DiskGenius Review – Capable but Complicated

2.87

Out of 5 Total Score

No. 4 Among all Windows solutions

Price range $69.9...$699.9 • Eassos Ltd. • Windows

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DiskGenius is a highly technical data recovery and disk management tool that includes lots of useful features you can use to restore your data. But, how much can it offer a casual user just trying to recover a few files? This review will answer that.

Karma 58% - Karma

58%

Karma
Bang for the buck 76% - Bang for the buck

76%

Bang for the buck
Recovery performance 59% - Recovery performance

59%

Recovery performance
Usability 46% - Usability

46%

Usability
Extras 43% - Extras

43%

Extras

Top Pros

  • 2 in 1. Program is not only a data recovery utility but also a disk manager.

  • SMART. Allows users to read and analyze SMART of internal and external drives.

  • Fast scanning speed. One of the fastest programs on the market for reading data during a scan.

  • Bad sectors detection and fixing. The software can scan your disk for bad sectors and try to fix them.

  • Boot into your own WinPE. The program is able to reboot your computer into its own modified version of WinPE. This allows you to recover disks without having to boot into the operating system itself.

  • Partition table utilities. The program can save and recover the partition table.

  • Disk cloning. The application can clone both disks and partitions.

  • TRIM control. The program can send a TRIM command to SSD controllers for deleting data instantly.

  • Check partition errors. Checks partitions for different kinds of errors.

  • Virtual RAID. Can work with virtual RAID, which allows restoring RAID arrays with a damaged RAID order.

  • Operating system migration. Can transfer current operating system version to another disk.

  • Good NTFS, exFAT, and FAT32 scanners. The program is good at reconstructing original structures.

  • Hex editor for the whole disk Experienced users can edit the whole disk hex.

  • Create a bootable USB flash drive. The software can create its own bootable version of USB devices.

  • Recover during a scan. You can select and recover already found files without waiting for scanning to finish.

Top Cons

  • Very complicated interface. The program is designed only for an experienced user who understands what it does and where the program functions are located.

  • Before you recover files you should learn the basics. To get to the point of searching and recovering files that you deleted, there is a learning curve.

  • Complicated list of sources. You have to spend time finding the drive you need to scan.

  • No preview convenience. The preview functionality is not designed for convenience. Either a small window is displayed in the list of found files or you have to open a big separate window for each file.

  • No thumbnail view. There is no thumbnail view for convenient image previews.

  • No other view modes. Results are shown in only one standard - a list.

  • Average results of the signature scanner. The signature scanner performed worse even than the free competitor PhotoRec.

  • No session manager. The program has no session manager for the scanned devices.

  • No end time of operations. No forecasting of remaining scanning completion time.

  • No obvious scanning progress. During the general scanning progress of your device, a new child process can appear and stay active for a long time without knowing when it will finish.

  • Forensic features. This app describes itself as a tool for professionals, but there are no forensic features.

  • No reliable deletion of files. It is possible to delete all the disk data, but it is not possible to delete a specific file.

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DiskGenius – Overview

 #

Let’s begin this review by taking a look at some details relating to the DiskGenius application to get an idea of the requirements and pricing.

Factsheet

RequirementsWindows 7-11
Latest version 5.4.5.1412 • Released 8th Jul, 2022
Download size79.7 MB
CategoryData Recovery Software
UI languagesEnglish, Japanese, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Pricing

Distributed as
  • Freemium Some features are provided free of charge, but money is required to unlock the rest.
Trial version available
Trial version limitations
    • Only small files can be copied in recovery module;
    • Format up to 4 USB drives one time;
    • Doesn’t support file operations on dynamic disk;
    • Read only hex editor;
    • Does not support source disk as virtual;
    • Time point number of incremental backup is limited;
    • Can’t delete file name and directory entry;
    • Cannot save partition table or copy files;
    • Read only virtual disk support.
Paid plans
  • Standard
  • Professional
Price range
  • $69.90...$699.90
License model
  • Lifetime
No credit card to try
Money back guarantee

DiskGenius comes with three tiers: Free, Standard, and Professional, each giving you access to more features. The free version alone gives you generous access to a lot of the features, including complex partition management and disk cloning. However, only files with a size of 64 KB or smaller can be recovered using the Free version. Files above this limit can only be previewed.

