Who is Wondershare?
With founder and CEO Tobee Wu at the helm, Wondershare has been providing quality application software since 2003. Their first product was a Photo2VCD application which creates photo slideshows and burns them to VCD, followed by PPT2DVD in 2004. They have an impressive roster of over 45 software applications covering these areas – video and DVD tools, digital photo, data recovery, PDF and presentation tools, smartphone, system maintenance, system optimization and training tools. Based in China, they have research, development and marketing offices in Tokyo, Vancouver, and ShenZhen.
Ease of Use
Select – scan – recover are the 3 easy steps to restore lost data and files from affected devices. Step one is identifying which operating system or software you have – Windows or Mac and then define the scenario or situation which caused your device to lose data – such as hardware or system malfunction (crashed), virus or malware, accidentally hit the delete button, software corruption, emptied the Recycle Bin, and more. Next, scan your device by selecting the path/location where the data loss occurred. And finally, you can preview, recover and save your files.
The words “blue screen of death” is a nightmare scenario for anybody who uses a laptop or computer with a Windows operating system. This is a sign of your system crashing where something went horribly wrong. Hopefully, your computer is not “dead”, but all systems will stop functioning until the error or errors are corrected.
Usually the next step is to place an emergency call to your computer tech person but Recoverit has created software to enable you to recover all your lost data and files by yourself. Just grab a USB drive or CD/DVD – known as bootable media – download the easy-to-navigate program and follow the instructions. Easy does it!
Recoverit offers data recovery solutions in these 8 areas – deleted files, recycle bin, formatted drive, lost partition, external drive data, virus attack, system crash and all-around. If you’re not sure what you actually lost, the last “all-around” option promises to recover lost data in every scenario whether it be a virus attack or mistakenly not saving that lengthy Excel spreadsheet. It may take a bit longer to scan but worth the extra time so you don’t miss any lost data.
- Deleted Files Recovery: Helps you recover deleted files whether done intentionally or by accident
- Recycle Bin Recovery: Did you click on “empty the recycle bin” and realize you needed those files?
- Formatted Disk Recovery: Formatting a computer involves erasing all of the data on the hard drive, and then reinstalling the operating system so that the computer is restored to factory defaults. For the non-tech savvy, this is better left to the professional. But if you feel comfortable to try it on your own, here is a program to help you restore it.
- Lost Partition Recovery: A partition is a way to organize the physical space on a hard drive and allows you to split a hard drive into appearing as multiple, different drives. Maybe you accidentally changed your partitions when reinstalling Windows. Again, maybe better left to the pros! Your call.
- External Device Recovery: This is the mode for those who lost files on a USB drive, digital camera, memory card, iPod, SD card, etc.
- Virus Attack Data Recovery: Malware and viruses have become very commonplace and if you aren’t running a strong anti-virus program, you are a prime candidate for this tool.
- System Crash Recovery: If your computer or a program stops working, there could be a host of reasons. Main concern is to save your data!
- All Around Recovery: If none of the above pertain to your data loss, this mode will deep scan your hard drive for any recoverable data.
Recoverit supports both Windows and Mac operating systems. For Windows, these versions are covered – 10/8/7/Vista and XP and for Mac, versions after Mac OS X 10.8 or later, including High Sierra 10.13.
Plans and Pricing
Recoverit has 3 plans with pretty reasonable pricing. A freebie always grabs one’s attention but in this case, 100 MB of recoverable data might not be enough for your needs. If you’re an avid video game player plus storing 2000+ photos, it might be in your best interest to bite the bullet and shell out the money for a paid plan.
|Pricing/Plans||Recoverit Free||Recoverit Pro||Recoverit Ultimate|
|Recoverable Data Amount||100 MB||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Recoverable Files/Devices||All documents, images, audio/visual files, emails, archive files – up to 550 file types are supported|
|All storage devices – computer hard drives (HDD and SSD), flash drives,, memory cards, digital cameras, camcorders, external hard drives, music/video players, floppy disks and zip disks with the file system NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT are supported|
|Lost Partition Recovery||✔||✔||✔|
|1 month plan||Free||$35.95||$55.95|
|1 year subscription||Free||$39.95||$59.95|
Under the Recoverit and Wondershare umbrella of software choices, they also offer 5 additional products: dr.fone, MobileGo, MobileTrans, TunesGo and Recycle Bin Recovery. Some features are duplicated among these tools and seem redundant. But you have to dig deeper and explore to determine which product best suits your needs. Let’s take a look at these 5 products and you judge for yourself.
For both Android and iOS smartphones, dr.fone can recover precious data, unlock your phone, backup and restore, and more.
MobileGo is an all-around smartphone manager for both iOS and Android that enables users to download, manage, import & export music, photos and videos with the push of a button, in real time, all in one location.
MobileTrans offers a 1-click phone transfers from iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian etc. and claims to support 6000+ devices. Features include the ability to transfer contacts, text messages, photos and other file types between devices, restore backup from Blackberry 7/10, iTunes, iCloud, OneDrive, Kies and is fully compatible with iOS 11 and Android 8.0.
TunesGo is another phone manager but concentrates on media transfer, photos, music, SMS, and more on iOS & Android Devices – without the need for iTunes needed for iOS devices.
The last product in Recoverit’s family of data recovery software is Recycle Bin Recovery. Did you ever click on Empty Recycle Bin on your laptop and regret it within seconds? Been there, done that. But when you empty the Recycle Bin, the files actually still exist on your hard drive and this handy tool can get them back for you. One of the best file recovery software ever for both Windows and Mac!
User support is available in many forms – self service options include user manuals and FAQ. For more detailed inquiries or finding solutions to issues, Recoverit offers assistance by guiding you to the right service team (technical support, customer support or sales) after answering 2-3 initial questions.
Wondershare provides only a 7-day Money Back Guarantee for Data Recovery products, because of the instantaneous nature of recovering data for the following products – Dr.Fone toolkit for Android series, Dr.Fone toolkit for iOS series, and Data Recovery series. Why only a 7-day guarantee? Who in their right mind would wait a week to recover lost data and files? This process should begin immediately!
What's the Verdict on Recoverit?
Recoverit Review 2020 — Conclusion
Wondershare has done a fabulous job of developing one of the best data software recovery programs on the planet! Recoverit is easy to navigate and intuitively designed to meet the needs of tech professionals as well as the non-tech savvy home or small business users.
Their 15-years of experience in software development has paid off by creating an ideal utility that can quickly recover lost files and media, is affordably priced and pretty much offers a relatively painless solution to a stressful situation. Go for it!