Have you ever deleted something by accident and you wish you could immediately undo it? It happens quite often and for a number of different reasons.
Whether it was an accidental touch or a mindless misstep, you've unwillingly deleted something that's of great importance, be It from your laptop or your phone. If that's the case, you don't need to worry. Every system has a recovery method and solution.
Moreover, if due to any unknown or known reason the system or device you're using is unable to recover what you've lost, there are third-party applications that can be relied on as well. These applications can either be free or come at a cost.
In this article, we'll look at various methods to recover accidentally deleted data from several operating systems.
It all depends upon the system or device you're using and its operating system. The operating system of a device plays a pivotal role because some systems have official tools which are built in to recover files. For example, if you're using Microsoft Windows, it has built-in recovery tools if you've accidentally deleted data.
The first method would be to go to the recycle bin and restore your deleted data from there. All you need to do is double-click on the recycle bin icon and locate the file or data which you wish to recover. Once you find what you're looking for, right-click the file, and a drop-down menu will appear. From this menu, you can click restore and the data will be restored to the device's memory.
How to Recover Permanently Deleted Data
If for some reason you've permanently deleted your files, you'll need a file recovery tool. Microsoft also has a file recovery tool for its operating system and you can take a look into that. Just like other operating systems, androids and iOS users also have built-in tools.
The option of restoring data from recycle bins is also present in androids but sometimes it's difficult to recover permanently deleted data.
If due to any uncertain reason the built-in tools of an operating system or device fail to recover the data, then you need to move to third-party apps. If you're using an android device, there are also software or applications for that. Different Android data recovery applications can vary in price.
There are plenty of third-party software available in the market. They have their pros and cons no doubt; some are free while others are costly, but when all else fails you may have to shift to them. Most of this software or applications work in almost the same way.
How to Use a Recovery Software and App
All you need to do is download the recovery tool and install it on a different drive from the one from which the data was deleted. You can then proceed to select the disk or your card from which the data was deleted and the tool will start scanning for missing files. Once the files are located, you can select the ones you wish to recover.
Lastly, all you need to do is choose a location to save the recovered files. However, ensure that the location you wish to recover data to is different from the original location from where data was lost.
Taking this approach will depend entirely on the type of file you've deleted. Whether it's a WhatsApp photo or a saved password, there are cloud-based services provided by almost all applications nowadays. Whatsapp along with several other services offers cloud-based services and your data is backed up there.
If you accidentally delete an account or document there are numerous ways to recover it. These services are amazing because if you don't have enough storage to save data on your device, they back it up to their online servers and cloud-based storage so you can access it whenever or wherever you wish.
Android Recovery Services
If you're desperate to recover your files, you could also opt for an android recovery service. These services use various methods and combinations of methods to recover deleted data from your device. The downside of using android recovery services is that you have to give your device to them.
The good news is that the renowned companies out there will only charge you if they can recover your files. The only drawback is that you'll need to pay a fairly handsome amount, so make sure the data deleted is worth the cost of recovering it.
There are countless ways to recover files, but it's never set in stone that you'll be able to get them back. There are so many complications that involve various memories, operating systems, and often depend upon the device you're using.
The first step to take is to try and prevent such accidents by manipulating the display settings on your devices, for example putting the phone to airplane mode when it's idle. Moreover, make sure the data is worth recovering because no matter which method you use it'll be a hectic task to try and recover it.