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Lost Crucial Data? Get Them Back with Stellar Data Recovery Professional

Losing crucial data is a nightmare for all computer users. But, do you have to just let it go of if it finally happened to you? Of course not. With an appropriate tool, you can get your lost data back. Stellar Data Recovery Professional is one of the tools you can use to recover lost data, regardless of how those data could be lost.

Stellar Data Recovery Professional is built for Windows and Mac. You can install and use this data recovery tool on a variety of Windows and Mac devices. Be it laptop, desktop PC, ultrabook, MacBook, iMac and so on. One of the best things of Stellar Data Recovery Professional is that it is extremely easy to use. With a graphical interface, you can recover your lost data yourself even if you haven’t done this before. We will demonstrate how to use this tool to recover lost data later.

A brief intro about Stellar Data Recovery Professional

As mentioned earlier above, Stellar Data Recovery Professional is a data recovery software for Windows and Mac. It comes with a graphical interface to make it easy for you to operate it. This tool works by scanning the contents of the drive you want to recover the lost data from. If the data you mean still exist then you can recover them with a single click.

One thing you need to note regarding the data recovery process. Although the way of restoring lost is arguably easy enough, the process will take time, especially if the drive you are scanning has a large capacity. For instance, to scan drive with the capacity of 200GB, it might takes up to 30 minutes to an hour to have the scanning process finished. Also, it takes additional time to recover the successfully scanned data.

Stellar Data Recovery Professional itself offers two scanning methods: regular (quick) and deep scan. You can use the deep scan option to recover the older deletions. Following is the main interface of Stellar Data Recovery Professional.

Features of Stellar Data Recovery Professional

In general, the process of data recovery consists of two main steps: scanning and recovering. The duration of each step can be vary depending on the capacity of the scanned drive and total size of files you want to recover.

To save you time, you can instruct Stellar Data Recovery Professional to scan only certain file formats. For instance, if you want recover accidentally deleted of your last trip photos, you can tick only the Photos option before start scanning. This will instruct the tool to scan only image files (JPG, PNG, BMP).

In addition to selecting file format, Stellar Data Recovery Professional also offers option to select the drive to allow you work more efficiently. You can even select a specific folder where was you lost data saved in.

What about the supported file systems?

In addition to restoring lost data of your local drive, you can also use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to restore lost data of external storage mediums like portable hard drive, portable SSD, USB flash drive and so on, as along as the file system is supported by the tool. Stellar Data Recovery Professional itself supports the following popular file sytems:

  • FAT
  • ex-FAT
  • NTFS
  • APFS

You can even use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to recover lost data from corrupt or partially burnt optical media like CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. There are several other scenarios in which you can use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to recover your lost data, including from a hard drive that has bad sectors.

Furthermore, Stellar Data Recovery Professional also comes with a resume feature to allow you continue the incomplete scan.

Additional features

Outside of its main recovery features, Stellar Data Recovery Professional also has an add-on (Drive Monitor) which you can use to check attributes like disk temperature, performance and heath. This add-on allows you to clone a weak drive to avoid permanent data loss.

How to use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to recover lost data

Stellar Data Recovery Professional makes it easy for you to recover lost data thanks to its easy-to-use user interface. We are pretty sure that you won’t meet any serious problem in using this tool even if this is your first experience of restoring lost data. Again, patience is required here especially if you want to recover large files since the scanning as well as the restoring process can take time.

Before being able to use this tool, you definitely need to install it on your computer first. You can download the binary file of Stellar Data Recovery on its official site.

Stellar Data Recovery Professional itself is a paid tool. You can actually download and install it for free. You can even perform the scanning process for free. It’s just, you need to enter the licence key to be able to restore the successfully scanned files.

In this article, we will demonstrate how to recover lost data using Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Windows.

First off, launch Stellar Data Recovery Professional on your Windows and select Recover Data.

To speed up the scanning process, you can untick the file formats to be excluded on the scanning process.

For a more faster scanning process, you can also instruct Stellar Data Recovery Professional to scan only a specific file format, say JPG. To do so, you can click the gear icon on the upper side of the app window.

Click the plus icon on the Photo, Audio & Video formats section and untick all options but JPEG Images.

After selecting the file formats, click the Next button to continue.

Select the drive (location) you want to scan. For a faster scanning, you better select only a single location. If you already know where was the data you want to recover stored in, you can click the Choose Location option. After selecting the location, you can click the Scan button on the bottom-right corner so start scanning. To perform a deep scanning, you can enable the Deep Scan mode on the bottom-left corner.

The duration of the scanning process can be vary depending on the size of the drive (location) you selected and scanning mode. We tested Stellar Data Recovery Professional to scan a 8GB USB flash drive on the regular and it took only one or two minutes to get the scanning done.

Once the scanning is done, Stellar Data Recovery Professional will present all of the successfully scanned files. To make it easy for you to find the files you are looking for, you can use the left panel to filter the files by file type or view them in Tree View mode. If you can recall the file name, you can also use the search box above the preview section.

Once done selecting the files, you can click the Recover button to start recovering them.

Select a destination where you want the restored files to saved to and click the Start Saving button.

Once again, the recovery process can take time depending on the total size of the files you want to recover. Once the recovery process is done, you can find your files on the #Root folder under the destination you have specified.

The verdict

Losing crucial data can be frustrating, but it is not the end of the world. You can get them back using Stellar Data Recovery Professional. This tool can help you recover your lost data caused by a wide range of scenarios. Like accidentally deleted, accidental drive formatting, disk corruption and so on. Stellar Data Recovery Professional comes with a very easy-to-use graphical interface and is available for Windows and Mac. It supports popular file systems including FAT, ex-FAT, NTFS and APFS. You can use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to recover lost data, regardless of their format.

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