How to use file recovery software?

file recovery software

Nobody wants to lose any kind of files, but you should not start to panic, because some of them still can be saved! There are a lot of file recovery software, so most of it is free or very cheap. However “free” does not mean “useless” since developers managed how to make even “conditionally free utilities” profitable.

Cases, when you should use file recovery software:

  • Your disk or USB-drive was damaged, so you PC cannot read the files in proper way.
  • You deleted files on your own. We hope that it was accident.
  • Virus, malware or other reason has damaged file system, so now there are too many errors, which make it impossible to read the file.


In some cases, destruction of files might be caused by internal defect of disk partition. It means that PC sees the flash-drive, but cannot read a single file. Alternatively, the total volume of your hard drive is displayed as 0 bytes.

Unfortunately, if you faced these troubles, you should not use file recovery software, just because it is not able to help you. Thus, you have to bring you USB-drive or hard disk to the repair service and let the professionals to do their job.

If your issues was not described in our article, you may feel free to handle with loss of files on your own. Just find a proper utility and use it. At first, it will be cheaper than service. At second, you should not worry about leak of your private photos or videos. Still, it is up to you to choose.