When you delete a file on Windows, it does not get deleted immediately. If you have deleted a file from your computer desktop using the ‘Delete’ option, then it is still available on your system and went to the recycle bin. These files can be retrieved from the recycle bin very easily as they are temporarily deleted files. Those files will remain in the recycle bin until you empty the recycle bin.

So, in case you have accidentally deleted a file and you need to recover it, you can get the file on the original location where it was saved previously. But the problem occurs when you empty the recycle bin and the file is gone from the recycle bin. Well, there are some methods by which you can recover recycle bin and retrieve your deleted file.

How to Recover Deleted Files from Recycle Bin

Recovery via Recycle Bin

The process of recycle bin recovery is quite easy. Here is how to do it:

#Step 1: Double-click on the ‘Recycle Bin’ icon on your Desktop to open it.

#Step 2: Search the file that you are looking for or just type the file name in the search bar to find the file.

#Step 3: Once you got the file that you wanted, right click on the file and click on ‘Restore’ option. The file will reappear at its original location and you can open, edit and save the file as usual.

Recovery using Windows Backup

If you have permanently deleted the file or have emptied the recycle bin after deleting the file, the process of retrieving the file becomes a little complex but there is still hope to get the file back. When the file is permanently deleted from the system, it cannot be found in the recycle bin. In that case, you can use a Windows backup file to restore the deleted files or documents. Here is how to do it:

#Step 1: Go to ‘Start’ button and select the ‘Control Panel’. There, select ‘System and Maintenance’.

#Step 2: There you will see the ‘Backup and Restore’ option, click it.

#Step 3: Then click on ‘Restore my files’ and then follow the instruction given in the wizard. If there is a backup of the file on your system, the file will be retrieve from this method.

Recovery Using Data Recovery Software

If the file is not recovered by the above-given method, it means you have not backed up your Computer data. Now, there is the only way that you can recover your file and that is by using data recovery software. The free data recovery software has smart recovery algorithms which scan and retrievesyour deleted files from physical drivers. EaseUS Data Recovery Software is one such software that can recover the deleted data, like documents, media files, HTML files, etc.from your system, be it a laptop, MacBook, or PC. You can buy itor use the free version of the software to recover your file. The free version of the software will allow you to preview all the deleted files that are available to recover. Here is how to use it:

#Step 1. First, you have to install the software. Open the software and select thestorage location from where you have deleted the file and then click ‘Scan’.

#Step 2. The wizard will run a quick scan and a deep scan to search your deleted file.

Step 3. When the scanning is completed by the software, you can see the file that you have been looking for. You can also search it by the file type. You can then preview your file to verify if the file is the one you are looking for. If it is, click the ‘Recover’ button and your file will be available at its original location for you to use it again. If you have already saved something else at that location, try to choose a different location to save your file to avoid overwriting.


There are a plenty of free data recovery software that you can use to recover your deleted data but the best way to save your data is to have a backup of everything necessary that you may want in future or is too important to lose.

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