Step1. Choose the Wizard Mode recovery
After launching the program, you are guided to the Wizard Mode automatically. Here you only need to click on "Next" to answer two simple questions and the program will do the rest for you.
Step2. Select the file type you want to recover
You are here in front of the first question. View file types and check the one that you are going to recover, or check "All files" if you want to recover various data in different file types. There are graphic, audio, video, document and email file types.
Step3. Tell where you lost your files
The second question is where you lost your files, such as from the Recycle Bin, Desktop and My Documents, partitions, or the external removable devices. You also can give an order to search your whole computer if you don’t remember the place, or to search the folder if you know exactly the place.
Step4. Begin to search your lost files
Now you can click on "Start" to find your lost data. BTW, you must have noticed that there is "Deep Scan" or "Raw File Recovery" option displayed. Generally, "Deep Scan" enables you to recover files lost due to formatting, while "Raw File Recovery" can help to retrieve all files that you lost long time ago for various reasons. Therefore, you can ignore them if you only want to recover the files you deleted recently.
Step5. Preview and recover your lost files
If you chose "All files" in the previous step, the scanning result would be displayed in file types, such as archive, audio, database, document, email, graphic, video, etc. You can recover them selectively after previewing. PDF, PPT, RAR, ZIP, Excel, and photos like PNG, JPG, JPEG, TIF, etc. can be previewed before recovery.
Additionally, you can check the previous path of those files by switching "File type" to "Path".
Important: Do not save files to the location where you lost your files. If you don't recover the files you are looking for, they will be overwritten by your new file saving.
Recover in advance: During the recovery process, you can check files at the same time. If your wanted files have been scanned out, you can "Pause" to recover them first. Then "Continue" or "Stop" your scan.
Filter: You can filter your lost files in the scanning result by search the filename or path.
Save the scanning result: When stopping the scanning, you can save the current scanning results for recovery at a later time.