Microsoft to Release Windows 10 File Recovery Tool




/ 3 months ago
windows 10 mds

Most PC owners will know the frustration in accidentally deleting files you wanted to keep. Admittedly, for me, it has mostly occurred when a hard drive has (rather impromptiously) decided to die. For anyone in those situations though, you’re probably aware of the masses of frankly, hit and miss products available out there to try and help you get your data back.

Well, in a report via The Verge, it seems that Microsoft may be planning to release its own version of a file recovery tool via an upcoming Windows 10 update!

Windows 10 – File Recovery!

Following an image of the recovery tool appearing online, users will be able to utilize it as an in-built function (via the DOS prompt) to attempt to recover files accidentally deleted from their PC. While this might be very useful, however, it does come with some limitations. For example, it is believed that only the following file types will be recoverable in this tool:

  • MP3 files
  • MP4 videos
  • PDF documents
  • JPEG images
  • Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents
Microsoft to Release Windows 10 File Recovery Tool 1

What Do We Think?

While the file recovery type is somewhat limited, it does seem to cover most of the ‘basic’ aspects of what many users would consider important or irreplaceable files. Remember though, the crux to this working boils down to whether that particular piece of memory the files were occupying has been written over. If it has, while there is still a slim chance of recovery, I wouldn’t expect this tool to perform those levels of miracles!

Still, considering it’s going to be added for free in the near future, you can’t grumble too much about it! Albeit, you’re probably hoping you’ll never need to use it!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!


Topics: , , , , , ,

Support eTeknix.com

By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow and continue to bring you the latest newsreviews, and competitions. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest technology news, reviews and more. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you'll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!

Looking for more exciting features on the latest technology? Check out our What We Know So Far section or our Fun Reads for some interesting original features.

eTeknix Facebook eTeknix Twitter eTeknix Instagram eTeknix Instagram

Check out our Latest Video

  • Be Social With eTeknix

    Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Reddit RSS
  • Latest Video

  • Features

  • Poll

    Is Ray Tracing a feature that you care about?

    View Results

  • Archives


Send this to a friend