Summary: When we delete any file, it moves to the Recycle Bin and if you want to restore it, you can do so by simply restoring the file. However, if you have emptied the Recycle Bin, then where will the file will go? Most of us have this query. Here are some simple methods for recovering deleted data from the Recycle Bin by using certain manual method.
How To Recover Deleted Data From an Empty Recycle Bin
While updating an application if personal data is deleted how will you recover it? You may have some important documents such as official files, personal photos. Email addresses of business clients. In such a situation, you must look for a quick recovery. The first thing you are expected to do is to search the Recycle Bin as after you delete the files, it will move to the Recycle Bin (make sure that file is not permanently deleted) by
It is important to understand that after you delete the file, it is not erased from the hard drive. Rather, Windows keep the record of the file via its pointer. Each file stored in the hard drive comprises of pointer which indicates the file location. Once you delete the file, it will be existing on the hard drive even after you have emptied the Recycle Bin.
After the pointers are removed, the file will just become invisible or get hidden from the OS. Now, this Operating System marks the space available on deleting the file pointer which make it inaccessible. Due to inaccessibility, it makes us think that data is not available on the hard drive. However, the fact is, Operating System changes the file location and marks this space as free. To overcome this obstacle, there are some methods via which we can recover the deleted files from the Recycle Bin after it gets empty.
Note: Recovery of deleted data till it is not overwritten as once the space is occupied by new data. This will decrease the chances of recovering files.
Recover Deleted Data From an Emptied Recycle Bin
After the data is deleted, it moves to the Recycle Bin and from there, recover the deleted file by clicking the file and selecting Restore. However, if you have emptied the Recycle bin then how will you recover the deleted file. When you empty the Recycle Bin then the master file table will be removed and not data. It is thus possible to perform the data recovery from the Empty Recycle Bin with the help of manual steps.
Methods To Recover Deleted Files From Empty Recycle Bin:
First Method: Restore From Previous versions
In case, you have deleted an image from the folder “XYZ” to recover that image, go through the below-mentioned steps:
- First, go to the folder “XYZ” and right-click it.
- Choose the Restore previous versions.
- Select the previous version and then click Restore.
Restore from Previous versions
Second Method: Turn On System Protection
This is another method for recovering the deleted file from the prior versions.
- Go to Control Panel.
- Choose System and click System Protection in the right window.
3. The system will list all the available drives with the corresponding protection.
4. Choose the drive and click configure.
5. Choose “Restore system settings and previous versions of file”. Click OK and recover the file.
Third Method: Use Windows Backup Utility
If you use the Windows backup facility to restore the deleted files. Then follow the below-mentioned steps:
- First, click the Control Panel and choose System and Security.
- In the next step, my files and follow the steps in the wizard.
The Bottom Line
It is significant to have a backup of the data to overcome the troubles in several ways such as damaged OS, physical failure of the PC, mistaken data deletion, virus infection, and so on. After losing the crucial files, if you want the data back. Make sure that you follow the recovery plan and follow safe work procedure.