Microsoft’s new Windows File Recovery app helps recover deleted data

Jack Wilkinson

Windows File Recovery app

Have you ever accidentally deleted a file and wondered if you can get it back? It can sometimes prove to be a tricky process to recover deleted files on Windows.

But Microsoft has been quietly working on a solution. Found via Twitter through WalkingCat, the app should make it easier to recover data.

Microsoft’s new Windows File Recovery app will assist in recovering files that you may have deleted and want to bring back, or resolve issues with corrupted data.

It supports a number of file types for photos, videos, documents, and more. Whilst also supporting a number of file system types, including:

  • NTFS
  • FAT
  • exFAT
  • ReFS

It offers a number of recovery modes. Which one you should use depends on how long it has been since the data was deleted and the file system of the disk. For example, for files deleted recently, the default option should suffice. However, if it’s been awhile or the disk has been formatted since, then the Segment and Signature modes may be more successful.

Whilst the app is usable by anybody on Windows 10 build 19041 or later, it is recommended for power users, as it uses a command-line interface.

The Windows File Recovery app can be downloaded via the Microsoft Store on Windows 10.

Windows File Recovery
Windows File Recovery