Nothing feels worse than losing data because your media card is damaged or doesn’t work. After asking over 100 professionals about their favorite data recovery experiences, we came up with the top list of data recovery software companies in case you ever wondered. I wanted to create this resource page for those in need of data recovery software. Feel free to add your experiences to the comments. If there are any reputable data recovery companies missing, please comment below as well.

The following companies were recommended by professionals in the video industry when asked about the best data recovery services available that specialize in recovering media for video and photo professionals.



All-in-One Free Data Recovery Software for Different Loss Situations
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free can easily recover lost files, pictures, documents, videos, and more from deletions, formatting errors, partition losses, OS crashes, virus attacks, and other data loss scenarios.

Free trial. Paid versions starting at $69

Aero Quartet


Dedicated to Digital Video Repair, and offering our services to clientele globally, Aero Quartet takes great pride in their many years of experience and customized services they offer in video and audio repairs.

Hassle-free, fast, and efficient service from the comfort of your own studio. Their apps and services ensure you receive only the best standard of service and user experience. They continually invest in more advanced repair technology to deliver better and more affordable repairs. FREE diagnostics, FREE sample of repaired video, Try before you buy with a FREE trial of your Repair Kit
Enjoy FREE customer support by speaking directly with our trained experts. Invaluable expertise, dedication and second to none customer service

Free trial. Paid versions starting around $79

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PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents, and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures (thus the Photo Recovery name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media’s file system has been severely damaged or reformatted.

Appears to be free of charge only



Recover Data From Virtually Any Storage DeviceNo matter what type of storage device you’ve lost data from, if you can normally connect it to your Mac and view the contents, Disk Drill can scan it. Even if you’re currently having trouble accessing your hard drive or external device, there’s a good chance our free data recovery software for Mac will be able to rescue data from it. We can help with recovery on major mobile platforms as well. Compatible for Mac and Windows.

Free trial. Paid versions starting around $89

Bad Copy Pro


BadCopy Pro is the leading data recovery software for flash drive, USB drive, CD, DVD, memory card, floppy disk and other removable disks. BadCopy Pro can effectively recover and rescue corrupted or lost data from damaged, unreadable, formatted or defective disks. It works with Microsoft Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10. Using BadCopy Pro is safe and risk-free. The software does not write data to your original disks, but saves the recovered data to a new folder that you specify.

Free trial. Paid versions starting around $39.50

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Stellar Phoenix


Repair corrupt and damaged videos shot with DSLR, drone, digicam, surveillance camera, and mobile phone. Stellar Repair for Video is the world’s best tool for repairing corrupt, broken or damaged MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, AVCHD, MJPEG, WEBM, ASF, WMV, FLV, DIVX, MPEG, MTS, M4V, 3G2, 3GP, and F4V file formats. It repairs the videos that got corrupt during shoot, when performing file transfer, while editing, converting or processing. Repair multiple videos simultaneously. Efficiently repairs severely corrupt video files using sample files. Preview repaired videos before saving. Fix severely corrupt and compressed videos. Repair videos recovered from corrupt storage media. Repair Standard Definition, Full HD as well as 4K resolution Video files

Free trial. Paid versions starting around $49



Superior file recovery. Recuva can recover pictures, music, documents, videos, emails or any other file type you’ve lost. And it can recover from any rewriteable media you have: memory cards, external hard drives, USB sticks and more!

Free version. Paid versions starting around $19.95

eSupport Undelete Plus


Accidentally deleting a file from your computer, flash disk, camera, or the like does not mean it is lost forever. The software doesn’t destroy files when it deletes, it simply marks the space the file was using as being available for re-use. If nothing has needed that space since the deletion, the data is still there and the file can be recovered.

eSupport UndeletePlus is powerful software that can quickly scan a computer or storage medium for deleted files and restore them on command. It works with computers, flash drives, cameras, and other forms of data storage. Simply scan the device, select the files you want to recover and click a button to restore the information or picture you thought was lost forever.

Free download. Paid versions starting around $49.95

Seagate Recovery


If you would like to attempt a recovery of your data, Seagate File Recovery Software Suite works with any brand of drive and most storage device types. If you would like to attempt a recovery of your data, Seagate File Recovery Software Suite is designed for devices that are still working, but where files have been deleted, a section of the drive is corrupt, or the drive has been reformatted. A simple wizard interface will take you through the recovery process step by step. Windows and Mac versions are available.

Free trial. Paid versions starting around $79



The most powerful Data Recovery software. Lightning fast, for NTFS, FAT, exFAT, EXT, HFS+, and APFS. Recover your lost data now! Recover ALL your drive’s data. Restore file names and directory structure. Safe, read-only design. Intuitive user interface. Lightning fast operation. Supports all hard drives, SSD, flash cards, USB. Native 64-bit application under 64-bit Windows. Recovery of very large drives. New, redesigned and rewritten, using the newest technologies. Supports NTFS, FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, EXT, EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, HFS+, APFS. Free to try. Free lifetime updates with purchase. Run GetDataBack from the Runtime Live CD or a WinPE Boot Medium.

Free download. Paid versions starting around $79

Rescue Pro


Data Recovery Software for PC and Mac-Data Recovery Services for your Digital Device. Works with Mac or Windows. This is a Sandisk product.

Appears to be free of charge only



Recover data quickly! IsoBuster recovers data from CD, DVD, BD, HDD, Flash drive, USB stick, media card, Compact CF, MMC, SD, Diskette, SSD and more via NTFS, UDF, FAT, HFS, ISO, IFO / VOB, and file signatures. It is award-winning, highly specialized and easy to use file data recovery software.

Paid versions starting around $39.95