How to Recover Shift Deleted Files in Windows 10?

Updated on May 29, 2020


Accidentally Shift deleting a file or folder can be an issue of great concern for all of us. Here's how to quickly recover Shift Deleted files in Windows 10/8/7/XP with simple steps using Remo Recover file recovery software.


Recover Shift Deleted Files Windows 10

When you want to delete a file/files from your Windows 10, there are two ways to do it:

  • Simple deletion of unwanted files by just selecting a set of files or folders and pressing DEL key. In this case, the deleted files are moved to the Recycle Bin folder. In this case, if you have deleted few important files along with unwanted ones, and want to restore them back, you can easily restore them back from the Recycle Bin folder.
  • If you want to permanently delete unwanted stuffs from Windows 10, you have the other option Shift + Delete combination keys. In this case, the files that are deleted with Shift + Delete keys, the files will bypass the Recycle Bin folder, and gets deleted permanently from Windows 10 system. In this case, if you want to recover shift deleted files in Windows 10, then it's not possible.

If you have deleted the files using simple deletion as mentioned in the first case, and want to recover them back, no issues. You can easily restore them from the Recycle Bin folder. But, the problem arises if you have deleted files using Shift + Delete keys, and want to restore them back. Is it possible to recover shift deleted files in Windows 10? To know the solution, continue reading..!

What actually happens when the files are deleted using Shift + Delete Command?

When a file or folder is deleted from your Windows PC with Shift + Delete key, those data files are not actually cleared from your system. When the files are deleted with Shift + Delete keys, only the memory space occupied by those files are freed up and made available for new files to be stored. And the actual files remain intact in the same location, but are made invisible for the users. Unless, and untill those Shift Deleted files are not replaced with new files, they are recoverable with powerful data recovery tool. Remo File Recovery is one such trusted and powerful data recovery tool that can effortlessly restore permanently deleted files in Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, and earlier Windows versions.

Remo Recover - Free Tool to Recover Shift Deleted Files in Windows 10

Being safe, powerful and easy-to-use, Remo Recover file recovery program is obviously the first choice to restore Shift Deleted files in Windows 10. It enables you effectively get back files emptied from Recycle Bin in just few minutes. No matter the lost files are videos, documents, pictures, emails or audio, the software thoroughly scan and get those files back quickly. With the aid of this utility, you can easily retrieve deleted or lost files from hard drives, memory cards, USB drives, FireWire device, flash drive, etc.

NOTE: If you have deleted few important files along with the unwanted ones, and want to recover them back, then immediately stop using the drive from where you have Shift deleted the files. This is because, if the shift deleted files are replaced with new files, then it's highly impossible to regain them back.

Tutorial to recover Shift Deleted files in Windows 10



Click Download button and install free demo version of Remo Recover file recovery tool onto your Windows computer. To learn how to recover Shift Deleted files in Windows 10, just follow the below guide. This procedure is same for Windows 8.1/8/7/XP system users.

Step 1: Launch the software and when the main screen opens, select Recover Files option and choose the drive from which you want to recover Shift Deleted Files. Then click Scan for the recovery process to begin

Select Recover Files option

Step 2: After the scan completes, the found files in the drive are displayed in the form a list. There are 2 types of views available namely File Type View and Data View

View Recovered Files

Step 3: Next, preview the recovered files by double clicking on the file

Preview Recovered Files

Step 4: Finally, save the desired files in any location of your choice

Save recovered files


Key features of Remo File Recovery Tool:

  • Successfully undelete files that are deleted using Shift Delete and files by-passed or emptied from the Windows Recycle Bin
  • Supports multi-disk drive support i.e. performs Shift Deleted file recovery on all IDE, SCSI, SATA, PATA and SSD disk devices
  • Easily find and preserve long file names while recovering Shift Deleted or permanently deleted files from Windows PC
  • Capable of restoring Shift Deleted files from various file systems like NTFS, NTFS5, FAT32, FAT16 and ExFAT

Shift Delete is not the only cause for file deletion on Windows 10, there are many other reasons which are responsible for file loss. Some common scenarios are mentioned below:

  • Formatting wrong drive: It often happens either intentionally or accidentally and delete all your important files from Windows 10 hard disk.
  • Command prompt: It mainly occurs when you use instructions in Command Prompt to remove a file permanently. Many-a-times, user mistakenly delete significant files instead of unwanted files by using the Command Prompt.

Improper usage of Cut and Paste command, emptying Recycle Bin or virus attack are some of the causes due to which the files are deleted from Windows 10 disk. In all such instances, Remo Recover utility helps you to get back deleted or lost files from Windows 10 and other Windows versions with ease.