Data plays an important role in digital world; unfortunately, the loss of data is not a rare occurrence. But with the AnyRecover data recovery software in hand, your data will be safely back with you.

Let's check out how simple the recovery process is!

Step 1 Download AnyRecover

AnyRecover data recovery is compatible with different devices; just download the version that suits your system.

Step 2 Install AnyRecover

Double-click the downloaded file and follow the guide to complete the installation. Once you click on the "Install" option, it starts installing. Wait for a few minutes until it has completely installed, then launch it on your computer.

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PC&Hard Draive Data Recovery

After launching AnyRecover, you can directly select and enter the "PC & Hard Disk Data Recovery " on the main interface or the top navigation bar.

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Mode 1: Recover Files from Computer

To recover data on a computer, please follow these 3 steps:

  • Select a location
  • Scan the location
  • Preview & Recover

Step 1 Select a Location

After entering the "PC and hard disk data recovery " module, you will see a clean and intuitive interface that displays all the available locations from which you may recover data. Here, please select the path where you need to restore data and the program will start scanning the partition.

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If you can't find the partition you want to recover data from the interface, you can try to scan it from "Can't Find Location". All your hard disks and partitions will be displayed here, and you can also perform a full disk scan here.

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Step 2 Scan the Selected Location

The scanning methods include quick scanning and deep scanning, and the two scanning methods are completed in sequence. The scan time depends on the size of your partition and the number of files. The scanning results will also display on the interface in real time, so you can check the results easily.

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Pause or stop the scanning process

Even if AnyRecover has started to scan for lost data, you can pause or stop it at any time. Just click the "Pause" button in the top-right corner to suspend scanning; resume scanning by clicking "Continue". If you have already found the files you need, click the "Stop" button to terminate the process, after which you can recover the located files.

Also, you can use the search and filter functions to find the files you want to recover more quickly.

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Step 3 Preview and Recover Lost Files

When the scanning is completed, all files will be neatly listed. AnyRecover allows you to preview the files and recover them selectively; the recovered files will retain their original quality.

Locate the files

You can toggle between "File Type" and "File Path" to quickly locate the files you need. File Type refers to the types of data; Anyrecover divides these into Photo,Video, Document, Archive, Audio, and Other. Each type contains various file formats. File Path is the route on your computer that once stored the data.

Preview the files and recover

Double-click on a file and a pop-up window will appear that lets you preview the content. AnyRecover supports the previewing of pictures and documents like PDF files, Word files, and Excel workbooks. If that's the file you need, click the "Recover" button.

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Some files cannot be previewed, but this doesn't mean they can't be recovered; you may go ahead and recover them to check their content.

Recover multiple files at once

The preview feature allows you to recover only one file at a time. However, you can also recover multiple files by ticking the check box for each, then clicking the "Recover" button and choosing a location to save the recovered files.


DO NOT save the recovered files to the location where you lost the data.

Import and export files

If you don't want to restore the scanned data right now, you can choose to save it. Next time you can import the scanned file and directly restore the data, saving the time of scanning the same data again.

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The main interface shows the scanned data . Click "Import Scan Result" to enter the next interface.

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In the current interface, all the scan result files you have saved will be displayed in a list. If you do not find the scan result file you want in the current list, you can browse and locate the saved scan file by yourself through "Browse file".

It should be noted that if the scan result file has not been saved before, no data will be displayed on the current interface; in addition, if the scan result file is saved in an external storage device, when importing the scan result file, make sure that the external storage device is Plugged into a computer and worked fine.

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Mode 2: Recover Files from Emptied Recycle Bin

Step 1Select the Recycle Bin

To restore deleted data from the Recycle Bin or restore the whole emptied bin, choose the “Recycle Bin” option on Windows, or "Trash" on a Mac.

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Step 2Scan the Recycle Bin

After clicking on the location, AnyRecover will begin an all-round scan to search for lost files. You can pause or stop the scanning process at any time; the software will also remind you when the scan is complete.

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Step 3Preview and Recover Files

All the found files will be listed on the left panel. Before recovery, you can double click on a single file to preview and recover it. Alternatively, select all the essential files you need, then click the "Recover" button to get them back immediately.

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Mode 3: Recover Data from External Devices

On occasion, you may accidentally delete files from an external device or reformat it, causing data loss. AnyRecover will quickly recover data from external devices, be it an SD card, USB drive, external hard drive, memory card, digital camera, and so on.

Step 1Connect the External Device

Start by connecting the external device to your computer; make sure that it can be detected.

Step 2Select the External Device

Select the device from which you want to recover data, then hit on it to begin the recovery process.

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Step 3Scan the External Device

An all-round scan will be conducted on the selected external device; the overall scanning time depends on the size of the data and performance of your computer. You can also choose to pause or stop the scanning at any time.

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Step 4Preview and Recover Files

Once the scanning process is finished, you can locate the targeted files from the scanning results and preview them before recovery. To get these files back, click the "Recover" button and select a safe location in which to save the files.

