Software to Retrieve Short Cut Files

A shortcut file is a handle that allows user to find a file located in different location. Normally we will create shortcut files to make our task easy. By simply double clicking on shortcut, file or application will get opened directly. Usually, we will create shortcut for commonly used files.

But, in some cases these files may get removed from system and create problems for users. Let us focus on few situations where shortcut files may get deleted:

  • When you run antivirus software in system (if the shortcut files is infected by viruses then it gets removed from system)
  • When insecure applications installed in system
  • If you unknowingly apply “shift” “Delete” key combination on that shortcut file

In case, deleted shortcut file is a normal and unimportant, then no need to bother about it, but most of the shortcuts will be related to applications or tools like eclipse, QTP, Data warehousing, Oracle, etc. In such situations user has to pay more on that kind of files.

Once shortcut files got deleted what action you have to take?

You need to use file recovery software to get deleted shortcut files back. In present tech world you can find lot of file recovery tools to handle this kind of situations. Among them, you can utilize Yodot File Recovery software to get effective results.

Features of shortcut file recovery utility:

It can retrieve any kind of shortcut files on Windows system. Addition to shortcut files, it can rescue files from folder lock, encrypted files, password protected files on Windows system. Apart from that, it will assist to retrieve files from external hard drive, SSD drive, pen drives, USB drives memory card, memory stick, etc. This utility is compatible to run on all versions of Windows system such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating system.

Procedure to extract shortcut files:

  • Once you have chosen Yodot File Recovery, it’s time to scan your hard drive to retrieve shortcut files from it
  • For that, just install Yodot File Recovery tool on your Windows system and run it
  • After running, you can see options such as “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”, select any option depends on file loss
  • Then it will display drive list which is present in your system, then select the one from where your shortcut files got deleted
  • After selecting drive, it will start scanning process
  • Once scanning has finished, you are going to see a list of files in different file views such as “Data View” or “File Type View”
  • Just select file name and type that matches to your deleted shortcut files and restore them in a safe place other than source location

Instructions to prevent Shortcut file loss!!

  • Check twice before deleting files permanently from system
  • Try to update antivirus software regularly in system