Frequently Asked Questions

Whenever you use the delete button on in your computer, it will show the file as deleted but allocates a
portion of your drive to the file in the recycle bin. This file will remain in the recycle bin and can be
recovered back to its original state. But, the bad news is that your system will eventually reuse this space
and also overwrite the pointer to the file, so the quicker you stop using your computer and run Anyrecover, the better your chances of recovering your files.

What鈥檚 more, even when you鈥檝e emptied your recycle bin, Anyrecover can still help you get back the lost or
deleted files.

Ideally, you should install AnyRecover before you need it. This is because it can have the time to monitor
your drives for deleted files as soon as possible. If you accidentally delete an important file and you
decide to go online to download AnyRecover (or download anything), this process can create a lot of
temporary files which can overwrite the memory space allocated to the deleted file and before you finish the
installation, the deleted file is gone.

If peradventure you mistakenly deleted an important file and you have AnyRecover installed on your computer, all you need to do is to run your AnyRecover
and have your file back.

You can download and install your own copy of AnyRecover here: Download

We are very sorry to say that if your hard drive cannot be read or detected by your computer, then there is
absolutely NOTHING AnyRecover can do to extract data from it. The drive needs to be identified on your
computer before any further action can take place. You need to send the hard drive for fix.

Please refer to this list of formats that can be previewed by AnyRecover:

  • Pictures: JPG, TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD, CRW, CR2, NEF, ORF, RAF, SR2, MRW, DCR,
    WMF, DNG, ERF, RAW, AIF, and HEIC.
  • Documents: DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, PDF, HTM, HTML, ZIP, and RAR.

At the moment, only the supported files can be previewed by AnyRecover but this does not mean that the files cannot be recovered. In case you
find your lost file but cannot preview it, we suggest you recover all the files and use the right program to
run it. That way you get to know if your desired file is recovered or not.

After a successful scan for your deleted files is complete and you are unable to locate the file you were
looking for, we suggest you run an 鈥All-Around Recovery鈥 on AnyRecover. This will search your drives for all types of deleted files.

AnyRecover All-Around Recovery

The software may fail to recognize the external drive if it is not properly plugged in or it is damaged. In
some cases this may be due to a problem with your computer system, we, therefore, suggest that carry out the
following to rectify the issue.

  1. Make sure computer recognizes and read your external hard drive
  2. Unplug and re-plug the external hard disk
  3. Restart computer
  4. If you can鈥檛 still locate the drive on your computer, you can contact

The following reason may cause this issue:
When the memory space allocated to the recovered file has been corrupted or overwritten. This may be due to
the file storage mechanism which assigns a part of the Windows storage to your deleted files and overwrites
them with other data over a period of time. This may tend to corrupt your recovered file.

When your Drive can鈥檛 be found by AnyRecover for Mac, we suggest you open the Disk Utility
to check the status of the drive.

How to Open Disk Utility

All the links to the devices will be listed under the Disk Utility and you will be able to know if the drive
is damaged, listed or not.

Because Data recovery from a computer storage system is linked to so many factors, we CANNOT guarantee that
you will be able to recover a specific file. The only thing we can guarantee is the fact that you can be
able to verify it with AnyRecover at all times. Since each recovery case
is unique, provision of a universal recipe can be very tasking. To increase your chances of recovering
documents, we suggest you download AnyRecover even before you need it.

Download AnyRecover Here

Cameras may come with different file protocols which may not be recognized by AnyRecover. If you connect your digital camera to the computer through a cable and
you discover that it is detected by your computer system, we suggest you turn on your camera. You can also
try to pull out the memory card and insert it directly to the computer system port assigned to it.

The free trial version allows you to scan and preview the scanned files for free. You are allowed to recover
3 files. If you are satisfied with the level of recovery you obtained, you can go ahead and purchase the
full version for a total recovery of the files. After a successful payment, you will receive a registration
email which includes your registration key and a download link to the full version of the program.

Only files whose allocated memory space has not been overwritten can be recovered by AnyRecover. If you have a lost data on your system that is one year old and the
memory space allocated to it is not yet overwritten, then you can recover the files. The ability to recover
a file is not based on its date of deletion but the availability of memory space allocated to it.

If file system is intact, folder structure could be restored. If file system is incomplete or corrupted, all
files will be in the RAW Files folder and lose their original names. Files in the All RAW Files partition
are found over file system, so they lose original names and date.

As far as file recovery options are concerned, there are several factors that come into play to determine
the amount of time needed for all files to be recovered.

  • Size of the drive; the larger the drive size, the longer it takes for AnyRecover to scan through and
    recover your deleted files. While smaller drives (usually less than 500GB) may take between about 30
    minutes to fully recover, larger files (up to 1TB) may take hours and days.
  • Nature of the file: If the file is corrupted or damaged, it will also affect the total amount of
    time needed to recover the files.

If the scan is progressing, do not stop your scan because you feel it is taking too long to recover data
from larger drives.

Absolutely YES! AnyRecover has the ability to recover files even from a formatted drive. This is,
however, dependent on the level of formatting carried out on the drive. The formatting needs to be a file
supported by AnyRecover (NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, APFS, HFS+, HFSX ). If the drive has been previously
erased before being re-formatted then, it may decrease the chances of being recovered.

This totally depends on the size of all the files you are trying to save. If after a successful recovery,
you discover that there are some recovered files that may not be useful to you. In most of the cases, the
total amount of storage space required to save the recovered files may be far larger than your actual file
size. The best option is to run filter out the files that are not useful to you in order to reduce the total
amount of space needed for storage.

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