One of the most effective ways of recovering deleted data on Windows 10 machines is with the built-in backup facility provided by the operating system.
Follow these steps to recover deleted files on Windows 10:
Step 1. Open the File Explorer and navigate to the folder containing the files you want to recover.
Step 2. Click the Home tab.
Step 3. Click the History button which starts the File History program.
Step 4. Select the files and versions you want to recover.
Step 5. Click the Restore button and choose how duplicate file names will be handled.
There are many methods with which to recover deleted files on a Windows 8/8.1/7 system. The first one you should try is to recover your files from the Windows Recycle Bin with the following steps:
Step 1. Click the Recycle Bin icon to open it.
Step 2. Locate the files you want to recover. Note their original location as that is where they will be found after the process completes.
Step 3. Click the Restore button to perform the recovery.
One of the most reliable and effective ways to recover deleted data from a macOS system is with Disk Drill.
Follow these simple steps to recover deleted files on Mac:
Step 1. Download and install Disk Drill for Mac.
Step 2. Launch the program and select the disk with the deleted files.
Step 3. Click the Recover button to begin scanning for lost data.
Step 4. Preview the files that Disk Drill has found and select the items you want to restore.
Step 5. Press Recover a second time to perform the recovery.
PhotoRec and TestDisk are versatile freeware data recovery tools that support a variety of operating systems including Linux. Here are the required steps to use this software to recover lost files on your Linux machine:
Step 1. Enter the command:
sudo apt -y install testdisk
Step 2. Navigate to the directory that contained the deleted data.
Step 3. Enter the command:
Step 4. Select the hard drive for recovery and hit Enter.
Step 5. Choose the partition and file type that you wish to recover.
Step 6. Specify the partition type and if you want to tool to scan free sectors or the entire drive.
Step 7. Change folders if necessary with command-line navigation.
Step 8. Press C when ready to recover your files. They will be restored to the recup_dir folder. Filenames are not restored so you need to preview and rename the recovered files.
If you accidentally delete a file on Ubuntu with file manager, it is moved to the operating system’s Trash. Here are the steps you can use to get the file back:
Step 1. Open the Activities overview and start typing the word Files.
Step 2. Click on Files to open the file manager.
Step 3. Click on Trash in the sidebar. Press the Menu button and select Sidebar if it is not visible.
Step 4. Locate the deleted file.
Step 5. Click on the file and select Restore. It will be recovered to its original folder.