When you delete the file on hard drive Windows put up it into Recycle Bin. User can easily restore deleted file from the Recycle Bin when he or she want it back. Suppose the file is deleted by using Shift + Delete key combination or accidentally emptied the Recycle Bin, in such kinds of situations deleted file bypasses the Recycle Bin and can not be found. Now in order to recover deleted files from the hard disk drive you need to make use of good third party file recovery software.
Loss of files on the hard disk drive may occur due to various scenarios such as accidentally deleted from your PC or other storage media, deleted by viruses or other malwares, too large to fit in the recycle bin, deleted on Windows network shares, deleted from a USB Memory Stick, deleted when you press “Shift + Delete” keys, erased when the ‘Cut’ command has been used, deleted by certain applications, deleted from the command line, failure of defragmentation etc. Let us briefly reveal few important case scenarios in which the loss of files on the hard disk drive can be occurred.
- Disk Defragmenter failure: Microsoft Windows operating system provides a utility called as Disk Defragmenter. Disk Defragmenter uses a technology called as defragmentation and it is designed for increasing the access speed. Disk Defragmenter rearranges the files which are stored on a hard disk drive to occupy conterminous storage locations. While using Windows Disk Defragmenter utility, if you encountered with the errors then this situation may resulting in failure of defragmentation. Failure of defragmentation may cause the loss of files on the hard disk.
- Deletion of file by certain third party application: The files may be deleted by third party applications like virus attack or scanning with antivirus software. Virus is a crucial thing you should be afraid of it because they can affect the files stored on the hard disk. Actually virus is nothing but a small program or piece of code and it can be replicated itself. The new computer viruses are spyware and malware. They rarely do direct damage to your files, but they can make the file inaccessible. To prevent attacking of virus or to delete those pieces of code the system should be scanned with the updated antivirus software. Some antivirus software automatically deletes the infected files while scanning with the hard disk drive. This situation may lead to loss of files on the hard disk drive.
In order to recover deleted files from the hard disk drive you need to use good file recovery software. Remo Recover (Windows) – Basic Edition software is efficient to perform file recovery for recovering deleted or lost files from the hard disk drive. You can download free demo version of it to make a trial. This software supports the recovery of deleted or lost files from SATA, SCSI or IDE interfaced hard disk drive. You can also use this software to perform file recovery for recovering deleted or lost files from FAT 16, FAT 32, Ext FAT, NTFS or NTFS5 formatted drives.