Microsoft’s new Windows File Recovery Tool to rescue your deleted data

Microsoft newly launched Windows File Recovery app is going to be the ultimate recovery tool you needed to get back your deleted data.

There is a plethora of file recovery software available on the internet, and it’sit’s a confusing task to fixate on a single tool to assist us in recovering accidentally deleted files. Most of the time, we didn’t get expected results — sometimes, these so-called third-party file recovery tools fail to detect the deleted data. In contrast, even though the tool successfully managed to discover the deleted files, but asks you to upgrade to the paid version to get your data recovered.

But with the launch of the new Windows File Recovery tool, Microsoft has ended the monopoly of third-party recovery software. Now Windows users can use this tool to recover any accidentally deleted files — photos, documents, videos, and more.

Windows File Recovery is a command-line based app available on Microsoft Store, and the app requires Windows 10 build 19041 or later. So first, check your Windows version before installing the tool.

According to Microsoft, the Windows File Recovery tool helps you to recover lost files that have been deleted from local storage devices — including internal drives, external drives, and USB devices and can’t be restored from the Recycle Bin.

  • Supported storage medium: HDD, SSD, USB, and memory card.
  • Supported file systems: NTFS, FAT, exFAT, and ReFS.
  • Supported files type: wma, wmv, asf, png, jpeg, mp3, mpeg, mp4, mpg, m4a, m4v, m4b, m4r, mov, 3gp, qt, pdf, zip, docx, xlsx, pptx, odt, ods, odp, odg, odi, odf, odc, odm, ott, otg, otp, ots, otc, oti, otf, oth.

The only drawback of the app is the missing graphical interface — not everyone is comfortable with commands, although by referring the official guide, you can easily learn how to recover files using the Windows File Recovery tool.

Meet Adwaith, a tech-savvy editor who's all about gadgets and gizmos. With a degree in Computer Engineering and a passion for all things tech, he's been guiding readers through the world of hardware for 10 years. Known for his clear, insightful reviews, Adwaith is the trusted voice behind TechLog360. Off-duty, he loves building PCs for charity.


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