5 Ways on How to Recover Deleted Files


Computer has gradually become an indispensable tool in our work and life. I think many people have encountered such a situation when they use the computer, that is, they will delete files accidentally. This time, many people probably felt frustrated because they thought they cannot retrieve those files anymore.

Here, we will teach you 5 methods on how to recover deleted files. With the methods provided by this post, we hope you can recover your deleted files successfully.

1. Recover Deleted Files from Recycle Bin

The recycle bin is one of the tools in the Windows operating system. It is mainly used to store documents temporarily deleted by users. Files stored in the recycle bin can be restored. Using and managing the recycle bin well and creating a recycle bin full of personalized functions can make our daily document maintenance more convenient.

We believe that when you delete a file by accident, recover deleted files from the recycle bin could be the first thing that comes to your mind. It is the easiest way for you to recover the deleted file on Windows 10.

Step 1. Double-click the "Recycle Bin" icon on your desktop or right-click the icon then hit the "Open" button.

Step 2. Then select the deleted files you need and click the "Restore" button. All the deleted files will be restored to the original folder on your Windows computer.

Windows System Recycle Bin Restore

Step 3. Finally, you can find the deleted file in the original folder.

2. Use Windows Backup to Recover Deleted Files

In our daily work, system backup is very important to prevent effective recovery in case of a system crash. Although some real-time data will be lost, it can also minimize risks and improve efficiency. Meanwhile, automatic backup of the files is also faster for you to recover the accidentally deleted files.

However, before you use this way to deleted files, you need to make sure that you have chosen an external drive or network location for your backups.

Step 1. First you need to click select "Start" > "Settings" > "Update & Security" > "Backup" > "Backup & Restore". Then click the "Restore My Files" button to find your deleted files.

Windows System Restore My Files

Step 2. Click "Browse for files" or "Browse for folders" to select the previously created backup.

Step 3. Customize a path to save your files.

Restore Files Select the Previously Created Backup

Step 4. Then hit the "Next" button to wait for the restoring process to complete.

3. Recover Deleted Files with Recovery Software

File recovery software is often used by everyone. It can recover the files that you accidentally deleted. It is a necessary application for office workers. The selection of the best data recovery software is crucial if you want to ensure a successful recovery of your deleted files.

There are many recovery software on the Internet; you can search from Google to choose a suitable one. Here, we will take EaseUS as an example to show you how to recover deleted files with file recovery software.

Step 1. Navigate to its homepage and then download the software.

Step 2. Open the EaseUS software and choose the exact file location and then click the "Scan" button to continue.

EaseUS Select the Location

Step 3. Wait for the scan to complete. After the process, you can preview the found files and select what you need. There is no limit in number.

EaseUS Select the format

Step 4. When you finished the selection, click the "Recover" button to save the restored files to another location rather than the original one. Then, click "OK" to finish the recovery.

EaseUS Recovery

4. Use the "Restore Previous Versions" Feature

If you cannot find a file on your computer, or accidentally modify or delete a file, you can recover the file from the "Restore Previous Version" feature. Previous versions were copies of files and folders that were automatically saved by Windows as part of the restore point.

With "Restore Previous Versions" feature, you can recover files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. Depending on the type of file or folder, you can open, save to a different location, or restore a previous version.

Step 1. Select the "Start" > "Computer" button.

Step 2. Navigate to the folder that used to contain the file or folder, right-click it, and then select the "Restore previous versions" button.

Windows System Restore previous versions

Step 3. Then you will see a list of available previous versions of the file or folder. Double-click the folder that contains the previous version of the file or folder you want to recover. Choose the location that you want to save the file then click the ''OK" button.

Windows System Previous Versions

5. Recover Deleted Files from Windows 10 with "File History" Option

"File History" will regularly back up the file versions in the "Documents", "Music", "Pictures", "Videos" and "Desktop" folders, as well as the OneDrive files available offline on your PC. If the file is lost, damaged or deleted, you can recover it by using this option. You can also browse and recover different versions of files.

Step 1. Navigate to the "Control Panel" > "File History".

Windows System File History

Step 2. Then will show up a new window, click the "Restore personal files".

Windows System Restore personal files

Step 3. In the "File History" folder, you can view the files according to the backup time. Select the files you accidentally deleted, then right-click the green button and select "Save As" to recover the deleted files in Windows 10.

Windows System Recover-File History


We have listed 5 ways on how to recover deleted files. Recover the deleted files from recycle bin is the easiest way for you. If you can't find the file in the recycle bin, try the four remaining ways. We hope you can recover the deleted file successfully through the ways we provided to you. If you have new ideas for this topic, please contact us. We will continue to recommend more useful software for you.

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