How to Retrieve Deleted Files Quickly

June 15, 2018

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Have you ever deleted something and then instantly knew it was a mistake? Did you know that it is possible to retrieve deleted files? Many people already know that the first stop for a file is in the recycle bin.

Maybe you did not know this, but it is very simple to locate your recycle bin and retrieve deleted files from it with a few clicks of your mouse. You simply need to minimize all open windows and programs so your desktop is visible. Now look for the recycle bin icon.

Just double click on the icon for recycle bin. It will open, showing you all of your deleted files inside. Looking for your file, highlight it and right click it. You will then see a selection list of four separate choices. If you select “restore”, this will move your file back to its previous location.

You can still retrieve deleted files that aren’t in the recycle bin anymore; however, this is a little bit more involved. Once a file is deleted from the bin, the operating system puts it back into free space on your hard drive. It does this by stripping all file extensions and then allocating that space by marking the file to be overwritten.

This is a crucial and important time to locate that file, because if it is overwritten, there is no chance of getting it back. If it is at all possible, save nothing more to your hard drive. Look for a data recovery software program. You will need to partition your hard drive first before you download the software to prevent it from overwriting your file.

Data recovery software programs are specifically designed to locate your lost data and restore it, and this can be crucial if you really need to recover something.

22 Comments

  • Dim Wit June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Incomprehensible. Thanks anyway.

  • Surendra Tiwari June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Thanks Man

  • SRA Tech & Me June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    ty so much bro 🙂

  • Rangan Das June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Thanks Bro

  • JoJo/Clem Kadilihopper June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    I am sorry, its out of focus and I can't understand what your saying…

  • Rick Marr June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Quick and Simply, thank you. 🙂

  • John Ifluxi June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Thank you so much man!!

  • Sean Rice June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Firexfox should make this a sticky. I HATE Fire fox sooooooooo much

  • ツJosh June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Thanks 🙂

  • Little Mikey June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Thanks =)

  • Uchiha Madara June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Thanks mate….it works 🙂

  • Sean Rice June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    You are the MAN!!!

  • clyax113 June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Thanks a lot. This helped me after I accidentally refreshed Firefox. I blame the introduction of Firefox Safe Mode for prompting me to do something I didn't know what it was. Speaking of which, could you also please do a tutorial on Firefox Safe Mode if you don't have one already?

  • Ares95LA June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Thank you very much!! 😀

  • MaryVlogs7 June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    IT WORK TY SO MUCH!!

  • J.D. Maya June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Greedy Tech. Do you work on computers as a hobby?

  • Strychnine Animasola June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    btw, also how to restore previous session on a specific date?

  • Strychnine Animasola June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Is that including all cookies, urls, saved passwords ALL of it literally?

  • J.D. Maya June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    I cannot see what is in the video. Not even at 360.

  • J.D. Maya June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Nikhil, the text, or fonts color is way too light and s….ma….l making it impossible to see or follow you. Have you watched your video? Watch the video from someone else computer. Thank you for being a good heart. Help me if you can.

  • medoododyy June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    bad voice bad picture >>> sorry

  • cortezforever June 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Hello, firefox updated and lost my tabs. How can i reload them?

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