How to Retrieve Media Files from Windows 7?

“Need some urgent attention here!! Guys I have deleted my personal media files from the external storage media connected to Windows 7 computer. Please recommend me a good way in which I can overcome this issue immediately, without causing any more damage. This un-forgetful mistake happened two days prior when I connected my external hard drive for taking out all media files to my Windows 7 operating system. Instead of using the copy option, I accidentally clicked on ‘Delete’ option and deleted all media files without leaving a single folder.”

Loss of all the valuable media files from your storage device is heart breaking. Above given is one such situation. But, there is no need to worry! No matter what happens, files are not permanently deleted from the hard drive, nor they are overwritten. Noted below are few of the situations that cause loss of media files from Windows 7 OS:

  • Virus Infection: This is the most dangerous threat that everyone encounter. In spite of installing antivirus program, user can encounter loss of media files from viruses. These viruses corrupt the storage media making them inaccessible for user, thereby creating huge loss of information
  • Formatting: Formatting is the procedure that is carried out for the elimination of entire set of files and folders present in relevant drive or in separate partition. Some of the third party tools installed in the system can also format the hard drive irrespective of user’s commands
  • Improper removal: Following improper way of removing external storage media may harm the media files that are being processed. Therefore proper checkup of the transfer process must be done before disconnecting the external storage media else huge media file loss takes place

No matter how much care is provided to the media files on your Windows 7 system, one or the other day you will encounter data loss in the form of deletion, loss of files, virus attack or so on. It’s hardly predictable for us to know when media files from system disappear without even realizing it.

Program to Restore Windows 7 Media Files:

Yodot Photo Recovery is the best known utility that can be accessed to restore deleted / lost media files from Windows 7 operating system effectively. With the use of best designed user interface and advanced list of options, all that needs to be done is to follow the steps that will complete the recovery process. As this is a read only application, user can be ensured that no trouble is caused to other data present in the storage media. Apart from restoring media files from Windows 7 computer, user can also get back different file types from Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 10 as well. This tool also runs on server environment providing functionalities to restore CSC file missing on Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems. For the benefit of Mac users we have Yodot Mac Photo Recovery to regain media files from Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), Mac OS X (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X (Lion) operating systems.

Follow the simple steps to know how to get back media files in Windows 7 operating system:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery tool in the system
  • On completion of the installation process, user can view shortcut icon on desktop
  • Run the program and follow the simple procedure to rescue media files from Windows 7 OS
  • From the main screen of the program click on Deleted Photo Recovery or Lost Photo Recovery option, whichever has resulted in loss of media file
  • Once you click on the option, the next screen appears with the list of drives
  • Select the drive from where recovery process has to be carried out and then proceed to next screen
  • Select the media files that were lost / deleted from Windows 7 computer and then start the scanning process
  • As soon as the scanning process gets completed, user can preview the media files before saving them on known destination location as available to host operating system user

Helpful Suggestions:

  • Avoid saving the data to same destination location from where it has been recovered
  • As soon as you encounter photo loss from Polaroid camera, stop using the gadget
  • Maintain backup copy of important photos in separate external storage media