How to Recover Shift Deleted Files in Windows 10/8/7

Updated on March 03, 2020

Accidentally pressing Shift Delete Keys upon selecting any files and folders will delete those files permanently. Using an elite recovery software like Remo Recover to recover Shift Deleted files in just 3 simple steps is the best solution. Free download now to recover shift deleted files in Windows 10/8/7.


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Regular Delete vs Shift Delete - What's the difference?

Normally computer users may prefer either Delete key or Shift + Delete keys to delete unwanted data. When you choose delete key to remove data from your Windows computer, file would be redirected to Recycle Bin. Advantage of this is, if you feel that you have erased some important data then it can be restored back from Recycle Bin at any time. Whereas deleting files using shift-delete keys will make them to bypass Recycle Bin. So, that one cannot restore it back manually.

What actually happens if you delete files using Shift + Delete keys?

Usually you will be having a misconception that when you delete files with Shift + Delete keys data will be removed permanently from computer’s hard drive. Whenever you add new files to computer, a record of each file will be stored in File Allocation Table (FAT). When you erase files using “Shift + Delete” keys, this record will be removed and you just lose access to those files but data will be intact with computer’s hard drive. Hence, even after shift deleting files, with the use of file recovery tools they can be recovered. But if you save any new data after performing shift deletion of files then it would result in overwriting. If deleted data is overwritten then you can’t recover that data even after employing third party data recovery tools.

NOTE: Immediately stop using the drive from where files are accidentally deleted with Shift + Delete. If the memory space that was occupied by the shift deleted files are replaced with new files, then nobody can help you in recovering those files back. Utilize Remo File Recovery Software to recover shift deleted files before theose deleted files are overwritten with new ones.

Remo File Recovery to Recover Shift Deleted Files and Folders:

Let us discuss a scenario where in you lose your data files from your Windows computer by accidentally pressing Shift + Delete keys. Suppose you notice some useless data resided in your computer and you decided to delete those files permanently. While selecting those files you selected some important files too and deleted using Shift + Delete keys. Later you regret erasing the important file and worried about how to recover deleted files.

Don't be panic about the files deleted after Shift + Delete; because the deleted files can be recovered back easily using Remo Recover data recovery software free download. There are other reasons too, for which data will go missing from Windows or Mac OS computers like virus infection, improper handling of essential data, unintentional formatting and many more. But in all these circumstances Remo Recover helps you to get back all your data without any difficulties.

Remo Recover is proficient to handle all data loss scenarios on Windows and it is strongly recommended by Windows data recovery experts. This software is user friendly, easy to use and it is the top rated data recovery software to recover Shift Deleted files in Windows 10 and all major versions of Windows operating system like Windows 8 & 8.1, 7, XP, Windows Vista, etc. This software facilitates preview option to view recoverable data prior to data restoration. Soon after when software completes the scanning process you can view recovered files in two types i.e. based on file extension and file name. It also offers you an option to save recovered files to any location on your computer.

Steps to Recover Shift Deleted Files:

1. Download and install Remo Recover software on your Windows computer.

2. Select the drive from where you can restore deleted files.

3. Click the Scan button to begin the scanning process.

Scanning The Drive

Note: Once the Quick Scan is completed it will directly start Deep Scan. You will be able to view the recovered files while the scan is still in the process through the Dynamic Recovery View option. Additionally, the tool allows you to Preview the recovered files to evaluate the recovery results.

Select The Desired Folder

4. Finally, select the files which you want to save and click on the Recover option.

Recovering Shift Deleted files is best done using Remo Recover because:

  • Assists you in recovering data from hard drives, USB drives, Flash memory cards, and other devices after the accidental deletion of files, formatting, and corruption of the storage devices
  • Shift deleted files like audios, videos and other important files can be retrieved on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/Server 2003 & 2008 with ease
  • Data lost or deleted from FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, and NTFS5 file system based on partitions can be restored

Points to Remember:

  • Install only reliable third party applications on your computer to avoid data loss
  • Make sure that you won’t select important files while shift deleting useless data