what's the best solution for recovering files on Windows7 ? Tried different freewares like "recover my files", Recuva etc.. but no luck, the file could not be recovered.
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Before you start to recover any files, you must understand that the more you use a drive, the lower the chances of a successful recovery are.
If you haven't already, try running Recuva with the "Deep Scan" option selected. This could take a few hours depending on the size of the drive and the number of possible files to recover:
If that fails, you could try booting into a live Linux distribution and using a tool called "PhotoRec", however the downside is that files won't have their proper names. There are many guides for this online.
Depending on how important the file(s) are, you could visit a data recovery specialist, which can cost a lot.