1. Download and Install AnyRecover

Data plays an important role in digital world; unfortunately, the loss of data is not a rare occurrence. But with the AnyRecover data recovery software in hand, your data will be safely back with you.

Let's check out how simple the recovery process is!

Step 1:Download AnyRecover

AnyRecover data recovery is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS; just download the version that suits your system.

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Step 2:Install AnyRecover

Double-click the downloaded file and follow the guide to complete the installation.
Once you click on the "Install" option, it starts installing. Wait for a few minutes until it has completely installed, then launch it on your computer.


2. Recover Files from Computer

It takes only three steps to recover lost data from your computer - simply follow the guide below.

Step 1:Select a Location

Once you've launched the AnyRecover software on the computer, you will see a clean and intuitive interface that displays all the available locations from which you may recover data. Here, please select a hard drive or Desktop, then click on it.


Step 2:Scan the Selected Location

AnyRecover will perform a deep and all-round scan on the location which can be monitored with the progress bar. It will also display the scanning results on the interface in real time, so you can check the results easily.


Pause or stop the scanning process

Even if AnyRecover has started to scan for lost data, you can pause or stop it at any time.
Just click the "Pause" button in the top-right corner to suspend scanning; resume scanning by clicking "Continue".
If you have already found the files you need, click the "Stop" button to terminate the process, after which you can recover the located files.

Step 3:Preview and Recover Lost Files

When the scanning is completed, all files will be neatly listed. AnyRecover allows you to preview the files and recover them selectively; the recovered files will retain their original quality.

Locate the files

You can toggle between "File Type" and "File Path" to quickly locate the files you need.
File Type refers to the types of data; AnyRecover divides these into Photo,Video, Document, Archive, Audio, and Other. Each type contains various file formats.
File Path is the route on your computer that once stored the data.

Preview the files and recover

Double-click on a file and a pop-up window will appear that lets you preview the content. AnyRecover supports the previewing of pictures and documents like PDF files, Word files, and Excel workbooks. If that's the file you need, click the "Recover" button.



Some files cannot be previewed, but this doesn't mean they can't be recovered; you may go ahead and recover them to check their content.

Recover multiple files at once

The preview feature allows you to recover only one file at a time. However, you can also recover multiple files by ticking the check box for each, then clicking the "Recover" button and choosing a location to save the recovered files.


DO NOT save the recovered files to the location where you lost the data.

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3. Emptied Recycle Bin Recovery

Instead of scanning the whole drive, AnyRecover allows you to scan only the Recycle Bin or Trash to recover lost files, which saves much time.

Step 1:Select the Recycle Bin

To restore deleted data from the Recycle Bin or restore the whole emptied bin, choose the "Recycle Bin" option on Windows, or "Trash" on a Mac.


Step 2:Scan the Recycle Bin

After clicking on the location, AnyRecover will begin an all-round scan to search for lost files. You can pause or stop the scanning process at any time; the software will also remind you when the scan is complete.


Step 3:Preview and Recover Data

All the found files will be listed on the left panel. Before recovery, you can double click on a single file to preview and recover it. Alternatively, select all the essential files you need, then click the "Recover" button to get them back immediately.


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4. Recover Data from External Devices

On occasion, you may accidentally delete files from an external device or reformat it, causing data loss. AnyRecover will quickly recover data from external devices, be it an SD card, USB drive, external hard drive, memory card, digital camera, and so on.

Step 1:Connect the External Device

Start by connecting the external device to your computer; make sure that it can be detected.

Step 2:Select the External Device

Select the device from which you want to recover data, then hit on it to begin the recovery process.


Step 3:Scan the External Device

An all-round scan will be conducted on the selected external device; the overall scanning time depends on the size of the data and performance of your computer. You can also choose to pause or stop the scanning at any time.


Step 4:Preview and Recover Files

Once the scanning process is finished, you can locate the targeted files from the scanning results and preview them before recovery. To get these files back, click the "Recover" button and select a safe location in which to save the files.


