Retrieve Locked Files from Windows 7 PC

windows 7 data recovery“Hi all, I was formatting a drive on Windows 7 computer; While formatting, I forgot to backup few important locked files and formatted drive; I cannot lose those essential from Windows 7 hard drive. Please help me suggesting a way out of this problem. Thanks in advance…”

Above may be the scenario in which you might have lost your locked files on Windows 7 OS computer. With its easy to use interface and lots of options to perform on files; you might have stored number of files in it and locked few files using folder lock or using any othet way. Locked files might contain very important data in them like any personal documents, family photos, videos, audios, etc. If you do not have any other copy of your lost locked files, then how to access files locked by folder lock or locked in Windows 7?. Do not panic, as there is a way to get back locked files lost or erased from Windows 7 system in various scenarios as described below:

  • Unintended Deletion: Unintentionally deleting locked files from Windows 7 computer hard drive along with unwanted files
  • Locked File Transfer: Files may get lost if any interruption occurs when locked files are being transferred from one drive to the other on your computer
  • Use of Cut - Paste Option: Incorrect use of Cut and Paste option to move files from one location to another on Windows 7 computer hard drive or external storage drive might cause missing of important locked files which you were moving using Cut - Paste option
  • Virus Infection: Sometime viruses may infect locked files in Windows 7 and delete them from hard drive. Even antivirus scan may not serve the purpose of removing viruses at times and delete locked files if infected by viruses

There may be any reason for loss of locked files on Windows 7 computer; but you can retrieve locked files in Windows 7 using Recover erased files software.

Windows 7 locked file recovery software:

Yodot File Recovery software is best to restore locked files in Windows 7 OS based computers and laptops. This program enables you to restore locked files that went missing or erased for any reason from your Windows 7 PC. The tool is capable to restore Microsoft Office documents, archive files, PDF files, basic media files etc. on your computer. Other than Windows 7, this application is helpful to retrieve locked or password protected files from hard drives installed with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2008 OS versions. You can restore files from computer hard drives manufactured by HP, Sony, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba, Seagate, WD, Lenovo, IoSafe, Iomega, Maxtor, etc. It is also possible to get back files from FAT, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT and ReFS file system formatted storage drives on Windows 7 system.

Steps for retrieving locked files in Windows 7:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software and install it on your Windows 7 computer
  • Run installed tool and select “Deleted File Recovery” or “Lost File Recovery” from main screen
  • Select icon of drive from which you need to retrieve locked files and click on “Next”
  • Then select file formats which you want to recover from next screen and click on “Next”
  • Software begins to scan for selected file formats and displays the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Select recovered locked files and click on “Next”
  • Browse a location where you want to save your locked files and click on “Save”

Points to Remember:

  • Scan computer hard drive for any threats using antivirus software regularly
  • Keep backup of your important locked files on Windows 7 PC to any external drive

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