List of Free and Open Source Data Recovery Software

Here is our list of Free and Open Source Data Recovery Software. Please contact us if you know of a program that should be on this page. Boffin supports open source software. If you have an open source project, we may consider making a small donation to your project. To be considered, please get in touch via the contact page.

7-Data Recovery

7-Data Recovery is a Windows-compatible freeware that allows the recovery of up to 1GB of data from any storage device including corrupted memory cards, iPods, flash drives, cameras, mobile phones, damaged or formatted hard drives and lost or deleted partitions. Accidentally deleted photos, videos, music, emails or important documents can easily be retrieved even those that are already emptied out from the Recycle Bin.


Recuva assists in the retrieval of files on damaged or formatted disks and hard drives, deleted emails and iPod music and even unsaved Word files. This software is portable and can be placed in a zipped file and stored in a flash drive so users can recover files wherever they are. What's unique about this freeware is its ability to safeguard users' privacy by erasing all traces of deleted private or personal files for good. It supports Windows 8,7, 208, Vista, XP and 2003 server and runs in over 30 languages including English, Chinese, Spanish and Italian.

Wise Data Recovery

Wise Data Recovery is a free data recovery tool from WiseCleaner. It has an easy to use interface that allows recovery of deleted photos, videos, songs, or emails from any storage mediums such as USB flash drives, external memory discs, memory cards, local hard drives and cameras. It supports over 35 languages including English, Portuguese and Chinese and requires Windows XP, Vista, 2007 or 2008 (32-bit and 64 bit servers).

Undelete 360

Undelete 360 is another free data recovery software for restoring deleted files from a computer, memory card, camera, smart phone, or from an external memory drive. Unintentionally deleted files caused by a Trojan Virus or a computer failure or those deleted but are too large to fit in the recycle bin thus “completely” deleted can easily be recovered with this software too. It runs on Windows servers including 2000, Vista, XP, Windows 7, 2003 and 2008 versions.

Pandora Recovery

Pandora Recovery is a Windows-compatible freeware that has a Wizard-guide and it gives out hints especially to first-time users in their recovery work. It also allows restoration of archived, encrypted, compressed and hidden files like videos, images, and documents from computers, network drives, or external memory and flash drives. It supports NTFS, NTFS5, NTFS/EFS, FAT16 and FAT32 file systems.

Glary Undelete

Glary Undelete is a user-friendly tool for the recovery of deleted, fragmented, encrypted and compressed files on computers and removable storage devices. It recognizes FAT 12/16 and 32, NTFS and NTFS/EFS file systems. Glary Undelete runs on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 2003 and 7 operating systems.

Puran File Recovery

Puran File Recovery - Users can choose to launch a Quick Scan, to get a list of deleted files in seconds, a Deep Scan, for a more thorough list of deleted or lost files, or a Full Scan, for lost partitions and restore files from formatted drives. Puran file recovery can restore almost any file type from any storage device. It runs on Windows 7, 8, XP, 2003, 2008 and Vista.


FreeUndelete is a free data recovery software for personal or home use. Users can recover deleted files simply by clicking on the scan button and the software automatically launches and searches for files that can be recovered. It requires Windows 7, 2000, 2003, 2008, XP and Vista servers and supports NTFS 1.0 and 2.0 as well as FAT 12, 16 and 32 file systems.

Tokiwa Data Recovery

Tokiwa Data Recovery allows the recovery of deleted, compressed or encrypted files from computers and removable storage devices. Its portability feature allows it to be launched from USB flash drives making it accessible anytime, anywhere. For private files, users can delete them permanently with its Wipe feature. Tokiwa Data Recoveryv runs on Windows 2000, NT, Me, XP and Vista operating systems and supports FAT 12, 16, 32, as well as NTFS and EFS files.