How To Recover Lost Files From Android And Computer

Mistakes are bound to happen! And one cannot do away with some of them.  There are times you accidentally delete a file on your phone or computer that you do not mean to remove.  Be it videos, music, photos, contact or text messages. Don’t worry if such incident should occur to you because this post is going to show you how you can recover any file that you deleted from your device.

There are a lot of software’s out there that you can use to recover your lost files on your Android phone. But the most simple and effective ones are MobiKin Doctor for Android, FonePaw Android Data Recovery, and Wondershare Dr. Fone for Android. Any of this three listed software can do you the favor of recovering your lost data.

Whenever you lose your files, make sure to stop any updates that are in progress and do not save anything to the phone. This is crucial because it will help the recovery software that we are going to show you to remember the latest files on your phone before the incidence happens.  If possible switch your device off immediately and then follow the below instructions.

You will first need a PC before you can proceed to download any of this software and install it on the PC. We will be using Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android for the sake of this post.

Now that we have downloaded and installed the software on our PC, then is the time to run it, once the program is opened, you will be asked to connect your Android device to PC via USB. Here make sure your Android phone USB debugging is enabled. To enable the USB debugging, Go to settings>developers options>USB debugging.

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Now you will be asked to choose which type of files to be recovered.  Select the file type you want to recover and click on the next button. If you want to recover all file types, you can select all.



The app will scan your entire phone to find any deleted file from the phone. Once can find them, it will display for you to choose those you want to recover by clicking on the checkboxes near to the items and then click on Recover to save them to your computer. The good thing about this program is that you can preview the items before recovering them.

recovery screen

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Let’s say you have some files on your computer and you accidentally delete them. Or you deleted a file which you now want it back. Then you can use the following programs to get them back.

To recover your lost files on your computer, you will need one of this software. Icare data recovery or Recuva. Any of this software can be downloaded from the links below free of charge. Go ahead and download any the software, install on your computer and then follow the instructions below to recover your lost data. We are going to use the icare data recovery in this post. So make sure to also install the program to follow the steps we are going to show you.

  • Now that you have the program installed on your computer run the program.
  • Once the program is run, you will see the screen below. Chose the advanced option from the list of menus that appears.
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  • Now you will see the list of devices, select the device you want to recover that data from. Let’s say you have your files on local drive D and they got deleted, if you want to recover them, just select the local drive D from the option and click on recover button located at the left down corner of the program window.


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  • The app will scan your computer to find any deleted data or file from the selected disk when found; it will display for you to choose the specific files you want to recover and the location to save the files.Once the process is done, then that should be all, your files have now been successfully recovered.

Now you can be rest assure that your data are back for good and anytime you lost any of your data; you can simply follow the instruction above to Recover them back. Please If you have any problem about this post you can feel free to drop them in the comment box, and we will be happy to come to your aid.






  1. Suhaib October 27, 2016
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