You accidentally deleted files or formatted your disk or partition. You want to recover your lost files. You could use PhotoRec to recover them. PhotoRec is a powerful file carver which can search bit by bit and ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media’s file system has been severely damaged or reformatted. The following instruction will help you to recover your lost files.

Step 1: Download PhotoRec

Step 2: Run photorec_win.exe

Step 3: Select the disk that you want to recover your lost files

PhotoRec - Selecting Disk

Step 4: Select the partition that you want to recover your lost files.

PhotoRec - Selecting partition

Step 5: Press right arrow 2 times to select “File Opt”

PhotoRec - Selecting files option

Step 6: Press b to save

PhotoRec - Save

Step 7: Select other

PhotoRec - Recover data

Step 8: Press left arrow 2 times to select disk to save the recovered lost file, then select your saved folder, then press C to save

PhotoRec - Saved folder

Step 9: PhotoRec will run immediately after you select the saved folder

PhotoRec - Running

It will take awhile, but you will get your lost files. This is my best recovery program. What is your best recovery program?