Key Features

Deleted files, formatted drive, RAW drive or lost partition? Get all data back now. M3 Data Recovery is an effective, yet none-destructive Windows data recovery program and file recovery tool specializing in Data Recovery, RAW Drive Recovery and Bitlocker Recovery to get all data back fast in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003.

Data Recovery Module

As a professional file recovery software, data recovery module built-in M3 Data Recovery can undelete files, unformat and recover data from formatted drive, recover data from RAW drive, recover deleted/lost partition, etc.

Deleted file recovery: Recover deleted files (including photos, videos, documents, audios, music, and emails, etc.) even emptied from Recycle Bin, but the recovery results depend on whether the deleted files are overwritten or not.

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

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

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

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

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

Crashed computer data recovery: M3 Data Recovery WinPE bootable media can rescue your data when the computer won't boot/turn on.

RAW Drive Recovery Module

RAW drive repair: As a RAW drive partition recovery software, M3 Data Recovery can fix RAW drive and convert RAW to NTFS/FAT32 without data loss by rebuilding/repairing the corrupted file system, saving you data recovery time, but RAW drive repair is just possible, not 100% - RAW drive repair is available in paid version.

RAW drive data recovery: In some situations, the damage to file system is serious so that RAW drive cannot be fixed, so the only way is to recover data and then format RAW drive to NTFS/FAT32.

Physical damage: In some cases, RAW storage device has been physically damaged (For example, bad sectors, I/O device error, data error (CRC)), please send the RAW storage device to a local data recovery service for help because the hardware issue is beyond of 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

As a Bitlocker recovery and Bitlocker decryption software, M3 Data Recovery can recover data from corrupted, failed, formatted, inaccessible, deleted/lost Bitlocker encrypted partition but the password or recovery key is required to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted drive - Available in Professional and Technician edition.

Unlike common data recovery, Bitlocker data recovery requires intact Bitlocker metadata and password or 48-digit recovery key to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted drive so that lost data can be recovered correctly.

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 (Trusted Platform Modules).

Physical damage: If the Bitlocker encrypted drive is physically damaged, please send it to a local data recovery service for help because hardware issue is beyond of any file recovery software.

Bitlocker metadata corrupt: The Bitlocker metadata was used to store the password and recovery key when encrypting the drive with Bitlocker. In some situations, Bitlocker metadata has been corrupted (For example: Format Bitlocker encrypted drive with Windows built-in format tool under Windows 10/8/7) so that 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 software cannot break into Bitlocker encrypted drive without password and recovery key, but the 3rd-party Bitlocker password brute-force cracking tool can do it by running a attack.

Data recovery is a complicated case, so we highly recommend every customer to try M3 Data Recovery before purchasing until the lost data is found.

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 data.

  • 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

IDE hard disk, SATA hard disk, SCSI hard disk, FireWire HDD, SSD, USB HDD, external hard drive, Hardware RAID, USB flash drive, SD card, CF card, MicroSD, SDHC, memory card, memory stick, micro card, pen drive, other storage device.

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


Tony Ramsek

2019-09-16 17:06:36

M3 Data Recovery is the only data recovery software that I've found that has the ability to completely repair a RAW drive back to an NTFS drive, without having to do tedious file by file recovery.

Derek Tubby

2019-09-01 12:44:13

An email attachment download caused my Samsung Galaxy S5 to crash, wiping the complete SD card and internal memory. I tried many recovery apps without success and then I saw a review of M3 Data Recovery. After downloading the trial version I was amazed that it actually found over 100 deleted files, part of my collection of photos for which I had no backup.The only other product to find any files found just three.I found M3 very easy to use and considering the number of files found, it was quite fast. I found I'd an old version of the app on my PC from Giveawayoftheday but the licence had run out.

Mashudu Tshisikule

2019-08-28 18:17:15

My external hard drive recently crashed because it was unplugged while copying files and the partition could not be recognized and it became unusable. I tried several data recovery software and some could not recognized the file format as it was using ExFat and some after recovering, I could not recognize my files as the file name was changed and some files were corrupted. I was really frustrated as there was a video file that I needed urgently. I called a friend to assist me, then advised me to try M3 Data Recovery for windows. I installed trial version for M3 Data Recovery for windows and after scanning my external drive, the results were amazing, I could see all my folders. The structure was still the same as before. I could see all files names and the last date that the files were modified and I was able to preview the video that I needed to recover. Fortunately the video size was about 500MB and I was able to recover it with a trial version. M3 Data recovery is the best, what you see is what you get. Thank you


2019-08-20 21:58:24

I was able to recover it, from the most simple selection Data Recovery > Select drive and next, I’m unsure why that didn’t work the first time. I did change it from usb 3 port to 2.0, not sure how relevant but i’ve got the data back now, thanks again!


2019-08-09 02:59:50

The main thing I use it for is..when a bitlocker partition is damaged or missing, your software is the only one we found that works well! Thanks you very much!

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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 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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