Extract Large Files from NTFS drive

NTFS is abbreviated as New Technology File System that is compatible on all Windows versions where data can be accessed and shared easily. It has many technical improvements over FAT and High Performance file system (HPFS). It uses several enhanced data structure to improve its performance, security, disk space utilization and reliability. In NTFS, entire files, directory and meta file data are saved in Master File Table (MFT); and its algorithm minimizes disk fragmentation. It has capability to recover hard drive automatically from any disk related problems. As large files from NTFS drive has many confidential information regarding office work, losing such huge files may put you in dilemma if you have not taken any action.

Reason behind loss of large files from NTFS:

  • If you delete any large file from NTFS drive using command prompt then it will bypass Recycle Bin and fails to get stored
  • Occurrence of any interruption while transferring large files from NTFS drive to any other external storage device might results in loss of those files
  • Accidentally erasing important large file rather than unwanted and useless files on NTFS drive to free space on it and emptying Recycle Bin
  • Unintentionally formatting NTFS drive will lead to lose large files from Window operating system
  • Improper use of Cut Paste option to move large files from NTFS drive to another storage media tends to file loss

Apart from above displayed scenarios, there are many other problem associated with large file loss. If you possess backup of important large NTFS files then you can recover those large files from backup by connecting backup drive and following these simple techniques as mentioned below:

  • Go to Start menu -> All Programs - > Accessories - > Control Panel - > System and Maintenance - > Backup and Restore then press on 'Restore my files' option and follow steps given on screen
  • Otherwise if you have maintained a copy of crucial files on any external storage like external hard drive, pen drive, CDs or DVDs. Then connect that corresponding drive and copy those files

If above mentioned technique doesn't work, then you may start repenting. Don't worry, when large files from NTFS partition get lost or deleted, then you can prefer reliable large files recovery software.

Utility to recover large NTFS files:

Yodot File Recovery is well-known file recovery software to retrieve large files from NTFS partition on Windows system. This app has progressive scanning mechanism and simple user interface to recover all kinds of large files from NTFS partition. It can bring back lost and deleted files from external storage device from memory card, SSD drives, pen drives, FireWire drives, external hard drive and from many other devices. It has user friendly interface for smooth and easy recovery of large files from NTFS partition and also it does not alter existing files present in storage device. Along with lost and formatted files, this program is compatible to recover deleted large files from Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2003 operating system based computers. Try demo version to restore your lost or deleted large files from NTFS partition or any external storage drives.

Procedure to regain large NTFS files:

  • Download and install Yodot Files Recovery tool in your system by logging in as local system admin
  • After installation process, you can run software using shortcut icon present on desktop
  • On main screen you will get two options like 'Deleted File Recovery' and 'Lost File Recovery'
  • In that, opt for required option and then move to next screen
  • Select NTFS partition from where large files got erased
  • Start scanning the selected NTFS drive by hitting on Next button
  • After completion of recovery process, rescued files can be seen in 'File Type View' or 'Data View'
  • Mark required large NTFS files and store them on desired destination location

Notable Points:

  • Avoid Shift deleting large files from NTFS partition on Windows system
  • Stop saving new files on NTFS drive when you encounter any file deletion or loss