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3 Ways on How to Restore Database from Disk/Backup in Windows

user reviewWhen I worked on my computer, the Windows happened to crash. Then the whole database in a disk disappeared. Is there a way to restore a database?"

Have you ever done it – deleted files when you didn’t mean to?

Certainly, when you want to access your lost data, the first place you should look is the Recycle Bin. It may seem a little obvious, but this back-up facility is usually overlooked. If you are lucky enough and the Recycle Bin have caught your lost file, you can right-click it and select Restore from the menu.

Another little trick worth a try is to search for the deleted file across the whole database. There is a good chance that the missing data are still kept in another disk. Do yourself a favor, go to Start on your computer and type the file or folder name in the Start Search.

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However, it’s very rare that some important data are completely deleted for good.

Whether it’s accidentally dropping them in the Recycle Bin and then erasing them or deleting something by pressing Shift + Delete button without thinking thing through first, we’ve experienced the jaw-dropping realization that we’ve lost work. And you may have experienced even more horror at a hard-drive crash.

You think those files have been deleted forever, but they can be rescued.

In case you’re trying to recover a deleted database, there are solutions to fix it.

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1How to Restore Database from Backup

The nightmare of data loss can be avoided altogether if you make regular backups.

Follow these steps to restore database from backup.

Step 1: Go to Start on your computer.

Step 2: Select Control Panel > System and Security > Backup and Restore.

Step 3: To restore your files, choose Restore My Files or Restore All Users’ files.

Step 4: Select Browse for Files or Browse for Folders to look through the content of the backup. Or you can select Search and type the file name to find your needed backup file. Then click Ok.

Step 5: Choose the location to which you want the files restored and then follow the steps in the wizard.

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2How to Restore Database to Previous Versions

If system protection is turned on, copies of a database will be created by Windows as a restoration point before the database was modified.

In order to use this feature to restore files and folders, turn on system protection.

Step 1: Click Start > Control Panel > System and Security > System.

Step 2: Click System Protection on the left panel.

Step 3: Select the Drive and click Configure.

Step 4: In the new window, check Restore System Settings and Previous Versions of Files and click Ok.

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To restore files and folders to previous versions, do the following.

Step 1: Go to the folder that contained the deleted database.

Step 2: Right-click the file and select Restore Previous Version. A list of available previous versions of the folder will be shown.

Step 3: Select the previous version, and then click Open to view it to make sure it’s the version you want.

Step 4: To restore a previous version, select the previous version, and then click Restore.

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3How to Recover Database with FoneLab

What if the database doesn’t have any backups or copies?

At this point, you definitely need a powerful and safe data recovery software to help you recover the deleted database.

FoneLab Data Retriever is the reliable one, which has a capability of recovering almost all lost data like photos, documents, emails, audio, videos and more by scanning the whole database on your computer.

It is able to recover data lost for various reasons such as system crash, non-responding, unsaved, deletion, corruption, overwritten, etc.

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Step 1: Download and install this software on your computer. Once the installation is done, the software will get launched automatically.

Step 2: On the homepage, choose the data types you want to recover. Then select the location where you lost the files.

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Step 3: Click Scan button to start the quick scan process. After finishing the scan process, all files will be cataloged on the left sidebar. On this page, you can click Deep Scan in the top right corner to get more scan results.

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Step 4: Click data types on the left and the files will be displayed on the right. You can also take advantage of Filter feature to quickly locate the files you want to recover.

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Step 5: Mark the items and click Recover. The selected data will be saved back to your computer.

Besides, this software can also recover Word document, restore Excel file, retrieve audio files and more from computers, memory card, flash drive, digital camera camcorder, etc..

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Valyn Hua

July 24, 2018 09:00 / Posted by Tag: Recover

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