Wise Data Recovery can help you recover lost data even when they have been permanently deleted or marked as free space. It works independently of file types, so virtually any file can be recovered, no matter if it is a document, an image, an audio or video clip or a compressed file. Similarly, it supports any type of storage devices, such as local drives, USB gadgets, cameras, memory cards and portable media players.
The application has a straightforward interface, which will lead you through all the necessary steps. You can start by performing a scan of the device to find deleted items. According to the state of the data, the items will be marked as “good”, “poor”, “very poor” and “lost”. Actually, the chances that the data may be recoverable depend on how much of the contents have been rewritten when the corresponding space was marked as free. Therefore, it is advisable that you run the program immediately after you realize that you have accidentally deleted a file. This way, you will dramatically increase the recovery potential.
In general, Wise Data Recovery works quite well in basic situations of lost data. However, it cannot effectively recover information when a drive has been repeatedly formatted or when the data to recover is stored in a corrupt folder.
- It is easy to use
- It has a straighforward interface
- It supports multiple file types and devices
- It cannot recover data from within corrupted folders