Upgrade History of MiniTool® Power Data Recovery

Recover All Your Lost Files!

Windows 7/8/10/11 and Windows Server OS

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  • 2024
  • 2023
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2013
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  • 2003

V11.8 (January 9, 2024) Latest Upgrade!!

  • Decreased the size of software installation packages.
  • Enhanced the loading speed for video and audio previews.
  • Optimized RAW scanning for Office 2007 files, enhancing file recovery performance.
  • Incorporated MiniTool System Booster into Utilities to optimize your PC performance.

V11.7 (October 24, 2023)

  • Added a built-in file previewer for documents without the need for downloading.
  • Unified the preview interface format for picture, video, audio, document and E-mail.
  • Allows to preview the dynamic effects of Gif pictures.
  • Allows to zoom in and out via Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down when previewing images and documents.
  • Allows to switch between sheets while previewing an Excel table.

V11.6 (July 15, 2023)

  • Brand new preview tool for audio, video, and pictures.
  • Save files within the interface of the new preview tool.
  • Additional file types are available in the RAW Files scan results.
  • Fixed several bugs.

V11.5 (March 14, 2023)

  • Fixed the error code -1 registration issue.
  • Fixed the bug that the File Name status displayed is incorrect when selecting files on the search results interface.
  • Fixed the abnormal forward and backward on the search results interface.
  • Fixed the bug that the number of recovered files is inconsistent with the number of selected files.
  • Highlight the file path when moving forward and backward on the search results interface.
  • Optimized the Search feature, which now can show the search result if there is space before or/and after the entered file name.
  • Fixed the bug that the save progress stuck at 68% due to abnormal MP4 files.
  • Fixed the software crash issue that is caused by logical errors.

V11.4 (December 20, 2022)

  • Brand-new Search box to quickly find needed files from numerous scan results.
  • Fixed the bug that the status displayed is incorrect when selecting files.
  • Continuously improved the disk scanning speed to quickly find lost files.

V11.3 (August 9, 2022)

  • Optimized the data filtering function.
  • Optimized the data recovery from exFAT partitions.
  • Fixed the animation bug of the main interface.

V11 (May 17, 2022)

  • Rebuilt the data structure of Type on the scan result page.
  • Fixed the bug that Type does not show any file when scanning from specified paths.
  • Optimized the Filter function for better filtering result.
  • Optimized the display of the main interface when selecting a location to scan.

V10.2 (December 14, 2021)

  • Brand-new scanning interface with new icons.
  • Optimize the position of the scanning progress bar.
  • Fix the bug that software doesn’t scan CD/DVD.

V10.1 (October 19, 2021)

  • Clearer tree structure to show found files.
  • Brand-new & enhanced Filter options.
  • Easily save scan result before exiting.
  • Windows 11 compatible.

V10 (July 20, 2021)

  • Brand-new interface.
  • Improve data recovery from FAT32 partition.
  • Some bug fixes.

V9.2 (January 21, 2021)

  • Improve the accuracy of exFAT partition data scan & recovery.
  • Fix the software adaptive resolution scaling issue for Windows high-DPI displays.
  • Bug fix for the selected files and recovered files not showing the same size.
  • Bug fix for the size of selected files is not the same as that shows in the Register window.

V9.1 (November 2, 2020)

  • Add in-software purchase.
  • Continue to recover the file which triggers the 1GB recovery limit in the Free edition until that file is fully recovered.
  • Bug fix for MiniTool Power Data Recovery boot failure in WinPE due to d3d9.dll missing.
  • Bug fix for file preview failure due to d3d9.dll works abnormally.

V9.0 (August 3, 2020)

  • Add Desktop Recovery feature. Specify desktop to scan and recover files.
  • Add Recycle Bin Recovery feature. Specify Recycle Bin to scan and recover data.
  • Add specific folder scan feature. Select a folder to scan and recover files.

V8.8 (April 20, 2020)

  • Add Spanish.
  • Add multiple languages support for File Previewer.
  • Improve RAW scan on SWF files.
  • Enhance the software download and installation speed.

V8.7 (December 31, 2019)

  • Add Monthly Subscription & Yearly Subscription editions.
  • Improve RAW scan on FLV and MOV files.
  • Some bug fixes.

