The best data recovery software

The logos of three of the best data recovery software options
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Data loss is something none of us want to have to encounter, but you would be surprised at how unexpectedly it can strike, whether due to accidental deletion, hardware failure, system crashes or other types of irredeemable corruption in files structures or software systems. Few of us are prepared for such an eventuality, but with some forethought, you can take precautions for a range of eventualities in case the worst should happen.

Our contributors have tested out a range of data recovery software for their own daily work. These tools are designed to navigate the labyrinthine layers of storage devices, locating fragments of lost data and reassembling them into coherent files. In this article we've taken a look at the best data recovery software solutions on the market to help you make an informed choice. We present the pros and cons of each software, highlighting their key features and limitations. For more storage solutions, see our pick of the best external hard drives and the best cloud storage for creatives.

Jacob Little

Jacob Little is a freelance writer and photographer and over the past ten years, has written for several national publications and brands. Based near Bristol, technology and the creative industries form the basis of his work, and he also provides content planning and project scoping services for agencies and businesses.

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