DiskGenius only offers lifetime licenses – no subscriptions here. For $69.90 you get the DiskGenius Standard license which opens up recovery features, including file and lost partition recovery. The DiskGenius Professional license is $99.90 and gives you access to file recovery from EXT2/3/4 partitions and virtual RAID, among other things.

Users can trial the software without entering their credit card details and any purchase can be refunded under their money-back guarantee.

Pricing details

1Price $69.90
2Details

Standard license unlocks next features:

  • Lost partition recovery (local disk, USB drive, GPT disk, disks with unconventional 512 bytes sector, hard drive larger than 2TB, master DBR sector lost, exFAT partition);
  • File recovery (local disk, USB drive, virtual disk, hard drive larger than 2TB, from unallocated disk space, hard drive with unconventional 512 bytes sector, support nearly 200 file formats);
  • Format USB drives in batch;
  • Support dynamic disk;
  • Convert dynamic disk to basic;
  • Copy sectors;
  • Clone disk sector by sector;
  • Clone disk by file system layout;
  • Clone partition sector by sector;
  • Clone partition by file system layout;
  • Incremental backup of partition;
  • Backup partition to image sector by sector;
  • Backup partition to image by file system layout;
  • Delete files permanently (files can’t be recovered);
  • Copy files from damaged partition;
  • Free tech support.
1Personal license for 1 PC $99.90
2Family license for 5 PCs $299.90
3Technician license for unlimited PCs $699.90
4Details

Unlocks all features from “Standard” license plus:

  • Lost partition recovery (EXT4 partition, virtual disk, search by cylinder range, BitLocker partition);
  • Decrypt BitLocker partition;
  • File recovery (EXT2/3/4 partition);
  • Load NTFS partition intelligently;
  • Recover data from storage pool;
  • Create virtual RAID (RAID structure reconstruction);
  • Set hard drive parameters;
  • Interpreter any sector as partition beginning;
  • Copy files (EXT2/3/4 partition);
  • Write files to virtual disk;
  • Copy files from LVM volume to other disks;
  • Write files to LVM volume;
  • Write files to hidden partition;
  • Support VMware virtual disk file (.vmdk);
  • Support Virtual PC virtual disk file (.vhd);
  • Support Virtual PC virtual disk file (.vhdx);
  • Support VirtualBox virtual disk file (.vdi);
  • Convert virtual disk format;
  • Support LVM2 (multiple disks).

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Developer — EASSOS Technology Co., Ltd.

DiskGenius was developed by EASSOS Technology, a Chinese IT software company that has been developing software since its founding in 2010.

1% 65.6% than avg

Online market share

Reflects the share of online traffic within the niche occupied by data recovery software, based on data taken from ahrefs.com (from Google US search engine).

3900 44.5% than avg

Brand name popularity

Based on the number of brand-related search queries on Google US according to ahrefs.com.

Other software developed by EASSOS Technology includes Eassos Recovery, a data recovery application that appears to be simpler than DiskGenius that’s geared towards standard users, and Eassos System Restore, a backup utility.

Developer website diskgenius.com
Support email support@eassos.com
Founded

2010 • 12 years on the market

HQ location

4F, Building 6, Guangshunhouxiandaicheng, Yanshan Street Qinhuangdao, China

Social media

EASSOS has a profile on most major social media platforms, but all accounts seem to be fairly inactive with none having been updated within the last 6 months. It also has a YouTube channel where it uploads data recovery content. This lack of activity seems to indicate that DiskGenius isn’t given much attention in the way of marketing. 

Data Recovery with DiskGenius

Tested on: Windows 11 (21H2)

When we tested DiskGenius, we did so using a standardized testing process we follow for each data recovery tool we review. Below, we will briefly look at what this process involves.

How We Test

Every data loss scenario is different. Therefore, we carry out all of our tests (with the same data sets and data loss processes) in the same way to ensure every data recovery tool is given a fair chance. Here's how it's done:

#StepDescription
1InstallationThe application is downloaded and installed and measured on speed and what sort of screens are shown.
2Source selectionNext, we take a look at how easy it is to choose our test disk for scanning.
3Scanning processAfter selecting our test disk, we begin the scanning process and measure the scan speed and what's possible during the scan.
4Managing found dataOnce the scan is finished, we review our found data and take into consideration how easy the application makes it to view our recoverable data.
5Recovery and post-processingFinally, we recover our data and measure how effective the recovery tool was at restoring the data.

