How to Recover Only Deleted Files?

If you are reading this page then you might have done a mistake and deleted significant files from your system. Whether those files are office work document or photo memories, deleting something so valuable will make you irritate. It happens to most of us. Fortunately, there are some techniques by applying them you can get back your only deleted files from your Windows system. Those techniques are mentioned below:

Technique 1: Restoring deleted files from backup

You can regain your deleted files from a backup if you have created it. If you are using Windows backup, then you can restore it from a previous versions (Previous versions are copies of files that Windows automatically saves as a part of restore point. Sometime previous versions are also called as “Shadow copies”)

To retrieve your deleted files from backup:

Go to Start button ->open Backup and Restore option -> Click on Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> then click on Backup and Restore

After the above step, click on Restore my files and follow steps in the wizard.

Technique 2: Restoring only deleted files from previous versions

Go to Start Button -> Click on Computer -> Navigate to the folder from where the files have deleted, right click on it -> then click on Restore Previous versions

After the above step, it will show list of available precious versions of the files. Drag the files to restore in another location (such as Desktop or some other drive location)

Note : If you don’t remember the exact location of your deleted files, then you can search for them by typing part of file name in search box provided in Document library.

To apply above procedure the following points to be remember!!

  • You cannot copy or open previous versions of files that were created by Windows Backup, but it can be restored
  • To restore a previous version, choose the previous version and then click on Restore
  • Restore files replaces the current version on your computer and the replacement cannot be undone
  • If “Restore” button is not available, then you cannot restore previous version of the file to its original location, in such case, you might be able to open or save it to different location

After applying above techniques also if you are unable to recover your deleted files, then use right file recovery program to get back them. If you are talking about right software, then Yodot File Recovery is the best one.

Software to recover only deleted files:

Yodot File Recovery is an outstanding tool to recover only deleted files on Windows system. This software can retrieve all type of deleted files such as DLL, VCF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, PDF, archive files, etc. Along with only deleted files, it will assist you to get items back after emptying Recycle Bin , lost files, cut and paste files and so on. Also it helps to recover only deleted files from external hard drive, SSD drive, USB drives and memory card, memory stick and so on. This utility is compatible to retrieve deleted files on all versions of Windows system such as Windows XP, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating system.

Procedure to get back deleted files:

  • Once you have chosen Recover erased files tool, it’s time to scan your hard drive to retrieve your deleted files
  • For that, just install Yodot File Recovery tool on your Windows system and run it in order to get back your deleted files
  • After running, it will show two options such “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”, select “Deleted File Recovery” option to bring back only erased files
  • Then it will display drive list which is present in your system, then select the one from where you need to regain only deleted files
  • 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 type and name that matches your deleted files, and finally restore them in a safe and secured place other than source location ( the drive from where you have deleted files)

How can you prevent file deletion in future?

  • Backup your important files to an external drive or cloud storage
  • Check twice before deleting it permanently from system

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