Key Features

Deleted files, formatted drive, RAW drive or lost partition? M3 Data Recovery is a powerful file recovery tool specializing in Data Recovery, RAW Drive Recovery and Bitlocker Recovery in Windows.

Data Recovery Module

As a free file recovery software, M3 Data Recovery can recover deleted files, even recover lost data from formatted drive, lost partition, etc.

Deleted file recovery: Recover accidentally deleted files even emptied from Recycle Bin. However, the deleted file recovery results depend on whether the deleted files are overwritten or not.

Formatted drive file recovery: Recover lost data from mistakenly formatted drive, external hard drive, USB drive, flash drive, SD card, etc.

RAW drive file recovery: Recover lost data from RAW partition or inaccessible drive, drive showing 0 bytes or asking for formatting, and so on.

Lost partition file recovery: Recover lost data from deleted or lost partition after repartitioning hard drive, resizing the partition, MBR corrupt, etc.

Hard drive file recovery: Recover lost data from internal hard drive and external hard drive.

External drive file recovery: Recover lost data from external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card, etc.

Crashed computer data recovery: M3 Data Recovery WinPE bootable media can rescue your data when your computer is not turning on.

Deep scan file recovery: Deep scan can scan every sectors on the specific drive to find more files.

RAW Drive Recovery Module

RAW drive repair: M3 Data Recovery is also a partition recovery software. It can repair corrupted file system to fix RAW drive to NTFS or FAT32 without data loss. This method can save you data recovery time, but RAW drive repair is just possible, not 100%. - RAW drive repair feature is available in paid version.

RAW drive data recovery: Sometimes, the file system is severely damaged. In this situation, RAW drive cannot be fixed, so data recovery is the only way.

Physical damage: Sometimes, RAW storage device has been physically damaged (For example, bad sectors, I/O device error, data error (CRC)). In this situation, send the RAW storage device to a local data recovery professional for help. -Hardware issue is beyond any data recovery tool.

Don't care data loss from RAW drive: M3 Data Recovery is a file recovery program, instead of a format tool. In this situation, please directly format RAW drive to NTFS/FAT32 with Windows inbuilt format tool.

Bitlocker Recovery Module

M3 Data Recovery is also a Bitlocker data recovery software. It can recover lost data from corrupted, failed, formatted, inaccessible, deleted/lost Bitlocker partition. Bitlocker data recovery requires the password or 48-digit recovery key. This feature is available in Professional version and Technician version.

Unlike common data recovery, Bitlocker data recovery requires intact Bitlocker metadata and password or 48-digit recovery key to decrypt data.

Data drive: The password and recovery key are required to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted data drive.

OS drive: Recovery key is the only way to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted OS drive due to TPM chip.

Physical damage: If Bitlocker encrypted drive is physically damaged, send it to a local data recovery profesional for help.

Bitlocker metadata corrupt: Bitlocker metadata was used to store the password and recovery key when encrypting the drive with Bitlocker. Sometimes, Bitlocker metadata has been completely erased (For example: Format Bitlocker encrypted drive with built-in format tool in Windows 10/8/7). In this situation, the lost data cannot be decrypted even if the users have the correct password and recovery key.

No password or recovery key: M3 Data Recovery cannot break into your Bitlocker drive without password and recovery key. In this situation, maybe the 3rd-party Bitlocker password brute-force cracking tool can help you by running a attack.

Data recovery varies and is a complicated case, so we highly recommend every customer to try M3 Data Recovery before purchasing. Because M3 Data Recovery free trial version provides a file preview function to check if your lost files are recoverable.

Editor Review

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User Guide

After launching M3 Data Recovery software, select the right recovery module, choose the drive and then scan lost data.

How it works

  • 1
    Download, install, launch

    Choose the recovery module: Data Recovery, RAW Drive Recovery or Bitlocker Recovery.

  • 2
    Select and Scan

    Select one partition or hard disk where you lost data and click Next to scan.

  • 3

    Preview, recover and save the recovered files.

  • Install and Launch M3 Data Recovery
  • Scan hard drive with M3 Data Recovery
  • Recover lost data with M3 Data Recovery

Tech Specification

Supported storage devices

Hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, CF card, MicroSD, SDHC, memory card, memory stick, micro card, pen drive, other storage device (RAID is not included).

System Requirements

Supported OS: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003
Supported file systems: FAT32, NTFS and exFAT.

User Reviews

User comments


Ida Wong

2020-03-17 01:53:40

I was uploading files to "WD my passport" and it suddenly stopped working, and asked to format every time I plug it in. I've tried M3 Data Recovery Home and want to purchase it to recover the rest of my external hard drive! I think it's a great reliable product!


2020-03-04 03:13:52

Great Software.


2020-02-05 22:33:35

Bought your data recovery program, I am supper happy with your software!! I was able to recover everything! Just wanted to give credit where due, you have one happy customer!!

Taz Surfleet

2020-01-16 15:00:42

Have just used the M3 free data recovery toolk for the 1st time and wow !! my wife had lost all her saved work files on her memory stick and had handed her laptop back in at work, using the tool I have been able to recover the first 1gb of data.would definitely recomend this product.


2020-01-07 20:26:46

I purchased this application a year ago and it worked flawlessly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to test if M3 Data Recovery can recover my data before purchasing?

1. M3 Data Recovery free trial version allows to recover 1GB data so that you can check recovery results before purchasing.

2. M3 Data Recovery free trial version allows to preview documents, photos, videos, audios.

I cannot open the files recovered by M3 Data Recovery Free version, should I purchase full version?

No,free version has same functions as full version, the free version will become full version after entering license key to unlock 1GB recovery limitation. If free version cannot work, the full version won't work either. According to your situation, please send your detailed data loss problem to [email protected] for further analysis.

I lost documents, videos, photos, audios, etc., but the found files only have .gz and .swf files, why?

.swf (a flash file extension) and .gz (a compressed gzip file) are just false positives and totally garbage. In your data loss environment, the original files cannot be identified properly by M3 Data Recovery, please send your data loss details to [email protected] for further analysis.

Can I recover EFS encrypted files with M3 Data Recovery?

No, M3 Data Recovery doesn't support EFS encryption.

Would M3 Data Recovery damage my storage device where lost data?

No. M3 Data Recovery is a reliable and safe data recovery software, it is read-only for the storage device where lost data, so it wouldn't damage it.

Disk management cannot recognize my storage device, does M3 Data Recovery recognize it?

No. If disk management cannot recognize your storage device, M3 Data Recovery cannot recognize it either. In this situation, your storage device should be physically damaged, please send it to a local data recovery service for help.

The storage device has hardware issue (Such as physical damage, I/O device error, data error (CRC), bad sectors), can M3 Data Recovey recover lost data from it?

No. Hardware issue is beyond of any data recovery software, please send it to a local data recovery service for help.

Does M3 Data Recovery support RAID reconstrucion?

No, M3 Data Recovery is just a common data recovery software, while RAID reconstrucion is a professional data recovery.

Does M3 Data Recovery for Windows support encrypted drive?

M3 Data Recovery for Windows only supports Bitlocker encrypted drive. If the drive is encrypted by other software, you need to unlock the encrypted drive before using M3 Data Recovery to recover lost data.

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