MiniTool Power Data Recovery review

An outdated interface with some advanced features

MiniTool Power Data Recovery software screenshots
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Digital Camera World Verdict

What the MiniTool Power Data Recovery software lacks in terms of speed, it clearly makes up for in scanning effectiveness. It was able to locate all the files I tried to find, although recovering them in an uncorrupted form was more hit-and-miss. Advanced features are limited to paid-for subscriptions, and the interface lacks visual clarity due to some blurry text and icons. This is a solid tool that does the basics well.


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    Simple workflow

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    Free version

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    Preview functionality


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    Poor interface

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    Slow scanning process

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Paul Hatton
Freelance tech writer

Paul is a digital expert. In the 20 years since he graduated with a first-class honours degree in Computer Science, Paul has been actively involved in a variety of different tech and creative industries that make him the go-to guy for reviews, opinion pieces, and featured articles. With a particular love of all things visual, including photography, videography, and 3D visualisation Paul is never far from a camera or other piece of tech that gets his creative juices going. You'll also find his writing in other places, including Creative Bloq, Digital Camera World, and 3D World Magazine.