The Windows File Recovery utility is a software that is used to recover the deleted files on your computer. You can recover data from hard disk drives, flash drives, mobiles, and optical drives using the Windows File Recovery utility. Deleted audios, videos, documents, and applications can be recovered easily using this software. Before installing the File Recovery utility on your Windows, check if your computer meets the specific requirements. The major advantage of using the File Recovery utility is that you can save the data to any network and removable drives.
Carry out these steps to recover the lost data using the File Recovery utility on your Windows:
Connect the external drive or optical drive from which you wish to recover the data.
On your Windows desktop, launch the File Recovery utility by giving a double-click on the File Recovery shortcut icon.
In the File Recovery window, choose your media type (connected drive) from the available options and click the Continue button.
Next, select the volume of the connected drive from the displayed list and click Continue.
Now, choose the recovery scenario from the given options: Deleted File Recovery, Formatted Media Recovery, Search Lost Volumes, Disk Diagnostics, and Disk Tools.
After selecting the recovery type, click the Continue button.
Select the media type once again and click the Continue button to begin the scanning process.
Wait until the scan is complete.
Depending on the size of the data stored in the drive, the scanning time may vary.
If you wish to stop the scanning process, click the Pause or Cancel button.
After completing the scan, you can choose the media from which you wish to recover the data.
It is available at the left-side panel of the screen.
Select the files displayed in the thumbnail mode.
After selecting the files, click the Save icon available in the toolbar.
Choose the file location on your computer to save the recovered files.
Now, the deleted file will be recovered and stored in the specified location.