How to Restore Deleted and Lost Files?

With this digital era, most of the people around globe will save useful digital information in computer hard drive, USB pen drive and other storage devices. Files saved on several of these storage devices are never completely safe. It is likely to disappear when user does any mistake or due to logical errors. To understand better, consider a real time scenario here.

Assume that while moving some set of files from computer to external storage drive you accidentally removed external drive before completing transfer process. This led to missing or deletion of those files which are being transferred. Similarly while navigating through various folders, accidentally pressing Shift+Del on selected files instead of performing necessary task may remove those files permanently. These are not the only situations, listed below are few possible ways of losing files from various storage devices:

  • Use of Command Prompt to erase files will make those files to bypass Recycle Bin
  • Recycle Bin on Windows computer has an option in its properties, namely ‘Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove file immediately when deleted’. When this option is enabled by any unauthorized user then deleting any files will causes complete removal, as the file skips Recycle Bin
  • Files on computer hard drive might go missing due to improper system shutdown, incorrect Windows OS update or any other logical error
  • Formatting any storage drive or partition if the process was mandatory as drive was showing format error and you had no option to backup data before proceeding with this process
  • Forceful ejection of external storage devices connected to computer may sometimes cause missing of files saved in it

Not to worry when any of these instances strike you and useful files get either erased or lost from storage drive. It is now possible to get back data after accidental deletion of unexpected loss scenarios with the assistance of proficient file recovery software.

Deleted and lost files restoration software:

Missing or erased files from storage drives can be easily recovered if you make use of Yodot File Recovery tool software at the same instant without any delay. This is one of the effective file retrieval software that includes read-only scanning modules to extract each and every file without causing any damage to file in concern. It has capability of recovering PDF, Word documents, Excel files, RAR - ZIP archives, basic media files (jpeg, png, mpg, wmv, gif, asf), sticky notes, Outlook PST, OST files, and many other file types.

Best part is user will have permission to make use of this tool to recover files and preview it – proceeding to save these restored files will require a product key that needs to be purchased. So you can actually run the utility even before purchasing it and buy only if satisfied with the results. Along with erased, missing or hidden files, this tool can even retrieve deleted folders from external hard disk drive, USB pen drive, SSD, memory cards and other Windows compatible storage devices. It can easily achieve file recovery from storage components that have FAT32, FAT16, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT and ReFS file systems. You can run this program on Windows laptops and desktops that function with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems.

Instructions for deleted and lost file recovery on Windows:

  • Download this tool, install and run it with the help of guidelines provided on screen
  • If files are deleted and lost from any external storage drive, connect it to Windows system and continue with the same steps
  • Then select “Deleted File Recovery” option to extract deleted files from any storage drive
  • Or click on “Lost File Recovery” option to get back hidden, missing or lost files
  • Next, select the drive or partition from which files are deleted or lost and proceed next
  • By clicking on Next, scanning begins and its status will be visible through Progress bar
  • As scanning completes, recovered files will get listed in two view types – ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type view’
  • Have a look at rescued files by switching between these view modes
  • At last, save retrieved data to new destined location on Windows system hard disk or on other storage media like CD, DVD or external drive.

Important Note:

  • Never save restored files back to same old storage drive from where it was recovered because it causes data overwriting and further permanent loss of information
  • Avoid frequent usage of Shift+Del keys on Windows system to erase files, instead use delete option
  • It is recommended to disable Recycle Bin option that makes deleted files to escape Recycle Bin folder
  • Do not abruptly eject external storage devices from Windows computer