How to Retrieve Compressed Old Files?

Files compression is carried out usually on computers to minimize disk space usage and create more free space. By compressing set of files in to an archive will not only reduce overall file size but also enables those files for secure transfer over network. On Windows operating systems, users rely on two major archive applications to compress files namely, WinZip and WinRAR. Files compressed using WinZIP are saved with .zip or .zipx file format; whereas WinRAR tool compresses files in to RAR format. While trying to pile up all old files on any storage drive, user will preferably compress them in to any two of these formats. But such compressed old files may become invisible on Windows computer when scenarios like mentioned below occur:

  • Compressed old files may disappear from its storage location when transfer process of these files is interrupted. Interruptions could be because of forceful system shutdown, incomplete cut and paste operation or abrupt ejection of external storage drive from / to which compressed files are being transferred
  • While trying to remove unwanted old files from system drive using Shift+ Del keys, mistakenly choosing compressed old files of high importance
  • Most of the times, users may leave old compressed files to reside in Recycle Bin so that these files can be restored at any given time. But then emptying Recycle Bin intentionally or unintentionally will remove these old archives completely from system drive
  • Unknowingly erasing compressed old files when Recycle Bin is enabled with “Don’t move files to Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted.” option

When compressed old files are missing, lost or erased from particular storage drive, you need not worry that old files lost forever. These compressed old files will be still present in same old location until new data is added on to the storage media. So, when old archives are lost, immediately make use of some proficient file retrieval tool to get back such old files.

Compressed old files recovery software:

Yodot File Recovery is the proficient software to bring back all your compressed old files that are lost or erased. This tool has ability to retrieve compressed archives of .zip, .zipx, .rar, .jar and other formats. Along with compressed old files, it can also restore documents, PDFs, images, folders, sticky notes, program files like .dll and other file types from Windows computer hard drive. Its ingenious recovery modules are even capable of restoring deleted files from memory stick, USB pen drive, SSD, external hard drive and storage components having NTFS, NTFS5, ReFS, FAT16, FAT32 and ExFAT file systems. One can utilize this application on Windows OS based laptops and desktops including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 versions. There is a demo version to check the efficiency of this software in recovering lost compressed old files, just download and run it.

Not only your old compressed RAR or ZIP files, but with the help of this brilliant tool you can also recover old photos in Photo Booth application, pictures from old memory card and more.

Instructions to get back compressed old files:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery tool, install and run it on Windows computer
  • If compressed old files are deleted or lost from any external storage drive, connect it to this Windows system and continue
  • Select “Deleted File Recovery” option to extract deleted archive files; else click on “Lost File Recovery” option to retrieve missing or lost old compressed files
  • Next, select the drive or partition from which old archive files has to be recovered
  • Recovered old files will get listed in two view types – ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’
  • Have a look at rescued files by switching between these distinct view modes
  • At last, save restored old compressed files to a new destined location on Windows system

Keep note of these:

  • Avoid unintentional deletion of old compressed files from any storage device
  • Create multiple backup of old archives to prevent unexpected loss of files