Windows is a popular GUI operating system which is used by many people. It supports two types of file systems which are FAT (File Allocation Table) and NTFS (New Technology File System). FAT file system was used in earlier versions of Windows OS like Windows 95, 98 and Windows Millennium Edition and in all the later version like Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Server 2008 Vista and Windows 7, FAT is replaced by NTFS. Since the removable data storage devices like memory cards, USB drives support only FAT file system; all these latest versions of Windows support both FAT and NTFS file system to avoid the compatibility issues.
Sometimes a user might end up with deletion of files which is stored in the system. In that case you can easily recover your deleted files using best file recovery tool.
Let us see a few of scenarios where the data stored gets delete or lost:
- While deleting some unwanted files stored in memory card by accessing through Windows OS, a user might accidentally delete an important file by using Shift + Delete key combination. This will bypass the Recycle Bin and results in loss of data.
- In some cases when a user tries to access the data from his memory card in Windows OS, it will ask to format the card, which is due to some file system errors. At this point of time, if the user formats the device, then it will result in deletion of entire data stored in that memory card.
- Memory cards are widely used in digital cameras and mobile phones. If a user improperly ejects the card when the device is turned on, the card might get corrupt and chances of losing data are pretty more.
When a file is deleted from memory card, only the index file which consists of all the information related to that file manipulation will be erased and the data stored space will be marked as available, but the stream of bytes still exist on the stored sector until it is overwritten by new data. Unfortunately, any device or computer cannot access this data without an index file. Still there is no need to worry on how to recover deleted folders on Windows 7, XP, Vista, etc since an efficient data recovery tool scans the device and recovers it with the help of unique signature search.
Windows data recovery software is one such popular utility which is developed by some data recovery experts. With the help of built-in special algorithm you can recover all types of media files like audio, video, images, etc. This tool supports all types of memory cards along with other data storage devices which use different file systems like FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, ExtFAT partitions / drives. Using this tool you can even recover data from a device which is having bad sectors by creating disk images. This tool has an option to find any file on the basis of creation date, extension, file name and size. You can download the demo version of this software and check for the recovery results.