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Recover the Permanently Deleted Files on Windows 10 [Tips and Tutorials]
When more and more files are filling up in the computer’s Recycle Bin, you might want to delete some files in it or even empty the Recycle Bin. But keep in mind that all your deleted emails, pictures, and work files will disappear all at once. If you cannot find your important files and folders in the Recycle Bin, and cannot find a file backup copy elsewhere, use the powerful data recovery program to give your lost files a second life.
Don’t feel depressed. No matter how many files are permanently deleted unintentionally, you should stop using your computer to store new data because these files are likely to get overwritten by new ones. Data overwriting will cause the old data to become unrecoverable. We will focus on how to use the Recycle Bin and MiniTool Power Data Recovery software to recover the permanently deleted files on Windows 10 step by step.
From this article, you can also know what happens if you manually delete a file on Windows 10 computers.
Recover the Deleted Files with No Hassle
The most time-effective and low-cost way to rescue deleted/ lost documents is by restoring data from the backup file.
Check your computer Recycle Bin to see if you have older versions of your documents.
One more tip – Making a regular backup for your important files is an effective protection against unexpected digital disasters.
You can try the easy steps below to recover deleted files from your Recycle Bin (Windows 10/8/7).
1. First, double-click to open Recycle Bin on your desktop.
2. Second, check all the content carefully to see if there are any important folders or files that you need, if any, right-click on all the files that you want to restore.
3. Third, select Restore to recover the selected files immediately (see the image below).
If I cannot find my important files in the Recycle Bin, do I stand the chance to get them back? Can I take some measures to retrieve the deleted files?
If your Windows PC has enabled System Restore, you only need to right-click on the file; after that, please select Restore previous versions for the system to begin to recover the permanently deleted files.
The professional free data recovery programs will deep scan the data in your HDD, SSD, and other media storage devices to find the files that are deleted by users.
Take MiniTool Power Data Recovery as an example, it not only scans the documents but also allows you to preview the files to decide if they are exactly what you are looking for. Then you can recover the deleted files to a new destination folder. Advanced users could utilize MiniTool data recovery software to recover the lost/deleted/formatted hard disk partitions, and retrieve the documents from the formatted external drive, SD card, USB drive, and so on.
If you carelessly delete some files permanently but do not have a backup copy on hand, no worries, read on to find out what to do next. The process of recovering the permanently deleted files in Windows 10, Win 8/7 is much the same
Use MiniTool Data Recovery (for Windows) to undelete files
Go to the developer’s official site www.minitool.com to download and install this file recovery tool. Keep in mind that you should not install the program to a drive that contains the important files that you want to recover.
After you empty the Recycle Bin, please run the software and take these 4 steps to recover the lost files.
1. Choose “This PC” data recovery module from the left-hand side of the MiniTool software interface.
2. Select one partition from which you have deleted some useful files. (To cut the time of data analysis, you can filter the file type by clicking “Settings”. For example, you can designate the software to only search and scan Microsoft .doc files.)
3. Click the orange Scan button below, and wait for a little while, MiniTool data recovery software can finish the deep scanning process. Check the scanning results carefully, and find the files you want to undelete.
4. At last, click “Save”, set a file storage path, and click “OK”.
That is all you need to do to recover the permanently deleted (or lost) files on Windows 10 laptop/PC.
What Happens to Your Files When They Get Deleted?
Even if you manually delete some files or use Shift + Delete keys to delete them permanently, you cannot see them with your eyes but your files do not get erased. Despite that you lose entries to those files, you get the opportunity to access and undelete them. The theory behind file recovery can also apply to partition recovery. When the partition file system gets damaged/corrupted, you use the data recovery software to rescue the data in it.
When you delete a file from Windows Explorer, Windows will automatically move it to Recycle Bin and then mark it as deleted, but the actual data still exist on your computer’s hard drive/SSD. That allows powerful, third-party file recovery solutions to recover deleted files or folders.
Using MiniTool data recovery software, you will find it is not a tricky task to rescue the important files that you deleted permanently. Do not forget to stop writing new data on your Windows computer after you notice some files are permanently deleted, use the data recovery tool to get back your files as soon as possible.