If files were deleted from an unformatted flash drive can often be recovered using free programs, then not every commercial program can cope with a more difficult task.
Unfortunately, not all utilities developed for file recovery meet our expectations.
How To Recover Accidentally Deleted Files
The 7-Data Recovery Suite application can be safely called an example of successful software developed not for professionals, but for ordinary users.
Perhaps it’s worth starting with the fact that 7-Data Recovery Suite supports all common file systems (ExFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, FAT32, FAT12, FAT16), that is, recovering data, you will not come across the fact that an application that is great worked on a home computer, will be powerless if the external medium has a different file system.
Also, in addition to the version of the program that requires installation, there is also a portable version that does not leave any traces of your activities on the computer. The program itself is commercial, but it allows you to recover 1 GB of information for free, which is quite a lot if you mainly deal with graphic or text files.
You can download 7-Data Recovery Suite from the official 7datarecovery.com website. After launching the application, you will see four main sections. The first section “Recovering Deleted Files” is intended for recovering objects recently deleted from the “Recycle Bin”. If you notice that you have emptied the “Recycle Bin” and there were valuable files there, you should use this particular section, since both scanning, that is, searching for files, and recovery takes a few seconds.
The next section “Advanced recovery” is intended for recovering objects from damaged media, formatted, if another recording has already been performed on them. Scanning, even when specifying a specific section, takes time, and the success of the operation will depend on the type of file, the degree of damage to the media, and how long ago the file was deleted.
The third section “Disk Partition Recovery” is intended for recovering the boot sector of the disk. It can also be used to recover data from formatted media. The scanning time is quite long, but in most cases the program manages to cope with the task.
The fourth section “Recovering media files” is aimed at working with external drives such as flash cards. Here, too, the time that elapsed between deleting the file and trying to restore it is of great importance, as well as how heavily the media was used after the deletion, that is, whether it was overwritten or formatted.
After selecting the appropriate partition, the user needs to wait for the scan to complete, see the state of the found file, select the location for saving (it must be only another disk, external media or partition) and wait for it to be fully restored. In order for the user to determine the degree of damage to the file, the program uses a preview mode, for example, all graphic files can be seen either in the form of a thumbnail, or open as a small image.
Since a lot of files can be recorded on any medium, it is easy to determine in the program, due to special color indicators, whether a file is deleted, archived or encrypted. The search system is also well implemented. We set specific criteria (type, date of modification, size), and the application finds exactly the group of objects that correspond to the entered parameters. It is also possible to find the desired file by name.
Of course, it is impossible to consider this program as a one hundred percent way to recover all files that have ever been deleted, but its main advantages, in addition to high efficiency, are excellent scanning and recovery speed, a sequence of actions that does not raise questions.