PDF Recovery Guide - How to Recover Lost PDF Files

"How can I recover PDF files that I deleted from hard disk by wrong operation? I tried Recuva but it doesn't work. Any idea?" Asked by Senior in a forum.  

PDF (abbreviated from portable document format) is the standard electronic document exchanging format. As PDF document is easy accessible and integratable with multimedia contents in a fixed-layout, it's commonly used in many fields for exchanging or distributing digital information, such as business presentations, flyers, annual reports, product catalogs, contracts and many more. As PDF is popular everywhere, so PDF file loss is also a common thing which happens frequently beside us. If you are facing the similar problem, then you will need a PDF recovery tool to get lost PDF files back.

Choose a Right Recovery PDF Software

Once you emptied PDF from recycle bin or removed PDF file with Shift+Delete, its relevant file allocation tables and entries will be erased from computer file system. However, the PDF is not erased but its space will be open for writing new datas on. So the lost PDF document is restorable before rewriting happens on the free space.

To find lost PDF files, what you need is only a PDF recovery software. Kvisoft file restore software will be the first choice as it can recover deleted PDF, formatted PDF and other lost files within several easy steps. You can try it for free.

How to Recover PDF Files Which Are Deleted/ Formatted/ Lost?

Note: Before process recovery PDF, there is one important note for you. To prevent any overwriting occurs on the free space, please select a different hard drive to save and install the Kvisoft PDF recovery tool.


Select media type

The Kvisoft Data Recovery supports recovering lost PDF files from almost all file storage mediums like hard drive, mobile phones, memory cards, iPad, iPhone and so on. If you need to do PDF recovery from external storage devices, please connect it with your computer via USB cable. Then please choose the right media type and click it.


Choose a path or storage medium to do PDF recovering

From the dialog, you will need to select a device or location where you deleted, formatted and lost PDF documents. Click Next to go forward.


Scan and recover PDF files

The scanning process will take a while. Meanwhile, you can preview scanned files. Only undamaged files such as video, audio, image, PPT, excel and etc can be previewed normally.

You can recover more than one PDF file at a time. Please tick PDF files and hit Recovery button to do PDF recovery. Once the PDF files are successfully restored, please open them with Adobe PDF Reader for a check.
No programming work or computer skills needed, only several clicks to recover PDF files with Kvisoft best file recovery tool!

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