At some point we have all deleted a file or files on the computer that we didn’t mean to, so lets first take a look at how to recover deleted files from the recycle bin. Just because you deleted a file from the recycle bin, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have lost it permanently. You need to act quickly, so the first thing you must do though is ‘stop using the computer’, as new information may override the files you wish to keep.
It may be a little more complicated if you have lost files outside of the recycle bin. So let’s take a look at how to recover deleted files from the hard drive. There are many free programs (such as Data Recovery Wizard) out there that can assist you in learning how to recover deleted files from the hard drive. With a program such as Data Recovery Wizard, you can simply sit back and enjoy the simplicity of retrieving your deleted files.
Lastly, we will now look at how to recover from Windows 7. Not all is lost once you have deleted a file from Windows 7. All you need to do is remain ‘calm’ and act ‘quickly’. If you are using Windows backup you can restore your files from a backup. An alternative is to restore the files from a previous version (also known as shadow copies). Windows automatically stores a copy of files.
By using the Previous Versions tool, you may recover your deleted files or restore previous versions. For this to happen though, you will have to enable System Protection. This is such a handy tool to have as it restores points every week.
So remember, to avoid panicking over a deleted file, always have a ‘backup’ of your files and always save after every change that you make. Lastly, ensure that you have enabled the System Protection option.