You’re having trouble finding a certain file on your Windows PC and you have a hunch you may have deleted it. We’ve all been there. But rather than moan and curse, you can try to recover it. Assuming you’ve already scoured the Recycle Bin and have come up empty, that’s when it’s time to turn to a good recovery tool.
Microsoft offers its own command-line recovery program, though it’s not quite user-friendly. Instead, you can use free programs like Recuva and Glarysoft File Recovery Free. Here’s how they work.