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How to Recover Deleted Files from Hard Drive

Posted by Daisy to Deleted Recovery 2016-08-17

Summary

This article shows you how to effectively recover deleted files from hard drive in 3 steps with EaseUS hard drive recovery software. Download to recover deleted files from your hard drive in Windows 10/8/7 now.

Felt helpless when you deleted files on hard drive or emptied the Recycle Bin? What should we do? From now on, it's unnecessary for us to know something about lost data recovery. Here is a guide to recover deleted files from hard drive.

Why can we restore deleted files?

There is a common misconception that files are actually removed from hard drive when we delete files. The fact is that any time a file is deleted on hard drive, it's not erased forever.

In fact, only the tiny bit of information that points to the location of the file on the hard drive is erased. This pointer, along with other pointers for every folder and file on the hard drive, is saved in a section near the beginning of the hard drive and is used by the operating system to compile the directory tree structure. By erasing the pointer file, the actual file becomes invisible to the operating system. Eventually, the hard drive will write new data over the area where the old file is located.

Only if the hard drive is not overwritten, there are chances for us to recover deleted files hard drive, which is also why we could recover deleted files. If it is still in the recycle bin, please refer to this article recover deleted recycle bin files.

How to Recover Deleted Files Hard Drive?

Your best choice is to find a reliable file recovery software, which is simple and cost-effective. It can quickly and safely recover deleted files from hard drive anytime, anywhere.

Here we will take EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard as an example to recover deleted files from hard drive.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is professional hard drive recovery software and it could search for and recover lost files due to deletion, formatting or partition loss from many kinds of storage media under Windows systems. Here are steps to recover deleted files hard drive.

Steps to recover deleted files from hard drive with EaseUS file recovery software

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Select the disk storage location where you lost data and click "Scan".

Select a location where you lost data

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

Scan the selected disk to find deleted files

Step 3. After scan, you can preview all the listed recoverable document and image files one by one and select out those you want. Then, click "Recover" button to get them back once. Here you should save all the recovered files on another disk to avoid data overwriting.

Preview and recover deleted files from hard drive