There are an abundance of circumstances which can lead to loss of data, and it can be quite frustrating to know that all holiday photos can’t be recovered because the source drive got corrupt. Luckily, there are various specialized applications like 7-Data Photo Recovery which want to help in this regard.

The application makes it possible to recover items from both NTFS and FAT file systems, including fixed and removable drives. It’s a good idea to plug in the target device before running the application, although it’s capable of automatically detecting new devices you plug in. All drives are shown in a list, with all appropriate details displayed.

It’s enough to select the drive of interest to put the scan operation in motion. Note, however, that this can take quite a while, especially for large drives, and there’s no option to specify the scan mode to reduce time. It’s a good idea to cease all other activities so that system resources are properly distributed.

Before putting the scan process in motion, the application makes it possible to apply filters. This not only reduces scan time, but also makes it possible to narrow down results to file types of interest, which can be nearly any kind of video and picture formats, with an impressive file support at your disposal.

Once the scan operation is over, a navigation panel shows up, with one section displaying a tree list of folders, while the other shows a detailed view. There’s the possibility to search for particular items. Saving is best done on a different drive, but there aren’t really any restrictions in this regard.

All in all, 7-Data Photo Recovery comes with the proper means of helping you recover lost video and picture files. A filter can be set up to narrow down results, while flexibility options allow you to search in both NTFS and FAT file systems.