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Recover deleted files on Windows with DiskDigger

When a file is deleted in Windows, what the system actually does is add some codes to the file header, leaving the rest of the content unchanged. If the occupied area is not written, said file will be recoverable. We will only need the appropriate tool to do this recovery. There are a few, highlighting Recuva and Disk Drill. Below we talk about another one to add to the list.

Have you accidentally deleted a folder on your hard drive with all its contents, or several files on your USB flash drive, or your memory card (SD, CompactFlash, Memory Stick…), and are you desperate?

After the erasure operation you pulled your hair, or perhaps your ears, and began the typical ritual of lamentations. You consider that everything is lost, the photos from your last trip, the video of your best friend’s wedding, the document that contained your resume and that cost you time and sweat to prepare… But don’t worry, everything is not lost, DiskDigger It will give us invaluable help.

What does DiskDigger offer?

It is an application that works with Windows, Android and Linux, capable of recovering, on all types of drives (those we have mentioned in the previous paragraph), the majority of apparently missing files. It performs a thorough scan of all sectors of the drive to see what they contain and, based on the results, recover what is still there but not shown by the operating system.

How it works

After thorough and accurate examination, DiskDigger It will show a list of all the files it has found, those that have been deleted and those that have not. You will be the one who must indicate the ones you want to recover from those that appear on the list. If a file is excessively large and, as a result, is spread across several sectors, DiskDigger It will only retrieve the content of the first fragment.

To consider

On the support website for this application they tell us the following: «DiskDigger® is a tool that recovers lost files from your hard drive, memory cards, USB flash drives, whatever. Whether you’ve accidentally deleted some documents or photos from your computer, reformatted your camera’s memory card, or want to see what files are hiding on an old USB drive, DiskDigger is here for you.«.

They also tell us the following: «DiskDigger can recover deleted files from most types of media that your computer can read: hard drives, USB flash drives, memory cards, CDs, DVDs and floppy disks. ( Note : DiskDigger cannot recover data directly from Android or iOS devices connected to a USB port on your PC. To recover data from an Android device, use the DiskDigger app for Android. And if your Android device uses a microSD card to store data, remove the card and connect it directly to your PC with a card reader, so you can scan it directly with DiskDigger for Windows).

Access and download

The app does a good job and you don’t spend a lot of time on it. So now you know what you have to do, download it and copy it to your pen disk to use it whenever you need it. To get it, go to DiskDigger. From here select the application that corresponds to your computer or mobile device.

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