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Microsoft launches a free tool to recover deleted files

Microsoft launched its new Windows File Recovery tool, designed to allow users to recover files that were mistakenly deleted from personal computers.

Windows File Recovery comes with a command line application image that can recover a set of files and documents from local storage disks, USB external storage disks, and even external SD memory cards from cameras. The application does not support the recovery of files deleted from cloud storage services, or files shared across networks.

As with all other file recovery apps, the new tool requires the user to use it soon. Because data removed from storage media is recoverable only before any other data is overwritten.

Microsoft's new (Windows File Recovery) tool can be used to recover MP3 audio files, MP4 video files, PDF files, JPEG image files, and application files such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. PowerPoint.

The tool comes with a default mode designed primarily for NTFS file systems. It will also be able to recover files from damaged disks, or after formatting them. Another mode - probably the most common - is because it allows users to recover specific file types from FAT, exFAT, and ReFS file systems. However, this mode will take longer to recover files.

Microsoft hopes that the new Windows File Recovery tool will be useful for any user by accidentally deleting important files, or by accidentally erasing the storage disk.

It is noteworthy that Microsoft already provides a feature (Previous versions) in the previous versions of Windows 10 that allows users to recover deleted files, but to take advantage of them the user must activate them specifically using the feature (File History) that is disabled by default.

Link : Windows File Recovery