Restores disk partitions and recovers data
8.0.0 (See all)
Restoring formatted drive space to recover lost data is the purpose of this utility working with HDD and USB drives, NTFS, FAT32 and FAT file systems. It scans the drives and checks their name, size, and formatting date. Preview of restored data is available.

Hard-disks aren’t always the safest place to store important data. Files can be accidentally deleted or a virus might force you to format your drive and, if you weren’t cautious enough to make a backup, everything can be gone in an instant. Fortunately, Unformat is an application specifically designed to help you in this kind of situations.

Unformat is a powerful recovery tool capable of retrieving data from formatted or damaged storage devices such as hard disks, memory cards, USB flash drives, etc. The application provides a great scanning speed, thus being able to quickly find and recover (“unformat”) your lost files. Moreover, the latest version of the program added over 100 new predefined File Signatures so its file retrieving process is even more effective.

What I really liked about Unformat is that it helps you protect the data from specified drives by creating a disk image of the respective partition. Furthermore, the 4.0 version of the applications comes with a redesigned Wizard-style UI, a better file organizing system and improved support for 64-bit systems, so it’s more convenient than ever.

From my point of view, Unformat is an effective tool that can get you out of many “tight spots” and shouldn’t be easily overlooked. Additionally, its price is actually decent in comparison to most other similar applications, so it will probably be a worthwhile investment.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Quite simple to use
  • Supports any file system
  • Reasonable price


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