RECOVER: Recovers readable information from a bad or defective disk.
The command: "RECOVER" is on Windows 11, 10, .. available
The examples for the command "RECOVER"
command in the Windows Command Prompt is not normally used for file or directory recovery. In the newer versions of Windows the command is no longer present or has been replaced by other methods such as: B. using backups or restore points.
If you want to recover files, there are other methods that are usually more effective. Here are some examples:
1. Use Trash:
Check the Trash on your computer. Deleted files can exist in the Recycle Bin and can be restored from there.
2. File or Folder Recovery Tools:
There are specialized third-party recovery tools that can recover deleted files. Some examples are Recuva, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard or PhotoRec.
3. Previous Versions:
Windows has the Previous Versions feature that allows you to access previous versions of files or directories. However, this requires that you have previously enabled File History or Shadow Copies.
Here are some common examples of using third-party recovery tools:
Example 1: Using Recuva:
Example 2: How to use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard:
Note that these tools may not be able to fully recover all files, especially if the free space has already been overwritten.
It is important to emphasize that the likelihood of a successful recovery depends greatly on various factors such as: B. the type of storage medium, the length of time since deletion and whether new data has already overwritten the free storage space. The sooner you try to recover deleted files, the better your chances are.
"RECOVER" Excerpt from Microsoft Windows Help
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19045.3693]
(c) Copyright 1985-2023 Microsoft Corp.
Recovers readable information from a bad or defective disk.
Consult the online Command Reference in Windows XP Help
before using the RECOVER command.
Important information, tips for the "RECOVER" command
The `RECOVER` command in the Windows Command Prompt has been largely replaced by more advanced data recovery methods in newer versions of Windows, and the command itself may no longer be available or may not be as comprehensive as specialized third-party recovery tools.
Here are some general considerations and pointers when it comes to data recovery:
1. Limitations of the `RECOVER` command: In newer versions of Windows, the `RECOVER` command may no longer exist or may not be as powerful as specialized recovery tools.
2. Use of third-party recovery tools: For effective data recovery after file loss, it is recommended to use specialized third-party recovery tools such as: E.g. Recuva, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, PhotoRec, or others designed for this purpose.
3. Act Quickly: If you notice that files have been accidentally deleted, it is important to act quickly. The more time that has passed and the more new data has been written to the storage medium, the lower the chances of a successful recovery.
4. Restore to Another Drive: If possible, try to save the files to be restored to another drive to prevent new data from overwriting the free space on the original drive.
5. File History and Shadow Copies: Check whether the File History or Shadow Copies features are enabled in Windows. These features can help access previous versions of files or directories.
6. Regular Backups: It is advisable to perform regular backups to avoid data loss. Backup strategies can significantly reduce the risk of data loss.
Note that the exact steps and options for data recovery depend on the specific situation and the tools used. In general, it is important to proceed carefully and not write new data to the affected drive until the recovery is complete.