Zero Assumption Recovery (X) (ZAR or ZAR X for short) is currently the only best data recovery solution (with the most accurate data scan and recovery capabilities) for FAT, NTFS, EXT, and XFS filesystems. It was developed by Alexey V. Gubin from Russia, and enjoys a pretty good reputation and popularity around the world on data recovery field. It seems to have been specifically designed for recovering digital photos from digital devices at first, which has exposed as a free feature now (camera compatibility list for photo recovery).
EaseUS Partition Master (EPM for short, AKA: 易我分区管理大师) is a very handy and free lossless disk partition manager developed by EaseUS company from China. Its covers an omni-directional disk partition operation, including partition management (create, delete, resize, move, merge, split, extend, wipe, hide, format, etc.), hard disk/partition clone, partition recovery, hard disk/partition copy, and more. Continue reading [v12.5] EaseUS Partition Master – Full-featured disk partition lossless manager
NTFS Data Recovery Toolkit (formerly called NTFS Recovery Toolkit, and NTFS Data Recovery for short) is a set of tools (Disk Editor, Partition Manager, Partition Recovery and File Recovery) that mainly used to analyze and recovery the problem and files on NTFS disk partitions. It supports both ‘Manual’ and ‘Automated’ modes to recover data that has been accidentally deleted or lost.
On hard disk, when you delete some folders, files or even an entire partition, all data is still existing in the same place where it was, and will always be there until overwritten. In fact, the deleting operation is just delete the pointer to the data on disk from MFT (Master File Table), so as to allow the operating system to perform writing operation there. Any data recovery software use this principle to work. Of course, you can delete the data truly and completely. But that requires you to ask special data eraser for help.
Many external factors can lead to file or data loss (such as: accidentally delete, format some hard disk or partition, virus infection, forcibly remove external storage devices, power failure, system crash, software breakdown…). But their root causes are primarily: MBR (Master Boot Record), BS (Boot Sector), DPT (Disk Partition Table) or MFT (Master File Table) is lost or damaged/corrupted. At this point, the only and ultimate solution that can restore any non-overwritten hard disk data is to use WinHex such kind of hex editor to manually correct them. But that requires you to be proficient in assembly language and the working principle of hard disk. So, what most of us need are some automation tools such like GetDataBack.