Windows 10 – Windows File Recovery App to Recover Lost Files on Windows 10

Posted: June 30, 2020 in Windows 10
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Microsoft releases File Recovery App to Microsoft Store


  •  Available in the Microsoft Store
  • Requires Windows 10 Verision2004(Build 19041)or later
  • Command line application
  • Applicable to Hard disk drives, Solid State Disks(limited by TRIM), USB Thumb drives, and SD memory cards
  • Supports NTFS, FAT, exFAT and ReFS file systems
  • Does not support recovery on cloud storage and network file shares
  • Recovers JPEG, PDF, PNG, MPEG, Office files, MP3 & MP4, ZIP files and more
  • Flexible recovery command supporting target filenames, keywords, file paths or extensions
  • Ease of Use – Functional app, moderate learning curve(Intermediate or Advanced User skill)
  • Note: From the User Guide
    • If you want to increase your chances of recovering a file, minimize or avoid using your computer. In the Windows file system, the space used by a deleted file is marked as free space, which means the file data can still exist and be recovered. But any use of your computer can create files, which may over-write this free space at any time.”

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June 29 2020: Initial Draft Date

June 30 2020: Original Publish Date

July 02 2020: Added User Guide Note; Added – Ease of Use comment, Re-ordered comments line items

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