Wise Data Recovery review

A top-level data recovery tool that has Windows and Mac versions

Wise Data Recovery software screenshots
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Wise Data Recovery delivers great results on almost every front. A modern and intuitive interface helps guide users through every step of the recovery process, with the flexibility to stop or even pause a scan while it's in process. We found the scanning results to be almost 100% successful, and the recovery of data was as reliable as any other alternative. The free version gives a good idea of what is possible but can't be relied on for any significant amount of data recovery. Having Windows and Mac versions really helps to extend its versatility across different user bases.


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    Free and paid-for versions

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    Clean interface

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    Windows and Mac versions


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    Slow scanning process

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    Cheaper alternatives available

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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.