Recover Lost or Deleted Files – Windows Help – MiniTool Support

If you can’t find a file on your computer or you accidentally modified or deleted a file, you can restore it from a backup or try to restore it from a previous version.  But here I’d like to introduce you how to restore deleted files with MiniTool Power Data Recovery – an easy-to-use program.
Useful Tips on Reducing Mistaken Deletion and Increasing Data Recovery Chances

Firstly, you’d better develop a habit of checking Recycle Bin before emptying it, which makes it possible to recover mistakenly deleted files from recycle bin. You also need to develop the habit of backing up important data. Windows built-in Restore and Backup and Create Restore Point can help you do this. Of course, MiniTool Partition Wizard‘s Copy Partition and Copy Disk function are able to do this, too.

Secondly, you’d better not delete files via the Shift + Delete key combination, for this makes deleted data not recycled.

Thirdly, configure Recycle Bin settings properly.
When you delete a large file or folder, you may receive the following or related prompt:

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Once you click Yes, the deleted file or folder will not emerge in Recycle Bin. When realizing mistaken deletion, you have to use data recovery software for recovery.

Actually, the Recycle Bin in Windows has a setting to configure the amount of deleted files it can store. Right click the Recycle Bin icon on desktop:

configure recycle bin

And choose Properties to configure:

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See the option Settings for selected location!
As long as you choose “Custom size” and reset a bigger value, your Recycle Bin will have more space to recycle deleted files.

In addition, if the option “Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted” is selected, disable it so as to make deleted files saved to Recycle Bin.

Then, let’s move to the other option Display delete confirmation dialog. Without checking it, you’ll not receive any deletion confirmation message. So give a checkmark on it or keep it checked.

Fourthly, try your best to protect deleted files from been overwritten. Once realizing mistaken deletion, immediately stop any write-in operation to the device where data loss appears and then perform data recovery. If you mistakenly delete files on desktop, turn off your computer, take out hard disk, and do recovery on another computer.

How to Recover Mistakenly Deleted Files with MiniTool Power Data Recovery

Firstly, please download and install Power Data Recovery at first.

Then, launch the program to get its main interface:

minitool power data recovery main interface

In the main interface, please choose “Undelete Recovery” module. However, if you are going to restore data from CD and DVD, please choose “CD/DVD Recovery“.

recover mistakenly deleted files select device
Next, select the partition where mistaken deletion was made and tap on “Scan” button. After a while, all deleted files the program found will be listed out:
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Find and check data you want to recover, and then save them to another place other than its original location, which is to protect lost data from being overwritten.

However, if you do not find needed files, go back to the main interface of Power Data Recovery and choose “Damaged Partition Recovery” to continue. This is the most powerful module for existing partitions though it costs more time.

recover mistakenly deleted files with damaged partition recovery module

Then, select the partition where data loss appears and click “Full Scan“.

At last, give checkmarks on files you want to recover, and then recover them to another location.

How to Recover Mistakenly Deleted Files with MiniTool Power Data Recovery Bootable Disk
First of all, purchase the program and use it to burn a bootable disc.
Then, start MiniTool Bootable Media Builder, copy and paste your license key to the registry box, and click Register to start burning bootable disc.
registry box of power data recovery bootable media builder

You can choose to either create a bootable CD/DVD or bootable flash drive, depending on your own situation.

create a bootable CD or flash drive

Then follow instructions to complete the remaining operations.

Once a bootable disc is created, start your computer from the bootable disc to get the window below:

minitool power data recovery boot disk

Now, most of you would know how to recover mistakenly deleted files. But if all the solutions fail to work, you might need to ask professional data recovery companies for help. Nevertheless, these institutions are always charging pretty high.

In addition, you should pay extra attention to reducing mistaken deletion as well as increasing data recovery chances, apart from looking for ways to restore data.

In some circumstances of deleted files in Windows, MiniTool Power Data Recovery should be of helpful. Do share if you like this one.