How to Recover Files More Than 4GB?

“Hi, I recently erased few documents that were bigger than 4GB in file size. But after deleting I realized that I had erased wrong files and thought of restoring them from Recycle Bin. However, as I opened Recycle Bin I was confused for not finding these deleted documents there; I didn’t understand why erased files were not present in Recycle Bin. Deleted documents are very important and I need them back at any cost. Can anybody tell me how to recover files that are large in size and not stored in Recycle Bin? Please help.”

Documents on system hard drive can be of varied file size. Usually files can only occupy certain kilo bytes (KB) of memory space on storage drive. But there are files that can consume more than 4GB of memory space; these include program files, compressed archives, etc. Many users lose such files which are more than 4GB file size from computers in numerous instances.

Commonly seen scenario of losing files bigger than 4GB is through deletion process. Erasing files of more than 4GB size can result to permanent deletion, because these files bypass recycle Bin folder and gets completely deleted. Hence, if more than 4GB sized files are deleted accidentally from system hdd, then user has to repent for the loss. Other times, one might lose files bigger than 4GB size due to scenarios like:

  • Running unsecured antivirus scan on system
  • Interrupted transfer of 4GB sized files from system to other storage devices
  • Harmful virus infection that makes larger files invisible to the OS

When files of more than 4GB size are erased or lost, then one cannot restore back files manually. Hence, it is suggested to make use of third party file restoration software to get back files more than 4GB size with ease. But before employing file retrieval programs, make sure that no data is been added to storage drive as it may cause data overwriting, which lead to permanent data loss.

Software to recover files more than 4GB size

Yodot File Recovery is the best utility to bring back files bigger than 4GB file size. Its advanced scanning technology can retrieve files that are lost in various situations. It can restore documents, text, folders, PDFs, Excel sheets, etc. without damaging file contents. This utility can even bring back missing files from internal hard drive, external hard drive, USB pen drive, memory stick, SSD and other Windows compatible storage devices. This fine tool can retrieve files accidentally deleted from FAT32, FAT16, ExFAT, NTFS, ReFS and NTFS5 formatted storage devices with no effort. One can use this file retrieval tool to get back files greater than 4GB in size from computer hard drives working with Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.

Guidelines to extract files larger than 4GB size

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software on your Windows computer and install it
  • Run the program and wait till main screen showing two options gets displayed
  • Click on ‘Deleted File Recovery’ to restore deleted files, else click on ‘Lost File Recovery’ to get back missing / hidden files
  • Then select the drive or partition that held lost files more than 4GB in size
  • Allow the software to scan selected partition and wait till scanning completes
  • View rescued files in two distinct views ‘Data View’ / ‘File Type View’
  • Preview selected files from list and save recovered files to target location on system drive
  • Do not save retrieved files to same old folder or partition from where it was lost previously

Keep these points in mind:

  • Do not erase larger files with more than 4GB file size without complete confirmation
  • Hold proper backup of files bigger than 4GB in multiple storage devices