Download External Drive - Best Software & Apps

  • iPhoneBrowser

    1.93

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use your iPhone or iPod Touch as an external hard drive

    6
    200 votes
    • PROS: Easy-to-use interface, Automatically launches when iPhone is plugged in, Lots of options for handling files
    • CONS: Might not always launch when iPhone is connected
  • Undelete 360

    2.16

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free tool to recover deleted files

    6
    81 votes
    • PROS: Searches hard drive, pendrives, external drives, Good result filtering, Very easy to use, Fast, File wiping feature
    • CONS: Results can be hit and miss
  • PeToUSB

    3.0.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Turn your external device into an auto-executable drive

    7
    73 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to boot and execute programs directly from Pendrives, Simple to use and setup
    • CONS: Does not work with all BIOS
  • Free External Hard Drive Data Recovery

    5.8.8.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A powerful software for recovering lost files

    8
    42 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Can support a lot of file types, Compatible with a lot of brands, Retrieves files well
    • CONS: Scans take a while, Limited in functionality, No help files available, Upgrading requires another download and installation
  • Free External Hard Drive Data Recovery

    8.8.9.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    10
    59 votes
    • Norton Partition Magic

      8.0.1242

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Streamlined Partition Maintenance Software for Your Hard Drive

      6
      352 votes
      • PROS: The 8.0 version has been upgraded with several user-friendly enhancements., Most external hard drives and USB storage keys are supported.
      • CONS: In order to enjoy all of the above functions a purchase is required., Might not account for the presence of malware or viruses within an operating system.
    • Handy Recovery

      5

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Recover files from your computer, memory card or external harddrive

      6
      64 votes
      • PROS: Save disc image, Save drive state for future recoveries, Recovers files from formatted partitions
      • CONS: No wizards, Not many configuration options
    • USB Runner

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Run programs automatically from an external drive

      9
      31 votes
      • PROS: Allows you to make portable versions of your programs, Runs in the memory
      • CONS: Doesn't work with all programs, Limited by size of USB device
    • USB Secure

      2.1.6

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Password Protect Your USB Drive And All Its Private Contents.

      7
      27 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, Broad function, Decent options, Licence options
      • CONS: Bland interface, Minimal help files, Spotty support, Occasionally slow
    • Lightscribe System Software

      (LSS) 1.18.24.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Component essential for running Lightscribe

      6
      136 votes
      • PROS: Burns CD/DVD covers instantly in your CD/DVD drive, No requirement for an external printer
      • CONS: LightScribe may download poor cover info and images
    • Data Rescue

      3.2

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Emergency hard drive recovery for PCs

      6
      31 votes
      • PROS: Slick easy to use interface, Recovers to a wide range of external drives, Creates a bootup disk if needed, Recovers partially functioning drives
      • CONS: May not recover all data in full
    • Lion Disk Maker

      2.0.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Create a Lion recovery disk

      6
      27 votes
      • PROS: Creates a Lion recovery disk on USB or external drive, Allows you to automatically boot Lion from USB stick
      • CONS: Interface could be improved
    • External Drive Data Recovery

      1.9.9.9

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Recover Lost Files Due to Deletion, Format, Raw , Virus Attack, System Crash etc. from External Hard Drive.

      9
      37 votes
      • QuickBoot

        1.0.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Boot your Mac using another drive or partition

        6
        2 votes
        • PROS: Boot from a partition or external drive, Restores default boot settings automatically
        • CONS: Can be dangerous for beginners
      • 1st Disk Drive Protector

        2.0

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Avoid other people using your external devices

        8
        10 votes
        • Data Recovery Software

          1

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Recover deleted/lost files from hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, Memory card, digital camera etc.

          4
          5 votes
          • Mac External Drive Data Recovery

            1.9.9.9

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Recover Deleted or Lost Files from External Hard Drives on Mac.

            10
            47 votes
            • SuperSync

              4.0.8

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows
              Mac

              Synchronize your music library and access it online

              7
              9 votes
              • PROS: Synchronize with iTunes library or import from hard drive, Searches for other local music servers, Backup your music to external devices
              • CONS: Can't resize windows, Limited music player
            • External Hard Drive Recovery

              8.8.8.9

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows

              10
              34 votes
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