File Recovery after Shift Delete

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We frequently delete files from our laptop or PC, which are unimportant or unwanted or sometimes even accidentally delete some of them. But later, these files seem important and we need them back.

Let us see, what are the different ways that are employed to delete files?

Generally everyone delete files either by using “Delete” key or by selecting delete option from the menu that appears with the right click of the mouse. When you delete files using these choices, it gets stored in the recycle bin and hence can be restored to the desired location if required later on. Another way of deleting file is by using "Shift + Delete" keys. When you make use of this method, the file does not get stored in the recycle bin as it bypasses it.

What exactly happen when you use "shift + delete" keys to erase a file?

The files which you don’t want them to get stored in the recycle bin are deleted using "Shift + Delete" keys, as it bypasses it. So that no one can restore these deleted files from the recycle bin. But the question is what happens to these files. Are they permanently erased from the hard drive?

If you use "Delete" key to remove a file, it is redirected to the recycle bin. As the entry in the file system gets changed from the actual location to recycle bin folder. But in the case, where you use "Shift + delete" key to remove the file, all the entries regarding the file is deleted from the file directory indicating the space as free memory space where new data can be written.

But the file is still not erased permanently. Rather it is present in the hard drive itself until it is overwritten.

How to recover file that is deleted using "Shift + Delete"keys?

Since, the file that is deleted using "Shift + Delete" key does not have any entry in the file directory. Therefore, the file is present in the hard drive as raw data and requires a high-quality recovery tool.

YoDot File Recovery tool has powerful scanning engine that performs deep scanning of your hard drive memory to recover all the deleted / lost files. It facilitates you with raw search option, which lets you search for specific file types with help of their unique signatures. Most of all, YoDot File Recovery software guarantees high success ratio in case of recovery.

How the software works?

  • Download and install the software in a different drive other than the one from the where you want to recover data. This is done in order to prevent overwriting of data, which may lead to permanent deletion
  • Launch the software and start the recovery procedure
  • Select “Recover lost files” option and the software will start scanning the hard drive to recover lost files
  • The software will display the list of found files in two different view types
  • Use "Raw Search" option to recover specific file by giving unique signature. This option also lets you save time by avoiding full hard drive scan
  • Choose from the list of recoverable files, which you want to rescue
  • Preview the file for confirmation
  • Select the destination location to store the recovered files

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