How to Recover Deleted Items with Windows File Recovery

It is great to have a Microsoft recovery tool like Windows File Recovery to recover deleted items from Windows. How to use this tool to recover deleted files from Windows?

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Dany· Answered on Feb 19, 2024

In 2020, Windows File Recovery was first released. To use it, you should upgrade to Windows 10 build 19041 or later versions, and Windows XP is not available for Windows File Recovery. The utility may be used to look for deleted files in the file system, and Windows File Recovery can retrieve files from HDDs, SSDs, and USB flash drives. You can retrieve deleted files from an emptied Recycle Bin with Windows File Recovery.

1. Windows File Recovery can be downloaded from Microsoft App Store.

2. Type in winfr source-drive: destination-drive: [//mode] [//switches] in Command Prompt window.

3. There are two modes you can use in Windows File Recovery. Recover documents from C drive to E drive in Regular Mode: Winfr C: E: //regular //n \\Users\\Documents\\. Recover files in Extensive Mode: Winfr E: C: //extensive //n *invoice*.

4. Enter Y to begin the recovery operation when asked for confirmation to move on. This might take some time, depending on the size of your source disk. Press Ctrl + C to end the recovery procedure.

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Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.