Windows File Recovery now has new easy-to-use modes

'Windows File Recovery' is a console utility which can be used to restore accidentally deleted, or corrupted files. It is available to Windows 10 users via the Store. With release of Windows 10 build 21286, the tool has received two new work modes that make it easy to use.

Windows File Recovery

Key features of Windows File Recovery

  • Target file names, keywords, file paths, or extensions in your recovery
  • Recovers JPEG, PDF, PNG, MPEG, Office files, MP3 & MP4, ZIP files and more
  • Recover from HDD, SSD, USB, and memory cards
  • Supports NTFS, FAT, exFAT and ReFS file systems

New modes

This update for Windows File Recovery adds performance improvements, bug fixes, and the introduction of 2 simplified recovery modes.

Regular mode is a fast recovery option for NTFS file systems

Extensive mode is a thorough search that applies to most file systems.

The updated Windows File Recovery tool is available to Windows Insiders and will be released to the general public (Windows 10 May 2020 Update and higher) in early 2021. Interested users can download and install the app from the Microsoft Store.

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