This process is followed for every data recovery tool we review, as well as every scan type supported by the applications. This allows us to take a controlled and fact-based approach, providing objective results.

Step 1

Installation

The installation process is pretty standard. You're given a list of terms of use that you need to accept before proceeding, then following the actual install, you have the option to launch DiskGenius immediately and open the DiskGenius website.

There's no warning against installing the software to the drive you're going to be performing recovery on, but given this is a recovery tool targeted at professionals, it's assumed that this is already understood.

Step 2

Source selection

DiskGenius is a fairly technical application and does things a bit differently from other data recovery tools. The data recovery process is started by selecting your disk and clicking the File Recovery button at the top, which isn't immediately obvious to the typical user. You can control the data recovery process by specifying what file system types you want to scan, as well as file types.

A separate Partition Recovery button is available for searching for lost partitions. Here, you can either choose to scan the whole disk or a particular cylinder range.

Step 3

Scanning process

During the scan, you will be shown a progress window. This progress window shows you how much of your drive/partition has been scanned, how many files have been found, and how much time has elapsed, accompanied by a status bar. However, it does not show how much time is left remaining for the scan.

You do have the option of recovering files while the scan progresses if you should choose to.

If searching for a partition, the application will allow you to Reserve the partition in memory or Ignore it. Neither option writes it to the disk and will not affect the recoverable data.

Step 4

Managing found files

The results window can only be viewed in a List view, making photo recovery a bit more difficult since there's no Thumbnail view. File previews are available, but they're very inconvenient, either appearing very small at the bottom of the window or requiring a manual preview to see a larger version.

Clicking on each file will allow you to view its HEX data, which is a great addition for more technical or specialist users. Using the left navigation pane, you can navigate through the folder and sub-folder structure to view the data inside each.

Step 5

Recovery and post-processing

Again, DiskGenius does recovery a little bit differently when compared to other data recovery tools. To recover the data, you must right-click either the data itself or the folder containing the data, then copy it to your desired output location. This differs from most applications where a convenient and clear 'Recover' button is often available.

The recovery can be paused or stopped and you can choose to prevent the system from sleeping while it proceeds. A progress window is displayed that shows you how much data has been copied, and this time, how much time is remaining for the whole process.

Additional options are available that allow you to control prompts automatically, such as whether to display a  prompt or ignore read/write errors, file name repeats, and file names containing illegal characters. 

Tutorials

DiskGenius – Tutorials and Other Videos

Here are some helpful tutorials and other videos relating to DiskGenius to help further illustrate what it's like inside the software.

How to Recover Lost Data with DiskGenius

In this video, I will share with you, how to recover data from a USB flash drive using DiskGenius. Whether is an accidental deletion or Quick format, don't worry it is easy to recover it our video explains it as an example for a USB drive, and the same steps valid for HDD, and SSD.

File Recovery: How to recover deleted, formatted or lost files?

Are you wondering how to recover deleted files and folders from hard drives on your PC? Here is a guide to help you get back lost data quickly and easily.

DiskGenius – Full Review

Now that we’ve seen what a typical recovery looks like with DiskGenius, let’s break down all aspects of the software to see how well they compare against our review criteria.

Karma 58% by 12 rating criteria

58%

Karma

12 rating criteria

DiskGenius scores a just-above-average Karma score. It has a consistent yet spaced update frequency around every 6 months or so. It does include a changelog so users can see what new additions are being added each time an update is released.

The software has been around long enough to be considered a legit and mature product, gaining reviews from businesses and general users alike. 

In terms of support, it does have an extensive knowledge base, as well as helpdesk support. However, it does not have live chat or phone support channels.

#FeatureResult
1Update frequency
Every 6 months
2Updated recently
Yes
3Changelog available
4Latest Windows release supported
Yes, all good
5Genuine or clone?
Genuine
6Brand name popularity
Unpopular
7Online market share
Poor
8Maturity
Mature
9Extensive knowledge base
Available
10Helpdesk support
Available
11Live chat
Not available
12Phone support
No
Bang for the buck 76% by 8 rating criteria

76%

Bang for the buck

8 rating criteria

DiskGenius actually gives you a lot of value for the price point, especially considering it’s more than just a recovery tool. Even its free version provides generous access to many features, like system migration to a new disk and viewing drive sector data.

