How To Recover Deleted Files In Windows 7/8/10 Or Mac OS?

It happens often. We delete some important files accidentally from our windows systems (Windows 7/8/10/XP) or Mac OS and later realize that we need to get it back. Unfortunately Windows or Mac OS doesn’t have any default option to recover the permanently deleted files.

When any file is deleted from computer, it can be deleted in two ways as following:

  • Simple delete files by pressing the DEL key. In this mode files are moved to the Recycle Bin. You can recover the files easily in this case. You simply to go Recycle bin to find your deleted files.
  • If you permanently deleted files using SHIFT+DEL key, then you have to go for third party softwares to recovers those files.

When a file is permanently deleted from your computer, the hardware doesn’t actually remove the file. It marks that section as “deleted,” but it leaves the actual contents alone. It’s possible that this deleted data will eventually be overwritten, if you add another files to your hard disk. Until and unless you don’t create new files in your hard disk or fill the space in hard disk, the deleted files will be there in the hard disk.

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I don’t think Windows has a built-in way to restore deleted files, but there are programs and third party tools you can use to get them back.  I’ll recommend using Recuva and EaseUs.

How to Recover Deleted Files and Folders From Windows Or Mac OS Using EaseUs

EaseUs is a powerful shift+del files recovery software. It can able to recover Images, Videos, Folders, Excels, Emails, databases, music files and all the document formats from Windows or Mac OS.

EaseUS shift delete file recovery software key features:

  • Recover permanently deleted files in Windows 8 and other Windows versions after shift delete or emptying the recycle bin.
  • File recovery from Missing or Lost folders.
  • Recognize and preserve long file names when restoring files & folders.
  • Multi-Disk Drive Support – Performs FAT/NTFS, EXT2/EXT3 recovery on all IDE, EIDE, SCSI and SATA disk devices.

Follow this steps to recover your deleted files :

  • Download the recovery software. Here is the download link : EASEUS
  • Launch the EaseUs data recovery software. Select type of the file which you want to recover. You can use select all option to recover all the deleted files. Then click on the next button to move on to next step.

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  • 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.

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  • After the completion of scan, we can preview the list of deleted files. Choose the files which you want to recover, then click on Recover button.

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How to Recover Deleted Files From Windows Or Mac OS Using Recuva :

Recuva is yet another tool to recover your deleted files. Use that application to scan your hard drive for deleted files and restore the one you want back, if you can find it. Here is the download link : Recuva

Key Features of Recuva :

  • Superior File Recovery : Recuva can recover all types of files including media, pictures, videos, pdf documents and more from any rewritable disk like Memory cards, External Hard disks, USB sticks etc.
  • Recovery from damaged disks : Unlike most file recovery tools, Recuva can recover files from damaged or newly formatted drives.
  • Deep Scan : For those hard to find files, Recuva has an advanced deep scan mode that scours your drives to find any traces of files you have deleted.

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Follow the same steps as we did for EaseUs recovery software. Select the disk from where you want to recover the files. You can have file filter option also to search for specific file which was deleted. Then click on scan button to get all the deleted files in the selected drive and those are matches with the search condition. Then click on Recover button to get back those files to your hard disk.

You can recover files on SD card or  after Hard disk format in both Windows versions (Windows 7/8/10/XP) and Apple Mac OS.

Hope this article helpful for you to recover deleted files from Windows 7/8/10. Please share your thoughts if you find any other data recovery tools.

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