Losing business documents, word documents, excel files or powerpoint presentations from your computer’s hard drive can sometimes be very damaging for your work or personal life. You have so many storage decices where you would have saved these documents – your computer’s hard drive, your external hard drive, a USB drive, mobile phone and so on.
It is very difficult to perform routine backup of all devices every other week, it takes away your time and energy and the backups are not upto date in this fast changing world. And there are situations when you accidentally delete important files from your system and later need a free data recovery software to undelete those files and put them back.
So what happens when your system crashes or your external hard drive is no longer usable?
You lose those important documents forever unless you use an intelligent file recovery software which can undelete the files for you and recover excel files from external hard drive, recover word documents from your computer and mobile devices.
Disk Drill is an amazing file recovery tool for Windows and MAC which let’s you recover lost files, excel spreadsheets, word documents, powerpoint presentations and any other file from your computer, USB drive, external hard drive or mobile devices.
It is significantly useful for free data recovery or recovering deleted excel documents, recovering deleted word documents and other important files in your computer’s hard drive.
How to use Disk Drill to Recover Accidentally Deleted Files in Windows or Mac
To start using Disk Drill’s free data recovery software for recovering deleted files from your computer’s hard drive or the hard drive of external storage, follow the steps below
- Download and Install Disk Drill on your computer from this link.
- Once installed, Disk Drill will show all hard drive partitions and index the content of all the partitions one by one
3. Select a hard drive partition where the original file was kept and then run a quick scan to check to see if Disk Drill is able to find the deleted file. It doesn’t matter if that file has been deleted from your computer’s recycle bin or Trash can, Disk Drill will still be able to scan the hard drive properly and it will show you the deleted file, deleted folder, deleted office documents, deleted photos or videos which were originally in that hard drive.
If you perform a quick scan and do not see any deleted files or folder being shown by Disk Drill, then you can go ahead and do a “Deep Scan”. The Deep scan process takes more time and is more thorough so your chances of recovering the deleted file is higher in the latter case but it takes more time than a quick scan.In our case, the deleted files were shown in the quick scan.
The next step is very simple. Select the file or folder which you want to recover and then hit the “Recover” button
Disk Drill will recover the deleted file and it will put it back to that exact location from where the file was deleted.
It is as simple as that.
In our case, the file was recovered in less than a minute. Bear in mind that the file was permanently deleted from the system and there was no way I could have recovered it without using a file recovery software for mac.
Files can be recovered from internal and external hard drives, memory cards, flash drives, iPods, and more. Disk Drill can scan FAT, exFAT, NTFS, HFS+, and EXT2/3/4 formatted drives. You can filter deleted files by size, date and different recovery options are available to suit your needs.