It doesn’t rely on a subscription-based pricing policy, so users only need to make a one-time payment to receive the full software and any subsequent updates. But, users must upgrade to a higher-tier license in order to receive commercial rights.

#FeatureResult
1Competitive pricing
Yes
2Price-quality ratio
Average
3Free trial
Yes
4Is it free?
No
5Pricing policy
Lifetime licenses
6Unlimited recovery in full version
Yes
7Free upgrades
Yes
8Commercial rights in the cheapest license
No
Usability 46% by 18 rating criteria

46%

Usability

18 rating criteria

DiskGenius receives a below-average Usability score, largely due to how technical it is. It has counterintuitive user interface with ambiguous labels for the features. Furthermore, it doesn’t auto-resume scans or backups in the event the source media is reconnected following temporary disconnection.

As seen during our recovery, the file-by-file preview function needs some work, as users need to rely either on a very small window for quick previews or manual interaction each time they want to preview a file.

The application does allow filtering the results by file type, but this is only possible for files found using their file signature.

#FeatureResult
1Modern user-friendly interface
No
2Dark mode
No
3Easy-to-locate features
No
4Automatic implementation of multiple appropriate scanning methods without user interaction
Yes
5Auto-resuming scans of failing drives
No
6Auto-resuming backups of failing drives
No
7Convenient source selection on start
So-so
8Convenient file-by-file preview of recoverable items
So-so
9Convenient thumbnail preview of recoverable items
No
10Mount recoverable items as disk
No
11Built-in updater
Yes
12Multiple view modes in scan results
No
13Hex view for recoverable items
Limited
14Filter recoverable items by type
Limited
15Search recoverable items by file names
Yes
16Sort results
Yes
17Multilingual UI
Yes
18Simple deployment
Yes
Recovery performance 59% by 120 rating criteria

59%

Recovery performance

120 rating criteria

Overall, DiskGenius has fairly good recovery performance, scoring above-average in all of our tests and having particular success with quick scans. 

The software only supports Windows and Linux-based file systems, so it misses some points that it would have otherwise received if it had support for Apple file systems found on Mac. Across all tests, there was only a very small percentage of files that were either not found or returned with the wrong checksum.

#FeatureResultDescription
1Clever in-depth scan
Fine
Recovered most of the data from our Windows partitions, with some corruption to the folder structure.
2Quick scan
Good
Recovered the majority of our data, even on our EXT4 partition.
3Other types of scan
Good
Full support for BitLocker and great support for lost partitions. Not a lot of supported file signatures.
4Device support
Good
Broad device support, including RAID and unmountable partitions.
5Real-life recovery challenge
Fine
Average recovery by file signature.
6Other notable recovery features
Fine
Supports byte-to-byte copies and RAID reconstruction, but no forensic features.

Clever scan

The ability to restore original folder structure and file names Most consumer-oriented data recovery software applications can attempt to not only restore deleted files but also recover their original file names and folder structure. We call this type of functionality Clever scan

55%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
1HFS+ partitions
2APFS partitions
3FAT32 partitions
4exFAT partitions
5NTFS partitions
6EXT4 partitions

A clever scan searches for data using the underlying file system. DiskGenius did a really good job with this for all Windows partitions. Across our FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS partitions, the vast majority of our data was recovered. However, the original folder structure was corrupted on our FAT32 and exFAT partitions. Since the software doesn’t support clever scans of HFS+, APFS, and EXT4 partitions, it received no score for them.

Quick scan

Recovery of recently deleted files Every lost minute can significantly worsen the outcome of a data recovery attempt, and Quick scan certainly doesn’t waste your time because it’s designed to find as many recently deleted files as quickly as possible

68%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
1HFS+ partitions
2APFS partitions
3FAT32 partitions
4exFAT partitions
5NTFS partitions
6EXT4 partitions

A data recovery tool’s quick scan measures its ability to recover files that were recently deleted. Again, it had great success with Windows (FAT32, exFAT, NTFS) partitions. There was a higher number of files that weren’t found compared to the clever scan, but the majority of our data was still recovered.

Additionally, this scan also supports EXT4 partitions, of which it recovered all of our files.

