Free Windows Data Recovery Software for Lost or Deleted Files!

Stellar Data Recovery Standard

Stellar Data Recovery Standard

  -  106 MB  -  Demo
Stellar Data Recovery is an easy-to-use, DIY Windows data recovery software for recovering lost and deleted documents, emails, archived folders, photos, videos, audio, etc., from all kinds of storage media, including the modern 4K hard drives.
  • Recovers lost or deleted documents, photos, videos, emails, & more
  • Recovers from hard drives, SD cards, USB flash storage, etc.
  • Retrieves from corrupted drives & BitLocker®- encrypted media
  • New! Added support for Portuguese (Brazil) and Dutch languages
  • New! Supports HEIC, CR3 and many new file formats
Stellar Data Recovery retrieves unlimited lost and deleted documents, emails, photos, videos, audio, and other file types. The software recovers accidentally deleted files from Windows desktop, laptop, and external storage media such as hard disk drives, SSDs, 4K drives, SD cards, USB flash storage, etc. It can recover data from formatted drives, BitLocker-encrypted volumes and corrupted storage media, and supports NTFS, FAT, or exFAT file systems. The software provides an enhanced preview of the recoverable files, including Office documents, PDFs, images, videos, audio, Zip, RAR, HTML files, etc.

Stellar Data Recovery Standard Screenshot 1

The preview feature allows checking the recoverable files in full-screen mode to ensure their quality and integrity before saving them onto an external drive. With native support for dual-monitor setup, the software offers an intuitive and effortless data recovery experience without minimizing or switching between the screens.

Further, the software can save the completed scan information as an image file and load it later to commence the recovery process, at user-preferred times. Using the add-on Drive Monitor tool available with the software, users can also check connected storage devices’ SMART information, including vital stats like disk health and temperature that can aid in avoiding future drive failures.

Finally, the updated scanning engine has an additional capability to handle drives with large amount of data and scan unallocated/unformatted and severely corrupt volumes in RAW mode.

Key features

Recovers All Types of Data
Retrieves lost and deleted Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, emails, photos, videos, audio, compressed folders, and more from Windows desktop, laptop, and external storage.

Recovers from All Types of Storage
The software recovers data from all types of Windows storage media, including HDDs, SSDs, SD cards, USB flash drives, physical disk and other storage media.

Supports Physical Disk Recovery [New]
The software brings an all-new option to scan physical disks to retrieve maximum recoverable data.  This feature combined with its advanced scanning engine efficiently scans physical disk in RAW mode and retrieve the lost data in numerous data loss scenarios like accidental deletion, formatting, data/drive corruption, etc.

Supports 4K Hard Drives
The software recovers data from 4K hard drives that store data on large-sized sectors. With an advanced scanning engine at its disposal, the software scans the large storage sectors of 4096 bytes on 4K drives and retrieves the data in vast data loss scenarios like accidental deletion, formatting, data corruption, etc.

Recovers from Encrypted Volumes
Easily retrieves data from BitLocker-encrypted drives or drive volumes. The software allows users to select the encrypted storage drive/volume and run either a ‘Quick’ or ‘Deep’ scan to recover the lost data. Once scanning commences, the software prompts users to enter the BitLocker password to proceed further.

Recovers from Corrupt Drives
The ‘Deep Scan’ capability enables this software to thoroughly scan each sector of the problematic drive and recover files from it. Though this process takes time, it extracts every bit of recoverable data and displays it on the preview screen.

Enhanced Full-Screen File Preview
The software displays a preview of the recoverable files like Office documents, PDF, images, videos, audio files, Zip, RAR, HTML and PHP files, etc. in Full-Screen mode, which helps in determining their condition and integrity before saving them onto an external drive.

Search & Sort Files for Quick Recovery
With just one click, sort the scan results based on the ‘File Type’, or use the search bar to quickly locate and recover the desired files from the scan results. You can make the recovery process even faster by filtering the scan results based on Filename, Size, Creation Date, and Modification Date.

Dual-Monitor Support
It offers dual monitor support, providing users the comfort to work on two screens simultaneously without the need to minimize or switch between the windows. This feature makes data recovery effortless, while you tackle multiple tasks simultaneously.

How to Use

Select Recovery Location: Launch the software and choose the location where you want to recover data from. This could be your internal or external drive, memory card, or even a specific folder.

Scanning Options: You can choose between a quick scan and a deep scan. Quick scan is faster but may miss some files, while deep scan thoroughly searches for all recoverable data.

