Top 3 Best Free Files Recovery Tools for Windows 10/8/7

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Nowadays, computer plays a crucial role in our life. we use computer almost every day, and regard it as a reliable data storing and backing up destination for important files and documents that related with work, study, and entertainment. Hence, you tend to save a large number of videos, photos, songs and even business documents on your Windows computer and think these Windows data will be safe forever.

However, things never go well for all the time. One day, you may lost Windows data for wrong clear action, hard drive damage, system corruption and viruses attack. The important data loss worries you and you are badly in need of getting them back, especially when you permanently remove them from Recycle Bin on your computer. So here, we recommend you top 3 best free Windows recovery tools to retrieve your deleted/lost data and files.

Top 3 Best Windows Data Recovery Software for Free

Top 1. Disk Drill – Simple Interface with Fixable Recovery Choices

Disk Drill is a wonderful Windows data recovery program, which is provided by CleverFiles company. This program impresses you with a very simple and clean user interface, and takes you just 3 steps to finish the whole recovery progress. Meanwhile, compared with other Windows recovery programs, it also stands out due to its advanced filtering options, so that you can have a full control of managing your deleted/lost files, like finding your wanted files by their names, file size, creating date, etc, just as we show in below.

Filter the results

Filter the results

In order to make you know more about Disk Drill, we list below pros and cons of it as your reference.


  • Concise interface design – makes it very simple for users to operate it.
  • Advanced filtering options – data can be filtered by data types like pictures, videos, audio, etc, or simply by data size and date, thus you can quickly find what you want.
  • Fixable recovering choices – after the scanning is done, you are able to select which file to recover and freely choose where to save these recovered data on your computer.
  • Full supports on file systems and Windows versions – recover data from many file systems like NTFS, FAT 16/32/64, ExFAT and EXT 4, and completely compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.


  • Do not show a file’s condition, so you don’t know whether the file can be retrieved successfully.
  • Free recovery data is limited to 1 GB. If you need to recover more flies and documents, you have to pay $39 for the pro version.

I think Disk Drill is the best Windows data recovery program for its easy use and handy recovering options, and you hardly get confused about it even if you are at the primary level.

Top 2. Puran File Recovery – Totally Free for All Features

Puran File Recovery is a totally free files recovering tool for Windows computer, which is designed by Puran Software company. This tool features a powerful data recovering ability – it can recover up to 50 data types, which can recover much more file types than other Windows recovery tools. Now, let us focus on its pros and cons.


  • Recover up to 50 data types like pictures, music, documents, videos, compressed files and so on.
  • Provide 3 scanning patterns including Deep Scan, Full Scan and Custom Scan, to meet different needs of users.
  • Allow users to preview deleted/lost data and files in Tree View and List View. In List View, users can directly see data size and condition next to each deleted file. And in Tree View, users are able to know the exact locations of files.
  • Support Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, and compatible with 64 – bit version of Windows.


  • Free only for home and non-commercial use.
  • Do not support 32 – bit Windows version.
Top 2 Windows recovery tools - Puran File Recovery

Top 2 Windows recovery tools – Puran File Recovery

If you lost a wild types of data and files on your PC, Puran File Recovery is your first choice to retrieve them. With its ability of recovering 50 data types, you definitely have more chances to get back your lost Windows data.

Top 3. Recuva – Save Your Time by Scanning Only Your Selected Files

Recuva is a time-saving Windows data recovery software, which is developed by Piriform company. This software has a great advantage of allowing you to choose which sort of files to scan before starting, which saves your time by scanning only your selected items instead of all files. And you can freely choose all files or single type such as pictures, music, videos and so on, just as shown below.

Choose which sort of files to recover

Choose which sort of files to recover

In below, there are pros and cons of Recuva that you may interest.


  • Recover various types of data and files like pictures, videos, words documents ,etc that store on your PC.
  • Detect data from internal hard drive as well external drives such as camera roll card and USB drive.
  • Work well with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP. And support both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows version.


  • Installer try to add other programs to your computer.
  • You can freely retrieve 1 GB Windows data with the trial version. If you need to recover more files, you have to upgrade to purchased version and you need to pay $19.95 for it.

If you know what exactly you lost on your Windows computer and want to recover certain data type, Recuva is highly recommended to you for its feature that lets you previously pick up which file type to scan.

The Bottom Line

We do hope this post will be helpful for you. And if you know other great file recovering tools for Windows computer, you are warmly welcomed to share with us in comment section.

This entry was posted in on May 24, 2017 by Victoria.

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