Other scan types

Advanced scan types for solving complicated data loss situations Basic data recovery algorithms aimed at recovering recently deleted data cover only a small subset of the data loss issues users experience every day. That’s why developers also implement all kinds of advanced scan types

70%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
1The number of formats supported by deep scan
2BitLocker support
3Windows shadow copies scanning
4Scan for lost partitions
5Recovered files' labeling
6Partial file recovery
7Disk images: scan and recovery

The number of file types supported by the signature scanner is fairly low, so much so that the free recovery tool PhotoRec actually had better results. This is a considerable factor, as it reduces the overall number of files it would be able to pull if the file system has been corrupted or damaged.

The software has full support for BitLocker-encrypted drives and allows scanning and recovery from disk images. The software can be used to search for lost partitions, with partition management being one of its strongest areas.

Device Support

Supported internal and external storage devices Ideally, data recovery software applications should be able to recover from internal and external hard drives, external USB flash drives, memory cards, smartphones, and other commonly used storage devices

85%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
1Internal and external HDD
2Internal and external SSD
3USB thumb drives / Classic iPods (non-iOS) / FireWire devices
4Memory cards
5iOS devices
6Android devices
7Recovery from RAID1, 0, JBOD
8Unmountable partitions

DiskGenius has great device support. It can recover data from traditional internal and external hard drives, as well as solid-state drives, USB flash drives, and memory cards (SD, miniSD, microSD cards).

It also has RAID support, allowing you to build virtual RAID setups in order to perform more complex recovery. Data can also be recovered from unmountable partitions.

Real-life recovery challenges

Results of real-life data recovery tests performed under controlled conditions It’s one thing to advertise support for hundreds of file formats, and it’s something else entirely to recover them in practice. Our tests reveal whether the data recovery software lives up to its promises

57%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
1Document formats recovery
2Raw photo recovery
3Video formats recovery
Raw photo recovery

The ability to recover raw photo file formats used by digital cameras and mobile devices Most modern digital cameras and increasingly many mobile devices let their users capture raw image data in a variety of raw file formats, so having the ability to recover them can be extremely helpful

68%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
13fr (Hasselblad 3F raw image)
2arw (Sony alpha raw)
3bmp (bitmap image file)
4cr2 (Canon raw version 2)
5cr3 (Canon raw version 3)
6crw (Canon raw CIFF image file)
7dcr (Kodak digital camera raw)
8dng (digital negative lossless raw image)
9CinemaDNG (Blackmagic, Penelope, Pocket)
10erf (Epson raw file)
11exr (high dynamic-range file format)
12fff (Hasselblad raw image)
13gpr (GoPro raw format)
14heic (high efficiency image file format)
15iiq (intelligent image quality raw Leaf, Phase One)
16insp (panoramic image Insta360)
17jp2 (bitmap image format JPEG 2000)
18jpg (joint photographic experts group compressed image)
19kdc (Kodak digital camera raw image)
20mef (Mamiya raw image file)
21mos (Leaf and Mamiya raw image file)
22mpo (multi picture stereoscopic object file)
23mrw (Konica Minolta raw image format)
24nef (Nikon raw image file)
25nrw (Nikon raw image file)
26orf (Olympus raw format)
27pef (Pentax raw image file)
28raf (Fujifilm raw image file)
29raw (native digital camera file)
30rw2 (Panasonic LUMIX raw image file)
31rwl (Leica raw image format)
32sr2 (Sony raw 2 image file)
33srf (Sony raw file)
34srw (Samsung raw image file)
35tiff (tag image file format)
36x3f (Sigma camera raw picture file)
37x3i (Sigma super fine detail picture file)

DiskGenius supports quite a number of raw photo formats, at least partially supporting more than it doesn’t support at all. Common formats, like BMP and JPG, have great coverage. Nikon (NEF, NRW) and Kodak (KDC) formats also have great support. Some formats don’t fair so well, though, such as Canon’s CR2 and CR3 and Samsung’s SRW formats.

