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Stellar Data Recovery Standard is an entry-level package in Stellar's robust recovery software catalog. Data Recovery Standard is the solution to recovering lost personal files and folders from any drive on your device. Running a quick scan result in a list of files previously lost, damaged, or ones that have been corrupted. 

Stellar has designed Data Recovery Standard with the end-user in mind and comes with a free demo version. If it doesn't hold up to the functionality you need, you can try Disk Drill Windows Data Recovery or Any Data Recovery for a similar solution.

Resurrect your lost files

Stellar's Data Recovery Standard's primary function is to restore files on any drive visible on your device. Upon opening the application, Data Recovery presents a few options to choose from, determining how the software finds these files. 

You can scan all, which brings a list of files and folders; while practical, this adds significantly more time to the scan process. 

If, however, you have a specific file you're looking for, and you know the file type, you can specify for the scan to only return files of that type. This makes restoring documents a breeze and helps save time versus doing a full storage scan. 

But what if you want to restore everything? Well, Data Recovery Standard can aid with that as well. When selecting an option, you can opt to do a deep scan. Deep scans search absolutely everything on a drive and then presents its findings in a tree-branch list, making the results easily visible. 

Deep scans, however, are longer than regular scans. Depending on the size, condition, and length you've had a device, scans can be upwards of a few hours. But these scans will often retrieve files other scans will have missed, making them arguably the most practical first scan to run unless you're looking for something specific. 

Retrieval performance

One thing to note about data recovery software is to expect your PC's performance to be negatively impacted while a scan is operational, especially if you're running a scan on the drive that has your operating system installed on. 

However, even with a deep scan active on our operating system drive, we found that the slow down wasn't noticeable. Yet, we suggest not running a scan of this kind while other high-resource-requiring apps are in use. 

After running a quick scan, we received a complete list of the files that the software found. This is presented in a tree structure, similar to using your file explorer on Windows. Here, you can select each file independently and view more information, such as the name, size, and type of file

Data Recovery Standard also gives you the option to turn on a preview. While this can slow down the process of going through the files, it gives you a handy preview of the file as you select new ones. We found this incredibly helpful, especially with files that didn't follow a naming format or ones downloaded previously from the web. 

Finally, you can make use of a search function to search for files you know the name of, allowing quick recovery access when you make a mistake clearing your drive. 

Further customization

Stellar Data Recovery Standard provides its users with an easy-to-use interface. Fortunately, most of the recovery process is entirely automated, which lowers the bar for use as there is no requirement for tech knowledge. Users who work with uncommon file types can also use the many supported codecs. These codecs can add to the list of recoverable file types with some workaround. 

Recovering important data in a flash

Stellar Data Recovery Standard provides the tools needed to recover essential data in an easy-to-use fashion. You can recover the files you hold dear at the click of a button, among other ones you didn't know you lost. Once a scan has been completed, you can recover your files and resave them in the correct location. 

If you need a quick solution to a lost document or image, give Data Recovery Standard a try with Stellar's free demo. This will allow you to run a scan and recover the file and test the functionality out in the process. 

All-in-one tool to perform simple &easy recovery of deleted or lost data on Windows.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is your best disaster recovery solution to get back all your lost and deleted files, photos, music and videos after all event of data loss like accidental deletion, disk corruption, or storage media formatting etc. This risk-free application supports recovering data from all types of Windows hard drives, USB drives, memory cards, digital cameras, and mobile phones. The tool has a knack of scanning 2TB or more of storage space in a single operation, thus providing you with a more robust solution for performing complex data recovery too.

Key Features


  • Free demo available
  • Minimal performance degredation
  • Easy to use interface
  • Scans recover almost everything


  • Hard disk partitions cannot be restored

Program available in other languages

User reviews about Stellar Data Recovery Standard

  • James Mac

    by James Mac

    This is the most fines tool i have used. Worked for me to recover my Xmas Photos which were deleted accidentally.

  • Ben

    by Ben

    Amazing experience with the software!
    I could very conveniently recover lost data and received a special student discount too!:)

  • Nisa

    by Nisa

    Due to some reason I could not access the registration key which comes with the software however the customer care department instantly addressed my p More

  • Jamie

    by Jamie

    I ran the software on Win 10 laptop to recover some lost files and all I can say is,it is indeed very convenient to use the software given the user ma More

  • Daisy

    by Daisy

    Had a hassle free experience with Stellar Windows Data Recovery Home:)

  • Kelly

    by Kelly

    Had a hands on experience with the software in order to recover deleted photos.I must say the software is very easy to use and minimum steps are requi More


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