How do I Undelete Files from my Hard Drive?

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While working on files, users often delete their important files from the hard drive by accident and later discover that their files are missing. Then you may use search option to find where exactly files are located on the hard drive, but to your demise you cannot find them anywhere on the hard drive. It means either you have mistakenly deleted files or they are lost from the hard drive as a consequence of formatting, corruption or technical errors. As we all know that data deleted using Delete key are moved and get stored in the Recycle Bin, whereas the files deleted using a Shift+Delete key combination and files that bypass Recycle Bin when their size exceeds free space available in Recycle Bin size are lost from the hard drive.

So what will you do after deleting or losing data you from hard drive, which is very much needed for you. If you don’t know how to deal with this situation, then go ahead to read this page. First you should stop using the hard drive for saving and look for suitable software like file recovery to get back hard drive data in quick span of time. As long as files are not overwritten with new data, you have greater chances of restoring them back. This tool is regarded as the best deleted file recovery software by various experts as is easy to use, safe and recovers around 300 file types from a hard drive in a secure manner.

There are other instances where files or folders are deleted or lost from the hard drive. They are:

  • Unintentional deletion: Files are usually deleted by the use of Shift+Delete keys or from Windows Command prompt while erasing some unneeded files. Using cut and paste commands for moving files from one storage location to another can sometimes lead to deletion of files, if commands are wrongly executed. Also emptying Recycle bin, without checking for important files will delete files from hard drive.
  • Files deleted by third party applications: Using third party tools while partitioning, formatting or to fix drive corruption would lead to accidental deletion of files. When you scan your hard drive with antivirus program to remove viruses, it may remove files if it senses them as infected. When partitions are corrupt leaving your data in unreadable state, then the best way is to use this file recovery software to recover data from corrupted partition on the hard drive without further damaging them.
  • Accidentally formatting partitions: Accidentally formatting a specific hard drive partition during the re-installation of OS, dual OS installation or to get rid of drive errors, without taking its data backup would erase complete files from partition. In such cases, you can take the help of a professional file recovery software to get back data after format of partitions on the hard drive without missing a single file. To get details of the recovery process click here..

How is it possible to restore deleted files from hard drive?

Most of the users might assume that, upon deleting a file from your computer’s hard drive, it is deleted forever!!! It is not true always as deleting only removes its entry from the file allocation table and that is why it is not recognized by the operating system. Thereafter the operating system considers that deleted files are no more present on the hard drive and marks that space as free and reusable. So this deleted file space on hard disk can now allocated for saving new files. But the bits and bytes of the deleted file remain intact on the hard disk as long as they are not overwritten with the new data content. Restoring deleted files is relatively simple and requires a reliable tool like file recovery software. This file recovery tool it is much easier to use and does not need you to have any technical knowledge to carry out deleted file recovery from hard drive.

Undelete hard drive data by using file recovery software

  • File recovery software is a powerful tool, designed with special algorithms that will scan your entire hard drive to search and restore deleted files using their unique file extensions.
  • It can recover Word files, presentation files, excel sheets, Zip archives, PDF files, emails, photos, videos, songs and other documents from hard drive and other storage drives.
  • You can recover deleted NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT File Systems on Windows computers using the software. View more..
  • This software has the ability to recover data from various SATA, SCSI and IDE types of hard drives and external hard drives on Windows 7, XP, Vista, 2003 and 2008 operating system.
  • It supports data recovery from Dell, Acer, Sony, Toshiba, HP and other laptop brands as well as famous hard drive manufacturers like Seagate, Western Digital, Hitachi, Samsung, etc.
  • Other than hard drives, if you have inadvertently deleted files from removable storage media like external hard disks, USB drives, memory cards or iPods on computer, then you can use this tool to get back deleted files.
  • For an instance, this tool can be used as software to retrieve deleted files from memory card in order to get back all popular photos, videos and songs & you will be able to do so by reading about it on
  • The Mac version of file recovery tool can be employed to recover deleted, lost or missing files from hard drives on Mac systems having Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion OS.
  • It employs you to restore laptop HDD of different brands like Lenovo, acer, HP, Dell, etc. with ease & you do not need any technical knowlegde to use it. Know more...

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Simple steps to undelete files from hard drive are:

Step 1: Double click on the installed demo version of the file recovery software or launch it from Start Menu list. Welcome window pops up with 3 different options as shown in fig 1. Select "Recover Files" option.

Undelete Hard Drive - Main Screen

Fig 1: Main Window

Step 2: Now the software asks whether to recover deleted files or lost files as shown in fig 2. Click on "Recover Deleted Files" or "Recover Lost Files" based on the data loss scenario.

Undelete Hard Drive - Recover Lost FIles

Fig 2: Select Recover Lost Files

Step 3: Software will display a list of available drives as shown in fig 3. Select the drive/logical partition from which you wish to recover deleted files and click "Next" button.

Undelete Hard Drive - Logical Drives

Fig 3: Select Drive

Step 4: Software scans the selected drive for deleted files and displays the list of recovered files with preview option as shown in fig 4. Select a file and click on "Preview" to have a look at recovered file. If you are satisfied with recovered results, activate the product and save the recovered files to desired destination.

Undelete Hard Drive - Retrieved Files

Fig 4: Data View of Recovered Files

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