Recover deleted files in Windows with DiskDigger

When a file is deleted in Windows, what the system actually does is add some codes to the header of the file, leaving the rest of the content unchanged. If the occupied zone is not written over, said file will be recoverable. We will only need the right tool to do this recovery. There are quite a few, most notably Recuva and Disk Drill . Next we talk about another one to add to the list.

Have you accidentally deleted a folder from your hard drive with all its contents, or various files from your USB flash drive, or from your memory card (SD, CompactFlash, Memory Stick…), and are you desperate? After the erasure operation, you have yanked your hair out, or perhaps your ears, and you have started the typical lamentation ritual. You consider that everything is lost, the photos from your last trip, the video of your best friend’s wedding, the document that contained your resume and that it took you time and sweat to prepare… But don’t worry, all is not lost, DiskDigger is going to help us provide invaluable help.

What does DiskDigger offer?

It is an application that works with Windows, macOS, Android and Linux, capable of recovering, in all types of units (the ones that we have mentioned in the previous paragraph), the majority of apparently disappeared files. It does a thorough scan of all sectors of the drive to see what’s on them and, based on the results, recover what’s still there but the operating system isn’t showing it.

how it works

After thorough and accurate examination, DiskDigger will display a list of all the files it has found, those that have been deleted and those that have not. It will be you who must indicate the ones you want to recover among those that appear on the list. If a file is excessively large and as a result is spread over several sectors, DiskDigger will only retrieve the contents of the first fragment.

To consider

On the support website of this application they tell us the following: « DiskDigger® is a tool that recovers lost files from your hard drive, memory cards, USB flash drives, whatever. Whether you accidentally deleted some documents or photos from your computer, reformatted your camera’s memory card, or want to see what files are hiding on an old USB drive, DiskDigger is here for you. «.

They also tell us the following: “ DiskDigger can recover deleted files from most types of media your computer can read: hard drives, USB flash drives, memory cards, CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks. (  Note  : DiskDigger cannot directly recover data from Android or iOS devices connected to a USB port on your PC. To recover data from an Android device, use the DiskDigger  app  for Android. And if your Android device uses a microSD card to store the data, data, remove the card and connect it directly to your PC with a card reader, so you can scan it directly with DiskDigger for Windows) .”

access and download

The app does a good job and doesn’t spend a lot of time on it. So now you know what you have to do, download it and copy it to your pen disk to use it when you need it. To get it access DiskDigger . From here select the application that corresponds to your computer or your mobile device.