How to Choose the Right Data Recovery Software

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  • Step 1 of 3: What caused the loss of files?

    • Purging of the Windows Recycle Bin.
    • Deletion with the Shift + Delete combination.
    • A virus that “blocked” or deleted the files.
    • The program deleted the files bypassing the Recycle Bin.
    • Deletion of a file from a camera, phone, etc.
    • A crash during file copying or editing.
    • Formatting, deletion or recreation of logical volumes.
    • Formatting or wiping of a memory card of any device.
    • A file system error or an OS crash.
    • A drive became inaccessible for the system.
    • The operating system suggests formatting the drive.
    • Physical drive damage or wear.
    • Specify this option if you are unsure of the cause.
  • Step 2 of 3: What file system is used on the device?

    • System disks with Windows OS.
    • Internal and external drives: HDD or SSD.
    • On USB flash drives larger than 4GB.
    • Digital camera or smartphone memory cards.
    • The internal memory of digital cameras and other devices.
    • USB flash drives up to 4 GB.
    • Network NAS devices.
    • Internal and external hard drives.
    • On disks in Apple macOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS operating systems.
    • On Apple devices iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, Mac Mini, iPad, IPhone, IPod.
    • On flash drives and memory cards formatted in Mac.
    • On disks in FreeBSD, Linux, Unix, CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, etc.
    • On computers and laptops running Unix \ Linux systems.
    • On flash drives, memory cards and external drives formatted in Unix \ Linux systems.
    • Specify this option if you don’t know the file system your device is using.
  • Step 3 of 3: What file types would you like to recover?

    • Specify this option if you want to recover different file types.
    • Digital photos in JPEG, PNG or any RAW file formats.
    • Raster file formats: PSD, TIFF, BMP, etc.
    • Vector file formats: CDR, EPS, AI, etc.
    • Microsoft Office documents and spreadsheets.
    • OpenOffice or StarOffice documents and spreadsheets.
    • Adobe PDF documents.
    • View webpages visited in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer etc.
    • Recover deleted browsing history.
    • Analyze communications in social media.
    • View saved passwords, addresses, downloads and bookmarks.
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