HOW TO RECOVER DELETED FILES FROM A HARD DRIVE

Are you feeling incapable of retrieving the deleted files from your hard disk? At that time a number of questions raised in your mind like what we have to do? and How can we get them back? Don’t hesitate. We are here to help you. To keep an end for the questions you just have to follow the below steps and simply resolve your problem.
This tutorial is all about how to use Diskdigger to recover deleted files from your hard drive. Unfortunately, you might lose some important files by deleting or by reformatting the drive entirely, DiskDigger will assist you in recovering many of your lost files.
Note: For recovering photos specifically, please refer to the tutorial on recovering photos. 
Starṭ your journey by installing DiskDigger. After that, you should check whether your hard drive is in the list of drives available for scanning. Select the drive and click “Next”.

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If the hard drive does not appear in the list of drives to scan, make sure it’s plugged in properly and click the “Refresh list” button. If the drive still does not appear in the list, try plugging it into a different port. And if it still does not appear in the list, it may indicate that the drive has a physical error and may no longer be recoverable.
DiskDigger will allow you to select between the Dig Deep andDig Deeper modes. If you are files are deleted recently or no other data was written to the drive after they were deleted you should have to try Dig Deep first. We can always go back and rescan with Dig Deeper if Dig Deep is unsuccessful.
After selecting Dig Deep and clicking next, DiskDigger will scan your drive when it finishes you can see a list of recoverable files.
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  • Click the drop-down box next to “Show these file types” and select the types of files you want to see.
  • Sort the files by last-modified date by clicking the “Date modified” column header. This enables the most recently modified files to the top of the list.
  • Click the “Filter results” button, where you can specify a portion of the file name to search for, as well as minimum and maximum file size.

Also, try the “Status” Column which is next to each file in the list: it shows whether each file is recoverable, overwritten or unknown.

  • If the status is “recoverable,” then the file is likely intact and can be recovered successfully.
  • If the status is “overwritten,” then the file is probably no longer recoverable using this method. Its contents have been overwritten by new data, or the filesystem indices that were pointing to this file have been reallocated. You may try going back and rescanning the drive with Dig Deeper mode.
  • If the status is “unknown,” it means that DiskDigger is unable to verify whether this file is fully intact. You may need to recover the file and open it manually to see if its contents are correct.

If you notice the files which you want to retrieve in the list, then select them and tap the “Recover selected files” button. DiskDigger will allow you to select the folder into which the recoverable files will be saved.

 

 

However, if you do not see the files you’re looking for, you may go back by clicking the Back button until you reach the selection of Deep and Deeper mode, and proceed with selecting Dig Deeper and tapping Next. The program will now allow you to select the types of files you want to recover. By default, all file types are selected, but you may select only the specific types of files you’d like to search for. (It’s OK to leave all the file types selected. When DiskDigger shows us the list of recoverable files, they will be grouped by file type.)

 

When the DiskDigger starts scanning the hard drive you can notice the recovered files in the list on the left corner. At this point, you can select which files you’d like to recover and save them from the hard drive to a different location.

You can select which files you’d like to recover in the same way you would select multiple files in Windows Explorer: you can click and drag a selection around the files you want to save; you can also hold down the Ctrl key and click on individual files to include them in the selection. If you just want to select all the files, you can right-click within the list, and choose “Select All.
After choosing the files, tap on the “Recover Selected Files” button at the top corner. Besides, it will take you to the new location where the recovered files have to be saved. In this example, I’ll simply select the top-most “Desktop” folder on my computer.

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Do not save the recoverable files to the same drive as the one you’re recovering from! This risks overwriting some of the very files you’re about to recover.
DiskDigger will permit you to save the files from the hard drive to the new location 
After completing the saving process, it will automatically open the folder into which the files were saved. That folder is named as “Recovered” and will be inside the folder that you selected for saving the files. Subsequently, you can close the DiskDigger when the recovery is completed.
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