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How to Recover Files Lost While Moving

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 by Abby Haines to File Recovery


Here you can learn how to recover files lost while moving using EaseUS data recovery software. Try this tutorial to find and get back your lost data if any interruptions occur while using copy & paste and cut & paste operation to transfer data.

Lost files while cutting/pasting, how to recover?

"Just one hour ago, I lost a number of files while moving them from my SD card to computer. I've been cutting and pasting them but during the process, I experienced a sudden power off. After reboot, these files are not showing up on the SD card, the PC or the recycle bin, they just disappear mysteriously. Any advice to help me retrieve the files lost while moving? I am using Windows 10."

Overview of recovering files lost while moving

Data transfer from one device to another or from a folder to another is a common and easy operation. Copy & paste (Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V commands) and cut & paste (Ctrl + X and Ctrl + V commands) are the most commonly used methods to manage this job. Some users also like to directly drag the files or folder to be moved and drop at any location of their choice.

No matter which method you use, data loss will happen if any interruptions, for example, a sudden power failure, a system crash or an abrupt removal of removable storage device occur while moving the files. That's why so many users asked questions like "how to recover cut files", "where do cut files go", etc.

Simple steps to recover files lost while moving

Whenever you lost files in cut and paste or copy and paste while transfer files from one location to another on your system, you can easily find and get your data back with EaseUS recovery software. And it is so easy that only takes 3 simple steps.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS data recovery software, select the disk or location where you lost data and click "Scan".

Recover files lost while moving - select a location

Step 2. A quick scan will start first to search for all the lost data. And then, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

Recover files lost while moving - run quick scan and deep scan

  1. Step 3. After the scan, preview all the recoverable files lost while moving found by the software, choose those you want and click "Recover" button to retrieve them back. Here, you'd better save them on a different drive or device in case of data recovery failure.

Selectively recover files lost while moving