How to Recover Your Lost Files with Recover My Files v5.2.1
If you have accidentally deleted or lost some important files from your computer, you may be wondering how to get them back. One of the possible solutions is to use a data recovery software like Recover My Files v5.2.1, which is a popular and reliable program that can scan your hard drive, USB drive, camera card, or other media and recover your files in various situations[^1^]. In this article, we will show you how to use Recover My Files v5.2.1 to recover your files and what are some of the advantages and disadvantages of this software.
What is Recover My Files v5.2.1
Recover My Files v5.2.1 is a data recovery software developed by GetData Software[^2^], which was first released in 2002 and is now trusted by over 400,000 users around the world[^1^]. Recover My Files v5.2.1 can recover files in a wide range of scenarios, including:
When files are deleted and emptied from Windows Recycle Bin or bypassed;
When a drive is formatted;
When a drive is formatted and Windows operating system is reinstalled;
When a Windows system restore or system recovery results in a new installation of Windows operating system and user files are now missing;
When a computer recognizes a drive as RAW and files cannot be read;
Or some other problems that affect the entire contents of the drive.
Recover My Files v5.2.1 works with all forms of digital media, including hard drives, USB media, camera cards, etc. and will recover FAT, eXFAT, NTFS, HFS (MAC), and RAID systems[^1^]. A license key is valid for activation on two computers (e.g. a desktop and a laptop) and there is no limit to the number of times it can be used[^2^]. You must first run \"Recover My Files\" in evaluation mode to preview the content of files that can be recovered. A license is purchased to save the files with the knowledge that they have been successfully located[^2^].
How to Use Recover My Files v5.2.1
To use Recover My Files v5.2.1 to recover your files, you need to follow these steps:
Download and install Recover My Files v5.2.1 from the official website or from a trusted source.
Launch the program and click on the \"Activate\" button on the tool bar of the main program screen to open the program activation window.
Select \"Online Activation\" and click \"Next\".
Enter the license key that you received with your purchase (the license key was displayed on a web page at the end of the purchase process and also sent to the email address provided in the order) and click \"Next\".
The following screen shows a successful activation:
Select the drive or device that you want to scan for lost files and click \"Start\".
The program will start scanning the disk to search your lost files; it will take some minutes to scan depending on the size and condition of the disk.
When the scan is completed, you will see a list of recovered files in different categories such as Documents, Photos, Music, etc. You can preview the files by clicking on them or using the Gallery view for thumbnails.
Select the files that you want to recover by checking the boxes next to them or using the Select All button.
Click on \"Save Files\" button on the tool bar and choose a destination folder where you want to save your recovered files. You should save your files to a different drive or device than the one you scanned to avoid overwriting data.
The program will start saving your files and show you a progress bar.
When the saving process is finished, you can open your destination folder and check your recovered files. 061ffe29dd