Posted by BlackSun Jake on December 9, 2015
Unfortunately, without having a backup of a file stored externally–whether online or on a different device–the chances of restoring your files is slim. This becomes increasingly true the longer you wait to restore your data. Because of the way computers store data, any deleted files are set as usable space. If that particular space is overwritten, the file will likely be permanently irretrievable. Even if you manage to try recovering the data immediately, you may need to pay for expensive data recovery software or services. For this reason, it is recommended that you create backups before your data is lost.