Methods to Recover Permanently Deleted Files In Windows

According to Wikipedia, file deletion is a way of removing a file from a computer’s file system.

Examples of reasons for deleting files are:

  • Freeing the disk space
  • Removing duplicate or unnecessary data to avoid confusion
  • Making sensitive information unavailable to others

Most of the users wrongly hold the belief that once they delete the files in which privacy is involved, they’re able to prevent other people from seeing it. Let’s face the truth: even permanently deleted files can be recovered with special methods. So please seek for more reliable ways to destroy the files you would never want to share with others.

But to think it in a positive way, we can get a second chance if we happen to delete files permanently by mistake. “Undelete Recovery” function of MiniTool Power Data Recovery is an excellent choice.

There’s also another important factor – if your storage device is very expensive or you’re not ready to give up on your device. In this case, you are advised to try other means of permanent file deletion to achieve your goal. As for the deletion methods, we’ll mention at the end of this article.

Recover Permanently Deleted Files in Windows

You may be interested in “How can I recover deleted files without software” after you deleted useful files by mistake, right? Actually, Windows provides a Recycle Bin for you to achieve this. You can enter Recycle Bin directly, then find deleted files and right-click on them to choose “Restore”. By doing so, you can get back deleted files easily without software.

But, what if you have deleted files permanently (shift deleted files or emptied recycle bin after deletion)? You must wonder – how can I recover shift deleted files (how to recover files deleted from recycle bin); here is your best way out.

How Can I Restore Permanently Deleted Files in Win 7, Win 8 & Win 10

At the beginning, you had better install MiniTool Power Data Recovery – which is a professional and reliable recovery tool – to your computer drive (except the one that contains deleted files). Then, launch this tool immediately when the installation has been finished to see its main window and follow those steps to recover files (please don’t ask how do I recover a deleted folder, the recovery steps are the same).

Step 1: you need to make a right choice on which module to use.

Step 2: select the corresponding drive to scan by pressing “Scan” (when using “Undelete Recovery”) or “Full Scan” (when using “Damaged Partition Recovery” or “Lost Partition Recovery”).

Step 3: browse scan result and find what you need to pick them out.

This is the end of deleted files recovery in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. If you want to give it a shot, please feel free to download MiniTool Power Data Recovery from the download center.

Possibility of Permanently Deleted Files Recovery in Windows

Basically, whether a Windows user can recover files deleted from recycle bin or not is closely related to the successful rate, which varies from case to case. Here is something we want to talk about recovery possibility.

Firstly, you may try your best to confirm the time of file deletion. If you realize that permanently deleted files are useful right after the deletion, you have a great chance to get them all back. In this case, you’re supposed to take actions to recover permanently deleted files as soon as possible.

If several days or months have passed and now you finally realize the wrong deletion, the possibility of files recovery mainly depends on whether new data are written into hard drive or not and whether the deleted files are covered by them or not. No matter what the result is, you need to carry out deleted files recovery in Windows to have a try.