In this detailed article, you are going to find how to recover deleted data from your storage devices such as your SD card and Hard Disk of a computer.
If you have a habit to delete your files without looking into it or you delete your file by pressing Shift + Delete on your computer. Then your files are permanently deleted. But wait there are ways to recover those deleted files from your storage devices.
Because your files don’t permanently delete from your storage device unless a new file occupies that particular location. So that’s why you can recover your deleted files from your storage device.
Recover deleted data from Hard Disk
If you had deleted your files without pressing Shift + delete then you can recover your data from your recycle bin. Now if you had deleted your files permanently then to recover those files you have to use some data recovery software to recover the files.
In the market there are many data recovery software some are paid, some are free. We are going to suggest you the popular and free data recovery software. Name of the data recovery software is Recuva.
Here are the steps to recover deleted files:
Step 1: Download the software
First, we need to download the Recuva data recovery software to recover the files. The software is only available for windows user. If you are a Mac user then you have to use some paid data recovery software. The most popular paid data recovery software is wondershare data recovery.
Step 2: Start Recovering
After you had completed your download just install the software as you install other software on your computer. Then open the software and click “Run Recuva” and then click next.
Now follow these:
- Select your file type which you want to recover. If you don’t know the file type then select “All Files” after that click next.
- Now you have to select the location of your deleted files. If you don’t know the specific location of your files then select “I’m not sure” and click next.
- It will provide you two scan option for your deleted file. You can start your scan or you can select deep scan option to find the deleted files. But when you select deep scan it will take lots of time. So, we’ll recommend you to start your scan without deep scan for fast result. After that, it will start to analyze file contents.
- After that, you will find your deleted file. The files will be indicated with green, red and orange dots. You can only recovery files with green dots. Red and Orange mean your file is corrupted or location is occupied by other new files. To recover just select the files and click recover and select the location where you wanted to recover the files. Just keep in mind that you have to select a new location.
Recover deleted data from SD Card
To recover deleted data from your SD Card you just need to connect your SD Card to the computer which has Recuva install on it. To connect your SD Card you can use a card reader or connect the phone with USB cable and you will get access to your SD Card.
And follow the same steps mentioned above just select the specific location instead of “I’m not sure”. This will help you out.
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