You may come across a situation you have / accidentally deleted an important file from your computer and realize later that it was an important one. This action of deleting an important file us to a series of questions like, is the file gone forever? Is there any way to get it back? Well, don’t panic! There’s a very good chance that your file is still on your hard drive and you just need to know how to find and recover it. Here is the solution for how to recover deleted files.
Irrespective of the Windows operating system you use, files purposely or mistakenly deleted from Windows are recoverable using a powerful program from recovery Software. Undelete files software will recover deleted data from your locally connected disks in just . This program also facilitates you in file recovery from hard drive , flash drive, USB drive, undelete pictures from with utmost efficiency.
Follow the below steps to recover deleted files:
Step 1: Launch Undelete from the Programs list in the Start menu or by double clicking the application shortcut from the desktop. The program Main Window will appear as below (See Figure a).
Figure a: Program Main Window
Step 2: In the main window the program will display all the logical drives. Select the drive containing the deleted data you wish to recover and click (see Figure b).
NOTE: If your drive is not listed in the list of drives, then click . This will detect the most recently attached and would list it in the list of physical drives.
Figure b: Select the drive to recover deleted files
The program will now scan the selected drive for deleted data and lists all the found files and folders in a tree format under a Root folder as shown in Figure c.
Figure c: Tree Format of the found files and folders
Step 3: Once you have found the files you had deleted the next step is to restore them to a safe location. To recover the file, select the file/folder you wish to recover or simply select the root folder to select all the files and click .
NOTE: You can use . locate the file you wish to restore and ., which can be used after Find option, to locate already found file in other locations, present if any, in the big tree structure formed.
Step 4: After you click the Save button, a window will to select to restore recovered data (See ).
Select Destination Location
Undelete includes two options to save the recovered data.
- Save data to local drive
- Burn data to CD/DVD
If you choose to save data to local drive and specify the file types you wish to ignore during , check if you want the data to be saved in compressed form and click OK. Now the program starts saving the data to of your choice.
After the saving is complete a message will popup intimating the same. All the data will be restored in a new folder by name “UndeleteX “. You can now access your recovered data as before.
CAUTION: Do not save the recovered data to the drive from which data is being recovered.
If you choose the Burn data to CD/DVD option and specify the file types you wish to ignore during , check if you want the data to be saved in compressed form and click OK. Select a burning device on which you want to burn the data and select drive to be used for temporary cache. This space will be used as a temporary cache when burning large data. Now the program starts to write your recovered data to a CD / DVD.
Finally Undelete will inform you that the file recovery is complete! Open the destination folder to check the recovered files, or go back to the file list to recover more files.