How to Restore Large Files?

“Please help!!! I had stored large sized files in a folder on my desktop. Today I encountered a trouble when I tried to move these files to external storage drive using Cut-Paste options. The system suddenly turned off by itself that dismissed all current activities including file transfer process. This has rendered missing of those selected large files on system hard drive. I even tried using advanced search options to find these large files, but found nothing. Is there any possible method to recover large files on Windows system?”

This situation can occur with many computer users. Computer hard drive is capable of holding files of different file sizes. However, one should be very careful while dealing with large sized files because any minute mistake can result in to missing or deletion of such huge files. Apart from above mentioned scenario, other reasons behind loss of large files are listed here:

  • Deletion of files more than 4GB file size can result in complete removal as Recycle Bin cannot hold files that are larger than 4GB sized files
  • Use of ineffective antivirus tool on system to scan hard drive against presence of harmful viruses can sometimes cause missing of certain large files
  • Malware infection to large files can hide them from user interface, after which users assume that files are lost from hard drive

Not to worry when huge files are lost from system hard drive in any of these instances; because there are plenty of online programs that can help you undelete files too large for Recycle Bin. This is possible because deleting or missing of large sized files indicate that these files are made invisible to operating system and users marking its memory location as free to store new files. Thus, these files still reside in same memory location until new data is added. Therefore, before using third party file recovery tools to retrieve large files, it is strictly suggested not to save new data on computer hard drive.

Large files recovery tool:

Recover erased files is the finest tool to rescue large sized files on Windows computer with ease. This software is developed with preeminent modules that safely retrieve each and every large file that is erased or missed from computer hard drive. It is capable of rescuing MS Office files, PDFs, compressed files, executable files (.exe), text, Paint files, folders, etc. effortlessly. It can be utilized to retrieve files more than 4GB size from system hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SSD, FireWire Drive and other storage devices. This utility can be employed to regain bigger files on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and Server 2003 OS based laptops and desktops.

Recovery steps for bringing back large files:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery program on Windows computer from which large files are lost or erased
  • Next, install the application following onscreen instructions and run it
  • In main screen, click on “Deleted File Recovery” option to restore erased huge files
  • Else, if large sized files are missing, then choose “Lost File Recovery” option
  • Proceeding next, select the drive / logical partition on system hard drive from where large files have to be restored
  • By clicking next, initiate the scanning process, whose status is shown in Status Bar
  • When scanning ends, make use of ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’ to glance at rescued files
  • At last, select necessary files from recovered list of files and save them to new target location

Important Note:

  • Always backup required large files in secure location to avoid unforeseen file loss situations
  • Do not erase large sized files without proper confirmation

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