Although it can be helpful to have a file backed up on multiple devices, having data recovery software is just another great layer of insurance that can help you get files back that may have become corrupted or lost if your system may have completely crashed. There are some great options out there for Macs and PCs alike, and many of them have free versions that you can use as well. Check out my picks below.
Stellar Data Recovery is another excellent recovery service that works for both Macs and PCs. It can work to recover deleted files, photos, critical documents, and more. It recovers data from formatted, encrypted, or corrupted drives, and can even get back data from completely crashed & unbootable systems. It’s completely free to download and comes with RAW data recovery, SMART drive monitoring, and more. You can choose a premium plan to get even more features, with the cheapest one starting at $89.99.
EaseUS works for both Mac and Windows computers and allows you to recover lost data from your empty trash bin. You can choose a hard drive, scan to find deleted files, and preview all recoverable files. You can pretty much retrieve anything like photos, videos, music files, documents, emails, and more. Plus, you can even get lost files back from USB flash drives, memory cards, and other devices with the various software recovery programs available through EaseUS.
Kurt’s key takeaways
Ultimately, you want to make sure you are doing everything you can to get back your precious files, and having recovery software on your side is one of the best ways to do that. I’d love to hear about your experience with my picks above.
Should Macs and PCs have better options for restoring files without you needing an extra program? Let us know by commenting below.