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How to Recover Free 1 GB Data with Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition?

 Modified on: January 7, 2022 |    6728 views

Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition allows you to recover data up to 1 GB (single file size of 25 MB) for absolutely free. Follow the given steps to recover the data:

  • Download, install, and run the software on your system. 

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  • You’ll see the ‘Select What to Recover’ screen on which you can choose ‘Everything’ or the type of data you want to retrieve. Click Next

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  • After that, on the ‘Recover from’ screen, choose the location/folder/drive from where you’ve lost the data Click Scan.

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  • The software will start scanning the chosen location or drive for the deleted or lost files/folders.
  • Once the scanning is completed, the results will appear on the screen under three different panes, i.e., File Type, Tree View, and Deleted List.
  • Choose the files you want to retrieve and click Recover

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  • Next, click Browse to choose a preferred location where you want to save the data
  • Finally, click Start Saving to store the recoverable data.

Note: Don’t choose the same location from where you lost the data. Always choose a different drive partition in your system or an external storage drive to save recoverable files to prevent data overwriting.


8 User Comments

I've run the scan, and am trying to recover documents only. Says 'marked 299.70 MB in 3810 files in 3 folders," but when I try to recover, I get "1GB data recovery limit of this free version exceeded."





Hi Andrew,

Please make sure while saving recovered data, any file size should not more than 25 MB.

We would recommend you to raise a ticket to our experts using below link:


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I am done with scanning, but when i try to recovery and use my 1 GB free data it ask for activation key





Dear Pawan,

Thank you for your comment.

Kindly make sure you installed the "Free" edition of our software. You may verify it from the "About" section of the software.

However, if you installed any other edition of Stellar software then we request you to purchase it and you will get an activation key to activate the software.

Moreover, you may submit a ticket by using the below-mentioned link and our support team will surely assist with this:

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i cant even recover 100MB when i want to recover data a activation dialogue pop up..what can i do




Kheshwar Sharma

Dear Andy,

Thank you for writing to Stellar.

Please let us know if you have installed any other Stellar software in the computer.

Our Free 1 GB software recovers the files those are less than 25 MB only and in total less than 1 GB. Please make sure you select the files those are less than 25 MB.


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I can't even recover 16KB, when I want to recover data an activation dialogue pops up.

Error message: 10GB data recovery limit of this free version is exceeded.

When checking About, it says Standard Edition, version

Prior, by mistake, I downloaded and installed the Professional version (moved it to the bin, restarted, and reinstalled Free version - n(

Any suggestions on how to proceed?

All the best, Bo


Bo Andersson



Dear Bo,

Because you installed the Professional version before the Free edition, there is no way to recover from the Free Edition in this circumstance.

In this scenario, you must acquire data recovery software for this machine.


Team Stellar


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