Video formats recovery

Video recovery performance measured against commonly used video formats Video file formats have evolved a lot during the last decade, and not all recovery software tools support modern formats used by the latest digital cameras, camcorders, and mobile devices

40%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
1360 (GoPRO 360 degree videos)
2ari (ARRI professional digital video camera)
3arx (ARRI professional digital video camera)
4avi (GoPRO CineForm intermediate codec)
5avi (MJPG, H.264, MSMPEG4 v2 codecs)
6braw (Blackmagic raw video file)
7insv (Insta360 panoramic AVC H.264 video file)
8insv (Insta360 panoramic HEVC HVC1 video file)
9mov (Apple ProRes 422 Proxy/LT/HQ)
10mov (Apple ProRes 4444 Raw/HQ)
11mov (advanced video coding H.264)
12mov (CineForm HD codec)
13mov (HEVC, HVC1 codecs)
14mp4 (advanced video coding H.264)
15mp4 (HEVC, HVC1, Apple ProRes codecs)
16mxf (advanced video coding H.264)
17mxf (DVCPRO HD codec)
18mxf (ARRI raw, Apple ProRes codecs)
19mxf (XDCAM HD422, HD35 MPEG2 codecs)
20r3d (Red digital camera company raw video file)
21wmv (pro raw 9 codec)

Video formats were the least successful of the three format types DiskGenius was able to recover. The common file types AVI, MOV, and WMV all had great support, but it seemed to struggle with recovering MP4 files. GoPro users might be disappointed to find that the 360 and INSV formats aren’t well supported, nor are any of the ARRI formats (ARI, ARX, MXF).

Document formats recovery

Determining how well the software recovers document file formats Documents are among the most commonly recovered file formats because their importance can be tremendous, especially when they're related to work or school. Because of how many document file formats exist these days, older and less developed data recovery software often struggle recovering and recognizing all of them

64%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
1accdb (Microsoft Access 2007+ database file)
2djvu (compressed image format)
3doc (Microsoft Word 97 – 2003 document file)
4docx (Microsoft Word 2007+ document file)
5fb2 (FictionBook 2.0 File)
6key (Apple Keynote)
7mdb (Microsoft Access 97 - 2003 database file)
8numbers (Apple Numbers)
9odp (OpenOffice presentation file format)
10ods (OpenDocument spreadsheet file format)
11odt (OpenDocument text document file format)
12pages (Apple Pages)
13pdf (portable document format)
14ppt (Microsoft Powerpoint 97 - 2003 presentation file)
15pptx (Microsoft Powerpoint 2007+ presentation file)
16rtf (rich text format)
17xls (Microsoft Excel 97 - 2003 spreadsheet file)
18xlsx (Microsoft Excel 2007+ spreadsheet file)

The recovery of document formats appears to be a strong point for DiskGenius, scoring 64% in this area. It is able to recover DOC, DOCx, PDF, PPT, and PPTX files with a high level of success. Older file formats, like ACCDB and MDB, aren’t supported, however. 

It’s safe to say that if you’re trying to recover a modern document file type, your chances will be fairly good with DiskGenius.

Other notable recovery features

Additional recovery features and their performance These additional recovery features are what often separates average data recovery software solutions from those that can satisfy the needs of professionals and power users

50%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
1Overall non-intrusive read-only algorithms
2Network recovery
3Effectively filters out corrupted scan results
4Byte-to-byte device backups
5Bootable recovery drive creation
6Convenient scan session management
7Bad sector management
8Recovery chance prediction
9RAID reconstructor
10Disk vitals monitoring and tracking during scan
11Data protection
12Links to in-lab recovery service for physically damaged devices
13Scan speed
14Scan free space only
15Start file recovery without interrupting the scan
16Preview recoverable items without interrupting the scan
17Forensic features

DiskGenius comes loaded with some extra recovery features that are great for complementing data recovery. You can make byte-to-byte device backups within the application, as well as bootable recovery drives for when your system drive is compromised.

The software is also able to finding, remember, and repair bad sectors. In instances where you need to recover data from a RAID array, you can use the RAID built-in RAID reconstructor to rebuild it.

Extras 43% by 10 rating criteria

43%

Extras

10 rating criteria

DiskGenius also includes a lot of extra features that users can benefit from. As a highly-technical application, it’s no surprise that it offers more than the standard data recovery tool.

#FeatureResultDescription
1Disk space mapping
No
Not supported.
2Disk clean up
No
Not supported.
3Corrupted video repair tool
No
Not supported.
4Corrupted photo repair tool
No
Not supported.
5S.M.A.R.T.
Yes
Monitor internal and external drive SMART data.
6Duplicate finder
No
Not supported.
7Built-in disk space secure eraser
Yes
Can securely erase disk space.
8Disk cloning
Yes
Allows cloning of disks and partitions.
9Disk surface test
Yes
Can perform disk surface tests.
10Secure data shredding
No
Not supported.

