UPDATE: The software is no longer available. The URL gives a security error and then resolves to a Contact Us site at Seagate.
I don't see the software offered anywhere on the site right now.
Get the same software that data recovery company Pixel18 uses professionally for a limited time. Pixel18 Seagate Premium Data Recovery Software Free for macOS and Windows works on all brands of disk drives and storage devices to recover data that has been deleted, corrupted, on a formatted disk or is on a lost partition. Pixel8 is a data recovery software company that recovers deleted data from any brand of drive and most storage device types. They are offering Seagate Premium Data Recovery Software as a free download, with some limitations. There are unlimited recoveries for one year and the software can be activated on up to five different computers. Every activation is unique to each computer. Seagate Premium Data Recovery has a clear interface that’s easy to understand and use. At startup there are three options:
• Test a device (short or extended scan, along with estimated time for both)
• Recover lost files (lists devices or volumes from which data can be recovered. Encrypted files will be grayed out. Turn off encryption to access the data)
• Erase data (volume or device or specific files and folders)
The recover lost files option has three scan modes: simple, advanced and smart scan. After scanning it displays the recoverable files and the condition of each file.
You can recover all files, or selected folders and files, which are listed in groups by type – images, documents, videos, audio, miscellaneous, etc. You can use the drop down menu to sort files by date created, date modified, date last opened, size, type and integrity.
Note that when you start a recovery operation, you may get a message that one of your license keys will be used if you proceed. With the unlimited one year license, the keys aren’t applicable.
The program can recover these file types:
bmp, gi, svg, psd, eps, emf, jpg, png, pdf, tiff, ppt, pptx, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, rtf, outlook, txt, mpp, chm, vsd, mp3, wma, wav, mp4, mov, wmv, 3gp, swf, asf, avi, flv, fla.
The program scanned and recovered several different file types on my system – all were in good condition before recovery and restored with no problems. Document files were intact, as were zip files, mp3s, images (jpg, jpeg, png) and some miscellaneous files. All functioned properly when opened or played. Data recovery success depends on the condition of the files and the device or drive. To download the program, scroll down the page a bit to the Premium Software $0 box. Choose either the macOS or Windows version and select Add to Cart. During checkout, you’re asked to provide first and last name, physical address, country, phone number and email, with the option to create an account or receive news and updates. After checkout you’ll receive an email with a license number and order number. The license number, order number and email address used to download the software are required to activate the software during installation. There are other data recovery programs (free and paid) but if you’re looking for a good program from a manufacturer who has had traditionally good tools, give Seagate Premium Data Recovery Software a try. It’s clear interface, speed, ease of use and success rate make it a good choice to recover lost data. (h/t TheWindowsClub)
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