How to Recover Lost/Deleted Files in Three Easy Steps

​Data loss can occur anytime to anyone at any location without warning. It happens when our valuable information stored on a memory device is compromised. There could be many reasons for data loss like malware infection, human error, ransomware infection, power failure, hardware malfunction, etc.

When we lose important files, our first reaction is panic. But there is nothing really to fear about, if you are using a good data recovery software such as AnyRecover from iMyFone. It is able to find your lost files from any kind of storage device in just a few steps.

Wizard-like user interface

AnyRecover data recovery software uses a wizard-like user interface which makes it very easy even for beginners to recover their lost files in just a few minutes. When launched, AnyRecover displays all the storage devices that it can detect on the computer.

This may include hard disk drives, memory cards, or external drives. User has to select one of the storage devices from which they wish to recover the data. In the next steps, it scans the selected media for any deleted files, and then the user can choose which files they want to recover.

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Recovers lost data from all devices

AnyRecover supports data recovery from almost all types of memory devices. The list of supported devices includes solid-state drives, hard disk drives, USB flash drives, SD cards, digital cameras, external hard drives, camcorders, portable music players, Zip drives, pen drives, microSD card and more. In fact, it supports any data storage device that has NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, HFS+, or APFS file systems.

AnyRecover is available for both Windows and macOS. Since the Windows version is able to scan HFS+ formatted drives, you can use your Windows PC to recover lost files from your Mac hard drives. Similarly, we can attach any memory device to Mac and it will easily scan that device for lost data.

​Recovers all types of files

This data recovery software is able to recover all types of files that we come across on a computer. In fact, it supports more than a thousand different file types that it can recognize and recover. During the scanning process, it places all the detected files in their respective file type categories. There are six broad categories of file types that we can choose from – document, image, audio, video, archives, and others.

Picking one of the file types after the scan can save the user’s time in more ways than one because the user does not have to go through a huge list of detected lost files. We can simply select a category of files and a subcategory of file types to search for our lost files.

Recovers files from the Recycle Bin even when emptied

When we deleted files on a Windows PC, the files are first sent to the Recycle Bin. The deleted files stay in the Recycle Bin until the user empties it. Once emptied, it becomes nearly impossible to recover those files. But AnyRecover can recover files even from the Recycle Bin after it has been emptied. It is possibly the best software to recover deleted files from Recycle Bin even after it has been emptied.

For recovering files from the Recycle Bin, we have to simply select “Recycle Bin” as the target source for scanning in AnyRecover. It will then show you the deleted files it has found and which can easily be recovered.

Data recovery in three easy steps

AnyRecover sports an easy-to-user wizard-like user interface. Even beginners can use AnyRecover to recover their lost files in only a few minutes. The whole process involves just three steps:

Step 1: Pick a location for scanning

You have to install AnyRecover on your PC or Mac. After this, you can launch it and select a location for scanning. It gives you so many options like hard drives, Recycle Bin, Desktop, documents folder, hard drives, and more.​

Step 2: Sort through the scanning results

As we proceed to this step by clicking on the Start button, it will start scanning the selected locations for any lost files. First, it performs a quick scan and if needed, it will also perform a deep scan. The latter is much more thorough. If you can see the files you want, you can even stop the scan in the middle.

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Step 3: Recover your files

Once the scan results are in front of you, all you have to do is select the files that you want to recover and click on the Recover button. You have to choose a destination folder to save the recovered files. Before recovering a file, we can even see its preview in AnyRecover window.

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Final Words

iMyFone AnyRecover is a smart data recovery software that is able to recover any kind of file from almost any kind of device. It supports all the popular file systems and recovers data from all data loss scenarios. Designed with a focus on ease of operation, it can be used both by seasoned users and novices alike.