It is possible to Restore deleted files from PC,USB & Memory card. Because when you delete file, OS will not delete file actually. Instead it hides the file. So file stays in the memory cluster until you rewrite the memory with another file.
If you replace deleted file with another file, you cannot recover the file even with pro softwares. If you think, you have deleted file then you need to stop using computer. And try below methods to restore deleted files.
I have tried possible methods to restore deleted files from PC, Recycle bin,Pen drive and memory card. I am showing which method worked for me.
How to Restore deleted files
Stop using computer :
First thing first. If you know, you have deleted file then stop using computer immediately. Because any thing may over write your deleted file’s memory.
Restore previous versions or file recovery:
“Restore previous versions” option available in Windows 7. Navigate to the folder from which you have deleted file. Right click on the folder. You can see”Restore previous versions” option. Click on that. It may restore deleted file in the same folder. see more details from Microsoft article.
“File recovery” option is available in Windows 8. But it is useless, if you had not taken back up earlier. You can take backup to external disk by using this option. If you had back up ready, then you can restore your file with this option. See more details from Microsoft article.
Check Recycle Bin :
When you delete file, it will go to recycle bin. So check recycle bin first. You can see recycle bin on the desktop. Open recycle bin. Check recycle bin for your file. You can also use search function for particular file.
If you had emptied your recycle bin then read how to recover deleted file from recycle bin after empty.
Data recovery softwares :
If above methods did not solve your problem, then you should go for data recovery softwares. There are many free and paid softwares available. I have used two of them.
1. Recuva: It is available in free as well as paid version. Even free version will do the trick. It is top rated software. You can download recuva. Read how I have recovered deleted files from pen drive. In that article I have explained how to use recuva with screen shots.
2.Easeus : I was not able to recover deleted files from memory card of my android mobile. So I went to another software Easeus. It is also available in free as well as paid version. With free version, you can recover files up to 2GB. Download Easeus trial version. First scan your folder with it. If you find your file, then only you may consider buying it to restore file. Read how I recover deleted files from memory card to know how to use easeus.
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