Data corruption is a nightmare. It suddenly happens and it will damage all our precious data saved on hard disks.
Data corruption happens when data is writing, editing or transferring to another hard drive. The program corrupts the data when anything interrupts during the process. In some cases, a virus can also corrupt the files on a computer. Whatever the reason may be, in the end, you will lose all the important data.
We were previously have written an article about How to repair corrupted files in Windows. However, it is difficult to get back the data with manual methods. To make the process simple there are some dedicated recovery software’s are available.
Luckily, we have some third-party tools which help to recover damaged files in Windows. Here are the Best Tools to Repair Corrupted or Damaged Files in Windows.
1. Repair Toolbox (All-rounder)
Repair Toolbox is an all in one toolbox to recover every type of file format. It covers 22 types of file formats recovery. The program covers Address Book repair, Exchange server, OneNote repair, Outlook Express repair, SQL server repair, Access repair, Excel repair, Outlook repair, PowerPoint repair, Project repair, Word repair, Illustrator repair, PDF repair, Photoshop Repair, CD Repair, Lotus Notes repair, RAR repair, ZIP repair, CorelDraw repair, DWG repair, DBF repair, and MySQL repair toolbox.
You just need to download the correspondent program to recover a particular file type. For example, if the Photoshop files are damaged on your computer then download the Photoshop Repair Toolbox to recover the damaged PSD files. Each program costs $27 for a personal license, $45 for Business and $60 for a site license.
2. Hetman File Repair Software (Best for recovering Image files)
Hetman File Repair Software is good at recovering corrupted files on Windows. It will dig a bit deep in your computer and does a comprehensive analysis of damaged content. Then it will detect for the original file type and corrects all the errors in the system file structure.
The program is master at rebuilding the corrupted information present in damaged files. It can repair corrupted JPEG, JPG, JPE, JFIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TIF, FAX, and many more. Also, it keeps the original transparency of PNG files after the recovery. For a complete scan and recovery, you will require a license. The Home Edition costs a $14.95, Office Edition $54.95 and Commercial Edition costs $94.95.
Hetman File Repair is compatible with all versions of Windows including, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10 both 32-bit and 64-bit editions.
3. SFS Scan
SFS Scan is a built-in damaged file finder and recovery solution for Windows users. SFS stands for system file checker, you can launch this recovery option from the command prompt. Just click Windows + R key on your keyboard and type cmd to launch the command prompt. Here type sfc /scannow command to launch system file checker.
Once you execute the command leave the program for 20-60 min to check damaged or corrupted files along with the recovery. It is a simple solution and won’t cost you anything like third-party tools.
OfficeFIX is a damaged document recovery program for Windows. It has a collection of tools works individually for each document such as Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. The tool works perfectly and recovers corrupt Microsoft documents database and saves into a new database.
This tool is best suitable for offices, businesses, schools and colleges who are using MS Office to manage the documents. In the worst-case scenario, you can get back the damaged docs using OfficeFIX.
Digital Video Repair is completely free to use utility to recover damaged AVI, MOV and MP4 files. The tool is capable of repairing AVI files sized over 2GB, along with the support of MOV, MP4, M4V, MP4V, 3G2, 3GP2, 3GP and 3GPP files.
The Digital Video Repair weighs only 0.8MB and can do magic while recovering corrupted video files. DVR is best suitable for repairing partially downloaded files from the Internet such as uTorrent, BitTorrent etc.
All these tools are suitable for recovering damaged files on Windows. The recovery depends on the level of damage. If the file is completely crashed there is no way to get back the data even after using the above tools.
Always take a backup of the important files on Windows and use cloud services like OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive.