When we accidentally delete a file our first instinct is to panic. The frustration sets in and we forget about the alternatives provided to recover files instantly. Once we set our mind to the process, it should be done immediately. The Recycle Bin is the tool provided by Windows to recover files instantly. Just double click the icon and restore the file to its original location. But what if the file is no longer in the Recycle Bin?
If the Recycle Bin has emptied, the file remains in the hard disk. Stop whatever you are doing before the space is occupied by another file. Windows marks the space as empty until such time that you save another file to occupy the empty space. Unless a new file is written on the space, the files are still recoverable. This is how the recovery software is allowed to do the job. Once it is overwritten, the file recovery becomes a lot more difficult and reduces the possibility of a successful recovery. Every time you save a new file on the hard disk, the chances of recovery are minimized.
There are many free software that can be used to recover files instantly. It allows you to scan the hard disk for the deleted file according to its name, file size, location, date it was created and the last time that it was accessed. These recovery software supports recovery from memory cards, digital camera cards and MP3 players.
In order to increase the chances to recover files instantly, follow these tips:
- Do not panic and stop whatever you are doing
- Do not browse the internet
- Do not download new software
- Do not shutdown the computer
- Download the free recovery software from another computer
- Save the recovery software on the flash drive
Do not use the computer for downloading the free recovery software; otherwise the deleted file might be overwritten. Plug in the flash drive into the current system and start the recovery process. If the software is unsuccessful in recovering the data, don’t lose hope. It does not mean that another software cannot do the job, too.