Hetman Partition Recover can rescue partitions. It works not only with existing partitions but also with those that may have been accidentally corrupted or deleted and cannot be accessed by the system. As it is intended for Windows, it supports its main file systems, namely FAT 12, FAT 16, FAT 32 and NTFS. It is also good to know that it supports not only hard disks but also other types of storage devices, such as USB sticks and memory cards.
The application is useful in cases of unintentional or even deliberate data erasing, as those happening due to formatting, system failure and viruses. As it can restore the complete file structure of the drive, it supports recovering any file types, with the only condition that they should not have been overwritten with other data. When I tested the app, it successfully managed to discover not only current partitions but also others my hard disk had been split into before.
The program has a very straightforward interface resembling that of Windows Explorer. More than just that, all recovery processes are carried out with the help of wizards, which makes it appropriate for even inexpert users.
I am aware that scanning for lost data logically takes a lot of time, so it is good to know that Hetman Partition Recovery allows a fast scanning mode along with the slower full-analysis mode. In addition to the already mentioned, there is also content-aware analysis, which works with file types. Once the results are ready, you can use the built-in feature to preview the contents of a file. It is also an advantage of this application that it lets you not only save the recovered data to a hard disk, but also burn them to a disc, create an ISO image or upload them to an FTP server. In relation to ISO images, it also allows mounting them as virtual drives.
All in all, Hetman Partition Recovery is very good at recovering lost digital data. Therefore, it can be extremely useful not only for the common user, but also for IT specialists and forensic investigators.