Users often delete their valuable files from their hard drive or external storage device while accessing data and later regret for their mistake. Later check Recycle Bin in a hope to find deleted files and get upset when they cannot find them in Recycle Bin. In such situation, you will be wondering about the possible ways to restore deleted files from storage media. Generally files deleted from hard drive using the Delete key will be moved and stored in the Recycle Bin of the computer. You just have to open the Recycle Bin and click “Restore” button to get back deleted items to their original location on the hard drive.

When a file is deleted from computer hard drive or external drive, just its entry is removed from the file allocation table and labels its space on the storage drive as reusable. But the contents of deleted file remain intact on the hard disk unless it is overwritten with new files. If your drive is pretty much full, then deleted file space will be sooner utilized for next write process i.e. for storing new files. Hence to successful recover files immediately after deletion, you have to stop using your drive.

The most appropriate recovery software to find deleted files on computer or restore deleted files is Deleted File Recovery software. This tool has advanced scanning algorithm, it retrieve deleted files within few minutes. It also has the ability to recover different types of files from various storage devices and you can also preview the recovered data by which you can estimate the probability of recovery.

Scenarios responsible for deletion of files:

Accidental deletion: Deleting unwanted files from storage drive is quite common practice to avail storage space for storing new data. Sometimes while deleting unnecessary files, users unknowingly delete some needed files and later they realize their mistake. Luckily deleted files can be restored from Recycle Bin or Mac Trash. Suppose if the files are deleted bypassing Trash then it leads to loss of files.

Deletion of files by third party applications: In certain cases you might lose some essential files due to the action of third party applications like antivirus. Certain antivirus programs delete the virus infected files without giving any notification.

Emptying Recycle Bin or Trash: In certain instances deleted files can be restored from Recycle Bin or Mac Trash. If the contents of Recycle Bin or Trash are cleared, then you will not be able to get back those files with simple restore option. Then you find files deleted from Recycle Bin.

Error in the conversion process: Error encountered during any conversion process like partition conversion (like converting a partition from dynamic to basic or vice versa) or file system conversion (FAT to NTFS) can corrupt the partition data resulting in loss of file from that particular partition. The main causes behind the occurrence of such error are system failure, sudden power surge, hard ware malfunctioning, etc.

Features of deleted files recovery software:

  • Entire drive can be scanned in few minutes to restore deleted files.
  • Recover deleted files which are deleted using Shift Delete or Command Delete key combination.
  • Recover files from hard drives, flash memory cards, USB external drives etc.
  • Locate and discover how to find deleted files on Mac volumes or Windows drives using in-built advanced scanning algorithms.
  • Supports recovery of files from NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16, FAT32, EXFAT, HFSX and HFS+ formatted volumes / drives.
  • Restore deleted files, which have been emptied from Trash or files which bypass Windows recycle Bin when they exceed in size as compared to the Recycle Bin.
  • Ability to identify and recover various popular file types on the basis of their unique signature.

Necessary steps to find deleted files:

Step 1: Download and install free demo version of Deleted File Recovery software. After installation select “RECOVER FILES” from the main window.

Find Deleted Files - Main screen

Step 2: Choose “RECOVER DELETED FILES” to recover your deleted file. Then select logical drive from where you need to recover and find deleted files.

Find Deleted Files - Select Recover Deleted Files

Step 3: Software starts scanning; once scanning is done your recovered file is displayed in “FILE TYPE VIEW” or “DATA VIEW”.

Find Deleted Files - View in File Type View

Precautions keep in mind to restore deleted files:

  • Keep a back up copy of all the important files in order to meet the requirement of the future
  • Always scan Recycle Bin folder and Trash folder before emptying it completely. This will help in restoring all the important files back to your system
  • Use reliable and genuine anti-virus program in order to keep your system virus free. Always scan any third party utility before installing it to your system.

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