How to recover lost data on your laptop or computer

February 5, 2016 Off By Laura TMOT
​Losing information on your computer is a massive inconvenience, especially when it’s valuable business information. Luckily all hope is not lost and you can recover some lost data. In this article we are going to discuss how to restore deleted files and recover recycle bin.
The first step in recovering any deleted files, is to download a proper Recovery Tool. It makes the whole process a lot easier, with handy wizards guiding you every step of the way. You get free recovery software, and you get expensive recovery software. Just remember, you get what you pay for, and you will sometimes be worse off when using the free software. You can’t put a price on important data. 
After you have bought and downloaded your recovery software of choice, it is as easy as running the program and following the steps laid out by the program.
For instance, let’s assume you have deleted some files. It can be anything from music files to images, but for the sake of the argument, let’s assume it was an important document.
One’s first reaction would be the to check the recycle bin and recover it from there. If it’s there, crisis averted. But what happens if it;s not? That’s where Recovery Software will show it;s true colors.
You can recover files emptied from the recycle bin by using Windows Registry Editor, but it’s a tedious and complicated matter, well out of the scope of the average computer user. Using Recovery Software does all the difficult parts for you, leaving you just to click a few buttons. You specify what type of file you want to recover, in this case a document, and the recovery software will scan for your criteria. After the scan it will give you a full report on all the files found, and you can specify exactly the document you want to recover, instead of recovering large amounts of unnecessary deleted files.
It’s definitely not the end of the world if you empty your recycle bin and realize there was an important file you forgot to restore.
But what happens if you accidentally delete files from an external hard drive. You use your external hard drive on a friends computer, passing on that same important document. When you get home and connect your hard drive, you realize you accidentally deleted the documented instead of copying it. Your file is in the recycle bin of your buddy’s computer.
Fortunately it can still be recovered and restored. Files are never permanently deleted of hard drives, and still exist on it until something is saved over it’s space. That is exactly the same what happens with your recycle bin. Although it’s emptied, your date still exists on the hard drive until something else is saved over it.
So all you have to do is use a quality Recovery program and you will have your data restored in no time.
Almost any File format can be recovered, from Images to video, and even music and emails, depending on your recovery software chosen.
Other benefits of Recovery Software.

Other than the ability to specify and preview files before you recover them, quality recovery software has a list of other benefits.
Using a proper paid version of recovery software will be able to recover files in any format, from any hardware, no matter what happened to it. Whether from virus attacks, accidental deletion or corrupted files, using a proper Recovery tool will be able to restore your files.
Another great benefit of using a paid recovery tool instead of free one, is the after sales support. Normally with free software, you won’t find a tech support team on hand waiting to answer your questions if you run into trouble. It definitely makes up for the price you have to pay.
What’s the best recovery software out there? Well we have to say impartial. In the end, the best one is the one your wallet can afford. If we are forced to choose one over the rest, It would have to be EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro, and in a close second, Recuva from Piriform. EaseUS costs about $70 and Recuva will set you back $25, but like we said in the beginning, you get what you pay for.
If you haven’t encountered data loss before, be warned and make regular back ups. Data loss can affect anyone and often without warning. Prevention is better than cure. If you are reading this because you lost some files, at least you know there are steps in recovering and restoring your information.