Comprehensive Guide to Recover Data from Laptop SSD

Seeking ways to recover data from laptop SSD? This detailed guide shares two efficient methods including the best SSD file recovery software with you for SSD data recovery.


By Penny / Updated on April 2, 2024

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What is the SSD?

The solid-state drive (SSD) is a solid-state storage device that uses flash memory chips to save data. It typically serves as secondary storage in the computer storage hierarchy. Therefore, SSDs don’t have physical spinning disks or movable read-write heads.

The life of SSD is heavily dependent on the unit of P/E of flash memory. At the moment, 1 P/E means the flash memory was completely erased once. In other words, the flash-based memory chips inside SSD only support a limited data cycle (data erasing and data writing).

To eliminate the unnecessary data cycles and extend the drive life, you’re supposed to activate the TRIM command to perform Garage Collection operations to wipe invalid blocks in semiconductor cells. Then these free blocks are prepared to write new data.

Is it possible to recover data from laptop SSD?

SSD seems typically more shock resistant, runs silently, and has higher IOPS and lower latency than HDD. Therefore, solid-state drives have gradually become the standard for desktop computers and laptops.

Many users are working to perform SSD data recovery due to failing SSD or SSD corruption. Luckily, it has proven possible to recover the deleted files SSD from the laptop. Before SSD file recovery, you need to disable TRIM. Otherwise, you may also fail to retrieve data with TRIM.

Step 1. Type “cmd” in the search bar and select “Run as administrator” to open it.

Step 2. Type “fustil behavior query disabledeletenotify” and hit “Enter.”


Step 3. You’ll see the return data on the window. “1” means the Trim has been turned on. “0” suggests the Trim is disabled.

Step 4. Type “fustil behavior query disabledeletenotify 0” to disable the TRIM if you are going to recover data from laptop SSD.    

How to recover files SSD from laptop?

Learn how to recover files SSD from laptop with the command-line software or the best SSD file recovery software in this part. Please scroll down to find your satisfactory method.

Case A. Use Windows File Recovery for SSD data recovery

Windows File Recovery is a powerful data recovery tool for you to recover the lost files from HDD/SSD/USB/SD cards and other storage devices. In this case, this software seems like an ideal method to perform SSD file recovery if you’re familiar with CMD.

The reason why users need to use CMD to recover files is that Windows File Recovery lacks a graphical user interface (GUI). Moreover, you’d better figure out the mode and switches you need, then fill them in the following basic command format.

winfr source-drive: destination-drive: [/mode] [/switches]

Please reduce the usage of your SSD or other storage devices after data loss. And you can get more details about this free software below.

Windows File Recovery is only compatible with Windows 10/11.
It helps you recover the deleted/lost Word, PPT, Excel, ZIP, PDF, PNG, JPEG, etc.
Ensure the source drive is different from the destination drive. In other words, you need to save the recovered files in a new location instead of your SSD.
Two basic modes (Extensive and Regular) and two advanced modes (Segment and Signature) support NTFS, FAT, exFAT, and ReFS file systems.   

Step 1. Check the file system of your source drive (SSD): Connect the SSD to another PC, and click “This PC” > right-click on the SSD > “Properties.”


Step 2. Select a suitable mode based on the file system of your SSD and your data loss scenarios.

File system


Recommended mode


Deleted recently



Deleted a while ago



After formatting a disk



A corrupted disk


FAT and exFAT



You’ll find Windows File Recovery makes it possible for you to recover the formatted files from USB using CMD.

Step 3. Select some common switches you need according to the following form.



Supported          modes


Recover specific extension groups, comma-separated



Saves a log file of the recovery operation in a different location than the default location on the recovery drive (for example, D:\logfile).



Overrides user prompts, which is useful in a script file.



Recovers undeleted files, for example, from the Recycle Bin.

NTFS Segment


Recovers system files.

NTFS Segment​​​​​


Recovers files without primary data streams.

NTFS Segment


To keep your results manageable and focus on user files, some file types are filtered by default, but this switch removes that filter. 

NTFS Segment


Specifies which file types are filtered.

NTFS Segment

Step 4. Get” Windows File Recovery from the Microsoft Store. After that, install and “Open” it on your PC.


Step 5. Resemble and adjust your desired command lines based on the command format and your designated mode and switches.

Let’s perform how to recover Word files from your SSD (assume it’s the C drive) to the E drive. You can replace the real drive letter of your SSD with “C”.

Copy “winfr C: E: /regular /n *.docx” in the command prompt window.

Step 6. Press “y” to go on. After the recovery process, you can get your recovered Word files in the destination place. If you want to stop the process suddenly, press the “Ctrl + C” keys.

Case B. Use the best SSD file recovery software for SSD data recovery

If you’re discouraged from using the complicated command prompt, you could try the best SSD file recovery software-MyRecover. It’s accessible for everyone to recover the deleted/lost files from HDD, SSD, USB, and other storage devices. It also could retain its original path, filename, and format for the deleted files.

There are other fascinating features of this powerful and user-friendly software.

 ▶It offers good coverage of 200+ types of data: Word, PPT, Excel, Photos, Audios, Videos, Emails, Webpages, and Compressed files. 

▶The combined scanning method of Quick Scan and Deep Scan can search all the deleted files and other lost files.

▶It handles deletion, disk formatting, and more data loss scenarios.

▶It supports NTFS, exFAT, FAT32, and ReFS in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, and Windows Server.

Step 1. Install and run MyRecover on your PC. Then connect the SSD to the computer.

Download SoftwareWin 11/10/8/7/Server
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Step 2. After loading the disk, hover the mouse over the drive saved deleted files before, and click Scan to scan.


Step 3. The software will run Quick Scan and Deep Scan automatically. After scanning, you’ll see all the deleted files and other missing files saved on the SSD.


Step 4. Check the scanning results and select the files you want to retrieve. Click “Recover x files” and save these retrieved files in a new location.


Tips for SSD data recovery & SSD partition recovery

How to recover data from SSD dead laptop?

Can you recover deleted files from an SSD drive if your PC fails to boot? Or how to recover data from SSD dead laptop? At the moment, you can use a highly-praised third-party tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant to make bootable media first. Then you can settle to recover data.

If the budget allows, you’d better use a new USB drive because this process needs to format all the existing data on the USB stick.
Prepare another bootable PC.

Connect the USB to the unbootable computer. Go to the Boot menu, and change the boot order to boot from the bootable USB flash drive. After booting your computer, you’re ready to perform SSD file recovery with MyRecover. Likewise, you can attempt to recover files from SSD with AOMEI Partition Assistant if there’s no data coverage.

What are the signals of the failing SSD?

✦Only perform read-only functions or slower reading/written speed.

✦Unable to access files saved on your SSD.

✦Prompt you to fix errors.

Penny · Editor
Penny works as an editor at AOMEI Technology, while she's a tester and editor for AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. She enjoys helping users with data recovery issues on Windows and iPhones using simple and practical solutions. Outside of work, she has a strong affection for pets, particularly giant pandas.