Windows command recover command

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Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10 With/Without Software

Recovers readable information from a bad or defective disk. This command reads a file, sector-by-sector, and recovers data from the good sectors. Data in bad sectors is lost. Because you lose all data in bad sectors when you recover a file, you should recover only one file at a time. .When your disk was prerpared for operation, the chkdsk app marked the sectors reporting as bad as bad.



recover [<drive>:][<path>]<filename>


Parameter Description
[<drive>:][<path>]<filename> Specifies the file name (and the location of the file if not in the current directory) you want to recover. This app requires the parameter Filename and does not support wildcards.
/? Displays help at the command prompt.


To recover the file story.txt in the \fiction directory on drive D, type:

recover d:\fiction\story.txt
If you can’t locate a lost file from your backup, then you can use a command line app available from the Microsoft Store named Windows File Recovery,  Use this app to try to recover lost files that you have deleted from your local storage device (including internal drives, external drives, and USB devices) and can’t be restored from the Recycle Bin. This command does not support Recovery on cloud storage and network file shares.Note   This app requires Windows 10 build 19041 or later (See which version of Windows 10 you have).

Important: If you want to increase your chances of recovering a file, minimize or avoid using your computer. In the Windows file system, the app marks the space used by a deleted file as free space, which means the file data can still exist and you can recover it. But any use of your computer can create files, which may over-write this free space at any time.