Restoring lost data such as corrupted or accidentally deleted files used to be a function that required you to remove your hard drive from your computer and send away to a data recovery service laboratory. Today, the entire process of recovering inadvertently deleted files or to recover files from formatted hard drive sectors when Windows has been reloaded before data recovery can be done quickly and easily from your home or business office. Simply download any quality file recovery program and direct that program to scan through your computer’s internal hard drive or any other digital media such as a USB flash drive from which you need to recover lost files. Most of these programs have two levels of search function, one being a quick search that will recover around 95% of your lost files.
The other search function known as a thorough search or complete search will recover 100% of all deleted files but will take a considerably longer length of time to scan through your digital media. Begin with the quick search and you should be presented with a fairly accurate list of all recoverable files in just a few minutes. The better quality file recovery programs are built with wizard style graphic user interfaces that make recovering lost data possible for even the most inexperienced computer user.