[Solved] How to Recover Files Deleted by AVG Shredder

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"Dear Sir, I need to get back a document I mistakenly shredded using AVG Shredder, which is my admission letter for college. It was in a folder with some other junk, so I deleted the folder and only found out about the admission letter days ago."

Part 1: Is It Possible to Recover Shredded Files?

You shred because you want the file to be unrecoverable, but are files destroyed by AVG Shredder really unrecoverable? The answer is yes. AVG Shredder uses an overwrite algorithm that blurs the pattern to make it tough for recovery with regular software. However, there is nothing regular about iMyFone AnyRecover. It’s difficult, even with AnyRecover, but you can.

Part 2: How to Recover Data Deleted by AVG Shredder?

You heard it right - iMyFone AnyRecover can restore files deleted with AVG Shredder. No matter where you delete the files from, or what kind of data you plan to recover; AnyRecover does not have selective compatibility. This amazing tool restores files of over 1000 formats, deleted or lost in any scenario (even shredded), and from any storage media.


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What AnyRecover Can Do?      

AnyRecover is universal, and so it works not only for shredded files - it works for the data lost to every other factor.

Looking to recover documents, videos, emails, etc. that are shredded? AnyRecover handles files of all formats capably.

AnyRecover recovers lost, deleted or formatted files from any storage media like PC, hard drive, memory card, and many more.

AnyRecover restores your data without overwriting other files like with alternatives.

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How to Recover Shredded Files with AnyRecover

With all said, you might think that AnyRecover is complex to use, but that’s far from true. Here is how to use it:

Step 1. Start iMyFone AnyRecover and select “Deleted Files Recovery”.

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Step 2. Choose where you want AnyRecover to look. This could be an external storage, hard disk, digital cameras, etc. Click “Next”.

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Step 3. Now, click on the file types of the file destroyed with AVG Shredder to select the formats you are looking for. Hit “Scan”.

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Step 4. The scan commences. On completion, your deleted files will be displayed.

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Step 5. From the displayed files, you can now recover, but AnyRecover lets you preview them first to be sure.

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Step 6. When you are certain of the files after previewing, you can proceed with the recovery. Simple click on “Recover” to get back your shredded files.

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Part 3: What is AVG Shredder and How Does It Work?

If you want to get rid of a file or folder, you can delete it. After deleting, you can restore the files from your Recycle Bin folder, etc.

Shredding, on the other hand, is a more secure and permanent solution. Using AVG Shredder, you cannot get back that file, except you use iMyFone AnyRecover.

How Does AVG Shredder Work?

Step 1. Click “Menu” and hit “File Shredder” then click “Select file or folder”.

Step 2. Select the file path and click OK. You can select folders or single files.

Step 3. Hit “Shred it” to start the shredding. Note that shredding larger files and folders takes longer.

Step 4. Click OK to go back to the main screen.

Part 4: Is It Necessary to Shred Files?

When you delete stuff and remove it permanently, it does not get deleted; what gets deleted is the pointer in the address table. Without the pointer, your computer no longer sees the files but sees free space.

Therefore, the deleted file is still there somewhere and can be recovered. However, if the file contains sensitive information, and you need to destroy it more permanently, then you have to shred the file.


Lots of readers in our comment section have asked about recovering shredded files. I know that the entire idea of recovering shredded files defeats the aim of shredding them in the first place. That said if you wish to recover files destroyed with AVG Shredder, you should think it over even with the use of iMyFone AnyRecover you can get them back.

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By  Alva Doris , to Deleted Files Recovery

Updated on Dec 16, 2019

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