If you’re using your PC for doing office work, then it definitely has some information that’s possibly more important than anything else.

Now, picture this.

You’re working on a project, and while clearing the clutter, you’ve accidentally deleted one or two critical files. And, they were probably more important than your life.

So, what do you do?

In such a scenario, most people would pray to God or try to find a backup file somewhere frantically. But you’re not going to be one of them.

In this article, we’ll tell you about how you can recover a deleted file through a data recovery application. Besides, we’ve also shed light on some tools that can help you out with it.

Let’s get started, then.

Using A Data Recovery Tool – A Guide

Using a data recovery tool can be pretty tricky if you don’t have any idea about them. Hence, in this section, we’ll tell you how you can use them efficiently. Let’s get started, then.

Step – 1: First of all, download the data recovery tool from the internet and install it on your system. Once it’s done, open the device and start working on it.
Step – 2: Now, go to the “file” section and click on the “scan” button there. Now, the program will automatically start performing a deep scan on that folder.
Step – 3: Once it finds the file, you can click on the “preview” option to check where your desired folder sits. You can search by its name as well.
Step – 4: Now, click on the “recover” option to start restoring your file. Depending on its size, it may take a few minutes at most.

If you’re using a paid software program, you can get a specific amount of space to recover. Hence, we’d ask you to keep an eye on it before you start working with it.

Best Data Recovery Tools To Use

In this section, we’ll tell you about the data recovery tools you should use for your purpose. Let’s keep reading, then.

Option – 1: Disk Drill Data Recovery

Disk Drill Data Recovery, in essence, is ideal for someone who’s not “that” much tech-savvy. It comes with an aesthetically-pleasing UI, which is relatively easy to understand as well.

The tool can support more than a hundred different file formats as a whole. The file recovery capability of the software is quite powerful as well.

Also, it comes with a lost partition search component that can help you get whatever section of a file you’re looking for. However, it can only recover up to 500MB of data as a whole.

Option – 2: Iolo Search And Recover

Albeit a little pricey, Iolo can be considered as the best data recovery app when talking of functionality and flexibility. For starters, you can restore photos, videos, images, and any kind of media file with it. It can search through specific folders as well.

Besides, thanks to the advanced structure, Iolo can also search and restore files from a file or drive that’s been damaged. Similarly, it can also work with almost every kind of drive or file, including removable media.

Its one-click restoration procedure makes it perfect for beginners as well.

Option – 3: Wondershare Recoverit

A more affordable option, Wondershare Recoverit is all about offering a streamlined working experience when it comes to recovering data.

The best thing about the tool is that it can work flawlessly with almost each and every storage device available out there. For example, if you want, you can use camcorders, memory sticks, hard drives, and USB flash drives with it.

The Bottom Line

So, there you go – the top three data recovery apps you can use for windows.

Now, before we conclude, there’s something we want to tell you. Each of these applications we mentioned here has been used by us. Hence, if you’re feeling a little confused about which one you should choose – we’ll ask you to go for all three.

Use their free trial version first, and check which one suits you the most. And, then, choose whatever you consider is the best option for you.

If you need any other information, don’t forget to comment below. We will offer our expertise in this regard, as much as you need.

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Bhavesh Sondagar is editor in chief at theandroidportal.com. He loves to write about tech, gadget and android apps.