recovery tool to restore files that were encountered with
Microsoft Windows 10 2004 version update and deleted; is an effective Windows 10 tool that allows us to get it from local disks, external disks (USB, Hard disk) from SD cards or even cameras. The main features of the
Windows File Recovery Tool are as follows.
The extensions supported by the file recovery tool are as follows:
|Extension Group||File Types|
|ASF||wma, wmv, asf|
|JPEG||jpg, jpeg, jpe, jif, jfif, jfi|
|MPEG||mpeg, mp4, mpg, m4a, m4v, m4b, m4r, mov, 3gp, qt|
|ZIP||zip, docx, xlsx, pptx, odt, ods, odp, odg, odi, odf, odc, odm, ott, otg, otp, ots, otc, oti, otf, oth|
File system types that we can do file recovery:
|FAT and exFAT||SD cards, Flash or USB disks (<4GB)|
|ReFS||Windows Pro for Windows Server and workstations|
|NTFS||Computers (HDD, SSD), External Hard disks, Flash or USB disks (> 4GB)|
Using the table below; In which cases we can decide which recovery modes to use:
|File System||Status||Recommended mode|
|Deleted some time ago||First Segment then Signature|
|After the disc format process|
|FAT, exFAT, ReFS||Desired file extension||Signature|
Coming to the file recovery process:
- The current version of Windows must be Windows 10, version 2004 (Build 19041). You can view the Windows version by running the
winvercommand on Run.
Windows File Recovery tool must be installed on your computer. If not, we can easily download the tool from the Windows Store.
The drive on which the files are to be saved and the drive on which the recovered files will be stored (
Source and Destination Drives) must be different. For example, if the files to be recovered are on the local
disk C, we should designate the target drive as another local disk or external disk.
- After installing the
Windows File Recoverytool, we can run the tool from the Start menu or start the file recovery process with the
winfrcommand on a
PowerShellstarted with administrator privileges.
- As an example, the work I recovered some PDF and Image files from a Flash Disk that I formatted about four months ago is as follows:
I run the command “
winfr E: C: / x / y: pdf” on PowerShell to recover all my PDF extension: I use the “
winfr” command in Signature (/ x) mode because my target is to save the file
As a result of the process, four
C :) drive I have specified is saved on the drive and a log file is created in the same folder, but the names of my PDF files are saved as 0,1,2 and 3.
I run the same command once for
JPG and PNG file types: “
winfr E: C: / x / y: JPEG, PNG” My groove I deleted months ago as a result of the operation, including all
JPG and all
PNG files that I deleted before formatting. successfully recovered.
Winfr /!” To display advanced options we can run the command.
Here I tried to show you how to use the Windows File Recovery Tool that came with Windows 10 update (Windows 10, version 2004).
I hope it was a useful article.