How to Restore Lost Files from Computer?

“I have saved number of important files on computer that was useful for my project. I connected a pen drive to copy files from desktop by using Cut Paste option. During the process a problem occurred and turned off the PC. This ended up the transfer process, further when I tried to open the computer and searched for those files; I found nothing. Can anyone give proper solution to rescue lost files from PC? Thanks.”

However, losing files from desktop is commonly faced scenario by many users. Sometimes user lose files continuously due to many reasons like logical errors or human slip ups. Hence before knowing how to recover lost files from computer, lets have a look on few possible conditions that tends to data loss:

  • Occurrence of unknown interruption while moving files from desktop to external storage device can result in loss of files
  • Virus infection on Windows computer HDD leads to corruption of file system tending to file loss
  • While modifying files if system turns off due to power fluctuation then it tends to file loss
  • Scanning virus infected drive using unsecure antivirus tool will remove files without user notification
  • Installing unsafe application or uninstalling certain vital program can make your files to disappear
  • Due to some logical errors file may get hidden from user access resulting in data loss

If user cannot find lost files on desktop, those files can be recovered if there is backup. To rescue files from backup, it is compulsory that drives are backed up and saved. To restore files from PC, open Backup and Restore by hitting on Start button. Select Control Panel and click on System and Maintenance, again click on Backup and Restore. Press on Restore my files and follow the steps in wizard. If lost files are not present in it then opt for reliable file recovery software.

Software to retrieve lost files from computer:

Yodot File Recovery is prominent application to rescue missing files from Windows desktop on various versions of OS. It has ability to restore lost Outlook Express files, Excel sheets, PPT files, Word files, PDF, basic media files, compressed files, PST files and other 300 types of files along with erased files. By performing reliable file signature scan, user can retrieve files of required types successfully. It can recover files from internal hard drive, memory card, pen drive, SSD or removable hard drive and many more. User can use this application to retrieve files from deleted or lost drives with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExFAT file system. It is 100% virus free and do not change any content of files during recovery process. This application rescues lost files on all popular Windows operating systems such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

Steps to restore lost files from PC:

  • Download and install Recover erased files software on Windows desktop
  • After installation, run the tool and follow the instructions
  • Main window will display two options, which are 'Deleted File Recovery' and 'Lost File Recovery'
  • Choose 'Lost File Recovery' option and proceed further
  • Mark on the drive from where you want to restore files and click on 'Next'
  • Wait till the scanning process gets over and then choose files which you want to retrieve
  • To easily navigate through recoverable files, it is suggested to utilize two view options that is 'Data View' and 'File Type View'
  • At last save recovered files in preferred location or on any external storage device, but not on same drive

Points to Remember:

  • Backup all crucial files on multiple drive to avoid permanent data loss
  • Scan system hard disk drive often using reliable antivirus tool to avoid loss of files

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