EXE File Recovery- Recover deleted or lost EXE File

Updated on July 18, 2022

Utilize Remo Recover, a professional tool to recover deleted or lost EXE files. It can recover EXE files lost due to various reasons like hard drive crashes, software conflicts, virus attacks, etc. Apart from that, it can support the recovery of more than 300 file formats from devices like hard drive, SSD, USB drives, SD cards, memory cards, etc.

EXE files are computer files that contain a sequence of code/instructions that the system can directly run when the user clicks the file icon. Binary machine code that has been compiled from source code, contained in executable files. This low-level code tells the central processing unit of a computer how to run a program. The processor decodes the machine code and instructs the computer's hardware.

For any application to run effectively, there should be some source or process, that users need to follow for better usage of the application. There is a long process, to run the application actually, but to ease the work for the user, developers of applications had created “EXE” files, which are called executable files of the application.

All the applications have separate EXE files, built for that particular application. These EXE files perform all the background processes on behalf of users and provide the necessary things that the user requires. In simple, without EXE files, no application is useful, as users cannot run it and make use of that.

Now one can think that how important these EXE files are when it comes to running any application. What if, any user loses these EXE files from their system? Is that application dead or is no more useful for the users, as it does not have EXE files for running the application? Let us understand a few reasons behind losing EXE files.

Reasons Behind Losing EXE Files

  • Accidental deletion: Sometimes, users unintentionally delete the EXE files, while performing some other task on their system.
  • Virus attack: The most common reason for file deletion is virus infection because of which the file gets corrupted. Some of the viruses are so dangerous, that they delete the EXE from the system and make applications unusable for the users.
  • Third-party tool: If the user is using any third-party tools, which are untrusted and not reliable software, then such tools can be a reason to lose EXE files.

Sometimes these reasons might lead to automatically deletion of EXE files. In this article, we will discuss how to recover automatically deleted EXE files.

How to Recover Deleted EXE Files?

Solution 1: Recover Accidentally Deleted EXE File From Recycle Bin

If you have deleted the EXE file, you can easily restore it from the Recycle Bin. follow the steps below to recover files from Recycle Bin.

  • Click on the Recycle Bin icon and open it, now type the name of the file in the search box.
  • Now, right-click on the file and click on the Restore option.
  • Finally, navigate to the original location where your EXE files were lost.
  • The above method is only useful if the EXE file is present in the Recycle Bin. If you accidentally emptied Recycle Bin, then move to the next section of the article.

    Solution 2: Recover Deleted EXE Files From Previous Versions

    The previous version in Windows is a great feature to recover files that you have accidentally deleted or lost. This feature works only if you have enabled the Previous Version, follow the steps below to recover permanently deleted files using the Previous versions.

    • Open the File Explorer.
    • Go to the folder where the .exe file is stored.
    • Right click on a folder and click on Properties > Previous Versions.
    • You can select the EXE file you can want to recover and click on the Restore option.

    As discussed above this feature, it only works if you have enabled the Previous Version. In case you have not, users can opt for the best option at that moment i.e. Remo Recover to recover EXE files.

    Remo Recover is a powerful tool, which will recover EXE files effortlessly. This tool is built with an advanced scan engine that scans every sector of the drive to recover files. It has a simple user-friendly interface which makes the recovery process easy even for the novice user.

    Steps to Recover Automatically Deleted EXE Files using Remo Recover:

    1. Download and install Remo Recover software on your Windows to recover EXE files.

    2. Select the drive from where you want to recover data from.

    3. Now click on the Scan option to begin the scanning process.

    Scanning The Drive

    Note: Navigate to the Dynamic Recovery View option to view the recovered EXE files once the Deep Scan finishes and then go to the Lost Partition folder. Additionally, the tool allows you to preview the recovered EXE files by clicking on the Preview option to evaluate the recovery results.

    Select The Desired Folder

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

    Features of Remo Recover

    • It is very simple and easy to use.
    • Designed for any kind of file recovery
    • Supports recovery from file system like FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS, & NTFS5
    • It also supports recovery of deleted database files, images, audio files, videos, and documents
    • 24/7 technical support

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    1. Why have folders turned into .exe files and not opening?

    Well, computer users are familiar with the.exe virus. The viruses app.exe, applications.exe, and folder.exe are likely the ones you have heard about the most. Unfortunately, portable devices like USB flash drives frequently spread the virus. In order to trick the user into activating the Trojan and turning more folders into executable files, the.exe virus will conceal the actual folder and produce a false or new executable file. The fact that.exe malware can disable programs like Folder Options, Task Manager, and Regedit makes the situation even worse.

    As a result, it's become crucial to get the infection out as quickly as feasible. You can format your device as one method of getting rid of the new folder exe infection.

    2. How to Recover Files Lost due to the .exe virus?

    To recover lost files due to .exe virus follow the steps below

    • In the search bar type Cmd and select the Command prompt and Run as Administrator.
    • Now type the following command chkdsk r:/f (here r is the drive letter, replace it with your drive letter) and hit Enter.