How To Recover Lost Data in Windows 7, 8 & 10.

recover lost data in windows

Recovering any file in windows is not so difficult if the file is deleted accidentally because such file move into the recycle bin where you can easily recover the files but if you delete some file by pressing Shift + Delete key then that file get permanently removed from your PC. Such permanently deleted files are hard to recover by normal method, you have to install some additional software to recover such files.

Quick Summary

In this post we are going to learn two different methods of recovering lost data in windows-

  • In method I, we are going to learn how to recover accidentally deleted data from recycle bin in Windows 10 by standard method.

  • In method II, we are going to learn how to recover permanently deleted data using software (Disk Drill).

Method I

How To Recover Accidentally Deleted Files in Windows 10.

Step 1: Open the Recycle Bin folder on your desktop.

recover deleted file from recycle bin

Step 2: Search your lost data file in Recycle Bin and select the file.

Step 3: Hold right-click on the file and click on Restore button from the drop-down menu.

restore data from the recycle bin

Step 4: The file gets restore in its original destination.

Method II

How To Recover Permanently Deleted Files in Windows 7/8+/10 using Disk Drill.

  • Software use- Disk Drill 2
  • Requirement- Windows XP/Vista/7/8+/10.
  • File size- 8.45MB
  • Cost- Free (up to 500MB).

Important features of Disk Drill.

  • It can recover deleted files from internal and external hard drives, USB sticks and memory cards.
  • It can works with all the major files systems, including FAT, exFAT, EXT4 and NTFS.
  • It keep a record of all found file, so you can quickly recover any of them in the future.

Step 1: Disk Drill show you all the drives contained in or connected to your PC with size and amount of available space for each drive. Click on the small arrow to the left of a drive to reveal its partitions and file format.

data recovering using disk drill

Step 2: Click on the Recover button for a drive to search for any recoverable content on it.

Step 3: Next to the Recover button, choose a specific recovery method.

Step 4: The Extras menu lets you back up a drive to a recoverable disk image and detach an existing image. The process of scanning a drive may take time but you can cancel or pause the process at any time.

recover permanently deleted data using disk drill

Step 5: Recoverable items are displayed in the main window. You can filter the results by type or search for something by name.

Step 6: Click on the magnifying glass icon next to an item to preview it. Select the items you want to restore, then click on the Recover button and Disk Drill will retrieve your lost files.

recover lost data in windows

So, this is the complete process by which you can recover all type of data in windows and you can also use this software (iOS version) to recover data from your iOS devices.

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