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Mode 4: Recover Data from Lost Partition

Need to recover data from a specific partition? No problem, AnyRecover is here to help, just follow the steps below to retrieve lost data in no time.

Step 1Select the Drive

To get data back from partitions, select the drive you want to recover from under the "Can't Find Location" tab.

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Step 2Check for Partitions

Then you need to select the drive and clicked on the "Scan" button, AnyRecover will list all the partitions found in this drive.

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You can select only one partition for recovery at a time.

Step 3Scan the Partition

Select the partition from which you want to recover data, then click on the "Scan" button. It will take some time to finish the scanning process.

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Step 4Recover Lost Files from Partition

Once the scanning ends, double-click a file to preview its content and then recover it. Alternatively, select multiple files you need, click the "Recover" tab, and then choose a location in which to save the recovered files.

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Mode 5: Recover Data from Crashed Computer

If your computer had crashed or is not able to boot up in an ideal way, AnyRecover can also help you create a bootable drive so that you may recover data.

Step 1Preparation for Computer Crash Recovery

  • Another working computer
  • A blank USB drive or CD/DVD

Step 2Create Bootable Media

Make sure that you've connected the USB drive or CD/DVD to the working computer and that it can be recognized, then let's start.

1. Start Computer Crash Recovery

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2. Create a Bootable Drive Successfully

Select the drive you want to use to create a bootable drive, then click "Create" to begin.

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A message will pop up alerting you that this operation will format your drive. Make sure that you've backed up your important data, then click "Format".

The program will start to download firmware. Once done, it will begin to format the USB drive or CD/DVD and create a bootable drive after that.

3. Boot Up the Crashed Computer

Once the bootable drive has been successfully created, follow the steps below to restart your crashed computer.

  • Adjust BIOS to boot from USB flash drive or CD/DVD.
  • Connect USB flash drive or CD/DVD to your crashed computer.
  • Restart your computer.
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Step 3Recover Data from Crashed Computer

By following the steps above, your crashed computer will become bootable now. You can then recover files from the computer with AnyRecover data recovery tool.

Recover data from iPhone/iPad

Is your iPhone damaged or locked by a forgotten passcode? Lost iPhone data due to accidental deletion? With four recovery modes, AnyRecover is specially designed to recover your lost files from iOS device or iTunes/iCloud backup no matter how you lost them.

After launching AnyRecover, you can directly select and enter the "iPhone Recovery " on the main interface or the top navigation bar.

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Mode 1: Recover from Device Directly

Step 1 Connect and Scan Your iOS Device

After launching data recovery software, choose the Recover From Device module.

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Connect your device to your computer. When the program successfully detects your iDevice, click Next to proceed.

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Now, select the types of files that you would like recover. After that, click "Scan". The program will start to look for the deleted data from your device.

Step 2 Preview and Recover Data from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

After the scan is finished, all recoverable data will be clearly organized as the picture below shows. Click each tab to check all files. To find data that you would like to recover accurately and quickly, click on the funnel icon in the upper right corner to select the file status and dates.

Recover to Computer

If you want to recover to your computer, select the files which you want to recover, and then click "Recover to Computer" at the bottom right corner.

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A pop-up window will display to let you choose the location to store the recovered files and it will take only a few minutes to finish the recovery.

Recover to Device

If you select "Recover to Device", you need to make sure your iPhone is detected by the computer. Then click "Next" button

Please note that you need to ensure that the device has enough space to accommodate the restored data, otherwise the restoration will fail.

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Now the program will start the recovery process, but bear in mind, "The program only supports to restore backup to a device running same or newer iOS versions. You can upgrade the device to the latest iOS version and try again."

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Shortly, your data will be recovered to your iPhone.

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Mode 2: Recover Data from iTunes Backup

Step 1 Choose and Scan from iTunes Backup

Choose the iTunes backup you want to restore and click Next. For encrypted iTunes backups, you need to enter the iTunes password.

Notes: AnyRecover supports scanning out the iTunes backups that you've made through other programs on your current computer, and these types of data can also be recovered.

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Select the file types you need and click "Scan" button. Please wait a moment while it scans.

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Step 2 Preview and Recover Data from iTunes Backup

The search results will be showed on the interface clearly. To find data that you would like to recover accurately and quickly, you can click on the funnel icon in the upper right corner to select the file status and dates.

Recover to Computer

If you want to recover your data to your pc, select the files which you want to recover, and then click "Recover to Computer" at the bottom right corner.

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You need to select or create a folder as the recovery path. Then AnyRecover will recover the data to the folder and you can check it after finishing the recovery process.

Recover to device

If you select "Recover to Device", you need to connect your target device. Then tap on the "Next" button.

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Now, the prpgram begins recover your data, please note that the original data in the device will be overwritten.

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After a few minutes, your data will be recovered to your device successfully.

