How to Recover Accidentally Deleted Files
What Happens when you delete a file?
When you delete a file from your drive and decide to restore it then you look for that file in the recycle bin. Delete command never move your file into recycle Bin; after deleting also your file actually resides in the same place of the hard disk. The only thing is moved is the complete path of the file and its file name into a hidden index file named info located in the recycle Bin folder. In fact the original file name is renamed and hidden from your view only.This why you can easily restore your files from Recycle Bin.
But once you delete the file from Recycle Bin what happens next?
In this case also file is not deleted, your operating system only changes the directory entry history of the file to let you know that the space occupied by that deleted file is now free for use. Data is still in the same location and recoverable. But remember if the operation system decides to use that free space occupied by the previously deleted file in that case previous deleted data will be overwritten by the new data and recovery may not be possible. So, once you delete a file from Recycle Bin and immediately decide to recover it then you must refrain from the following activities:
- file creation
- file modification
- file removing
- copying files
- installing any
Now, you can recover the deleted files using any third party file recovery software. If your computer does not have any file recovery software installed then you can install any file recovery software to recovery the deleted files in any drive except from where your file has been deleted.
Step 2. Click data recovery and then advanced recovery
Step 3. Now select the drive letter from where you deleted the file.
Step 4. Click Next. It will scan for all the deleted files in the selected drive. It will take some time depending on the size of your hard drive