PhotoRec is a free, open-source and multi-platform file data recovery software. It is designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures from digital camera memory.
PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media’s file system has been severely damaged or reformatted.
However, It is not suggested to use this free data recovery software for beginners as it uses a command line interface which may intimidate some users.
It is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista, XP, & older versions of Windows, Linux, BSD, DOS, macOS.
– Recovers 440+ different file formats, including pictures, photos, documents, videos and many more
– Works exceptionally well for recovering lost data from CD-ROMs and hard disks
– Features ‘unformat function’ , which allows you to add your own custom file types
– Supports lots of file systems, including FAT, NTFS, exFAT, ext2/ext3/ext4 and HFS+
– Works on all major Windows versions