Easily Recover Permanently Deleted Files on Windows 10,8,7

If you’ve deleted a file permanently and now you are need of that then don’t panic. It is possible to recover permanently or shift deleted files back. In this blog, we are going to know methods to recover permanently deleted files on Windows 10. So without wasting time, let’s begin with the causes behind this deletion.

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Generally, folders or files that are usually deleted can be recovered from the Recycle Bin. Nonetheless, recycle bin recovery does not work at all with the permanently deleted ones. Main causes for the recovery could be as follow:

  • Users select files and instantly press “Shift + Delete” keys that result in permanent deletion of the file. 
  • Emptying the Recycle Bin–it will remove all the files and folders in it. It will be difficult to recover the output of the Recycle Bin with its default features, as well as in the case of separate files.
  • Replacing – when inserted into the folder that already holds a file with the same name, the file is overwritten. 
  • Due to malware (virus) impact, files are deleted.

These all are the causes of permanent file deletion. Now, let us know how to solve it manually.

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files from the recycle bin Manually?

  1. Open your computer’s Recycle Bin by double-clicking or right-clicking the desktop icon and pick Open from the context menu.
  2. Select the files that you want to restore.
  3. Then do a right-click on the chosen files and select restore option or you can go to the top bar and choose “restore the selected items”.
  4. All the chosen files get restored to their previous locations.
  5. For restoring all files in the Recycle Bin, hit on the Restore all items button on the top bar. This restores all items in previous locations.

How do I recover shift deleted files for free in Windows 10, 8 & 7?

Method 1: Using Windows Backup

You can recover permanently deleted data by extracting data from Windows backup in Windows 10, 8 & 7. Follow the procedure below:

  1. Go to the windows icon and then click on the control panel from the list.
  2. In the control panel, go to the option “Backup and Restore” option.
  3. Now, go to the restore option at the end and then visit restore my file option.
  4. Follow the instructions of the wizard to recover files from a backup. 

Method 2: Recover Data from previous Versions

For Windows 7 users

  1. Initially, open the File Explorer and search for the file containing deleted files.
  2. Then right-click on the folder >> Restore previous versions in the context menu.
  3. Next, you will see a list of available versions. Select the version you would like to restore and hit Restore.

For Windows 10/8 users

  1. Initially, open “File History”, find the locations of the folder that you deleted on the computer. Then it will display all the files in the most recent backup of that folder.
  2. Hit the “Previous” button to locate >>>choose the file you want to recover then press the green “Restore” button to get it back.
  3. If the system alerts you that it already holds the same name file or folder click “Replace the destination file” to get back your files or folder that have been permanently deleted.

Read here: Learn Why Windows Data Recovery Becomes Necessity

These are all the manual approach to retrieve permanently deleted files for free. But it cannot completely recover deleted files. So to recover deleted data completely using software will be the best choice. We recommended you to use the Windows Data Recovery utility that restores maximum data. It functions quickly and provides good results. 


This blog described all ways to retrieve permanently deleted files on Windows 10, 8 and 7. And along with that steps on how to recover Permanently Deleted Files from the recycle bin. If users faces problem with manual approaches then they can go with another best solution i.e Windows Data Recovery software.

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As a content writer, I specialize in Email Migration, Data Recovery, Email Backup, and File Management. I have been writing professionally for two years now. There is so much information available in this field that I am intrigued by the newer technologies and techniques.

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