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5. Recover Data from Lost Partition

Need to recover data from a specific partition? No problem, AnyRecover is here to help, just follow the steps below to retrieve lost data in no time.

Step 1:Select the Drive

To get data back from partitions, select the drive you want to recover from under the "Can't Find Location" tab.


Step 2:Check for Partitions

Then you need to select the drive and clicked on the "Scan" button, AnyRecover will list all the partitions found in this drive.



• You can select only one partition for recovery at a time.

Step 3:Scan the Partition

Select the partition from which you want to recover data, then click on the "Scan" button. It will take some time to finish the scanning process.


Step 4:Recover Lost Files from Partition

Once the scanning ends, double-click a file to preview its content and then recover it. Alternatively, select multiple files you need, click the "Recover" tab, and then choose a location in which to save the recovered files.


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6. Recover Data from Crashed Computer

If your computer had crashed or is not able to boot up in an ideal way, AnyRecover can also help you create a bootable drive so that you may recover data.

Step 1:Preparation for Computer Crash Recovery

• Another working computer

• A blank USB drive or CD/DVD

Step 2:Create Bootable Media

Make sure that you've connected the USB drive or CD/DVD to the working computer and that it can be recognized, then let's start.

1. Start Computer Crash Recovery

Launch AnyRecover on the working computer, then choose "Recover from Crashed Computer". Click on it to proceed.


2. Create a Bootable Drive Successfully

Select the drive you want to use to create a bootable drive, then click "Create" to begin.


A message will pop up alerting you that this operation will format your drive. Make sure that you've backed up your important data, then click "Format".


The program will start to download firmware. Once done, it will begin to format the USB drive or CD/DVD and create a bootable drive after that.

3. Boot Up the Crashed Computer

Once the bootable drive has been successfully created, follow the steps below to restart your crashed computer.

• Adjust BIOS to boot from USB flash drive or CD/DVD.

• Connect USB flash drive or CD/DVD to your crashed computer.

• Restart your computer.


Step 3:Recover Data from Crashed Computer

By following the steps above, your crashed computer will become bootable now. You can then recover files from the computer with AnyRecover data recovery tool.

7. Repair Corrupted Videos [New Feature]

Open a video but find the file is corrupted? Try our newly released feature to fix it. In the Advanced Features section, AnyRecover allows you to upload corrupted/damaged files from local storage and even helps you repair and recover damaged video files that have been deleted.

For various reasons, some users might encounter the situation that the video cannot be opened after data recovery. The newly released video repair module is used to solve the problem.


7.1 Import Corrupted Videos Directly from Local

Go to the Video Repair module from the home page, click [Add Video], select video files from local, 8 formats are supported.

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After adding a video, the import progress is displayed, and after the import is completed, it enters the list of to-be-repaired, and the following operations can be performed.

Delete a single video: mouse over a video, the trash can button is displayed at the back, click it to delete the video

Empty the list: Click the Empty button at the bottom to empty the list of all videos

Continue to add videos: Click the Add button at the bottom to continue to add damaged videos from local

Start Repair: Click Repair to enter Quick Repair

Return to home page: click Return to home page to return to the main interface

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The repair is successful and user can preview, save, or batch save.

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7.2 Import Corrupted Videos from the Recovery Module

After the recovery module finishes recovering, click [Detect Broken Video] for corrupted video detection.

The program detects videos that meet the requirements of 8 formats in the recovery files saved locally, with pop-up windows showing the progress of the detection in real time and damaged videos displayed in the list. The user can perform the following operations.

Preview: mouse over the damaged video, the preview button is displayed at the back, after clicking on it, the program opens the save path and selects the video by default, users can preview the video to confirm the damage of the video

Check: Check the damaged video and click [Fix it Now] to enter the repair module.

Note: When clicking [Fix it Now] in the process of the detection will terminate the detection and enter the repair module.

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Wait until the importing completes, click [Fix it Now] and proceed to repair page.

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The next steps are the same as Module 1. You can preview, save, or batch save after complete the process.

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