PDF File Recovery

Portable Document Format simply called as PDF is the most popular format for writing documents. These files are especially useful for writing pages for magazine articles, product brochures, or flyers, in which preserving the original graphic appearance online is a necessity. A PDF file can contain text, images, forms, annotations, outlines, and other data. They preserve fonts and formatting electronically across multiple platforms and appear the same on the screen as they will when printed on paper. Search engines such as Google, Bing and etc now index PDF documents which can be viewed on the web browser.

The main advantage of a PDF file is that it preserves all the fonts, formatting, graphics, and color of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. So, with the popularity of PDF file, PDF file data loss becomes a prominent problem. Even when you take every precaution to avoid it, the day may still come when you have to face it. Then in such situations a PDF file recovery software is needed.

Let us see the common reasons for PDF file loss

    Human Errors: This is the most common reason for PDF file loss. You may accidentally delete a file or you might delete file using Shift + Del key combination which bypasses the recycle bin

    Virus Attack: Virus attack on the PDF file results in file corruption and eventually leads to file loss Power Failure: Power failure when the PDF file in use results in PDF File Loss

    Partition Error: PDF file lost due to partition error such as error during repartitioning

    Format: Accidentally formatting the drive results in complete data loss from the drive including PDF files

    OS Crash: Operating system crashes which may occur at any point of time and due to several reasons. This may lead to deletion of your files present on your Windows machine

    OS Reinstallation: An OS reinstallation causes complete data loss from the computer hard disk Which might also include your PDF file

    Other Reasons: Other reasons such as improper shut down, unauthorized user or third party application may result in PDF file loss from the system

Are these PDF files permanently deleted?

Whenever you delete a PDF file from your computer, its content is not erased but only the reference to that file data in File Allocation Table is erased. The operating system simply marks that hard disk space as deleted and makes that space as available for reuse. Contrary to what you might think, it is possible and quite easy to recover this deleted PDF files.

Is it possible to recover them?

Yes it is definitely possible to recover your lost / deleted PDF files from your PC using a file recovery software. Deleted files recovery software is among the best software’s to recover your PDF file. The software performs rigorous scanning to recover all your lost / deleted PDF files. Apart from the file mentioned above the software also recover different file types including documents, music, images, and video files.

Steps to recover files using the software

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery software
  • Run the software and follow the on screen procedures
  • Make use of "Deleted File Recovery" option to recover your deleted PDF files or use "Lost File Recovery" option to recover your lost PDF files
  • The application scans the entire system and displays all the logical and external drives present in it
  • Choose the drive from which you want to recovery your PDF file
  • The recoverable files will be displayed in two views i.e. "Data type" and "File type" view. "Data type" will show you the actual folder name with its root files and in "File type" view all the files will be listed according to their file extensions
  • Toggle between the two views types, to search and select the desired files that you need to recover.
  • You can also make use of raw search option, in order to search specific file type.
  • If you are searching for deleted files, then make use of "Deleted file" option to view only the deleted files and folders and can make recovery simple and easy


  • Always backup your important data
  • Always use good antivirus software for your computer
  • Do not install the software on to the drive from where you want to recover your data
  • Whenever a data loss occurs stop using your PC immediately to avoid any overwriting
  • Before deleting a file, cross check the file for confirming your selection
  • It is always better to make your important files as read-only to avoid deletion or any modification

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