Ontrack EasyRecovery review

An effective and efficient recovery tool that is helped by a modern interface

Ontrack EasyRecovery software screenshot
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Ontrack EasyRecovery is one of the best recovery applications on the market. Through a clean and intuitive interface, it is possible to search any drive or device, with the additional ability to search within specific folders. The scan took a while to complete, but the results were pleasing. With all this functionality and great design comes a fairly hefty price tag. This is far from the cheapest option you can find. We found that the results were well worth the money.


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    User-friendly interface

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    Free version available

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    Preview functionality


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    No maximise window option

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    Slow process for deep scans

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When you lose a file or suffer a failed hard drive, you need one of the best data recovery software to come along and make you feel better about the whole situation. You want it to be effective and efficient, but you also want the workflow to be as streamlined as possible. The last thing you want is to be stressed out by a hard-to-follow workflow and a cluttered user interface. 

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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.