Here's the detailed step-by-step procedure along with screenshots to recover lost or deleted data on Windows and Mac:
Note: Before downloading or installing Remo Recover tool on your computer, ensure that none of the activity (read or write) is done over the storage location from where you have lost or deleted data. At any point of time, if you find any issues while installing or recovering data check FAQs or user manual of the software. Even after checking FAQs, if you find any difficulty, consult our technical support staff, which is available 24X7.
Download and install Remo Recover on your Windows PC with admin privilege. Connect the SD card or external hard disk, if any, to the computer, if you're looking to recover data from an external storage device. Please make sure it is discoverable.
Step 1: Now, launch Remo Recover to view all available disks and partitions on the main screen of the software. Click to select the drive you wish to perform data recovery on.
Main Screen - Select Drive
To identify a drive, just click on it and view the description on the bottom of the software. Use Reload Drives option in case you're not able to find the concerned drive before proceeding with selecting the drive.
Step 2: Press Scan to initiate the data recovery process. The software instantly begins scanning, collecting, and sorting all recoverable data from the selected drive. You can view the scan process in the progress bar, along with other info such as drive capacity, model, time taken and sectors crawled.
Recovery in Process
Step 3: The initial scan is complete. A list of all recoverable files and folders is populated. To help you ease out the data recovery process, Remo Recover smartly arranges the data in two different views - File Type View and Data View.
File Type View: All recovered data is sorted on the basis of file formats - for instance, all photos of a particular will be saved in one folder, documents in a seperate folder, and so on. This option is extremely helpful if you're looking to recover a specific set of files.
Data View: All files and folders will be displayed in the exact manner as it were on the drive prior to deletion. Select this option if you wish to retrieve files from within a folder, or if you know the exact location from where files were deleted.
Deep Scan: If you are unable to find the files you were looking to restore, you can use Deep Scan option. The software will meticulously scan the entire drive to find a lot more number of not only deleted files, but missing files too. This step will take a longer while to complete, depending on the disk size.
Smart Scan: To further drill down the recovery process, you can use any of these tabs if you want to view only those set of files. Remo Recover software also enables you to perform a Signature search with the help of the Search tab to find specific file-types. (E.g. *.jpg)
Lost Folder: This folder contains files that are found using RAW recovery. These files may no longer have their original names, directories, or header data. You can manually preview, select, and save those files. All lost/deleted files/folders will have a badge on them, making it easier to identify.
Preview Files: Simply double-click on any file to view it from within the software's default file previewer
Step 4: Use the checkbox next to each file to select the files/folders you need to restore and click Save option.
Tip: It is advisable for you to use Save Recovery Session option, in case you have to restart the scanning process again at a later point of time. This would help you Open Recovery Session and continue with the saved process without performing a re-scan of the drive.
Save Recovery Session
Step 5: Choose a location to save your recovered files using Browse and finally hit Save to recover all your files. And that's it! Now you have all your files back.
Select Files to Save
Note: Please DO NOT store the recovered files on the same partition of the external storage device when where you lost data, as this might cause complications.
Watch the Video Tutorial - For Mac OS X