The Windows File Recovery tool allows to recover deleted, lost and even corrupted files. Updates to Windows 10 are not all that troublesom...
The Windows File Recovery tool allows to recover deleted, lost and even corrupted files.
Updates to Windows 10 are not all that troublesome for users. With the update in May, Microsoft has indeed integrated a new and very valuable tool; Windows File Recovery. This new utility, available for free from the Microsoft Store, allows you to recover files that have been inadvertently deleted. Obviously, the tool will reveal all its usefulness if the files have disappeared from the trash.
An unnoticed novelty that was finally spotted by a Windows specialist, Walking Cat, and shared on Twitter. The tool has no graphical interface and its simplicity might even scare off some novice users. However, Windows File Recovery seems to be the ideal solution to several problems.
Indeed, it allows to recover deleted files on a hard drive, SSD, USB drive, as well as on SD card. Depending on when a file was deleted, the procedure will be somewhat different, even if it is a formatted storage or a corrupted disk.
Windows File Recovery : a promising tool
After downloading the tool from the Microsoft Store, you will be able to run it on your machine. You will then be prompted for several pieces of information from the command prompt, including the source drive, the type of file you lost, and the drive you want to restore it to. In fact, all you have to do is follow the steps listed in the command prompt.
Microsoft's promise with this new utility is great and will need to be tested. To do so, you will need to have installed Windows 10 version 19041, the May 2020 update. In any case, Windows File Recovery is primarily aimed at hackers rather than the general public. One can always hope that Microsoft rethinks its utility, with a real interface for example, and makes it easier to use for users with little knowledge.