Among the wide range of data recovery software programs available, not all of them are capable of retrieving all kinds of lost, deleted, or formatted data from any internal or external drive, and, among those who can, not many of them will do it for free. iCare Data Recovery Free does locate and recover all types of lost files in a quick and reliable way, without any limitation on the amount of data you can recover and without charging you for it.
The program offers you two ways of recovering your lost data. The Deleted File Recovery scan will focus on deleted files that have been emptied from the Recycle Bin, either by mistake or accidentally. This scan process is pretty fast, and it usually produces excellent results, especially if not too much time has passed since the last time you emptied the Bin. The Advanced File Recovery scan, however, will perform a deeper – and therefore slower – search on the selected storage device looking for all kinds of lost files. It does not matter if the selected drive or partition has been deleted or reformatted, as iCare Data Recovery Free is capable of detecting even the most inaccessible data. Retrieving the data selected, though, will depend on various factors. Time is always of the essence when it comes to recovering deleted files and folders – the longer it takes you realize that you’ve lost some sensitive data, the bigger are the chances that those files might have been rewritten, which would turn them irrecoverable.
Once the selected scan process has finished, you will be shown a list of all the recoverable files neatly organized in a tree-like structure. You can search for specific files or file types among the list provided and preview any of the files selected before recovering it. The preview window will give you three options – text, Hexadecimal, and image – to help you decide if the data found is worth retrieving or not.
iCare Data Recovery Free works seamlessly with all kinds of drives, both internal and external, and detects and recovers all types of data. This versatility, together with its high-end recovery algorithms, make it an excellent and reliable free tool to bring back to life data that you thought lost forever. While most free recovery software programs are but showcases for its commercial edition, iCare’s is a 100% free app with no limitation on the amount of data you can recover or the number of times you can use it. If only for this reason, this is certainly a tool worth trying.
- No limitations in the amount of recoverable data
- Recovers data from formatted drives
- Retrieves all types of deleted files
- Data preview
- Works with internal and external storage devices
- No drawbacks found