Windows File Recovery

Windows 10: the next update will make it easier to recover deleted files

The next Windows update should appeal to the more giddy. Microsoft has announced that its File Recovery tool, which can recover inadvertently deleted files, will be upgraded to an improved version. Two recovery modes will be available: “standard” and “extended”.

Windows File Recovery

Who has never emptied their recycle bin forgetting that an important file was there? Since last June, it is now possible to recover permanently deleted files thanks to a tool called Windows File Recovery. Only problem: the utility is only accessible from the command prompt, which can put off more than one. Microsoft has announced that it is working on a version easier to use.

After a new function which makes it possible to better manage the hard drive and to save space, the firm therefore continues to improve the file management on Windows 10. During the next operating system update, users will benefit from two new recovery modes : “Standard” and “extended”. The update is already available in beta for Insider members. The general public will be able to benefit from it if they have the 2004 or higher version Windows.

Windows file recovery tool has 2 new modes

The “standard” mode allows you to scan hard drive, including NTFS system files, to search for deleted files and automatically initiate a restore attempt. Microsoft specifies that this mode is intended for new users in the field, who have recently deleted the desired file (s).

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The “extended” mode is more complete and offers more chances to find deleted files at an advanced date. According to Microsoft, this option works even when the hard drive is corrupted, which can be very practical if it is necessary to change the latter.

Each mode therefore offers different advantages. The “normal” mode requires less command line knowledge, and can thus be used by the greatest number. However, it is less efficient than the “extended” mode, especially when the search space has been replaced by other files, or when the PC concerned is equipped with an SSD.

Source: Windows Latest