How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files in Windows?


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If you asked this question to someone two or three decades ago, the obvious answer would have ‘NO.’ However, as we are embracing new technology every day which are innovated and introduced with the view to facilitating people to have an ordinary life, now, it is POSSIBLE to recover all the permanently deleted files in Windows thanks to the latest data recovery software. The computer system is designed in such a way that one can use the tiny bit of the space for their own use; therefore, the data stored in the system gets overwritten every time it gets new data input. Using this opportunity, you can quickly recover all the permanently deleted files without doing much.

Perhaps, you are well aware of the fact that whenever you delete something, the data remains on the system instead of getting lost from the computer completely. To put it in plain words, when data is deleted, it is not deleted permanently; rather, it stays in the original place but the place is marked deleted. If you have deleted data from your computer and don’t want to lose it, you must stop using your computer now; otherwise, the data will be overwritten very soon. To summarize, your data will not be deleted from the physicals storage unless it is overwritten by a new set of data.

How to recover permanently deleted data on Windows?

If you are using Windows 10 as your operating system, you can follow the below-mentioned steps to restore all the permanently deleted data. Those steps are:

  • Use professional data recovery software

The best and most effective way to recover permanently deleted data from your Windows computer is to use third-party data recovery software like iBoysoft data recovery. It offers high recovery rate with guaranteed secure. Also, even if you are a novice, you’ll find no trouble using this software since it provides users with highly friendly user experience. Plus, it comes with 7-day trial which you can try before purchase.  

  • Run History feature in Windows

Running a quick scan refers to the process of looking into the file history, and this is the first step of initiating the data recovery process. Of all the versions of Windows, you will find this feature on Windows 10 only, which is the latest version of Windows.  You will need to find and open the folder in which the deleted files and right-click on “History.” Later, select the desired file. Left-click on “Restore.” By now, the files must have been recovered. But if this does not happen, there are other methods.

  • Exploit Windows’ previous version

Usually, restoring permanently doesn’t require any kind of prior knowledge on the computer system while using the data recovery application because that software is designed in such a way that users can just select the desired data. Otherwise, you will need to be well-aware of the required steps to recover any permanently erased data. For instance, exploiting windows’ previous version feature is yet considered as the best way to recover data without using any kind of software regardless of the file size. To retrieve data through this method, in the beginning, go to the file location where all the files(deleted ones) were stored and right-click anywhere in the background. Select “Properties” and choose “Restore Previous Version” in order to initiate the previous version recovery task; therefore, windows will write down the previous versions of permanently deleted files.

It may occur that the previous version(s) of the to be restored files couldn’t be found. In this case, what will you do to face such a dilemma? Well, first of don’t freak; instead, follow this technique. First, create a new file with the same name as the deleted file. Again: “Properties” -> “Restore previous version -> “Restore”.

It is noteworthy that you shouldn’t rely on this method because this always doesn’t work, and to some extent, the recovery doesn’t get completed; hence, the files will remain corrupted. However, you can also create a file using the same name if you forget or are not sure about it. In addition, data will be overwritten, and your files will disappear forever. This method also does not help if the lost data is multimedia files.

  • Through Backup Option

Windows 10, the latest windows version so far, indeed, offers excellent services and of all the benefits. You can use this superb utility service to restore data from a backup option installed in the programme. You can follow the mentioned steps below to use the Backup and Restore option to recover all the permanently deleted files effectively.

  • Open the Start menu by pressing the Windows logo key
  • Type Control Panel and press Enter.
  • Go to Update and Security>Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
  • Click ‘Restore my files’ and follow the wizard to restore lost files.
  • If ‘Restore my files’ isn’t visible, click ‘Select another backup to restore files from’ and follow the restore wizard.
Raushan Kumar
A Cook, Software analyst & Blogger.


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