Data Recovery Software: The Best Options + FAQs

Have you ever accidentally removed something important such as photos, videos, documents, contacts, emails, etc. from your computer or other storage like a USB flash drive or digital camera?

Or your smartphone just got damaged, leaving all the precious data inaccessible?

That's definitely disappointing even devastating! We've personally experienced and witnessed friends suffering some of the situations.

However, your data may be still recoverable, thanks to data recovery software with sophisticated technology that can help bring your files back from the dead. Below is a list of solid programs we recommended.

Please note: all the software listed below need to be installed and run on a computer (Windows or MacOS). If your deleted or lost files were stored on a mobile device such as phone, flash drive, external HDD, etc. Make sure you connect the device to your computer first before proceeding the data recovery process. It's also worth noting that due to the nature of data recovery, there isn't a100% guarantee that you'll retrieve all your files. See FAQs for more.


‚ÄčTo recover photos from a digital camera, or a formatted/corrupted memory card, we recommend Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery.


To recover deleted files from a PC hard drive, or from a removable flash drive/card that is connected to a Windows computer, we recommend Data Recovery Pro.


To recover lost data on a Mac hard drive or SSD (solid state drive), or from an external drive connected to a Macintosh computer (iMac, MacBook Pro, etc.), we recommend Remo Recover Mac.


To recover data from an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch such as messages, photos, videos, contacts, notes, etc., we recommend Stellar Data Recovery for iOS.


To recover deleted or lost pictures, videos, messages, etc. from an Android phone or tablet, we recommend Dr.Fone.

Get Dr.Fone for Android (PC)          Get Dr.Fone for Android (Mac)


Data Recovery Related FAQs

Why is it possible to recover files even if they got deleted?

Do I need a computer to recover data off an iPhone?

Are the above software free?

Possible to recover data from a solid state drive?

Why can't I retrieve some files?

What if the above data recovery software don't work?