Recover your lost files using three different methods on Windows computers

Method 1
Recover with data recovery software
Step 1:
Download, install and launch the application
Step 2:
Scan your disk or partition for recoverable files
Step 3:
Recover your files to a new storage location

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Method 2
Recover lost files that you have backed up
Step 1:
Start the backup and recovery application
Step 2:
Determine if you have a backup of the data in question
Step 3:
Recover files to your computer from the backup media
Method 3
Use a physical data recovery service
Step 1:
Bring your machine to a reputable recovery service
Step 2:
Make alternative plans for if the data cannot be retrieved
Step 3:
Vow to never ignore those sounds from your hard drive ever again