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How To Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10

by Ishaq Dar
Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10

There’s a famous phrase “To err is human”. It means that every person commits a mistake in his life. So that doesn’t mean that he got to pay for every error he has caused.

Point made here is that if you’ve accidentally removed some important files, you can now “Recover Deleted Files”. Even if you haven’t created a backup from which you think you could restore.

There’s a new utility called Windows File Recovery that allows you to get this job done. So first, I’m going to describe what’s the nature of this app and then help you Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10.

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What is Windows File Recovery Tool?

Windows File Recovery is presented for users who find it hard to recover/restore their files in Windows 10. This utility has 3 different modes that a user can access according to his situation. A little yet simple explanation to these three modes are listed below:

  1. Signature
    A mode that is developed to help users who want to recover files from their pen drives.
  2. Segment
    That’s best for users who want to recover permanently deleted files.
  3. Default
    For consumers who just recently deleted a file or folder in Windows 10.

How Can I Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10?

Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10

  • Click here to visit Microsoft Store to get Windows File Recovery Tool.
  • Use the Cortana search bar to open the Windows File Recovery.
  • Execute the following command:
    • winfr source-drive: destination-drive: [/switches]
  • E.g; if you’ve deleted some file from documents folder from C drive and your desired destination drive is D, then the proper command will be:
    • winfr C: D: /n \Users\<username>\Documents\DeletedDocument.docx

Note: The interface you are getting to recover deleted files in Windows 10 will be of command prompt.

Some Examples:

  • To recover PDF and Doc/Docx type files
    winfr C: D: /r /n *.pdf /n *.docx
  • For images
    winfr C: D: /n \Users\<username>\Pictures\*.JPEG /n \Users\<username>\Pictures\*.PNG
  • Documents folder
    winfr C: D: /n \Users\<username>\Documents\
  • To view what files can be recovered
    winfr /#

Point of attention: Try not to wait long to recover a file or folder in Windows 10. Because the more you wait, there are chances that your operating system will lose the file’s fragments.

That’s all, keep visiting WindowsBoy for more.

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