Have you ever deleted a file by mistake? It is sad when that happens, and you don’t have any means to retrieve it. However, Microsoft has come up with a new tool that sorts out that very issue. Its own Windows File Recovery tool is designed to recover files you’ve deleted. Microsoft’s new tool is called Windows File Recovery, and it has the capability to retrieve a variety of files and documents. As a command-line app, it can recover from local hard drives, USB drives, and even SD cards from cameras. On the other hand, this tool doesn’t support the recovery of files on cloud storage or network file shares.
What can Windows File Recovery recover?
In order to recover a file without being overwritten, you need to move fast. Therefore, using Microsoft’s new tool right after a file is deleted, ensures a functional recovery. The same works with any other recovery tools. Windows File Recovery allows the user to recover all sorts of file formats, such as MP3 files, MP4 videos, PDF documents, JPEG images, and typical Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.
2 signature modes
The new tool from Microsoft comes with a default mode that’s intended primarily for NTFS file systems. This mode allows the recovery of files from a corrupted disk but also after you’ve formatted a disk. On the other hand, the Windows File Recovery tool comes with a second mode. The second mode allows users to recover specific file types across FAT, exFAT, and ReFS file systems— the reason why people are more likely to opt for this option. However, this signature mode may also take longer to recover files.
Windows File Recovery will be a useful tool. Anyone can delete a file by mistake. Therefore, this new tool from Microsoft comes in handy. Windows 10 has a similar feature that lets you recovery documents you may have deleted. However, this option is disabled by default. Therefore, you need to enable it using a File History feature.