It doesn’t take much for a small error, say, a slip of the hand, to accidentally delete your files. The simple accident of deleting files you needed that have somehow ended up in the recycle bin on your desktop is surprisingly common. But what is not well known is how simple it is to recover those deleted files from your recycle bin. This also works for when you change your mind about deleting files after you have deleted and emptied your recycle bin.
I like to clean my folders regularly to keep my computer organized but sometimes I end up finding that I have deleted things that weren’t supposed to be deleted. You can right-click on the files in your recycle bin and click ‘Restore’ to send those files back to their original location. However, sometimes I will change my mind or realize my mistake after the recycle bin has been emptied. Before discovering this helpful tip, I thought that all my files were permanently lost.
In order to run more efficiently, your computer will not completely delete your files. They will disappear from the original folder and end up in the recycling bin, but the file is still stored on the hard drive. The file becomes invisible as in unable to be located in your folders, and is marked by your computer as available space when needed. These files aren’t saved over until you need more space or you format the computer. To know how to recover recycle bin emptied files, you will have to have a program that tells the computer to make those files visible again, and unmark them as available disk space. Then, your files will be restored after emptying the recycle bin.
It may sound complicated to get to these files after you have “deleted” them, but fortunately this is not the case. It is simple to recover deleted files even from emptied recycle bins, when you have the right program.
I found a great program called Wondershare Data Recovery. It is so easy to use; all you need to do is download the free-to-try program, which is available for Windows and Mac computers. Then, you install and run the program.
Follow the easy steps to recover your lost files:
• Step One: Select the type of file you want to recover. Wondershare Data Recovery can restore documents, video files, audio files, photos, and others in multiple file extensions.
• Step Two: Click ‘next’ and on the next screen it will ask you where you lost your files – click “Recycle Bin.”
• Step Three: Watch as the scanner finds your files and remember to save them in a safer place, such as a portable USB drive or on an online cloud server.
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