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


Looking to recover permanently deleted files in Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista? Follow the simple methods presented in this page and learn how to restore permanently deleted files from the previous version and recover files using Remo Recover through easy steps.


 
 

Recovering permanently deleted files

Many Windows users have a wrong belief that if once the files are deleted, it is not possible to recover them back! But, the fact is the file is not really gone even it has been deleted using SHIFT and DELETE keys or it was emptied from recycle Bin folder. You can easily restore them back using these below mentioned permanently deleted file recovery methods.

 
 

Method #1: Recover permanently deleted files from Previous Versions in Windows

When you delete a file on your desktop with ‘Shift + Delete’ button, you can retrieve them from Previous Versions easily as long as you remember the name of the file (s) that has been deleted. Here we will show you how to do it.

  • At first, you’ll have to create a new file on the desktop and then name it with the same name of the deleted file
  • Right click the newly created file and choose Restore previous versions. Here Windows will search for and list the previous versions of the permanently deleted files with different times and dates
  • Choose the latest one and click Restore to recover permanently deleted files with ease

If the above solution is not helpful in restoring deleted files, or you are not able to remember the name of the deleted file or if the restore point of the previous versions is not scheduled to the point where the file was deleted, then you should go to the next solution.

Method #2: Retrieve permanently deleted files with Remo Recover

When the file is deleted, it’s marked as deleted data and waits to be overwritten by new data on your computer’s hard drive. When overwritten happens, we can say your file is deleted “permanently” and can’t be recovered. So, it is suggested to stop using the drive where the file locates as soon as you realize that your file is permanently deleted and start using Remo Recover Software to recover files.

Step-by-step guide to recover permanently deleted files in Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista:

Being a professional data recovery software, Remo Recover works on all versions of Windows OS including Windows 10, 8, 7, XP and Vista. You can just download this tool and follow the steps below to get back deleted files with ease.

Step 1: Launch Remo Recover Data Recovery tool and select "Recover Files" option to begin recovering permanently deleted files.

Launch Remo Recover tool to Recover Permanently Deleted Files In Windows 8

Step 2: Select the drive from where you deleted files and click on "Next" icon to continue with the recovery process.

Scan the selected disk to restore permanently deleted files in Windows 8

Step 3: Select the types of files you want to recover, or you can just skip it to select all the file types by default. The software will quickly scan the selected drive.

Recover Files Deleted Forever On Windows - Select File Type

Step 4: After the recovery process, you can preview all the files from the list and select the ones that you want. Then click on "Save" option to save all files at once. You can also save the recovery session to avoid re-scanning of the drive.

Recover permanently deleted files in Windows 8 after preview

 
 

The file recovery version of Remo Recover is capable of recovering various types of permanently deleted files, like Word documents, Excel sheets, PPT presentation files, text files, compressed files, and many more. If you want to recover permanently deleted photos, you can use its Photo Recovery version. And if you are looking to recover data from deleted partition, lost partition or corrupted hard drive partition, then you can make use of Remo Recover’s Windows Partition Recovery Application.

Useful advices

  • Always make a backup of important files on a regular basis so that you can use that backup when any permanent file deletion happens accidentally
  • Minimize the usage of Shift and Delete method for deletion purpose
  • Make sure that the option “Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted” will be disabled