Computer Files Recovery Tools: Recover Lost Files With Ease

You may look for some computer files recovery tools. According to this tutorial, you are going to learn 2 data recovery tools, including Windows File Recovery and AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.


By Tina / Updated on July 24, 2024

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Scenario: Lose the important files on Windows PC


“Hi, I have a very essential folder that I was not backing up (due to the path being too long). The folder disappeared after February 27th 2017. It is NOWHERE and the contents of the recycle bin are far less than this folder. Restoring the previous version is impossible. Searching (many times [including with multiple details]) returns nothing. Please advise! Thank you!

- Question from”


There seems to be many PC users seeking the ways of computer files recovery. As is everyone knew, the deleted files will be transferred to Recycle Bin and stay in it for 30 days. During this period, you can undo the files deleting task and return them to the previous storage path.

Unfortunately, some users used to deleting files by hitting “Shift+ Delete”, then they won’t see these files on their PC anymore, even in the Recycle Bin. The files totally disappeared from the PC! When the files are attacked by accidents like known disk errors, malware, viruses and PC crash, they also may be removed from your PC.

When you want to recover the lost files, you may have a doubt on how to make computer deleted files recovery. In the next section, you can know two top tools to retrieve the lost files.

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Top PC files recovery tools compatible with Windows

In order to successfully perform data recovery on computer, you may need the help of approved data recovery utilities. Here, we will advise Windows Files Recovery and AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

★ Option 1. Try Windows File Recovery

Windows File Recovery is an official free tool produced by Microsoft, it allows Windows users to recover lost files from SD cards, USB, HDD, SSD, etc. Being similar to CMD, this tool requires you to enter commands to perform computer data recovery. Please refer to the steps to recover lost PC files with it.

Before you do:
The command formula is “winfr source- drive:destination–drive: [/mode] [/switches]”.  
You need to select one mode to scan the files: Default or Extensive.

Mode File System

The Extensive mode includes Signature and Segment. The Signature mode supports you in recovering all lost files with the file headers. The Segment mode helps you to recover the lost files using file records in the NTFS file system.


Step 1. Download the Windows File Recovery on Microsoft Store, install and run it as administrator.


Step 2. Choose the default mode, and input winfr source-drive:destination-drive:[/mode][/switches] and then press “Enter”.

Type Command

 ★ Option 2. Run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional

It’s obvious that making computer files recovery with Windows File Recovery may cost much energy, because you need to know the usage notice and know how to use the command. If you cannot understand how to properly use the command on it, you can try another option- AOMEI FastRecovery.

It can help you recover all kinds of files (pictures, Word documents, Emails, texts, videos, etc.) in different storage media, including HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, and so on. It supports working on multiple file systems: NTFS, FAT32, exFAT and ReFS. No matter how the files lose, this wonderful tool can recover them.

Let’s see the detailed operation of recovering files on PC.

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Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI FastRecovery. Choose the exact partition or disk where your data lost and click Scan.

Select drive

Step 2. Then, the recovery tool start to scan and search. lt will execute the “Quickly Scan" first for finding your deleted data fast, and then execute the “Deep Scan" for searching other lost data.


Step 3. Once the scan is completed, all deleted files, recycle bins and other missing files will be displayed. Please select the file you would like to recover and then click "Recover".

Choose files

Step 4. Then, select a folder path to save your recovered files.

Save the recovered data

Step 5. Wait patiently for this process of recovering ends.

Final Word

How can you make computer files recovery when you lose important files? In this post, we have answered this question by recommending two useful data recovery tools. When you master the PC knowledge, Windows File Recovery can be a good option. When you realize that it’s so difficult for you to recover data with this official tool, please turn to AOMEI FastRecovery.

Tina · Staff Editor
Tina is an English editor of AOMEI Technology. She has a positive attitude and full of energy. On her work, she always keeps thinking to figure out the solutions for users' problems, and writes the answers so that can help someone. In her daily life, she likes to sing, watch TV and sleep. She always being grateful and happy to all the things happened and all the people encountered.