Verified Methods for Computer Recovery in 2020 (Win&Mac)

As many people have experienced, myself included, losing data on the computer is frustrating to say the least and, when the files are extremely important, induces quite a panic. What makes this worse is not knowing how to get those files back after you've accidentally deleted or misplaced them. This article will show you several reliable methods for computer recovery.

1Best Computer Data Recovery Software for Win & Mac

AnyRecover is a computer data recovery software that programmed with the latest recovery technology. It allows you to recover lost or removed files from all types of storage mediums and comes with the capacity to restore a large amount of file types. It offers a free trial to help you get all your files back for free.


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Features of AnyRecover

  • Supports over 1000 file types: including photos, audio, text, video, documents, emails, archives, etc.

  • Supports a large number of mediums: including USB flash drives, micro-cards, SSD, internal and external hard-drives, digital cameras, etc.

  • 100% safe to use: differing from its competitors, it won't overwrite any existing files when recovering the lost files.

  • Supports any data-loss scenarios: whether you've mistakenly deleted files, had system crashes, or issues with handling, partitions, and device initialization, you are covered.

  • Over 98% recovery rate: It has been proved the highest recovery rate on the market.

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Perform Computer Recovery with AnyRecover

If you are just looking to recover files, there are three simple steps you should take.

Step 1. Launch the program on your computer and choose the mode you would like to recover with from the list.

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Step 2. Choose which location you would like the program to search for your lost files.

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Once this is chosen, you will need to choose which file type you want to recover. You can choose multiple file types at once from audio, video, archives, documents, photos, or other.  Then hit the scan button.

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Step 3. Wait while AnyRecover scans the location. Once done, it will compile a list of your lost files.

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With this list, you can choose to preview the files and recover them on a file-by-file or bulk-file basis. Hit recover once you've selected the files from the preview menu.

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2Other Common Computer Recovery Methods

1System Restore (Window)

The Window's system restore is a utility tool that allows you to revert to a previously used software version by using a restore point. It's a great tool to use if you suspect that your registry, driver configuration, or certain aspects of your operating system are the reason for trouble.

Step 1. Open your control panel from the start menu or search for it in the search box. Then choose System and Security from the control panel menu.


Step 2. Click on System and then System Protection from the left-hand side menu. A Systems Properties menu will appear, click on the System Restore button.


Step 3. Tap next and choose a restore point from the list.  Hit next and then finish to confirm your selection.

Step 4. Tap on the "yes" button and wait while your system reverts.


2Time Machine (Mac)

The Time Machine feature in Mac is one of the most common tool for computer recovery. You can recover your system files and personal files (photos, emails, documents, etc.) with it. 

Step 1. Open Time Machine: Click on System Preferences > Time Machine


Step 2. Use the on-screen arrows to scroll through all of the files currently accessible with the latest backup and find the one you want to restore.


Step 3. Hit space bar to preview the file and check to make sure it's the one you want. When a file is selected, you can click the Restore button to recover it.

3Recycle Bin/Trash - Also a Good Choice for Computer Recovery

When some files are deleted,  they will be stored in your computer's trash bin or recycling bin for a specific period of days before being deleted/emptied. To recover files from the recycling bin, simply click on it (found on your Desktop/Dock Bar) and hit open or double click it. Then select the files you want to recover and right click to choose the restore option.


When it comes to losing computer files, not all people understand or know how to retrieve the files and just assume that they are gone for good. Fortunately, there are many ways for computer data recovery. It's wise to use iMyFone AnyRecover for this, as it can recover all kinds of lost files from any storage mediums. A free trial is available now!

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By  Simon Marcus , to Deleted Files Recovery

Posted on Apr 25, 2019  ( Updated: Dec 16, 2019 )

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