Losing data permanently due to deletion, formatting, corruption, or other data loss scenarios can lead to serious financial, professional, and emotional damage. The cost is even more for an organization. Studies show that human error is the most common cause of data loss. Other causes include malware attack, natural disaster, theft, hardware failure, etc.
Despite our best efforts, we do lose our valuable data. And to deal with such scenarios, several data recovery solutions are available today. A data recovery solution or strategy protects us against data loss by recovering our data after the mishap. Data recovery consists of processes that involve the recovery of lost, corrupted, deleted, or inaccessible data. The data is primarily restored from storage media (internal or external) such as Hard Disk Drives (HDD), Solid State Drives (SSD), CDs, DVDs, USBs, etc.
One of the most trusted and reliable data recovery software is Stellar Data Recovery. The software is available for both Windows and Mac and is suited for individuals and businesses alike. The software for the Windows platform is offered in four different editions—Standard, Professional, Premium, and Technician. In this post, we will explore the Professional edition of Stellar Data Recovery for Windows.
Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Windows
Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Windows is an advanced DIY tool that recovers all kinds of data such as files, folders, documents, photos, videos, audio, etc. from all kinds of storage devices such as desktop and laptop, hard drive, external hard drive, memory card, SSD drive, SD card, etc. It is an easy-to-use tool that recovers your lost data in 3 simple steps: Select, Scan, and Recover.
The tool first scans the selected storage device to locate the lost data and then saves it to the desired location. The next sections describe the key features and differentiators of the software.
Recovers all files and file types
Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Windows recovers all types of data such as documents, emails, pictures, videos, audio files, etc. It supports more than 300 file types. Plus, you can custom add a file type if you don't find it in the list.
Image 1: The Home screen of Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Windows
Restores data in all loss scenarios
The software can restore your data in all data loss scenarios such as file deletion, formatting, disk corruption, crashed systems, or deleted partition.
Recovers lost email files
The tool can also restore your lost or deleted email data files such as Microsoft Outlook (PST), Outlook Express (DBX), Exchange Server (EDB), Lotus Notes (NSF), and other email files.
Recovers data from crashed Windows system
Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Windows can recover data from a Windows PC that fails to boot or is crashed. It does that by creating a bootable media.
Disk imaging functionality
You can use the software to recover data from hard drives having bad sectors. The tool can create an image of the hard disk and its local partitions in the hard disk or any external storage media. You can then specify the 'starting' and 'ending' sectors and make an image of the selected region.
Preview before you recover
While scanning the storage media, the software allows you to preview the lost or deleted files. This way you can detect the lost file faster. Also, the scanned files are categorized under Tree view, File Type, and Deleted list formats. This categorization makes it easy for you to select the files you wish to recover.
Retrieves data from missing partitions
Sometimes, due to corruption or accidental deletion, partitions in the hard drive goes missing. You cannot view the partition, let alone recover data from it. Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Windows scans all the partitions, including the missing ones and lists them under the partition section. You can then recover the data from them.
While scanning for lost files, you get the option of Deep Scan. If you don’t toggle on the option the software performs a quick scan. And, if you are unable to find the lost data then you can go for Deep Scan. This feature comprehensively scans all parts of your hard drive and locates your data. Also, you can scan multiple file systems at the same time to get the best scan result.
Image 2: Scan in progress to locate the deleted files
Save and resume recovery sessions
The software also allows you to pause and resume your recovery sessions at a later time. It saves the session and this way you don't have to scan the drive again.
Recovers data even from encrypted drive
The file recovery software can even recover lost data from Bitlocker encrypted hard drives, SSD, or external storage media. You need to enter the BitLocker password and then run the scan. Besides, you can also recover data from the BitLocker encrypted disk image file.
Optical media recovery
The software can recover data from scratched, corrupted or partially burnt optical media such as CDs, DVDs, Blue-ray discs, HD DVDs, etc.
SMART drive monitoring
The software also tracks the health and performance of your hard drive. This way the software assists you to avoid data loss due to impending drive failure.
Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Windows allows you to create a replica of your disk, which prevents loss of data in case of a drive failure.
Try it yourself
Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Windows is an advanced DIY data recovery software that is laden with advanced features that you must have a look at. It is designed to recover any kind of data from all logical data loss scenarios on Windows PC. Try the software for free from here.