FonePaw Data Recovery

FonePaw Data Recovery 2.1

Restore lost data from both computer drives and external storage devices.

FonePaw Data Recovery offers an easy solution to restore data you lost accidentally. Therefore, the application can help you retrieve photos, audio and video files, e-mails, documents, and other uncategorized file types from both computer drives and external storage devices. Besides macOS recovery abilities, the program comes with individual sections dedicated to iOS and Android data recovery.

The tool opens with a simple and intuitive interface that anyone can manage with ease. First, you need to select the types of files you wish to recover and the drives to scan. The file categories can be checked selectively or all at once with one click. The ability to narrow the search to specific types of files is of great help. Yet, the app lacks advanced scan filters, like file size, extensions, creation or modification date, which would lead you to more accurate results in less time. Once all settings are done, you simply enable the scan operation and wait for the results. While the search is in progress, the program displays in real-time the number of found files, the scanning percentage in relation to the selected drives, and the amount of used time. In the end, the results are organized into file categories containing extension subgroups. You will appreciate the ability to preview selected items before enabling the recovery, so you can select to retrieve only the files that are worth preserving.

To conclude, FonePaw Data Recovery can recover any type of file, regardless of the circumstances that led to data loss. The recovery procedure is straightforward and intuitive, yet the price is rather high considering the lack of advanced scan filters.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary


  • Scan by categories of files
  • Groups results by file extension
  • Preview before recovery
  • Supports both internal hard drives and external storage devices


  • Lacks advanced scan filters
  • High price