Mode 3: Recover Data from iCloud

There are two options to recover data from iCloud. One is to recover from iCloud account while the other is from iCloud backup. If you have enabled iCloud and signed in iCloud account on iOS devices, your data will be automatically synced to iCloud Kit. Or you may have manually backed up your data to iCloud. Choose the suitable option below to get your data back from iCloud.

Option 1. Recover from iCloud Account

Step 1 Log in iCloud Account and Scan Data

Choose "iCloud" from "Recover from iCloud" module.

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Fill in your iCloud account details. Please be assured that AnyRecover will never keep a record of your iCloud account info or content.

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For this part choose to recover one or more categories from iCloud account including contacts, photos, notes, iCloud Drive and iWork files. And then tap "Scan" on the lower right corner.

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The scan will be in process, it might take some time depending on the file size. Please kindly wait.

Step 2 Preview and Recover Data from iCloud

After the scan is completed, the search results will be clearly organized on the interface. You can preview files which you want. and choose the files which you want, and then click "Recover".

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Last, choose a location on your computer to store the recovered data. Please wait while AnyRecover is recovering your lost data.

Option 2. Recover from iCloud Backup

Step 1 Choose iDevice Status

Choose "iCloud Backup" from "Recover from iCloud" module.

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Step 2 Choose the type of iPhone

Choose the instruction according to your iDevice status.

Option1: An iPhone in initial setup

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Follow the instructions to restore the iCloud backup to the device, and then connect the device to the computer for scanning

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Option 2: A currently using iPhone with data

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Since restoring factory settings will erase all data on the device, users need to choose whether to back up device data according to their own needs. Click "Skip" if no backup is required.

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After the backup is complete, the program will start to reset the device, after confirming the reset, click "Start".

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To prevent encountering Activation Lock in a later step, after the user chooses to start reset, the program retrieves whether Activation Lock is turned off on the user's device. If not closed, a prompt page will pop up.

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After the reset is complete, the user can operate step by step according to the prompts.

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Mode 4: Fix Various iOS Issues

If your device is stuck on various iOS issues, you should use the Fix iOS System solution. There are three methods offered in this mode for resolving iOS issues.

Standard Mode - Resolve common iOS issues including white screen/Apple logo/recovery mode, restarting loops, iTunes errors, bricked iOS devices, freezing screen, not turning on, and more without data loss.

Enter/Exit Recovery Mode - Recovery mode can be entered or exited with one click without any device operations.

Advanced Mode - It can be used if Standard Mode is unable to resolve iOS issues or you have forgotten your device passcode.


1. When you use this feature, your device will be updated to the latest iOS version.

2. The jailbroken device will be restored to its default state.

3. Your device will be unlocked if it has been locked before.

1. Use Standard Mode to Fix iOS Issues without Data Loss

Step 1 Connect your device to a computer

Choose Standard Mode and connect your device to the computer with a USB cable. Click on Next to continue.

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If your device is not recognized by Anyrecover, you can follow the instructions to place it in DFU or recovery mode.

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Step 2 Download Firmware

After entering DFU Mode or Recovery Mode, you need to download the updated firmware. The program will detect your device automatically and recommend the appropriate version for you.

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Step 3 Fix System with Firmware

When you have downloaded the firmware, click Start to Fix to verify it. Then Anyrecover will start fixing your iOS automatically.

Note: If your device is out of DFU/recovery mode in this step, you have to repeat step 1 and put your device in DFU/recovery mode again.

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It might take some time to complete this process. Please wait patiently.

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After the fixing process is finished, remember to check whether your device can start. Please try again if the device does not start.

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If the fix fails, you can try again in Standard Mode or Advanced Mode.

Enter/Exit Recovery Mode

Step 1 Connect Device to PC

Select Enter/Exit Recovery Mode and connect your device to the PC.

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Step 2 Choose Mode According to Your Situation

Select Enter Recovery Mode/Exit Recovery Mode depending on your situation. Wait for a while, and you device will start successfully.


In case the exit process ends but your device can't start, please try again or use Standard Mode to exit Recovery mode.

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Advanced Mode

Before you use this mode, you should know that Advanced Mode will reinstall iOS completely and all the data on your device will be erased.

Step 1 Connect Device to PC

Choose Advanced Mode on the screen and connect your device to your computer.

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Step 2 Download Firmware

Now you should download the firmware by clicking Download button. Anyrecover will detect your device automatically and recommend the appropriate version for you.

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Step 3 Start Fixing System

After you have downloaded the firmware, tap on Start to Fix to proceed.

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Wait for a while and the fixing process will be done.

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Data Loss Prevention

Worried about losing important data? To avoid loss of user data, AnyRecover provides users with a cloud storage service portal.

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Remote Service Expert

Encountered problems when using AnyRecover, don't know how to solve it? AnyRecover provides users with free remote services, which can describe user problems and make appointments with exclusive one-on-one experts to assist users and solve user problems.

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