V8.6 (September 29, 2019)

  • Add French/Italian/Korean.
  • Add instructions to guide users through complex data recovery situations.
  • Enhance data recovery efficiency and raise data recovery accuracy.
  • Bug fix for MiniTool Power Data Recovery fails to display the video dimensions.
  • Bug fix for MiniTool Power Data Recovery fails to load the .rss file copied from another computer.
  • Bug fix for MiniTool Power Data Recovery hangs when previewing big BMP files.
  • Bug fix for MiniTool Power Data Recovery reports errors when there is virtual floppy drive in the virtual machine.

V8.5 (April 28, 2019)

  • New preview engine supports 70 types of files including:
    • Word: “DOC”, “DOCX”, “RTF”, “DOT”, “DOTX”, “DOTM”, “DOCM”, “ODT”, “OTT”, “TXT”
    • Excel: “XLS”, “XLSX”, “XLSB”, “XLTX”, “XLTM”, “XLSM”, “ODS”, “CSV”
    • PDF: “PDF”, “XPS”, “EPUB”, “TEX”, “CGM”, “XSLFO”, “SVG”
    • PPT: “PPT”, “PPTX”, “PPS”, “POT”, “PPSX”, “PPTM”, “PPSM”, “POTX”, “POTM”, “ODP”
    • Image: “JPEG”, “JPG”, “JPE”, “BMP”, “TIFF”, “TIF”, “GIF”, “PNG”, “EMF”, “WMF”, “WEBP”
    • Task: “MPP”
    • Diagram: “VDW”, “VSD”, “VSS”, “VST”
    • Note: “ONE”
    • CAD: “DWG”, “DXF”, “DWF”, “IFC”, “STL”
    • Xml: “XML”
    • Web: “HTM”, “HTML”, “MHTML”, “MHT”, “XHTML”
    • Email: “MSG”, “PST”, “OFT”, “EML”
    • Psd: “PSD”
    • Eps: “PS”, “EPS”
  • Bug fix for Free Edition shows files recovered in total exceeds 1GB.
  • Bug fix for Free Edition shows negative values in “free quota left”.
  • Bug fix for Free Edition is unable to recover files that will not break the 1GB limit.
  • Bug fix for unit display does not meet specifications and standards.
  • Bug fix for time format display is not unified.
  • Bug fix for allowing software uninstallation during the recovery process which further leads to data loss.

V8.1 (August 15, 2018)

  • Fixed some bugs
  • Support Japanese and German languages.
  • Added Show Lost Files feature.
  • Improved data recovery engine.
  • Enhanced data recovery result.

V8.0 (May 02, 2018)

  • 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

V7.5 (September 29, 2017)

Snap-in WinPE Bootable Builder

V7 (June 07, 2015)

  • New User Interface Main features are listed on the main interface clearly with dynamic icon.
  • New scanner, Speed Faster By using the new technology of scanner, the efficiency in scanning a large database is increased 50%. Spend less time to recover more files.
  • Windows 8.1/10 Support MiniTool data recovery tool works on all Windows versions since Windows 95, up to Windows 10, 32-bit and 64-bit.

V6.8 (September 25, 2013)

Version 6.8 comes with an enhanced scan & recovery data engine and supports 4096-byte-sector-based hard drive.

V6.6 (September 16, 2011)

Enhanced scan & recovery data engine with automatic error correction.

V6.5 (December 20, 2010)

Version 6.5 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

V6.0 (August 09, 2010)

Support CD/DVD Recovery, lost partition recovery, digital media recovery and photo recovery. ALL-in-one data recovery software.

V4.6.5 (July 06, 2009)

Version 4.6.5 supports Windows98/ME/2000/2003/Vista/2008, Windows 7 and all the 64 bit Windows OS.

V4.6.0 (January 27, 2009)

Version 4.6.0 enhanced the recovery ability for iPod and iPhone.

V4.5.3 (September 10, 2008)

Version 4.5.3 *.mdb, SQL Server *.mdf are supported by deep scan.

V4.5.2 (March 24, 2008)

Version 4.5.2 improves bad sector handling ability and the speed of virtual file tree building process.

V4.1.2 (March 06, 2008)

Version 4.1.2 is a bug fixing release.

V4.1.1 (February 19, 2008)

Version 4.1.1 is a bug fixing release.

V3.0 (January 17, 2007)

Version 3.1 is a bug fixing release.

V2.0 (August 16, 2006)

Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/Server 2003, Second hard disk is recommended for recovery.

V1.0 (2003)

This tool is designed to recover lost data.