How to Recover Deleted/Lost Files in Windows 10/8/7/XP

All data just went the moment we delete the file or the folder, empty trash bin, format the hard drive, reset computer to factory settings or reinstall the operating system. Though the files disappear from sight in a flash, actually they are still there, waiting for us to recover them as they are invisible. However, not all files can be 100% recovered. Generally, you will choose the data recovery software to help you recover files in Windows 10/8/7/XP. When the scan is completed, you will see there is a list of files. The hard part is that you may not be able to identify the ones from the list. At this time, your recovery process may fail. Don’t worry! if in the original file location, there is a file which can’t be opened or it’s empty. you can also successful recover lost data or recover deleted files in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server.

Before getting down to the task, you should take a glimpse of the theory for how data is stored on your computer. Generally, one file is stored in two parts. One is its property, including file name, directory and file size, etc. And another is its content. And the two parts are in different sectors. We can explain it in this way, the property is like the directory for a book, and the content can be one page of the book. When the directory and the page are there, we can find the page by viewing the directory. However, any loss of them will make it hard for us to match them. In this way, you will don't see the target file or can't open it. So, you may lose the opportunity to get the file back if you miss the right way to recover all files from Windows 10/7/8/XP PC. But don't worry, here in the following, we will give you the step-by-step guide for how to use iBeesoft Data Recovery, the professional tool to completely recover permanently deleted/lost files from Windows 10/8/7/XP easily and quickly.

Method #1. Recover deleted/lost files from Windows with Quick Scan

Method #2. The Ultimate Way to Recover Files in Windows 10/8/7/XP

Method #1. Recover deleted/lost files from Windows with Quick Scan

If the file properties, including file name, location, creation/modification time, etc. are not damaged as well as the drive where the file is saved, then you can try iBeesoft Data Recovery Quick Scan. It will show you all the found files in the result window. You can easily identify the target files by the file location, category, time, and so on. Just like this screenshot

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After the scan, if you cannot open/preview or there is no file found in the original directory where once the lost data are saved, you need to try the Deep Scan. It will help you scan for the more deleted or lost files. After then, try the way mentioned in Part 2 to filter the document, ensuring the success of recovering deleted files and folders in windows 7, windows 8 and windows 10.

Method #2. The Ultimate Way to Recover Files in Windows 10/8/7/XP

This way is helpful if, after the deep scan you still can’t open the target file or not find the target file at all. When the file is seriously damaged or new data is generated in the drive, some information in the original file might be overwritten or lost(like file name, file location, creation/modification time etc), resulting in the file name and information mismatch. In this case, we can't identify the name or location of the file. So, we will change the file name and put them in the (Extra files found) directory. So, you can select what you want to recover file types from in this directory, save them to your computer or another driver, and then check them. They might be the target files you’re looking for. Sometimes, iBeesoft can't let you preview all file types completely.

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iBeesoft Data Recovery is a professional undelete or format recovery tool to recover deleted, lost or formatted files in Windows 10/8/XP/7. Whether you want to recover accidentally deleted files in windows 10 or other versions of Windows OS, try the software right now!

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