Retrieve Password Protected Files

“My Laptop is in really bad condition. It doesn't matter what files I save on the system, they get disappeared in the hard drive and are nowhere to be found. To my surprise even the password protected files also are lost which were of great importance. I tried my luck on various recovery programs but none of them seem to have the desired features in them to restore files that are lost or deleted.”

If you are victim of the above case scenario, there is no need to get worried. The password protected files are not permanently lost from the system. What actually happens is that the links of deleted/lost files are removed so that new data can be added in the same place. With the use of file recovery application, users can easily get access to their files and resume work without any delay. You can even preview the contents of password protected files before saving them on to the respective destination location.

Some of the reasons that cause loss of password protected files are:

  • Unintentionally deleting the password protected file while previewing or erasing other files
  • Formatting of hard drive partition will erase all the information saved on it including the password protected files
  • You may end up losing your password protected files if your external storage drives in which files are stored gets infected with virus
  • Sudden loss of power when the user is working on his password protected files causes file loss
  • Hard drive failure or system crash, both of which happen all of sudden create loss of files that are opened to carry out task
  • Use of unsuited third party application may also lead to loss of password protected files from your computer
  • Shift deleted files are lost permanently from hard disk as they bypass the Recycle Bin folder

Utility to get back your password protected files:

Yodot File Recovery tool that can perform all the operations which are related in getting back the password protected files that have been lost or deleted due to various reasons that are mentioned above. In eddition to password protected files, this software can retrieve deleted or lost encrypted excel sheet, PPT files, JAR files and so on. This utility works by scanning the selected partition where the password protected file was located. It easily extracts the contents, lists them in Data View or File Type View as desired by the user. Data View provides the view of data in the respective folder format and File Type View provides the view of recovered files according to their given signatures. The different file types that can be supported by this application are PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, EXCEL, MDB, RAR, ZIP, PST, DBX and many others which are secured with passwords.

Steps to rescue your password protected files:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery tool in the system by logging as local system administrator
  • Launch the tool with the help of shortcut icon that is placed in the desktop
  • Follow onscreen instructions that are provided in main screen of recovery product
  • Deleted File Recovery and Lost File Recovery options are present; you need to select the required option that has caused loss of password protected files
  • In the Next window the list of drives that are present in the system are provided, select the partition from where the password protected data is missing
  • Now click on the Next button that will begin the scanning process
  • Once the scanning process gets completed the restored files are listed
  • Save retrieved password protected data to respective location as available to the user

Helpful Tips:

  • Don’t save the recovered files to the same location from where it got deleted
  • Always keep your antivirus program updated to prevent file loss
  • Keep backup of data in external drive and have it updated regularly

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