Deleted file recovery is possible only with the help of a powerful data recovery software when the Recycle Bin/Trash is empty and backup is obsolete or not available.
When a file is deleted in Windows or Mac system, the data remains on the drive physically as only the logical address (pointer) to the location is removed from the file system index—even if you empty Recycle Bin or Trash and use ‘SHIFT+DEL’ key.
The deleted file remains on the drive and recoverable unless overwritten by a new file or data. That’s why it’s important that you must stop using your Mac or Windows PC and affected storage media immediately after the data loss to prevent overwriting.
NOTE: If the data is business-critical or sensitive, reach out to a data recovery expert instead of trying a DIY solution. While a powerful data recovery software such as Stellar Data Recovery is safe and reliable, a data recovery expert can guide you better with your data loss situation.
If you have accidentally deleted a file in your Windows PC, it can be restored from the Recycle Bin folder—if the Bin is not emptied already. To recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin in Windows PC, follow these steps:
If the File History option is active and configured on your system, you can use ‘Restore previous versions’ option to get back deleted files in Windows. Follow these steps to get back deleted files with File History,
Check the restored version of the folder for the deleted file.
If the files are not found in the Recycle Bin and File History, use Stellar Data Recovery software to recover deleted files from a Windows PC or supported internal or external storage devices such as hard drive, SSD, thumb drive, memory card, etc. by following these steps,
Similar to Windows, Mac also has Trash that contains recently deleted files. In Mac, when you accidentally delete some files, they go to the Trash folder and remain there for at least 30 days.
To recover deleted files in Mac,
Download, install and run Stellar Mac Data Recovery software on your Mac system.
If the Trash is empty, you must follow general file recovery steps, which are as follow,
To recover files deleted from external Windows or Mac drives, check the Recycle Bin or Trash folder.
If files are not found, immediately leverage Stellar Data Recovery software to get back deleted files from all kinds of Windows-based storage media devices. The powerful DIY data recovery software is available for both Mac and Windows OS. It can help you get back lost files from a formatted, corrupt, or missing internal or external drive partition.
Connect the external USB drive to your Windows PC and run Stellar Data recovery software for windows to restore data in 3-simple steps—Select, Scan, and Recover.
And as mentioned earlier, get in touch with a professional data recovery expert when the data is critical.
RAID is often considered as a backup. However, RAID is equally prone to logical failure and corruption due to reasons such as power failure, virus or malware infection, SMART errors, etc.
For logical data loss cases in RAID, we have software for RAID recovery- Stellar Windows Data Recovery – Technician.
If you have lost or deleted files from your RAID volume, follow these steps to get back the deleted files,
If the RAID volume is not found, make sure RAID is properly configured and connected to your Windows PC. In case of corrupt RAID, disconnect all the drives and connect them individually to your Windows PC via SATA or SATA to USB converter cable.
To recover data from a Memory or SD Memory card, you need to remove the SD card from your phone or camera or any other device. Then connect your SD card to PC by using a Memory card reader and follow these steps to recover deleted files from a micro/mini or SDHC/SDXC SD card.
NOTE: After data loss, stop using your memory card immediately to avoid overwriting, which otherwise can lead to permanent data loss, beyond recovery.
Post recovery, transfer the recovered files back to your SD card. And to avoid data loss, keep a backup copy of all your important files. But when backups are obsolete or unavailable, leverage a data recovery software immediately.
Both Windows and MacOS come with an added protection called Recycle Bin or Trash respectively that stores deleted files. If you have accidentally deleted your files in Windows or Mac machine, the Recycle Bin or Trash folder may still contain those deleted files. You can drag and drop the deleted files from the Recycle Bin or Trash to a safe location on the system.
In case, deleted files are not found in the Recycle Bin, Trash, or backup, immediately leverage a powerful data recovery software such as Stellar Data Recovery to get back your lost and deleted files from all kinds of Windows storage media. The software supports all types of Windows or Mac-based media such as hard drive, solid-state drives (SSD), flash drives, SD Cards, and more—including complex RAID 0, RAID 5, and RAID 6 arrays.
Try Stellar Data Recovery for Windows software to recover the lost MS word file.
Data files deleted permanently are not removed from your system that instant. There are methods that can help you recover deleted files.
Pen drives are portable and used to store files and transfer video files, audio files between devices. Pen drive users frequently experience data loss due to deletion, file system becoming RAW, formatting. Recovering deleted file is 100% possible with the help of stellar software.
Stellar Data Recovery for Windows Software is 100% safe & secure, plugin free data recovery software. The software works fine with pen drive, and it also supports data recovery from other storage media devices like hard drives, memory cards, SSD drives.