered files. Select your file and save them to a safe device by clicking the "Recover" button.

preview recovered files

With Recoverit Hard Drive Data Recovery software you can easily get back your all lost data, if you try other hard drive recovery programs as above mentioned, you also can restore all lost data.

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