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How to recover deleted files from recycle bin after empty?

Updated on 07 30, 2020 | Tutorials

Imagine a situation where you have just done some form of cleaning on your PC. You empty the recycle bin to free up some space or permanently delete files by simply pressing Shift + Delete key. You don’t realize it at first but search for the files later only to find they are lost or deleted. It is gone permanently? Is there any possible way to get files back? Thankfully, you still can recover deleted files from recycle bin after empty.

how to recover deleted files from recycle bin after empty

Is It Possible to Recover Deleted Files from Emptied Recycle Bin?

When you delete the files, the operating system just remove the reference of files and mark the storage space available for new data. The system doesn’t erase the files permanently although they are inaccessible and invisible. As long as the files are not overwritten by new data, you still can recover deleted files from emptied recycle bin.

How to recover deleted files from recycle bin after empty?

When facing with data loss, the first thing you need to do is check the recycle bin. You can directly drag them out of the recycle bin. Or you can open the Recycle bin, right-click on the file and select restore to bring files back. The deleted files will return to the original folder. If you have emptied the recycle bin, you should try the following methods.

Restore a Previous Version of the File

There is no need to panic if you have emptied the recycle bin. Windows users can recover deleted files by restoring a previous version of file. However, you should make sure that File History feature is enabled before you deleted files.

To restore previous version of deleted files, you should follow these steps.

Step 1. Right-click the folder that used to store the deleted files and select the “Restore previous versions”.

Step 2. Select a folder version that’s likely to contain the deleted files, click the small arrow next to Open, and choose Open in File History.

Step 3. Select the deleted files you wish to restore and click the green restore button to recover deleted files.

Recover Deleted Files Using Windows Backup

Another method is to make use of Windows Backup file. If you have set up your Windows backup, it will restore your system to its previous state and bring back your deleted files.

To recover deleted files using Windows backup, you should follow these steps:

Step 1. Click on Start button and type” Control Panel” in the search field

Step 2. Open control panel and select “System and Maintenance” > “Backup and Restore”

Step 3. Click “Restore my files”

Recover Deleted Files from Emptied Recycle Bin Using Software

Chances are that the first two method don’t deliver satisfactory results. Thankfully, you can use a reliable and effective data recovery software to recover deleted files from recycle bin after empty. There are lots of software available while each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some are too complicated that even professionals dislike using them although they are free of charge. While others are easy to use but charge high fee.

The highly-recommended choice is to use Data Recovery Master that is easy to use and provides free trail version. It fully support Windows 7/8/10. You can download and install the software following the instructions.

Just a few clicks, you can recover deleted files from recycle bin after empty. This first step is select recycle bin where you lost files and click Loss Scan to continue. The second step is to select and preview the files you want to recover. Finally, click Recover to get deleted files back and save them to another location.

RecoveryMaster comes with a variety of features you may need. With RecoveryMaster, you’ll be able to:

  • Recover data from various storage device like recycle bin, USB drive, memory card, camera, SSD, laptop
  • Recover documents, graphics, audios, videos and emails in various formats
  • Applies to any data loss situations like accidental deletion, hard drive failure, system failure, formatting, virus attack, etc.

To Sum Up

It’s essential to take a regular backup of your files as data loss can happen in various ways. Even if you don’t have a backup or finally empty the recycle bin, RecoveryMaster is here to help you. It allows you to recover deleted files from recycle bin after empty.

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