How can I recover my data for free?

 How can I recover my data for free

Have you lost your data accidentally and are worrying about how to recover those files? Don't worry. Recovering the files or data from your computer is quite easy when you get used to it. There are different ways to recover the lost data from your computer and access all your important files. Let us see how to recover your data without spending any of your money.

Quick steps to recover your data for free

Follow the methods provided below one by one and make sure you recover the data without any cost.

Check the Recycle Bin

  • Usually, when you delete some files, all of them will get stored in the Recycle Bin. From here, you can access and restore the files. To restore the deleted files, follow these steps.
  • Go to the desktop and double-click on the Recycle Bin icon.
  • Make sure that the deleted files are in the Recycle Bin folder.
  • Select the files or folders that you want to restore and right-click on them.
  • Choose the Restore option to recover the lost data to the same folder where they were located initially.

Download data recovery software

  • You can even recover the deleted files using a third-party data recovery software.
  • Open the web browser and search for the best data recovery software for free.
  • Click Download and run the software.
  • Make sure that you have downloaded the software that suits your Operating System.
  • Select the scanning process to get the list of deleted files or data.
  • Now, the list of deleted files and folders will be listed after the scanning process.
  • Select the files that you want to restore and click on Restore.

Recover using Command Prompt

  • This method helps recover the data if they are hidden.
  • Press the Windows + R keys on your computer to open the Run dialog box.
  • Next, type cmd in the Open field and then click OK.
  • Your desktop will pop up with the Command Prompt window.
  • Type attrib -h -r -s /s /d *.* in the window and press Enter.
  • Wait for few minutes until the command gets executed.
  • Now, search for the lost files or data on the computer.
  • You can now restore or recover them easily.

Restore from backup

  • Make sure you have taken the backup for the files that you have deleted.
  • Go to the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  • Select System and maintenance and choose the Backup and Restore option.
  • Now, select Restore my files and make sure the files get restored.

Restore using restore files previous version

  • Now, you will restore the data or files using the previous version method. It is one of the simple methods that are in-built in Windows 10, which is free of cost.
  • Go to the file location or folder in which the deleted files were present.
  • Select and right-click on the folder and choose Restore the previous version.
  • The File Properties window will pop up. Here, select the previous version in which the file was last present and click Restore.
  • Wait patiently for few minutes until the files are restored.

Using the above methods, you can recover your data for free.