File Recovery from Recycle Bin

Recycle bin acts as a file directory for temporary storage of deleted files and folders. The size of the recycle bin is 10% of the total capacity of your hard drive. Every Windows drive contains a hidden folder called “Recycler”(differ according to Windows versions), which keeps record for each and every file that are deleted with its name, size and original file location.

The files which are deleted from your drive and gets stored in the recycle bin can be browsed by the user and can also be restored that were deleted by mistake. But the files that are deleted by using “Shift + Delete” or from the removable media like pen drives, memory cards etc does not gets stored in the recycle bin.

How files get deleted from recycle bin?

When you delete a file from your hard drive, it’s not deleted in reality rather redirected to the recycle bin from where you can restore the deleted file later, if you need. Actually only the location path of the file gets changed in the file system. However, there are certain situations due to which file even gets deleted from the recycle bin also. Some of the scenarios are mentioned below:

  • Deliberately deleting a file from the recycle bin
  • Unintentionally or intentionally emptying the recycle bin to free your hard disk space
  • When your recycle bin size exceeds the maximum size limit, a newly deleted file would push out the older files (First in First out / FIFO)
  • If you erase a file by means of “Shift + Delete”, then the file does not gets stored to the recycle bin
  • Since the recycle bin is 10 % of your hard drive capacity, so if you delete a large sized file whose size is greater than of recycle bin then the file will not be directed to the recycle bin folder
  • Another instance when file doesn’t gets stored to the recycle bin is, when you delete a file from a removable media which is connected to your PC

Are the files permanently deleted?

When you delete or empty recycle bin files, they are not actually deleted. The file which is deleted from the recycle bin stays in the hard drive as RAW data, only the file name from the table of content or the file system attributes is deleted; this action indicates the hard drive that free space is available where a new file can be written or saved. Hence, the files that are deleted from the recycle bin are not permanently erased and can be recovered before the free space is overwritten with a new file or data.

Is it possible to recover them?

Yes, it is possible to recover files that are deleted from the recycle bin using a file recovery software.Yodot File Recovery software is the best recovery tool available in the market. It is specially designed with more than 30 features, which gives you efficient recovery of deleted / lost files from the recycle bin.

If you have deleted or lost files from recycle bin, do not write new data to the hard drive otherwise it will overwrite the deleted file contents. Use YoDot File Recovery tool to recover them. First try the “Deleted File” option to recover files and if you have delayed then use “lost file” option to recover the files.

Steps to recover those files

After downloading and installing YoDot File Recovery software to your PC or laptop. Follow the below steps to start the recovery process

  • Firstly, choose “Recover deleted files” option to retrieve deleted files from your recycle bin
  • If the first option does not help you to recover deleted files (due to delay in using the recovery tool after deletion), then choose “Recover Lost files” option
  • Let the software scan the selected drive and recover files that are deleted or lost
  • Choose from the list of files, which you want to retrieve
  • Preview files to confirm selection and their working state
  • Choose the destination location to save the recovered files

Tips for Recycle Bin Recovery:

  • Stop using your PC immediately to avoid any overwriting
  • Do not download or install the software in the same storage media to avoid overwriting

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