How to Use Data Recovery

A non-destructive data recovery that enables you to retrieve data deleted, formatted or otherwise lost from PC and removable storage devices.

Hard Drive Recovery

Recover files from Local Hard Drive:

STEP1: Launch the Wondershare software:

You can find the Wondershare application icon on your windows desktop or search the application in start windows bar.

STEP 2: Select the Type of Files:

You can select the specified the type of files, a few options such as photos/graphic, MP3/audio, video, office documents, email, all file types. Select the option which suits your requirements.

Hard Drive Recovery - Wizard Mode

STEP 3: Select the Path or the logical Drive

Select the local hard disk where you lost your data. Also, you can select I can’t find my Partition option and click "Start" to start finding data.

select the files to recover from local hard drive

STEP 4: Quick Scan your Local Hard Drive

1). The hard drive recovery software will start a quick scan first. But did not find any files and ask you scan again with Deep Scan, please click Yes button to start Deep Scan. While it will take longer.

2). After the quick scan completed. There is another situation, you can preview some recovered files from the local hard drive. But if you cannot find your lost files on the Quick Scan result, you can go to Deep Scan. Or you can save the recovered file on another disk to avoid data overwriting.

recover data from hard drive

STEP 5: Deep Scan your Local Hard Drive:

The Deep Scan option will find more files by deeply searching into the file indexes. Please be patient and do not interrupt it in the middle of the process if not necessary.

Raw Recovery and Deep Scan options

STEP 6: Preview the files you want to recover

After the Deep Scan completed, you can simply preview all the listed recoverable files in the left Deep Scan result section.

STEP 7:Click Recover to get your lost files:

Click "Recover" button to save the recovered file on another disk to avoid data overwriting.

preview the files found in hard drive recovery


Wondershare Data Recovery - Recover your data safely&completely

  • Recover files in 550+ formats from your computer storage quickly, safely and completely
  • Supports to recover lost files under different situations
  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera and camcoders
  • Preview before recovery allows you to do a selective recovery
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X (Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 Yosemite,10.10, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra) on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro etc.
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