Sure-shot Way of Recovering Files Lost During Transfer Or Move | Windows and Mac

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Written by John Harris / Updated on August 21, 2023

Losing files during transferring folders from one location to another is a worrisome issue encountered by thousands of Windows and Mac users all over the world. It mainly happens when there is a glitch, or the transfer is interrupted by a sudden system shutdown or abrupt removal of the storage device.

You might have copied files using the Ctrl + C option or Ctrl + X, or you might have just selected files, right-clicked, and selected the Cut option. And when you started the files pasting process, your system crashed or shut down due to an unexpected power cut. Thereby resulting in permanent data loss from the original source location and the destination folder.

How To Recover Lost Files While Moving Folders?

You can easily recover lost files and folders after incomplete data transfer. But you must ensure the lost files aren’t overwritten by new data. We recommend you stop using your system and your drive immediately.

Irrespective of the reason behind the incomplete transfer of data or if you cannot find files after moving them to different locations. You can always use backup copies of lost files or a reliable data recovery software like Remo File Recovery for Windows and Remo File Recovery for Mac if you have permanently lost those files.

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How To Recover Files Lost While Moving from Windows?

As mentioned earlier, specialized tools like Remo File Recovery Software are built to work in all basic and extremely complex data loss scenarios, such as accidental file deletion to recovering files after a virus attack and all other scenarios. Start recovering lost files while transferring now by downloading the tool.

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Steps To Recover Files Lost During Transfer on Windows Using Remo

Step 1: Download and install Remo on Windows system to recover lost files during transferring to another device or disk.

Step 2: Launch the tool, select the drive from which you have lost files and click the Scan button.

launch the tool to recover the files lost during transfer

Step 3: During the scanning process, click on the Dynamic Recovery View option to preview the files while the recovery is in progress.

click on the dynamic recovery view option to preview the recovered files while the recovery is in process

Step 4: Select the files that you want to recover and double-click on it to Preview the recovered file which was lost while moving.

preview the recovered files that were lost during the moving process

Step 5: While the scanning is in progress the software displays all the recovered files from the computer in the Lost and Found folder or Lost Partition folder as and when they are recovered.

recovered files will be listed in the Lost and Found folder or Lost Partition folder

Step 6: Select files that you want to recover and click on the Recover button to save them at any destination of your choice.

save the recovered files

The tool will restore files lost due to the data transfer interruption process at the selected location. Once completed, you can view and use the files.

If you are a Mac user, follow this section to discover how to recover files lost during an incomplete transfer from Macbook or iMac.

How To Recover Lost Files While Transferring on Mac?

You need to try Remo File Recovery tool for Mac, a best-in-class tool that will assist you in recovering any type of files lost due to incomplete moving or transfer process from any internal location as well as any external drive.

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Steps to Recover Moved files Disappeared From Mac Using Remo For Mac

Step 1: Launch the application and from the main screen, Select the Drive from where you want to recover the missing files and click on the Scan button.

select the drive or the folder from where you want to recover the files that were lost during move

Step 2: Remo now starts searching for the lost files from the selected drive.

remo recover for mac start scanning the drive to recover files that were lost during file moving process

Step 3: Preview the recovered files which were lost due to incomplete data moving process, by double clicking on any file

double click on any recovered file to preview them

Step 4: You are now required to select the files or the folders that you want to recover and select a location to save those recovered files.

save the files the remo recover tool has recovered in any location of your choice

Important Tips To Avoid Data Loss While Moving Files:

  • Stop using the storage drive after you lose data from it while moving files.
  • Use Ctrl + C rather than Ctrl + X.
  • Maintain power back up to avoid an abrupt computer shutdown.
  • Never save any new data in the location where deleted or lost files were previously saved.
  • If you ever lose files, rely on reputed data recovery tools like Remo.


We conclude our long discussion on recovering lost, missing, and disappeared files and folders after incomplete file moving or data transferring on Windows and Mac. In this article, I have explained how to use Remo Recover on Windows and Mac to get back files lost during moving. I am sure, by now, you have safely recovered the missing files. If you encountered any issues while using the tool or during the data recovery process.

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