Preview and Select: After scanning, the software presents a list of recoverable files. You can preview these files to ensure they are intact and select the ones you want to recover.

Recovery: Click the "Recover" button to initiate the recovery process. Choose a destination where you want to save the recovered files. Avoid saving them to the same drive to prevent overwriting.

Completion: Once the recovery is complete, you'll receive a confirmation, and your data will be restored to the specified location.


Is Stellar Data Recovery Standard safe to use?
Yes, the software is a safe and reliable data recovery tool. It won't harm your data during the recovery process.

Can I recover data from a formatted drive?
Yes, it supports the recovery of data from formatted drives.

What file types can it recover?
It can recover a wide range of file types, including photos, videos, documents, emails, and more.

Is there a trial version available?
Yes, it offers a free trial version that allows you to scan and preview recoverable files before purchasing a license.


EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard: Known for its user-friendly interface and robust recovery capabilities, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a popular alternative.

Recuva: This free data recovery tool from CCleaner is great for basic file recovery tasks and is suitable for budget-conscious users.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery: This software offers a wide range of recovery options, including partition recovery and digital media recovery.

Disk Drill: Disk Drill is known for its advanced scanning algorithms and user-friendly interface.

R-Studio: If you're looking for a comprehensive data recovery solution with advanced features, R-Studio is worth considering.

System Requirements
  • Processor: Intel Compatible (x86, x64)    
  • Operating System: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7
  • Memory: 8 GB (recommended), 4 GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk: 250 MB for installation files
  • Languages Available: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Portuguese (Brazil) and Dutch
  • User-friendly interface suitable for beginners.
  • Supports recovery from a wide range of storage devices.
  • Offers both quick and deep scanning options.
  • Preview feature for selecting specific files.
  • Versatile file format support.
  • Safe and reliable data recovery.
  • The free trial/demo version has limitations on file recovery.
  • The deep scan can be time-consuming, especially on large drives.

All in all, Stellar Data Recovery Standard is a powerful and user-friendly data recovery PC desktop software that can help you retrieve lost or deleted data from various storage devices. With its straightforward interface, versatile recovery capabilities, and preview feature, it's a valuable tool for individuals and businesses alike.

While the deep scan option can be time-consuming, the overall performance and reliability of the software make it a worthy investment in safeguarding your data. Whether you're a novice or an experienced user, Stellar Data Recovery Standard is a solid choice to have in your digital toolkit for those unexpected data loss emergencies.

  • Stellar Windows Data Recovery Standard Screenshots

    The images below have been resized. Click on them to view the screenshots in full size.

    Stellar Windows Data Recovery Standard Screenshot 1
  • Stellar Windows Data Recovery Standard Screenshot 2
  • Stellar Windows Data Recovery Standard Screenshot 3

What's new in this version:

Stellar Windows Data Recovery Standard
- Change log not available for this version

Stellar Windows Data Recovery Standard
- Change log not available for this version

Stellar Windows Data Recovery Standard
- Change log not available for this version

Stellar Windows Data Recovery Standard
- Change log not available for this version

Stellar Windows Data Recovery Standard 11.0
- Raw Recovery scanning supports added for severely corrupted Physical Disk/Removable Disk and option will be visible in drive list window.
- 271 file formats supports in Raw Recovery of Photo, Audio, Video, Documents, Archive, Text, Mail, Applications and Other file formats.
- Languages supports of Portuguese (Brazil) and Dutch.
- Create Disk Image and Recovery from Disk Image icons changed & option placed to Menu Bar.
- Desktop/Documents/Choose Location option only visible in Home, Professional and Premium.
- Issues resolved of Unallocated/Lost Drive not displayed in some client case.
- Newly added header displaying issue resolved

Stellar Windows Data Recovery Standard 10.5
- Recovers from the latest 4K hard drives
- Dual Monitor support for scalable experience
- Augmented Preview with full-screen video playability
- Allows creation of bootable disk to recover from unbootable systems
- Language Supported: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Hindi

Stellar Windows Data Recovery Standard 10.2
- Change log not available for this version

Stellar Windows Data Recovery Standard 10.1
- Change log not available for this version

Stellar Windows Data Recovery Standard 10.0
- Improved User Interface focusing on Ease of Usage by all
- Installation Video at the time of setup
- Faster Scan on High capacity drives
- Recovers from 4K Drives
- Enhanced File Preview of the Recoverable documents, audio, video, Zip & RAR files, etc. Shows full-screen preview of video files