Have you ever accidentally deleted a file from your computer or an external drive such as a USB stick without going through the Recycle Bin? I have, and it’s a real problem when that file was important. Luckily the data recovery software has improved a lot and nowadays it is quite easy to recover a file deleted by mistake .
Today we want to talk to you about a software that we can use in these cases: Wondershare Data Recovery . An application that is available for Mac and Windows with which we can recover data deleted by mistake (or other causes) from hard disks, SSDs or Flash drives, both internal and external in a simple way.
As we were saying, Wondershare Data Recovery is not only able to recover files that were deleted by mistake. It also has the ability to recover deleted or corrupted partitions, a very useful feature when a disk starts to give us serious problems.
The application’s interface is intuitive, making it possible for any user, no matter what their level of knowledge, to use it to recover lost data on USB drives, hard disks, SSDs, etc, etc…
In spite of this simplicity, in the following lines we will explain what the procedure would be, step by step, to recover some files deleted by mistake from a USB stick . In our case, the files have been deleted on purpose and then the Recycle Bin has been emptied so that there is no way to recover them except by using software such as Wondershare Data Recovery.
The steps to follow are as follows:
1.- Open the software and click on the option Lost File Recovery .
2.- The following screen will show all the units connected to our computer. In our case we click on the drive with the name 16 GB which corresponds to the flash drive on which we have “accidentally” deleted the files.
3.- Now we click on the button Scan that we find in the upper area of the screen.
4.- After the scan, the software will show us a list of folders in which it has found files that it can recover (sometimes it is possible that it will not be able to find the files and will ask us to do a Raw Recovery, other options in the main screen that works more thoroughly and needs more time to complete the scan task). As you can see in the screenshot below, there are four files in the root of the drive (which are the files we are interested in), plus some extra folders.
5.- Select the files you want to recover and click on the Recover button at the top of the screen.
6.- The software will ask us in which location we want to save these files, we select it and click on Save .
Now the software will start working automatically and depending on the size of the files it will take more or less time. Once it finishes, we will have the recovered files in the location we indicated in point 6 .
Although as we can see with this example recovering accidentally deleted data is quite easy, there are a few things to keep in mind. The most important thing to remember is that, as soon as you notice that a file is missing , you should stop using the storage unit to prevent the data from being completely overwritten . If this happens, we will lose the data completely and will not be able to recover it in this way.
In addition to this, it is also highly advisable to follow the usual recommendations to avoid data loss : make regular backups, check that our storage units are in good condition, etc, etc…
Download Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac and Windows
Wondershare Data Recovery is available for both Mac and Windows computers. There is a trial version with which we can use the software on a limited basis to check that it suits our needs and in case we fit to buy the full version to use it are limitations.