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Easily Recover Files Larger than 4GB in Size

Updated on Nov 13, 2018 by Jean to Data Recovery

Summary

Follow the guide to easily recover files larger than 4GB in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista computers. Also, solve the issue that you are unable to restore files over 4GB deleted from NTFS partition.

How Can I Undelete Files Larger Than 4GB

"I accidentally delete a folder with several files larger than 4GB. I've tried the following application so far:

  • Recuva
  • GetDataBack for NTSF v4.0
  • File Scavenger 3.2

None of them can see files larger than 4GB. Am I pretty much out of luck trying to recover these files?
Is there some custom settings I must apply? Or is this a limitation of Windows Vista?

  • OS:  Windows Vista
  • Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM

Greatly appreciate any help. If there is a Windows undelete tool that will recover files larger than 4GB, please let me know and I will buy it."

Just as the scenario says, many people find it difficult to restore large files about 4GB to 8GB or even larger size directly from Recycle Bin, or from other devices. Why is that? First, many files are too large for Recycle Bin when they got deleted. Files over the maximum size will bypass the Recycle Bin and be permanently removed from the computer drive. You'll find nowhere to get them back unless employing a third-party data recovery software.

Extremely Large Files/Data Recovery Solution

However, not all of the recovery tools would really help you recover 4GB or larger files successfully because files bigger than 4GB are stored on an NTFS partition drive. Only a powerful NTFS partition recovery software can perform this task. Among all the renowned online data recovery services, we happily recommend EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard when you get trouble in more than 4GB files recovery in Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista computer.

With this data recovery software, you will be able to retrieve precious data whether it was lost by deletion, formatting, hard drive crash or virus infection without capacity limitation. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will undelete files from the hard drive, memory card, USB, digital camera, mobile devices, and other storage media.

Tutorial: Detailed Steps to Recover Files Over 4GB 

Now that you can easily undelete large files of varied file such as Word documents, Photoshop PSB/PSD files, videos, music files and more, download the hard drive recovery software as soon as possible. Learn with the guide below to perform large file recovery no matter the file is 4 GB or more.

Keep Noted:

  • First, please keep in your mind that once you lost files, stop using the device or folder immediately.
  • Second, try to find the lost files in your Recycle Bin if the lost files were saved on the desktop.
  • Third, turn to the professional file recovery software for help if nothing is found.

Step 1. Connect your device to PC.

If you lost files on an external storage device, connect the storage device to your computer firstly.

Step 2. Run this software and scan the lost file.

Run EaseUS file recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard on your PC, specify the location where you lost files and click "Scan" to scan those lost files.

Run data recovery software.

Step 3. Preview and restore file.

After the scanning, you can find and double-click to preview your lost files here:

  • Delete Files: All your deleted files are listed here.
  • Drive (with your device name): It loads all lost files here.
  • Lost Partition Files: Check first if your hard drive is formatted or partition gets deleted.
  • Extra Files: All files that lost names or paths on your drive can be found here.
Scan and find lost files.

Step 4. Choose and restore files.

Finally, select the found files, click "Recover" and navigate to save them to a secure location on your PC or another external storage device.

Restore lost files.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard supports full NTFS partition recovery along with 4GB larger file recovery. Moreover, it's also known as FAT recovery software that enables any file recovery on FAT 12/16/32 partition drives.