You can monitor the health of your drives using the built-in SMART monitoring feature to help predict and avoid potential data loss situations going forward. It also allows disk cloning so you can safely recover data from the disk image instead of risking the vulnerable data on your live disk. 

What Users Say about DiskGenius

Using "dd" command under Linux environment to recover disk partition is not only slow but also has huge amount of error to fix. Diskgenius under Windows environment is much better 😊

With so many disk recovery tools on the market, you might mistake Eassos DiskGenius (formerly Partition Guru) as another tool geared primarily toward corporations and pro recovery experts. But that's only part of the story. Offering competitive pricing and a complete collection of recovery features, DiskGenius finds and recovers data on almost any data you can think of. If the data can be recovered, this tool can find it and copy it to a new, reliable location. With disk management, RAID support, and operating system cloning, there is little to find fault in.

Slightly confusing user interface aside, the most striking thing about Eassos DiskGenius isn't the recovery speed or the feature set. This tool, to all intents and purposes, is free. While some advanced features for unusual media and Ext file tables require the premium tool, the main features are free and uncapped.

Recently my M.2 drive decided to fail in my Samsung Galaxy Book. After breaking the screen to get to the drive to try and recover the files, I had zero luck. I tried so many other programs like EaseUS or AOMEI but still nothing. Then I discovered DiskGenius and IT SAVED ME!!! It was able to find the lost partition and recover the files! Honestly I don't know what it did but I am sooo happy. Thank you!

Naaaaaay. Recovers only either tiny files or selective files from what you want, not sure which. Refused to recover my 76kb file cuz "big files cant be recovered by free license ". Unbelievable...

Used Recoverit instead. Recovers up to 100 mb in free license. Suited me well

Bottom line

Overall, DiskGenius is a pretty reliable data recovery solution. But, it’s more than just a data recovery tool. It also includes a range of useful features aimed at partition and partition table management, further adding to the value of its price.

It can be downloaded for free and used to recover files 64 KB or under. Its paid licenses are reasonably priced when compared to others on the market and it has decent recovery performance. However, its signature scanning abilities are somewhat lacking right now, which is really holding it back.

If you’re looking for a feature-rich data recovery solution that also doubles as a disk manager, DiskGenius is a considerable option. It does have a learning curve that may dissuade some and a very technical (and poorly optimized) user interface, but once you get used to how to use the software, it can be a powerful tool.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve looked at some of the most popular questions being asked about DiskGenius and provided answers to them below. 

DiskGenius is a data recovery and disk management tool. You can use it to scan your hard drive for lost data and restore missing partitions.

This is how you can recover data using DiskGenius:

  1. Select the disk you want to scan and click File Recovery at the top of the window.
  2. Click Start after you’ve selected the appropriate recovery options.
  3. Select the files you want to recover, then click Copy To.
  4. Select an output location.

DiskGenius can be downloaded and used for free, but not everything is available on the free license. For instance, you can only recover files up to 64 KB in size for free. Everything possible in the free version is available in their edition comparison.

Aside from the Free version, you can get the Standard version for $69.90, and the Professional version for $99.90.

Yes, as a data recovery tool, our test results show that DiskGenius performed above-average. It still has some room for improvement, but it has some reliable scanners, especially for Windows file systems.

Yes, DiskGenius is a reliable data recovery and disk management tool.

You can download DiskGenius from the DiskGenius website.

You can purchase a license code for DiskGenius from the DiskGenius website.

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DiskGenius Review – Capable but Complicated
2.87

Out of 5 Total score

No. 4 Among all Windows solutions

DiskGenius includes a host of useful, but technical, data recovery and disk management features. Once you get accustomed to how the software works, it’s a powerful data recovery solution that can tackle many complex data loss situations.

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Nikolay Lankevich has over 15 years of strong experience in various fields and platform includes Disaster Recovery, Windows XP/7. System analysis, design, application (Inter/Intranet) development, and testing. Provided technical supports on desktop and laptops on Win-XP and Macintosh for about 2000 employees.