Pros, Cons, Features – MiniTool Power Data Recovery v8.0 Review

The Latest Data Recovery Software from MiniTool – MiniTool Power Data Recovery v8.0


Enables to choose file systems as well as file types for accurate scan.

Deep scan makes it do well in recovering lost files.

Enables to suspend the scanning process to recover lost files already found.

Recover deleted files from Recycle Bin and show them with their original file names.

Enables to filter files we want by file types and other properties.

Preview pictures and TXT files for file checking.

Load previous scanning results.


The confusing interface makes it difficult for users to select the right mode in the first step.

List some hidden system files/folders that users do not really understand and need.

MiniTool Solution Ltd. has recently released its new data recovery software for Windows which is called MiniTool Power Data Recovery version 8.0 as everyone knows. Today I am going share my thoughts on this data recovery software.

What’s New in MiniTool Power Data Recovery v8.0?

According to MiniTool upgrade history, this new release has the followings eye-catching features:

  • Brand new interface.
  • Improved data recovery engine.
  • Preview and save files while scanning.
  • Enhanced data recovery result.
  • Improved deleted file recovery for Windows 10 especially for files larger than 4GB.

Overview of MiniTool Power Data Recovery v8.0

MiniTool Power Data Recovery v8.0 is devoted to recovering files from HDD/SSD, external hard drive, removable disk, USB flash drive, SD card, and CD/DVD disc lost in various situations. Unlike the former version 7.5, at first sight, when I launch this software, it gives me a completely new interface, and obviously a new start for users. I am glad to find that this time MiniTool considers displaying all disks and partitions with the same way that Windows operating system displays in Explorer, making it easier for us to learn the new software to some extent. However, I am also confused about what mode I should choose. After several times trying, I finally make it out that This PC lists the current partitions while Hard Disk Drive shows all disks, lost partitions, and unallocated space.

By selecting the C drive to have a full scan, MiniTool Power Data Recovery v8.0 gradually lists some partitions it has found as well as files inside each partition. It is inspiring when I unfold a partition and find the Recycle Bin icon, with deleted files inside and file names unchanged. The Save function also works well, all selected files are saved to the appointed path and can be used normally.

Preview, Find, and Filter options are still kept in this version, providing different ways for us to quickly navigate to the files we really need. But in my opinion, the Find feature is not that user-friendly, how could we humans remember the exact file names clearly? Anyhow, to have more options is not bad.

Export Scan Result is very useful in my vision. How do I say this? For large drives that contain numbers of lost files, exporting the scan result can save much time when we have to power off the PC before we finish data recovery. Next time we can continue the data recovery process without having to wait for the long time scan progress as long as we load the scan result and connect the target hard drive.

I am also impressed by the last-time recovery result after data recovery. By double-clicking on the recovery result, MiniTool Power Data Recovery v8.0 leads me to the scan result interface, which means if I realize that I still need some files, I do not have to re-scan.

The Bootable Media builder is rather useful. This tool helps to recover lost files when the operating system won’t boot. However, be aware that it is available in the paid editions only.


MiniTool Power Data Recovery v8.0 composes of several editions, three for home users and four for business users. Those who are interested in this tool can go to the official online store to pick up one.

By the way, the free edition can recover up to 1GB data for free. This is significant for we can get the free edition, have a scan and check if the data recovery works before the purchase. Thumbs up!

My Thoughts on MiniTool Power Data Recovery v8.0

If you are considering buying data recovery software, MiniTool Power Data Recovery v8.0 is a good choice. Its reliable data recovery performance, as well as time-saving plan, hit the score, making data recovery a simple affair. Unlike expensive data recovery service, MiniTool Power Data Recovery v8.0 is a highly effective tool that you should download.

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