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How to recover lost files or folders?

Anyone, who's ever used a computer no matter how long it is, has experienced the sensation of losing an important file through many reasons or injudicious use of the Delete key. Sometimes, though, what's lost can be found again.

If you accidentally deleted the file, you can recover through steps as below:

1. Double-click on the Recycle Bin in Windows or the Trash on a Mac to see if the file is still there.

2. If you find the file, drag it to the desktop. To return the file to its original location in Windows, click on the file and select Restore from the drop-down menu.

3. If the file is no longer in the Recycle Bin or the Trash, look for a backup. If your PC is on a network that has regular backups, check with the system administrator to see if it's possible to retrieve a saved copy of the file.

4. Try to use our free data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition to recover deleted files. When you delete a file, the operating system won't immediately erase the actual bits from the disk until there are something else written in this disk space; therefore, you may be able to recover the deleted files before they have been overwritten.

Tips: If you want to use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition, please don't install it on the disk where you want to retrieve the files from, or else you might overwrite the data you're trying to recover. And also if you download it directly from the Internet, please don't download it onto the disk from which you deleted the files.

If the files are lost due to disk crash, you can recover them through steps as below:

1. Try a commercial disk-repair utility, although success with these is somewhat limited if you didn't install the software before you experienced the crash.

2. If the disk can not be repaired by the third party tool and the data is very important, you can send the entire disk to a specialized drive recovery service. The experts will disassemble it and retrieve as much data as possible. Expect to pay at least a couple hundred dollars (though you need to pay even when they don't recover anything). Is backing up regularly starting to sound like a good idea?

In fact, all hard drives may have the chance to be crashed due to virus or any other unknown reasons. If you do not want to back up your entire drive, at least back up the data that you wouldn't want to lose forever.

So, you need to do so some preventive measures in case of drive crash, such as, you can backup your whole hard disk to an image or copy it onto a good one. You can choose either one to keep your data at a safe place. If, somehow, you fail your attempts to recover the disk, you still have chances to restore from a backup.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition to recover lost files or folders, please follow these steps:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the file types you want to recover. Then click "Next" button to move to the next step.

Select the file types you want to get back

Step 2. Select the disk where you lost your data and click "Scan" button, the software will quickly scan the selected disk to find all your target files. If you lost your partition, select "Lost Disk Drives" and "Scan" to continue the recovery process.

Scan the selected disk to recover lost files or folders

Step 3. After scan, you can preview all the listed recoverable files one by one and select out those you want. Then, click "Recover" button to get them back once. Here you should save all the recovered files on another disk to avoid data overwriting.

Preview and recover lost files or folders

Tips: If you want to wipe the data on a partition completely to protect your privacy, please refer to How to delete and wipe partition?

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