Windows File Recovery Software

Retrieve files from Windows XP

Windows XP is the older version of a series of Windows Operating System released by Microsoft. you can store almost all the files on Windows XP. It supports most of the file formats, if not then there are apps available in the market which you can install and read the particular files. The files like Word documents, ZIP files, photo files, videos, audios and so on can be stored on your Windows XP. You might be using Windows XP for lots of reasons. Some are like, many of the software are not updated to work with latest versions of Windows XP then using XP is beneficial, Windows XP supports your system to function with satisfactory speed even if you have low processor speed, etc.

It is a heartbreaking experience to lose the important files of yours. You may need to format a partition on your external hard drive. You take a backup of the files and while you were about to format the drive, you will get an emergency call. You will shut down the system and move out. Later when you come back after some time, you format the drive. After formatting, you will discover that you have formatted a drive on the internal hard drive and not the one which you wanted to. You will lose all your files on the drive. You can use Windows file recovery software to restore Windows files on your computer, in such case of file loss.

Some of the other scenarios in which you may lose your files are given below. You might face the file loss due to these scenarios anytime:

FAT to NTFS conversion failure: You can change the file system on the storage drive. Each file system will be having its own features; you have to choose the file system on the basis of your requirement. NTFS file system has less defragmentation time, stable and secure. Hence it is preferred by most of the users.If you have a FAT file system then you can change it to NTFS using some simple commands without losing your stored data. The file conversion may fail for any unknown reason. In such situation, you will lose all your files on the drive. You can restore files from hard disk using Windows file recovery software.

Shift + Delete Command: Shift + Delete is a command used to delete files permanently from the hard drive. When you use this command, the files bypass the Recycle Bin. You may sometime delete important files using this command accidentally. If you delete the files like this then the address of the files in the file system is marked as free space. Hence, the new data can be stored in that address and the file will be overwritten. Stop using the hard drive to avoid overwriting of the file to increase the chances of file recovery. After overwriting it is not possible to recover the files.

Deletion of files from external drives: The files may get deleted from the external drive either accidentally or intentionally. But if the files are important then you must recover those. The deleted files from the external drives are not stored in Recycle Bin also. Hence, you will lose the files permanently.

Abrupt removal of external drive: Abruptly removing the external drive causes data loss. The files may not be saved and closed on the drive, resulting in the loss of the files. You may be transferring the files from the external drive, it gets interrupted and you will lose some of the files.

Files lost due to any of the above mentioned scenarios can be retrieved by using Windows file recovery software.This wonderful software has lots of advantages. Some can be illustrated as below:

This software is good at Word file recovery as well as other media files. The software helps to recover files from the storage drives like hard disk, memory card, external hard disk, iPod, flash cards, etc. on Windows OS of the computer. The software wizard is easy to use by any person without much of technical know how. The software implements RAW signature search to scan the drive. You can save the recovery session to avoid rescanning. The software can be used in many catastrophes. Sometimes the Windows OS may fail to boot. The software can help to recover files when Windows won’t boot. You can recover files from formatted NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16, FAT32 and EXFAT partitions and drives. You can recover files like documents, spreadsheets, pictures, archives, emails, etc.

Follow a simple procedure given below to recover files on Windows XP:

Step 1: Download and install the Windows file recovery software on your computer having Windows XP. Select Recover Partitions / Drives on the main page of the software.

Step 2: Select Partition Recovery or Formatted / Reformatted Recovery from the next interface. Select the drive from which you need to recover the files and click Next. The software scans the drive and lists out the files.

Step 3: Preview the files and save them on your computer.

Avoid the data loss situations as much as possible. Some of the tips are given below:

  • Keep updating the antivirus program regularly before it expires.
  • Always have backup files to restore the files in a case of data loss.
  • Always safe remove the external drives and avoid file loss or corruption.