Restore accidentally deleted PC files with Recuva
Your guide Cat Ellis says… “If you’ve accidentally deleted a file, or lost data in a hard-drive crash, don’t panic – Recuva can help you get it back”
There are many ways to free up extra space on your PC’s storage drive, one of the first things is to hunt down any files you no longer need and delete them, then empty the Recycle Bin. But what if you realise you’ve deleted something important? If the Recycle Bin is empty, surely it’s gone forever?
Or what if your storage drive fails, taking your photos and videos with it, or you accidentally wipe a USB stick or memory card? Is it gone forever?
When you delete a file from Windows, it isn’t fully removed from your storage drive straightaway. Instead, the space it takes up is marked as ‘available’, so it can be overwritten by new files. Until that happens, you can restore it using a free tool called Recuva. To avoid overwriting any of that space, it’s best to install Recuva now so you’re prepared in case of an emergency. Let’s find your files! Recover documents, photos, videos and more
Cat’s best tip! Because there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to restore lost or deleted files, it ’s always a good idea to make regular backups of documents, photos, music and videos.