Possibility of recovery chance

In fact, not all the deleted files can be recovered easily. If you put other data at the place where your deleted files used to be, or download and install other programs on your device, that will rewrite your device, then the new data will cover the old data, and make it unavailable to restore your deleted files. Except for this, your deleted files can mostly be restored easily. There are many ways to retrieve deleted files, the more solutions you try, the huger possibility you have to recover your deleted files.

So what the most important thing to remember is : Never rewrite your device after you mistakenly deleted your files.

Then you can try recovering your deleted files with an easy mind.

How to recover deleted files without software

1. Recycle your deleted files

This is the most fortunate situation, you just deleted your files and did not empty your recycle bin yet. You can check your recycle bin, find your deleted files, choose to restore them.

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2. Restore files with built-in function

There are some built-in functions on windows system you can try, and it is totally free.

Recover deleted files by backup function

“Backup and restore”is a windows built-in tool to restore your deleted files easily. You can follow the instructions below:

Step 1: click start button, choose“control panel”, find“back up your computer”in the“System and Security”module.

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Step 2: Enter“back up your computer”, click“Restore my files”option.

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Then you can recover your deleted files for free.

Recover deleted files by restore to previous version

This is another way to restore your files to previous version and recover your deleted files.

Step 1: Open the start button, and choose“computer”option

Step 2: Find the folder which saved your deleted files before, right click the folder, choose“Restore to previous version”option.

3. Recover your deleted files with cmd

CMD is the command prompt of windows system, which allows users to use command line to perform certain actions. You can use cmd to undelete files.

Step 1: Run CMD on your computer.

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Step 2: Type“chkdsk ‘drive letter’ /f”in the window, and press enter.

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Step 3: Type [drive letter : \ >attrib –h –r –s /s /d *.*]

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Notice: CMD is not a very useful tool for files recovery work, and it sometimes may erase or recover your other files, you need to be careful when you use it.

If you have tried all the solutions above, but have not recovered your deleted files, you may need a file recovery tool to help you. Here are some useful and reliable file recovery freewares, you can find a suitable one.

Recover deleted files with freeware

File recovery freeware is a very useful tool to help you restore your deleted files, I have compared the command file recovery freewares, you can have a look.

1. Recuva

[29/8/2018 update]Recuva used to be a freeware but now is a file recovery software listed with $19. Trying to install another program on your computer would somehow make lost data overwritten if you install it on the same drive where you lose your data, you can try but need to be careful.

2. iCare Data Recovery Free

iCare Data Recovery Free is a 100% data recovery freeware for recovering deleted files from digital devices which scans faster than other tools.

3. Disk drill

Restoration is another data restore freeware which is similar to SoftPerfect File Recovery, it is very easy to use, and has a small size, won’t occupy your computer a lot of space.

4. CD Recovery Toolbox

CD Recovery Toolbox is a free file program, it can also recover files from corrupted drive including CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, HD DVD, etc.

5. ADRC Data Recovery Tools

ADRC Data Recovery Tools is another free file recovery software, it is uncomplicated to use, and it can recover your deleted data from storage device like usb drivers, hard drives, etc.

6. Puran

SoftPerfect File Recovery is a good freeware for data recovery, it has a simple interface, anyone can use it.

Recover deleted files with professional paid software

Freeware often has many limitations, so your best choice is a professional paid file recovery software, which has more powerful recovery ability.

1. iCare Data Recovery

iCare Data Recovery is a professional, safe, and powerful data recovery program, it’s read-only, risk-free, and can recover lost files from (deleted/formatted/raw/blank/unrecognized) all kinds of device. This is the free download link

2. EaseUs

EaseUs is another paid file recovery software, professional at data recovery, which is a little more expensive, around $70, and the interface of EaseUs is more complex.

3. Wondershare

Wondershare data recovery is a professional data recovery software made in China, it has a nice interface, and is worth a try.

How to avoid data loss problem?

Data loss can be a headache problem sometime, you can follow these tips to avoid data loss problems:

  • 1. Make a backup of your important files.
  • 2. When you connect SD card, USB, external hard drive to your
  • 3. When you mistakenly delete or format your data, stop using your device to avoid rewriting new data on it, which will make it impossible to recover the data.

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