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Retrieve lost files with the best data recovery software

Unwantedly deleting files is one of the worst things that can happen to any user, but something can be done about it, using the right recovery software.

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Have you ever, accidentally, deleted a file on your computer, removed a document from your removable drive, or formatted a memory card from the camera? We all did, for sure. But you may also have fallen victim to a system crash or malware infection that has compromised your hard drive – that can really happen to anyone, in spite of one’s security awareness.

First of all, when you delete a file on your computer, the first place it goes is to the recycling bin, unless you explicitly delete a file with a special key combination, which will bypass the bin. Emptying the recycle bin makes the file not accessible directly in the OS but does not actually remove it.

What really happens behind the scenes when you “erase” a file from the Recycle Bin is that the computer’s file system removes the path to access that file and designates the space that the file is using as available for future use when needed. The data that make up the file is still on your computer, hidden until it is replaced by another file.

Get files back with the best data recovery software

At this point, enter a data recovery software. This type of program is designed to explore the unit and locate all the recoverable data, joining the pieces and providing the final result in a recoverable format. The top 5 best data recovery software for Windows provides a preview of recovered files, filtered and searchable results, easy file restoration and additional tools.

Disk Drill, one of them, can be used to “resurrect” files of any type or size, from photos, music, and videos to documents and spreadsheets. No matter: for the tool are data, zeros, and ones scattered by the storage device. It also features additional security layers, for increased security.

Of course, no data recovery software is perfect, as if a file has been partially replaced or compromised, the chances of any usable recovery are low. But if it did not take long since you accidentally deleted the file, chances of full recovery are pretty good, especially if using a good recovery software.

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