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How to Recover A Lost File

Losing files are mind wrecking, we’ve been through those times and inevitably, we still will. However, you don’t need to panic anymore as there are many ways to get your lost file(s) back. 

You are almost done with your project and your computer crashes. Once it is up, you no longer see your file. If you want to recover your files, make sure you work carefully. 

Below are a few tips that can help you get your lost data back;

 Check The Recycle Bin:


Files that are freshly deleted fin their way into the recycle bin.

This is the firs step toward file recovery. When you don’t see your file in the relevant folder, the first thing you need to do is check the recycle bin. At times, we end up deleting an important file when we are working with a large pile of files. So, make sure you open up the recycle bin first. If the file is there, you can quickly restore it. Problem solved!

Check your Email Inbox or Cloud-Based Account:

For some of us who have our local files synchronized with our cloud storage services. Often times, multiple versions of the same files are found in the Sent folder in the email inbox. 

You may have sent the same files to your friends, colleagues, and family, for instance. You may also have the file on your cloud-based account.

Even if the file you have in your inbox is the older version, you won’t have to start over. You can spend a few minutes to work on the file to update it. 

 Run your Backup Program:

It’s a good idea to create backups of your libraries or hard drive in order to avoid losing your important business files. Usually, Windows OS comes with a backup application that can create a backup of your images and documents on a regular basis. The majority of programs can do incremental backups, which means you don’t need to worry about losing your documents anymore.

Install a Data Recovery Program:

You can choose from a lot of data recovery programs found on the Internet. They can scan your computer hard drives for lost or deleted documents. All you need to do is install one of these programs (Ease Data Recovery) and hit the Scan button. As soon as you have completed the scan, you may get all your files back. You can search for the file by size, name or type based on your needs.

The process may take a lot of time depending upon how big your hard drives are. The recovery period also depends on the speed of your machine. Faster machines can complete the job quickly.

Here’s how EaseUS Recovery Software Works:

Launch The Application After installing from the internet.

Select the location where you lost the data and select scan.

* After the First scan, which is typically a quick scan, you’ll be prompted to initiate a deep scan.

Then it will begin another scan automatically. 

It will find many more lost files by thoroughly searching the entire data area of your storage device instead of just scanning the file directory.

This scan takes a much longer time to complete, depending on the size of your hard drive and the size of the files you lost. 

N/B – EaseUS recovers all lost files from the beginning of time, in your hard drive. You might want to filter the ones you need only. 


* Preview Your files before Recovery

With EaseUS, you can preview your files before you recover them. 

This allows you to confirm whether or not they’re the exact same file you lost. 

N/B, When you recover files, recover them to a different folder from where they were. This prevents data loss, again.


In conclusion, if you are looking for a way to protect your data, make sure you have a computer that runs efficiently. 

Defrag your computer frequently, (We’ll talk about this on our next article)

If your computer is crashing over and over again, chances are that you will lose your files. Also, updating your PC frequently is a good idea.