Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
You may have mistakenly deleted a file and you want to recover it. If the file has been deleted from the recycle bin, don't worry! You may be able to recover it. Typically, deleted files are not erased immediately; instead, references to them in the directory structure are removed, and the space they occupy is made available for later overwriting. I will go over steps you can take to try and recover that deleted file.
There are numerous software utilities you can use for file recovery. Some are free and some are paid. I have used and recommend Recuva. You can click the name to download it. This tool is simple to use and does a good job.
-Once launched it will prompt you for what type of files to search for. For example, you can search for pictures, videos or all files.
-Next screen it will ask you what location you want to search. You can search the main disk drive or the recycle bin for example.
-After it searches it will display the files it found.
-Click the check box next to the file you want to restore and then click the restore button at the bottom right.
If possible, restore the file to a drive other than the one you are recovering from.
After the recovery process is done you should now be able to view and use your recovered file!
You can use the Deep Scan option if Recuva does not find the files on the initial scan. It will take longer but may help.
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