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Learn how to recover deleted files from your hard disk with these effective methods. Don't panic if you've lost important data, we've got you covered.

how to recover deleted files from hard drive

I. Situation Analysis of Recovering Deleted Files from Hard Disk

When important files in the hard disk are accidentally deleted or lost suddenly, we may have various questions, such as “under what circumstances can the files be recovered”, “what should be done after the hard disk files are deleted”, etc., the following will explain some common Analyze and answer the questions, hoping to help you recover hard disk files successfully.

1. Under what circumstances can I recover deleted files from the hard disk?

After the hard disk files are deleted, as long as no new data is stored in the hard disk, it is possible to recover the deleted files. Because after the hard disk file is deleted, the system will add a “deleted” mark to the file, and the file still exists at this time, but the space occupied by the file can be used to store new data.

2. What should I do after the hard disk files are deleted?

When the files in the hard disk are deleted, you should stop using the hard disk immediately to avoid storing new data, which may cause the deleted files to be damaged and cannot be recovered successfully. If the files on the built-in hard disk are deleted, you can go to the recycle bin to find out whether there are deleted files. If you can find them in the recycle bin, you can restore the files directly. If you cannot find it in the recycle bin, or you have emptied the recycle bin, you can use professional data recovery software to scan the hard disk to find and restore deleted hard disk files.

3. When do you need to use data recovery software?

①The user deleted the files on the built-in hard drive and emptied the recycle bin;
②The files on the external hard disk are deleted, and the files cannot be restored through the system recycle bin;
③The user uses the (Shift + Delete) key combination to delete the hard disk file;
④ Formatting the hard disk causes all hard disk files to be deleted;
⑤ Hard disk failure, virus infection, hard disk partition disappears (becoming unallocated), etc., resulting in loss of hard disk files, etc.
If you encounter any of the above situations, you need to use data recovery software to recover hard disk files. The following will introduce a professional data recovery software that is applicable to both Windows and Mac systems, which can help you recover deleted files from hard disk.

II. Use Renee Undeleter to recover deleted files from hard disk

1. What is Renee Undeleter?

Rene.E Laboratory ™ data recovery software It is a software specially used to restore various data files. When you accidentally delete important files, empty the recycle bin, or format the disk/storage, you can use this tool to retrieve the lost data. The software covers four functional modules, including file recovery, format recovery, partition recovery and image creation, which can help you solve all data loss problems in an all-round way. Regardless of the built-in hard disk, mobile hard disk, SD card, U disk and other storage devices, as long as they can be successfully connected to the computer, you can use this software to scan and restore files. The software also supports previewing files to help users accurately find the files that need to be recovered.
Data recovery function introduction:
File Recovery – Quickly retrieve files lost due to accidental deletion or emptying the recycle bin.
Formatted Recovery – Quickly recover files lost due to inaccessible or formatted partitions.
Partition Recovery – Analyze and get partition information and perform a full scan of the entire partition.
Create Mirror – You can create a mirror image for a partition to back up the current partition state.

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2. How to use Renee Undeleter to recover deleted files from hard disk?

It is very simple to use Renee Undeleter to scan the hard disk and restore deleted files. The specific operation steps are as follows:
Step 1: Download, install and run Renee Undeleter on the computer, and select the (Partition Recovery) option on the main interface. If you need to restore the files in the mobile hard disk, please connect it to the computer.
Note: Do not install on the disk that needs to restore data, so as not to cause data overwriting.
Select partition recovery option
Step 2: Next, select the hard disk device that needs to recover data. After the selection is complete, click (Next).
Select target device for partition recovery
Step 3: Please wait patiently for the scan. This process will find out all the partitions in the hard disk, and then the “Select the partition you need to scan” window will pop up, and you can select a specific partition to scan. If not selected, all partitions will be scanned automatically, and more files can be found, but it will take longer.
Select the appropriate partition to scan
Step 4: During the scanning process, you can double-click the file to preview it. If all the required files have been found, you can check the file to be restored, and then click the (Recover) button to restore the file to other disks of the computer.
Tip: If there are many files in the scan result, you can use the “File Filter” function to search for files. You can enter the file extension name (such as mp3/mp4/doc, etc.) in the box on the right side of the file filter and click (Search ) button to locate the file to be restored.
Partition recovery scan result presentation