MiniTool Power Data Recovery Review: Fast and Powerful way to recover content

MiniTool Power Data Recovery

Data is one of the most critical factors when it comes to computing. If you work with your computer on a daily basis, you are dealing with data and are stored inside the hard drive. You should note that the hard drive is an electronic component and are prone to failures. Sometimes, the hard drives will continue to work for a long time. In some cases, hard drives will fail within a short span of time. It could be either one month or one year depending upon the manufacturer, condition and ultimately your luck. You never know when your hard drive crashes all of a sudden. There is no fixed date. Hence, you should be vigilant and capture backups of your files, images and other related content using software such as MiniTool Power Data Recovery 8.5. With the help of MiniTool Power Data Recovery 8.5, you will be able to recover files lost by system crash, hard drive failure, and human errors. You will be able to preview the list of recoverable files before the restoration process. In this review, we will examine the features and working of the MiniTool Power Data Recovery 8.5 in detail.

You should note that data loss can occur due to virus attack, system crash, hard drive failure including accidental file deletion. The MiniTool Power Data Recovery is developed in such a way that the software deeply scans to restore data from the damaged hard drive.

Did you delete the partition or formatted a wrong drive? You need not have to panic because MiniTool Power Data Recovery will recover and restore back the partitions including the files after the completion of the deep scan process. If data loss occurs due to virus, then MiniTool Power Data Recovery will scan the specific location sector-by-sector to restore lost files. The MiniTool Power Data Recovery also resolves the data loss caused by logical errors and physical damage. The company has integrated powerful algorithms to get back the lost data.

With MiniTool Power Data Recovery, you can easily recover data from HDD, SSD, portable hard drives, USB flash drives, and Micro SD cards. If the memory card on your smartphone is damaged, then you can recover the data using the data recovery software tool.

The main advantage of the MiniTool Power Data Recovery is that you will be able to preview files before restoration. The tool provides support for over 70 file types in 14 categories. The MiniTool Power Data Recovery is available in Personal Standard, Personal Deluxe and Personal Ultimate editions. The free edition offers a limit by which you can recover only 1GB of data.

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To work with MiniTool Power Data Recovery, you should download the trial version and perform the installation process. You will view a warning message during the installation process but you can ignore and proceed.

Installation warning

You will have to provide the required activation code after the installation by selecting the Register option from the top right-hand side. The software tool will be registered and you can start using the product.

The MiniTool Power Data Recovery displays a list of all drives available on your computer. You can change the source by selecting the relevant option from the left-hand side. You can recover data from the USB pen drive and CD drives. If you double click a drive, the MiniTool Power Data Recovery will scan for the available files.

The time required to complete the operation depends upon the age of your system. The tool will perform the required scanning process and you can view them directly on the dashboard. The progress bar will be displayed on the screen and the estimated remaining time.

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We double-clicked the C drive but we are unable to wait for a long time. Hence, we stopped the working of the MiniTool Power Data Recovery in between and used a pen drive to test the tool. The reading of the data via the pen drive was quick and I was able to visualize the progress easily.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery

You will be able to view the list of files on the MiniTool Power Data Recovery dashboard. The dashboard displays two folders namely Existing Partition and More Lost Files. You will find the lost files inside the folder and you can recover them easily by clicking on it and selecting save button. You can either recover the files individually or by clicking on the Select All option.

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The list of recovered files will be displayed as shown below. You can then select the relevant files and select the Save button. The file(s) will be saved to the desired location.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery

You should select Save button after selecting the relevant file(s). You will view a new dialog with the caption “Select a directory to save files”. You have to choose a suitable location where the recovered files will be stored. You can also opt to enter the location manually by selecting “I would like to enter a path manually” blue colored option.

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The MiniTool Power Data Recovery works faster and the UI is very much user-friendly. You will be able to easily navigate the various options and the work can be done quickly without any need to refer to any documentation or help file.

The MiniTool Power Data Recovery will be useful if you had mistakenly deleted files from your hard drive and would like to recover them. It is also possible to recover data from pen drives and portable hard drives. You just need to plug the drives and choose the relevant option from the dashboard.

It is also possible to preview the contents of the selected file from within the dashboard. However, you have to download previewer separately to view the content. We would suggest the company to include the previewer in all editions. The tool also provides a capability to export scan results. The MiniTool Power Data Recovery displays the total capacity of the file with the total number of files. It also displays the parameters of the selected file(s).


The MiniTool Power Data Recovery helps you to recover files easily hidden deep inside your drives. You will find the tool useful when you need to recover an old document, image or video. We delete files by mistake but we would feel the requirement at a later stage. We worked with the tool very easily since the UI is user-friendly. You will not notice any lags and the tool won’t crash unexpectedly. You should note that MiniTool Power Data Recovery is not compatible with old floppy drives. We would appreciate if the company provides support for reading files from old floppy disks. Hence, you can recover data only from hard drive, pen drives, and portable hard drives. We would recommend MiniTool Power Data Recovery for all tech-savvy enthusiasts if you would like to recover data at any point of time with minimum effort.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery

Starts from $69
MiniTool Power Data Recovery



    User Interface




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                • Easy Installation
                • Easy to use
                • Minimal Learning Curve
                • Wide range of functionalities
                • Quick processing
                • No Lags


                • Lack of floppy disk support
                • Long hard disk scanning

                Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at

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