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How to recover my files with data recovery software?

Updated on 09 10, 2020 | Tutorials

Digital data is an essential piece of everyone’s life. We stores these valuable data including important files, business documents and more on computers. While these files can get lost due to accidental deletion, virus attack, hard drive formatting and other reasons. Thankfully, here comes the reliable data recovery software for you to recover deleted files with a few simple clicks. Read on and learn how to recover files with data recovery software.

What happens when a file is lost or deleted?

When you delete a file in Windows Explorer, it will be moved to recycle bin and marked as deleted. Even if you delete the file from recycle bin, it won’t disappear and the system will mark its original space as available for new file. As long as the file hasn’t been overwritten by new file, you still can retrieve it. That’s why you can recover deleted files with the help of data recovery software. Thus, please do not make any change to the storage device where you lost files.

Can I recover my files in these data loss situations?

There are some data loss situations where you may encounter. It’s not uncommon that you deleted files by Shift + Delete key or emptied the recycle bin. At times, you may delete partitions accidentally and the files on the deleted partitions become inaccessible. Moreover, the system crash or failure will result in lost clusters, cross-linked files, file system corruption or invalid file directories. In this situation, many files may get corrupted. Other than that, you may format the hard drive for some reasons. If you find yourself in one of these situations, you can turn to a data recovery software that can retrieve your lost files.

Recover my files with data recovery software

The market features a variety of third-party data recovery software but RecoveryMaster is on the top due to its clear design and powerful data recovery capacity. This software does a good job of recovering files from various storage devices under Windows 10/8/7. It supports file systems including NTFS, HFS X, HFS +, APFS, FAT, exFAT, etc. Here is a simple guide to recover files with data recovery software:

Step 1. Download and install RecoveryMaster

Step 2. Select a location for scanning. If your lost files are on the external storage device, you should connect it to the computer firstly.


Step 3. Select and preview the file you wish to recover. It allows you to filter specific file type to quickly locate the lost files.

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Step 4. Click “Recover” to get files back and store them to another secure location

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As you can see, everyone can recover files with a few simple clicks. No technical skill or professional knowledge is required. You’ll be able to recover files from hard drive as well as other storage media like USB flash drive, digital camera, memory card, pen drive, music player, recycle bin and more. It supports all formats of graphics, videos, audios, emails and documents.

More importantly, this software accesses your data through read-only without causing secondary damage. It is absolutely secure and can protect your computer from virus attack. A free trial version is available for the first attempt. You can download and see how it can work for you.

Alternative way to recover my files

Alternatively, you can try to recover an older version of deleted files by using the backup and restore feature built into the Windows. It’s easy to use and you can follow these steps to recover your files in Windows 7:

Step 1. Click the “Start” button > “Computer”, navigate to the folder that used to contain the file

Step 2 .Right-click the folder, then click “Restore previous versions”

Step 3. A list of available previous versions of the deleted files will be displayed. Choose the version you want and click “Restore” to retrieve deleted files

However, on Windows 10/8, you should open the folder that used to contain the deleted file and click “History” button. File history will display all the files contained in the most recent backup of that folder. Click the “Previous” button to locate and select the file you wish to recover, then click the “Restore” button to get it back.


There is no need to panic when your files get lost or deleted. A data recovery software like RecoveryMaster will scan your hard drive for lost files and allow you to recover deleted files with a few simple clicks. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to get your files back.



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