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File Recovery - How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files from Hard Drive

In this article, I will show you how to recover deleted files from hard drive with File Recovery software. Before we begin to restore files, I would like to tell you why we can find and recover deleted files from your computer. As far as I know that no one can guarantee you that every deleted files can be recovered. But if the deleted files are not overwritten by new data, you can use professional file recovery program to scan your hard drive and find them. So if you want to recover deleted or lost files from your HDD, use your computer as less as possible. This will keep the max chance to find and recover the deleted files from your hard drive.

If you accidentally delete files that you want to get back, you’d better try file recovery program to scan your hard drive and find them. If the files you want to restore are overwritten by new data, sorry, you lose them forever. If not, you can easily preview the files and then recover any of them to your computer. So it’s necessary to use Data Recovery software and scan your computer before you give up.

Tips:
There is another thing you need to do first after losing files or realized that you deleted important file - check your Recycle Bin. You will never know what you will get from it. If you find the files in Recycle Bin, you can easily restore them. If not, go ahead with this article and learn how to recover deleted files with File Recovery software.

Step 1. Run File Recovery

Free download, install and run File Recovery program on your computer. You will see the following interface on your desktop. If you want to recover deleted files from external hard drive, you need to connect it to your computer via USB cable.

interface

Tips:
To avoid data overwriting, you need to install the File Recovery program on a different drive from the drive you want to recover deleted files.

Step 2. Scan HDD to Find Deleted Files

Before scanning, you need to select the file types you want to get back and which hard drive you want to find and recover files from.

select drive

Tips:
This program provides two scan mode, Quick Scan and Deep Scan. By default, the first time you click “Scan” button every time you want to recover deleted files from computer, it is a quick scan. If you can find the deleted files you want, you can go to the Step 3 and get back the files directly. If not, you need to do a Deep Scan to find the deleted files you want. So don’t worry if you can’t find the deleted or lost files for the first scanning.

Step 3. Recover Deleted Files from Hard Drive

After scanning, you will see the result on the interface with a data menu on the left side. You can use it to find the deleted files you want to recover according to the file types. After selecting all the files you want to get back, click “Recover” button. This file recovery will recover all the selected files from your Hard Drive to computer easily.

scan result