How to Recover Deleted Files from Windows' Recycle Bin

Xiaobai Software  2022-04-17 23: 22  read 193 views

We regularly clean up the junk from our computer and put it in the recycle bin, which makes the computer run faster and maybe makes you feel happier.

However, for various reasons, we may put the required file in the recycle bin and delete it.But don't worry, this happens to everyone.Recovering files is easy in most cases.

Let's take a look together:

How to Recover Files from Recycle Bin

1. By default, you have a recycle bin icon on your desktop -- if you haven't moved it, it's in the upper-left corner of your desktop.

If it's not there, check other parts of your desktop.If it's gone completely, please scroll down in the article.We have some instructions that will help you get it back.


2. Double-click the Recycle Bin icon to view your recently deleted files.


3. If you have deleted a lot of things, it can be difficult to categorize them.Right-click, go to "Sort By", and then click "Delete Date".Recently deleted files will be moved to the top of the list.


4. Scroll to find the file or folder you want to recover (or use the search bar in the upper right), right-click it, and click "Recover".


4. If you accidentally delete more than one file or folder, there are several ways on Windows to quickly select multiple items.

5. You can hold down the Ctrl key and left-click to select multiple items individually.Suppose you deleted five items: A, B, C, D, and E, and you only want to restore A, C, and D.Hold down the Ctrl key, left-click A, C, and D, then right-click any of the selected files, and click "Restore".


6. The second method allows you to select a list of files.Suppose you deleted 10 items, named a to j, and you want to restore c to j, hold down Shift, left-click c, then left-click j.

All items between c and j will be selected.You can then right-click on any of them and hit "Restore".

What should I do if the recycle bin is gone?

If the Recycle Bin is missing from the desktop, it's probably just hidden.There are two easy ways this can happen.

First, all your desktop icons are hidden - in this case, just right-click on an empty area of ​​your desktop, go to "View," and make sure there's a checkmark next to "Show desktop icons."


The second option is that you have completely removed the icon from the desktop.Luckily, you just have to hit the Start button, type in "Themes and related settings," hit enter, and hit "Desktop icon settings" to make sure the Recycle Bin is enabled here.


If this doesn't work, you can type "Recycle Bin" in the address bar of your file manager.


In conclusion, when you accidentally delete a file, you should always act as soon as possible.Files in the Recycle Bin may be automatically deleted by Windows, and all deleted files will eventually be overwritten.So it doesn't matter if you fish out of the recycle bin or use a third-party recovery tool - the sooner you hit, the more likely you are to get good results.

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