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How to Find Deleted SQL Database File from Virus Attacked Drive

Is SQL Server Database MDF file deleted because of drive attacked by virus?

If it is SQL Server database file deleted because of virus attack, there must be way to find SQL database or log file.

That’s no doubt that, there are many ways or tools designed to recover deleted data. However, sometimes, we always can’t make sure which way is effective and safe enough. And after several tries, we are probably still not satisfied. But knowledge starts with the practice. Believe you could find a powerful tool or way at last. Just like my friend tell me that she finally realize iSunshare Data Genius is such tool that we can’t miss. She takes it to find SQL deleted database file like these.

Step 1: Download Data Genius from iSunshare website.

free download Data Genius to find SQL database file

It is free for everyone, so just download and use it to solve your data deletion problem.

Step 2: Install and run it on your Windows computer.

Data Genius is a powerful program which can recover deleted or lost data because of careless deletion, virus attack, drive format or partition.

Step 3: Choose a recovery option from four options in Data Genius screen.

Deleted Recovery, Format Recovery, Raw File Recovery and Partition Recovery are available. Now we select Deleted Recovery. Click Next.

choose SQL database file recovery option

Step 4: Select and scan the drive or partition where deleted file is ever saved.

Choose the drive and click Scan button. Data Genius will scan and browse the file there.

scan drive and preview deleted SQL database file

Step 5: Preview deleted SQL database file and recover it.

When deleted SQL database file is shown in preview window, check it and click Recover button. Then it will be found and saved on another drive.

recover and find deleted SQL database file

So how is it? Have it helped you to find SQL Server database file deleted after virus attack?


  1. 1. If you want to find files deleted accidently, you can stop the process of scanning after data recovery software read partition structural information, and this tool will list the deleted files. So that you can shorten data scan time, and quickly find out deleted file or data.
  2. 2. Use NTFS partition format as probably as possible.
  3. 3. Set cluster scope smartly.
  4. 4. Make use of file format filter.

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