How to Find Disappeared Files?

file recovery after virus attack“Hi all, I have got struck in a big problem. I had stored few files on my computer which are not at the location where they had been saved. I do not understand where those files are gone from my PC. Those are really very important for me and I cannot even imagine of losing them. I do not have backup of them, please help me with a solution. Thanks in advance...”

Above may be the situation in which you might have locked. Usually files get disappear from storage devices for various reasons as mentioned below:

  • Sudden system reboots may corrupt part on file system of partition where information of file location is saved; this might cause disappearing files from computer hard drive
  • Halting file transfer process in middle may cause disappearance of few files which were still being moved to the destination drive or location
  • Virus, malware or other external threats may turn files to hidden format on different storage devices
  • There are chances of disappearing files from hard drive or other storage media due to corruption or format errors

Do not worry even if thought of losing files gives you goose bumps. There are several methods to get back your disappeared files from computer, flash drives and other storage devices. If files are missing from your computer, then you can use the method given below to get them back:

  • You can retrieve data from previous versions on computer. It is nothing but you can go to the past by selecting a date called restoration point. The computer will appear with the files on it as that of data stored on system with respect to the particular day

By using above method, it is not possible to get back files which were stored after the last restore point. If files are disappeared from pen drives, memory cards or any other storage devices, then you will lose files forever as there is no such mechanism like restoring previous versions. You can retrieve disappeared files using Yodot File Recovery software.

Missing File Recovery Software:

Yodot File Recovery software helps you restore disappeared files from computer or laptop hard dive. This utility is capable of retrieving files of different types like MS Office documents, compressed files; PDF files basic media files (, videos, photos, audios etc.) from different storage devices. It supports file restoration from computers with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 OS. You can even retrieve hidden folders from pen drive, external hard drives, SSDs and other drives using this program. This missing file recovery utility lets you restore files from all drives formatted withFAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, exFAT and ReFS file systems. Try using this tool today to discover more of its features by yourself.

Detailed steps to rescue disappeared files:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software and install it on your Windows computer
  • If files are disappeared from any external device, then connect it to the PC and run installed software
  • Select “Lost File Recovery” from main screen of the tool
  • Then select drive from which files are disappeared and click on “Next”
  • Select file types from the list on next screen shown by software and choose “Next” option
  • Software starts scanning for disappeared files and displays the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Save recovered files using “Save” option on any location you prefer  other than scanned drive

Handy Tips:

  • Keep backup of your important files on  external storage drive
  • Use UPS while carrying out file transfer between computer and external hard drive

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