Top 3 Best Free Data Recovery Software for Windows 10/11

There are top 3 best free data recovery software for Windows 10/11, follow this passage to get back your lost data.


By Lora / Updated on April 2, 2024

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Common data loss scenarios in Windows

Losing files is a common problem that everyone faces in many situations. There are various scenarios in which you may lose your computer data.

Accidental deletion: Accidental deletion is the most common cause of data loss, and once the Recycle Bin is emptied, the computer's reference to where files are stored is lost.
🤖 Viruses or malware: When asked what causes data loss, most people think of viruses. Sometimes a link you accidentally click can cause a virus or malware to enter your computer system to damage or steal files.
🔋 Software/hardware corruption: When your Windows software/hardware is damaged due to unexpected or incorrect software shutdown or power outage, etc., it may not work properly again, which means that you cannot access the data stored in the software.
Hard disk damage or formatting: A damaged/crash or accidental format of the hard disk can cause you to lose data. In most cases, physical damage is permanent, requires the assistance of hard disk recovery services, is not caused by physical damage can be easily recovered using hard disk data recovery software.
Malicious deletion: This may not be one of the most common causes of data loss in personal computer, but it can happen in businesses.

Top 3 best free data recovery software for Windows 10/11

Now, I will introduce you to the top 3 best free data recovery tools for Windows 10/11.

Free Windows file recovery software-MyRecover

The first tool is MyRecover. As a professional file recovery software, and an all-in-one solution for Windows recovery, it uses advanced scanning methods to search for data and fragments on all disks to retrieve deleted, formatted, corrupted or inaccessible files from HDD, SSD in Windows 11/10/8/7. Even if you have emptied the deleted data in the Recycle Bin, it can help you recover permanently deleted files in Windows 11/10/8/7 if you need.

Outstanding features of this tool:
❤All-inclusive data loss situation
- Whether you are normal or accidental, by dragging to the recycle bin or pressing the "Shift+DEL" keys or clicking the "Delete" button, it can help you get your data back easily.
❤High recovery rate and speed-Its Quick Scan & Deep Scan modes help to recover your data at high speed without any omissions.
❤Recover all file types-It can recover all files types including documents (TXT, PPT, PDF, DOC, etc.), images, videos, audios, archives and more.
❤Easy-to-operate- The interface is intuitive and simple, making it easy for anyone to operate.
❤High compatibility- It perfectly works with NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, ReFS in Windows 11/10/8/7 & Windows Server.

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Step 1. Run MyRecover > Hover the mouse over the drive saved deleted files before, and click Scan to scan.

select partition to scan

Step 2. During the process, you can directly recover the files it detects, or you can wait for the full scan results.

scan lost data

Step 3. Select the data you want to get back and click Recover x files.

recover lost data

Microsoft official data recovery tool-Windows File Recovery

Windows File Recovery, a Microsoft official command-line app, supports Windows 11/10. It can recover deleted media files, office files, ZIP files from Pen drive, local hard disk, or SD card, but it does not support recovery of any type of files and documents from cloud storage and storage drives on the network.

Note: Windows File Recovery provides multiple recovery modes, you can choose the one you need according to your file system and data loss situation. If you need a comprehensive understanding of Windows File Recovery modes, switches, and instructions, you can refer to How to Use Windows File Recovery.

Step 1. Get Windows File Recovery in Microsoft Store.

windows file recovery get

Step 2. After running it, you need to enter the command format like this: winfr source-drive: destination-drive: [/mode] [/switches].

There are two basic modes to choose from: Regular & Extensive. And Extensive mode includes two advanced modes: Segment & Signature. The file system of the disk determines which mode you use. Regular only supports the NTFS file system. For example, if you want to restore files from E: drive to D: drive, you want to use Segment mode, and the files you lost are Docx files, then your command is: winfr E: D: /segment /n *.docx.

winfr segment docx

Step 3. After that, a recovery folder will be created in the destination drive you have selected.

Free unlimited data recovery software-WinfrGUI

Obviously, using Window File Recovery with many complex parameters and syntax is too difficult for a green-hand. Luckily, there is a free alternative to Windows File Recovery- WinfrGUI (Window File Recovery Graphical User Interface). With an intuitive interface, you can restore your data in just a few clicks.

It is a free unlimited data recovery software for external hard disk/SSD/HDD/USB/memory cards under Windows 11/10, NTFS/FAT/exFAT/ReFS. With this tool, you can save a lot of time and effort in recovering all your lost data without racking your brains on how to use Windows File Recovery.

Step 1. Run  WinfrGUI, select a partition where you have deleted files and a location to save your recovered files.

select partition to scan and location to save

Step 2. Choose a scan mode- Quick Scan & Deep Scan. If you want to scan target file types and folders, you can click Advanced Settings. (Non-NTFS file systems can only use Deep Scan.)

Step 3. Click Start Recovery to get all deleted files back to your computer.

choose scanning mode advanced settings

Bonus tip: Avoid data loss with AOMEI Backupper

Although you can always use these tools to get your data back, backing up the data on your computer is the most effective way to protect it. Here, the best free backup software for Windows 11/10/8/7-AOMEI Backupper Standard is recommended to you.

Some of its prominent backup features:
It backs up disk/partition/volume at block level to improve backup efficiency.
It only backs up data that has been changed or newly added since the last backup.
Automatic backups to create set-and-forget tasks in daily, weekly or monthly mode.
It can sync or backup files to cloud, NAS, local disk or external hard drive, etc.

disk backup


Here are the top 3 best free file recovery software for Windows 10/11. Among them, AOMEI Data Recovery Windows can also be used to recover data on Windows 7/8/8.1. Besides, if you want to recover an entire partition, AOMEI Partition Assistant is your best choice, it can help you recover missing partitions on Windows 7/8/10/11.

Lora · Editor
Lora is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is also a tester and editor of AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. -- "Keep testing, write the most useful tutorials for helping people recover the lost data for Windows and phones" is the most meaningful thing for her. Dedicated to creating helpful tutorials, she hopes her tutorial can assist users to effortlessly solve data loss problems on their personal computers and mobile phones.