Free Data Recovery from HDD, USB Flash Drive, Memory Card – DiskDigger
DiskDigger is a freeware tool, which allows you to recover files from any type of media that your computer can read. This includes USB flash drives, memory cards (SD, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, etc), and of course your hard drive. The types of files that it recovers include photos, videos, music, documents, and many other formats.
DiskDigger can even scan reformatted or badly formatted disks (disks to which Windows can’t assign a drive letter), and even disks with bad sectors. It bypasses the Windows file system drivers and scans your disk directly. It has its own built-in support for the following file systems: FAT12 (floppy disks), FAT16 (older memory cards), FAT32 (newer memory cards and hard disks), NTFS (newer hard disks), and exFAT (Microsoft’s new successor to FAT32).
Advice: Like any other data recovery tool, it is advised that you should save DiskDigger on a different drive from the one on which the data recovery attempt is being made. You should run it in portable mode for best results. And like any other tool, the efficiency of the data recovery depends upon the time elapsed after the data was deleted and the use of the disk.