You can now recover your lost or deleted data from PC easily on your own! Sounds quite unusual, but you can recover your lost data or deleted data from PC very easily, if you discover the loss quickly. Chances of recovering deleted or lost files decreases every time you write anything on hard drive. Minimizing the use of computer until you completely recovering your data will prevent total data loss.
Before restore check the recycle bin. Looking in the recycle bin first is sometimes overlooked. Windows stores deleted data in recycle bin as a safety measure. It is one of the easiest places to find your deleted files. You will find your deleted files there if it has not been emptied and you can recover those files by dragging and dropping the files to the desktop to restore them or clicking the right mouse button on the file then click restore. Either method will bring back your file from the recycle bin.
Here’s how you can recover deleted data or files from the PC:
Restore previous version:
In the Windows operating system there is built in functionality within file explorer to recover lost files. You can recover your deleted data or files by restoring a previous version of the folder. Once your file gets deleted from the system, the space covered by that file is cleared and is marked as free space available for saving other things. But your computer will not overwrite that space until it has no other option available. As soon as you realize that a file needs to be restored it is important to not download or save anything at that time so your files space is not overwritten. Quickly restore the folder where the files were located. You can do this by right clicking the location where your file was stored and selecting restoring previous version in the drop down menu. Its as easy as that!
Use your backup:
**note** If you are not backing up your data you are making a costly mistake.
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It might be the case that you have deleted your files from recycle bin in order to remove unwanted files from your PC or you might have the habit of using ‘Shift + Delete’ (used to delete and skip the recycle bin) for deleting files. In such cases, recovering data from backup is another solution. If you have habit of backing up your hard drive or libraries then you can find you’re deleted files or data from there. If you don’t backup your files then sorry this solution is not for you. For the future you can check out our Computer maintenance packages. All packages include antivirus, computer or cell phone backups and computer or smart phone maintenance. Contact us for more info.
Try free recovery software first:
As stated above, your computer does not overwrite the space your files occupied when you delete any file or data until until there are no other space available for saving data. This why it is extremely important to not download or save anything until you have restored the deleted data. There are many free choices available to help you recover data. These software are fairly easy to use and some have a good track of record in recovering deleted data. If you have any doubts on what software to get let us know and we can assist you in choosing the right software for your situation. Below are some of the software that we know are good choices. There are many other good choices as well. Leave a comment if you have other suggestion.
If all the above methods fail or you are unable to recover data on your own, then land on the last resort i.e. hire a professional to recover data for you. With above methods you can recover your data and files from the PC which was deleted accidentally from your computer. Questions or comments?? Leave them below