Recovery Tips

Tips: What you should do when you realize that the file you need is deleted:

  1. Do not open or close files and applications.
    Many applications create temporary files which may overwrite and corrupt your deleted file.

  2. Depending on your system configuration, you should perform one of the following actions:

    1. If the deleted file was located on a non-system disk: Download NTFS Undelete and continue to step 3.

    2. If the deleted file was located on the system disk (usually disk "C:") or if you have only one logical disk in the system:

      You should not install any software onto the system since it will most likely overwrite your deleted file.
      On another system, Download NTFS Undelete and save it somewhere you can find it. Then install NTFS Undelete to a flash drive, external hard drive, or floppy disk and continue to step 3.

  3. Run the NTFS Undelete application on the affected system and locate the deleted file you'd like to restore.

  4. Always recover files to another disk or partition. Do not recover files to the same partition where they were originally located or the files you are recovering may become corrupted and unrecoverable.

  5. It's that simple, now you have your files back!

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