How to recover deleted or lost files on Windows

“How to recover deleted files on Windows? I am using Windows 7, I erased an entire folder, that was very important, I am emptied the recycle bin normally and didn’t know I had removed something valuable, please anything here will be great!

The folder was several gigabyes in total contents, and I have not installed anything new, or made anything new to take up disk space since I realized the delete, I have also not deleted anything else. ”    —– Answers Yahoo

If you need to recover deleted files on Windows, you need to find a Windows Data Recovery. Here, you can turn to Wondershare Data Recovery which can fast and best recover deleted files such as videos, photos, music, documents etc on your computer, USB drives, external hard drives, mobile phones, digital cameras, iPods, MP3/MP4 players, and other storage devices.


Tips: If you need to recover deleted files on Mac, you can turn to Data Recovery for Mac.

Step by step to recover deleted files on Windows

Step 1: Choose the Wizard Recovery Mode

Download, install and run Data Recovery and you will enter Wizard Recovery Mode. Just click “Next” to start the recovery.

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Tips: You can also click “Standard Mode” to switch to “Standard Mode”. It is different from Wizard Recovery Mode.

Step 2: Select the file type you need to recover

You need to decide what kind of file you want to recover in the interface. View file types and check the one that you need to recover, or check “All Files Types” if you want to recover various data in different file types such as photo, audio, video, document, email etc.

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Step 3: Tell where you lost your files

After you check files, you need to select partition where you want to recover lost files from. such as from the Recycle Bin, Desktop and My Documents, or External removable devices. And then, click “Next” to continue.

Preview Files

Step 4: Begin to search your lost files

Data Recovery will now begin to scan the destination where you lost your files. You just need to click “Start” to search for your lost files.

Save Files

Tips: You can also click “Enable Deep Scan” to get a longer but deeper scan. If you want to recover files that are lost long time ago, you can also try “Raw Recovery”.

Step 5: Preview and recover lost files

After the scan, all found files will be listed in categories as well as in their original paths. You can preview office documents or photos as well as check other files by their original names. And then you just need to check files you want to recover and click “Recover” to save them to your local folders.

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Additionally, you can check the previous path of those files by switching “File type” to “Path”.

Save Files

Tips: Please do not save the recovered file back to its original folder again.

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How to recover deleted or lost files on Mac

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