3 Top File Recovery Software in 2022 [ Full Version Free Download]

It introduces 3 free file recovery software for you, containing Windows File Recovery, WinfrGUI, and AOMEI Data Recovery for Windows. Beyond that, it introduces iOS recovery software as well.


By Bryce / Updated on April 2, 2024

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After finishing my assignment at school today and submitting it on the computer, I deleted it and emptied the Recycle Bin. If I can retrieve the files in a short time, I can still make up my homework. May I ask if there is any useful data file recovery software?

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3 outstanding file recovery software for Windows PC

Many unforeseen things can happen while using the computer, such as data loss, permanent deletion of files, etc. When these inevitable things happen, our first consideration is how to look for reliable data recovery software to retrieve lost files and folders. The next part introduces how to use three tools:  MyRecoverWindows File Recovery of Microsoft, and WinfrGUI to recover files. First of all, have a look at the comparison table of the three apps. 



Windows File Recovery


Supported system

Windows 7 SP1 and above

Windows 10 2004 and above

  Windows 10 2004 and above

Free or not

3GB for free 

Completely free

 Completely free

Operation method




MyRecover [the most recommended]

The first and the most recommended software is  MyRecover. It has been upgraded on the basis of WinfrGUI and also uses a graphical interface where users can recover files with just a few mouse clicks. Beyond that, it can also recover file names, formats, and paths. Other notable advantages have been listed below.

Two scanning modes (Quick Scan&Deep Scan): That means it can completely detect all the deleted and other lost files from SSD/HDD.
Wide range of use: It can not only recover data from SSD/HDD, but also support NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, and ReFS in Windows.
Multiple types recovery: This freeware can recover multiple types of files, like PPT, Word, Excel, Photos, Videos, Audios, Zip files and etc.
▪ High-compatibility: It is compatible with Windows 11/10/8/7 and Windows Server.

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Step 1. Launch MyRecover on your PC. Hover the mouse over the hard drive where your file is located, and click Scan.

AOMEI Data Recovery Step1

Step 2.  The Quick Scan & Deep Scan can restore all the deleted files and other lost files on your selected hard drive.

AOMEI Data Recovery Step2

Step 3. Choose a path to save the files, and then click Recover x files to retrieve your target data. 

AOMEI Data Recovery Step3

Windows File Recovery of Microsoft [completely free]

The second free file recovery software for PC introduced is Windows File Recovery. It is a command-line tool issued by Microsoft. This tool is reliable and available for Windows 10 and above. It can recover files from hard drive, and USB devices, but recovery on cloud storage and network file shares is not supported.

Follow the steps below to get the software.

Step 1. Open the Start menu, find, and click Microsoft Store.

Step 2. Enter Windows File Recovery on the search bar, and click Get button.


Before using it, you need to know some parameters that you will use to write the command line.

CMD Parameters

The structure of command line is like: winfr source-drive: destination-drive: [/mode] [/switches].

You should choose the right mode according to the file system.


If you don't know how to view your file system, you can refer to this process: Click This PC > Right-click the source drive > Tap the Properties.

File System

Then, you ought to select the suitable switch depending on the mode.


After selecting the parameters you can start writing the command line.

Step 1. Open Windows File Recovery and click Run as administrator.

Run As Administrator

Step 2. Type your command line, and click Enter.

Alternative Windows File Recovery software-WinfrGUI

Window File Recovery is indeed a good file recovery software, but using it to recover files will take a lot of time because you need to learn some parameters that you haven't seen before.

Now, I introduce you to a simple tool, WinfrGUI. It is an alternative to Windows File Recovery, but the difference is that WinfrGUI provides a graphical user interface so it is very convenient for a computer novice to use.  The operation process is given below.

Step 1. Select the range to scan, and then choose a place to restore files.


Step 2. Choose the scan mode, and determine the file type in Advanced settings.

Advanced Settings

Step 3. Click the Start Recovery to complete the process.

Start Recovery

An unmissable file recovery software for iPhone

When the iPhone data is lost or permanently deleted If you make a data backup, lost files can be easily retrieved. But it's not so easy if you don't back up your iPhone. However, there is a way to solve this problem you can use AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS.  It can recover many types of data, like photos, notes, reminders, etc.  Take recovering contacts as an example.

Step 1. Download and install AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS on your computer, then connect your iPhone.

AOMEI iOS Recovery Step1

Step 2. Click Scan Now.

AOMEI iOS Recovery Step2

Step 3. The scanned data will appear in the interface, select the contacts and click Recover.

AOMEI iOS Recovery Step3


Totally 3 free file recovery software are introduced in the article. The last software is the best to use, it can not only restore files quickly but also restore the format and path of the original file. In addition, the article also mentioned the method of recovering iPhone data.

Backing up your computer is the most effective way to protect your data, there is a professional backup tool, AOMEI Backupper. It can back up your data regularly, and each backup only backs up the newly added data, which greatly saves storage space. If you are interested, you can try it.

Bryce · Editor
Bryce is an editor of AOMEI Technology, he covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He would like to spend all time on reaserching computer problems. He is a very cute boy.