Undelete Windows Server 2016: A Simple Guide on How to Recover Deleted Files Windows Server 2016

How to recover deleted files on Windows Server 2016? Free download the best Windows Server data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover permanently deleted files in Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2019 due to accidental deletion, hard drive formatting, and OS crash.

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Similar to other Windows operating systems, Windows Server 2016 is also prone to lose important data due to various reasons, like careless deletion, hard drive formatting, unexpected system failure, emptying recycle bin, or virus attacking issue. As a result, many users ask for the solution to recover lost data on Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003.

In this guide, you will learn how to use the simple but ultimate Windows Server data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted files Windows Server 2016 with a few clicks.

Free Download the Best Windows Server 2016 Data Recovery Software

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard offers comprehensive and easy data recovery solutions for both Windows 10/8/7 and Windows Server users. It is very efficient to undelete Windows Server 2016. and recover deleted, even permanently deleted files in Windows 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2019.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to Quickly Retrieve Lost Data

  • Recover lost Word documents, photos, audio, music, and emails from any storage effectively.
  • Recover deleted, formatted, and inaccessible data in different data loss situations.
  • Restore lost data on Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2019.

Step-by-Step Guide to Recover Deleted Files Windows Server 2016

Download the EaseUS Windows Server file recovery tool on your computer and follow the next steps to recover deleted files in Windows Server.

Step 1. Select a location and Start Scanning

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and hover over the partition where you lost data. This could be a hard disk drive, external disk, USB, or SD card. Then, click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Preview and Select the Files You Want to Recover

When the scan finishes, click Filter to display only the file types you want. Navigate to "Deleted Files" or "Other Lost Files" to find the files you want. Double-click a file to preview its content, if you'd like.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover Lost Data

After choosing the data, click "Recover" and choose a location on another drive to save the files.

Recover lost data

Undelete Windows Server 2016 from Previous Versions

For users who don't want to use data recovery software, you can retrieve deleted files on Windows Server 2016 from previous versions if you have activated the Windows backup feature beforehand.

Here's how:    

Step 1. Find the folder that contained deleted files on Windows Server 2016 or other versions.

Step 2. Right-click the folder and select "Properties". Then, click the "Previous Versions" tab in the Properties dialog box.

Step 3. Select the wanted version and click "Restore". Then, use the File/Save As command to save it to a different location or filename. 

recover deleted files server 2016

Undelete Files on Windows Server 2016 in Time

Using previous versions to recover deleted files on Windows Server is generally ineffective because the vast majority of users don't enable the Windows backup feature.

Therefore, we strongly recommend that you promptly use professional Windows Server file recovery software to recover deleted files on Windows Server to avoid new data overwriting. EaseUS Windows Server data recovery software allows you to recover permanently deleted files on all common Windows Server systems in three steps. Use it to restore any lost files effortlessly. 

Protection - How to Avoid Data Loss on Windows Server

Prevention is always better than cure. In order to avoid any data loss, some of the following steps may help.

  • Create Windows Server data backups: it will be very helpful to create data backups to avoid data loss
  • Operate carefully: To avoid misoperations is highly necessary
  • Use anti-virus software or program to clean up all virus, spyware or malware regularly
  • Find a powerful data recovery solution for Windows Server 2016

If you need to create Windows Server backups, EaseUS Todo Backup Advanced Server will help you back up all your data easily. If you happen to delete or lose important Windows server data and have no backups, powerful data recovery software shall be your best choice.

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Written by Tracy King

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