Files Getting Deleted Automatically in Windows 10 - How to Fix & Recover Files?

Updated on August 20, 2022

Files getting deleted automatically after Windows 10 update is quite a common issue. Utilize Remo Recover, a professional tool to recover files that are automatically deleted in Windows 10. The tool can recover more than 500 file types from any external storage device like USB, SD card, HDD, etc. Additionally, this tool is compatible with Windows 11, 10 and its earlier version.


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How to Recover Automatically Deleted Files by Windows 10

When the user installs a major Windows 10 update, after a reboot they may notice that some of the programs are missing. It sounds senseless, but it is true. Windows 10 may remove your programs without asking your permission or giving any notification.

Even though there is no notification about this by Microsoft, based on a report created with the help of several users who have faced this problem, it is predicted that the Windows 10 update process is designed to get rid of incompatible programs present on the computer.

Yes, Windows may remove programs without any prior notice for compatibility reasons. If a program is known to cause crashes, bugs, or it conflicts with Windows 10, then the OS may delete the program to keep the system stable.

So, if you have run into the same problem then, reinstall the deleted program. Just download the newer version of the program from its developer's site and install it.

What if Windows 10 deleted your important files, which you can download from nowhere? Actually, Windows shouldn’t delete any important file. But, it may accidentally erase your files, program files, settings etc.

But, you don’t have to worry since there are several ways to recover automatically deleted files by Windows 10.

Method 1: To Recover Windows 10 Automatically Deleted Files Via Previous Version

  • Go to This PC
  • Find the folder from where files are automatically deleted by Windows 10
  • Right-click on the folder and select Restore previous versions
  • Select the most recent version (which has your deleted files)
  • Hit the Restore option

Note: This method works only if you have created Restore points using Windows Backup feature. If it is not turned on, above method doesn't help you.

Method 2: Run System File Checker to Recover Automatically Deleted Files by Windows 10

System File Checker (SFC) is a built-in feature available in Windows, that scans for corruptions in system files and restores corrupted files. Here are the steps to run SFC.

Step 1: Open elevated Command Prompt (from Start menu, type cmd and press CTRL, Shift and Enter keys together. Opt Yes in next window).

Step 2: Type DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and hit Enter.

Step 3: Next type sfc /scannow and press ENTER.

After completion of the process, you will receive a confirmation message.

Step 4: If you get, Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation error then try SFC in safe mode, and ensure that the PendingDeletes and PendingRenames folders are present under %WinDir%\WinSxS\Temp.

Method 3: Remo Recover to Restore Automatically Deleted Files by Windows 10

Remo Recover is an ideal tool for recovering deleted or lost files in any situation on a Windows system. It is fitted with a variety of recovery options so that not only it restores data from any storage drive like flash memory cards, USB drives, external hard disks, etc. One of the greatest advantages of this software is its compatibility. It works flawlessly on any version of Windows. So, you can undoubtedly perform Windows 10 data recovery when files are deleted automatically.

Here is step by step guidelines to recover deleted files on Windows 10.

Step 1: Download and install Remo Recover on your Windows 10.

Step 2: From the main screen select the drive from where you want to recover data.

Step 3: Click on the Scan option to initiate the scanning process.

click on the scan option

Note: Once the Quick Scan is completed it directly starts Deep Scan. Once the scanning is completed, the tool provides you to view the recovered files in the Dynamic Recovery View. The software allows you to Preview the recovered files for free.

click on the dynamic recovery view

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