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Is it Possible to Recover Plain Text (TXT) File? Definitely Yes

Aug. 15, 2013 9:38 am / Updated by Bobby Hills to Computer Tips
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Accidently command "Shift+Deleted" an important .txt file from the desktop? Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 and forgot to backup your import TXT file? Now you find the txt file is not in your desktop anymore. Did they lose forever? Is it possible to recover TXT files?

The answer to this question depends on how long you have lost the files and what you have done to your PC after files lost. Generally speaking, computer files include two categories: text files and binary files. Text file means a type of container, it can contain plain text, but not limited to this. Here, we mainly refer to text files.

If the file was not lost for a long time, and the file was lucky enough not to be overwritten. You can try the following method to find it.

How to Restore Txt File from Windows Backup?

First, click the Windows "Start" button -> "Computer "-> Click the "Organize" button in the upper left part-> Click "Folder and search" options -> View tab -> under "Advanced settings" select "Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives" -> uncheck the "Hide extentions for known file types" -> Press "OK". After doing that, click the Windows "Start" button again -> "Computer" -> Open the C drive -> Users -> Double click your user folder-> Right click on the desktop folder and select “Properties” and then click “Previous versions.” In there, you will see your various restore points you've created in the past. You can view the contents of a restore point before you actually restore it. Then double click any of the restore point, once you found the file you're looking for, click the "Restore" button.

How to Recover Txt Files with Card Data Recovery Software?

If you are not fortunate enough to get back txt file with the above method, the second best way is probably to use txt file recovery software. It can recover all text files lost because of a reformatted hard drive, a system error or an accidental delete. It can also recover corrupt file containning gibberish. Here I will show you how to recover .txt with the following powerful tool.

Tips: This tool can recover photos, videos and music files as well.

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