How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files in Windows 10?

Updated on April 08, 2020

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Recover Permanently Deleted Files in Windows 10

There are only few methods to recover permanently deleted files in Windows 10. But, before heading towards permanently deleted files recovery on Windows 10, it's important that you must stop using the drive in which the files are deleted. This is because, if the memory space on the drive that was occupied by the files recently deleted, are replaced with new files, then deleted files recovery job gets highly difficult.

If you have deleted the files just by using Delete key or right-click on the file and choose Delete. In such instance, the deleted files and folders will be moved to the Recycle Bin, and if you want to restore them back to their original location, you can do it easily. But the problem arises when you have deleted the files using Shift + Delete keys, or Command Prompt option. As in these two instances, the files will bypasses the Recycle Bin folder, and gets deleted permanently rom the system, and you need some extra effort to recover files that are permanently deleted.

However, if you have

  • Emptied Recycle Bin after deleting files
  • Enabled “do not move files to the recycle bin. remove files immediately when deleted” option in Bin
  • Shift Deleted files (deleted files using Shift Delete keys)
  • Deleted files using Windows 10 Command Prompt

Then the deleted files do not go to Recycle Bin, so users will consider those files are permanently deleted. But, it’s not true completely. You can easily recover deleted files Windows 10 system using 3 different methods.

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files in Windows 10?

Method 1# Recover Permanently Deleted Files Windows 10 with Restore Previous Versions

Right-click on the folder from where you permanently deleted a file in Windows 10 system. Select Restore previous versions option and go through the available Folder versions. Select the most recent folder version (check it has your deleted file) and click on the Restore button.

Method 2# Restore Permanently Deleted Files Windows 10 using File History

Open the folder where your permanently deleted file was stored and click on History button under the Open tab. You will see all the recent backups of the folder. Use Previous option and select your permanently deleted file. Restore the permanently deleted file or copy it to another safe location.

Unfortunately, you cannot restore permanently deleted files using above methods if you have not configured File History (File History is turned off) or you haven’t created previous versions of the folder that holds your deleted files.

But, never lose hopes! As a matter of fact, Shift Deleted files or permanently deleted files after emptied Recycle Bin in Windows 10 still be recovered as your files are not actually wiped from the computer. Your deleted files are in an invisible state and waiting to be overwritten by new data. And, you can retrieve permanently deleted files Windows 10 by using the professional data recovery tool if you act quickly after you deleted a file.

Warning: Don’t add or save any data to the drive where your permanently deleted file was stored.

Recover Permanently Deleted Files in Windows 10 with Remo Recover:

Remo Recover is a comprehensive recovery tool to recover permanently deleted files on Windows 10 system. The user-friendly interface of this file recovery software allows even novice user to perform safe and secure permanently deleted data recovery on Windows 10 and other windows operating system versions. The utility will restore permanently deleted files from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and exFAT file system formatted drives. In addition, you can get the Mac version of this software to recover permanently deleted files on Mac OS X.

Remo Recover program is a read-only software for Windows 10 to recover data files like images, videos, music, etc. after you deleted with Shift + Delete keys, emptying recycle bin etc. The data recovery software supports internal hard disk drive, external hard drive, USB drives, flash drives, and media cards like SD cards, memory card, micro SD card, xD, CF etc. or any other storage device.

Get the free download of the tool and follow step-by-step instructions to recover permanently deleted files on Windows 10 in a quick scan. The advantage of the free trial edition of the software is that it allows a free preview of the recovered files prior activating it's licensed edition. So, you can evaluate the performance of the software before activating it's license key.

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files in Windows 10 With Remo Recover?

Step 1: Download and install the free trial version of Remo Recover software on your Windows 10. Then, launch the tool and click on Recover Files option in the main screen. Then select the drive from which you would like to recover deleted files and click Scan

Recover permanently deleted files- Main Screen

Step 2: Once you click Scan, the software scans the drive for deleted files and lists them once it finds

Recover permanently deleted files - Scanning progress

Step 3: Then, you can view recovered files in 2 types of views called File Type View and Data View. File Type View may be helpful if you want to see recovered files in a manner sorted by file types. Else you can use Data View to view files based on how it was organised originally

Recover permanently deleted files - View Recovered Files

Step 4: Finally, select the files you need and save them in a desired location

Recover permanently deleted files - Save Recovered Files

Tips to Avoid Data Loss:

  • It is recommended not to save new files on the storage device from where you deleted data (includes installing the data recovery software)
  • Make use of good anti-virus application to keep your computer virus- free
  • Always maintain regular backups of your important files on a safe external hard drive