PC Fixes

How to recover deleted or Lost Files

Lost files can usually be recovered—if you discover the loss soon enough.

1.Check the Recycle Bin

Windows stores “deleted” files here as a safety measure. You’ll find the icon in the upper-left corner of your screen. if you find the files there, select them, right-click them, and choose Restore.

2.Try file recovery software

There are several good file recovery programs available. I recommend Recuva Portable. It’s easy to use and has a very good track record.

Since it’s portable, which means that you don’t have to install it, you can use it on your PC without writing to the hard drive. Download the program on another computer, and unzip it to a folder on a flash drive. Then plug the flash drive into the PC with the missing files, and run it from there.