How to Recover Shift Deleted Files?

Updated on April 17, 2020

When we want to delete unwanted files and folders from our Windows computer/laptop, we usually do it in two ways:

  • Simple deletion: Deleting the unwanted files and folders using simple deletion option using 'DEL' key. Just we select the files and folders that we want to delete and click on 'DEL' key. In this case, the files and folders deleted, will be moved to the Recycle Bin folder, unless the size of files/folders are bigger than the size of the Recycle Bin folder. If the size of file or a folder is bigger than the Recycle Bin, then the deleted file/folder will bypass the Recycle Bin folder and get deleted permanently from the system. However, if the file or a folder is smaller in size, then the deleted file will be moved to the Recycle Bin, and can be restored back to the original location when needed or deleted by mistake.
  • Shift + Delete: The other option of deleting the files from Windows computer/laptop is using "Shift + Delete" keys. When files are deleted using this command, they are permanently deleted from the system, as they are not moved to the Recycle Bin folder. if you delete files using this command, then no option is available in Windows to recover shift deleted files.

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

The files which are no longer needed, we usually delete them permanently from the system using "Shift + Delete" keys. Hence, they bypasses the Recycle Bin folder and get deleted permanently. So that no one can restore those 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 when 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 deleted file still remain intact in the same location, untill you save new file in that location.

So, if you you have Shift deleted some important files along with unwanted ones, and want to get them back, then how to restore those files? Don't worry! with Yodot File Recovery software you can easily recover files after shift deletion. To know how to, continue reading..!

NOTE: If you want to recover shift deleted files after accidental deletion, then immediately stop using the drive from where the files are deleted. This is because, if the memory space that was occupied by the files that were recently shift deleted, is occupied by new files, then those Shift Deleted files cannot be recovered back.

Yodot File Recovery - Tool to Restore Shift Deleted Files!

Since, the file that is deleted using Shift + Delete keys 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 to extract it back.

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 the help of their unique signatures. Most of all, YoDot File Recovery software guarantees high success ratio if the hard drive space is untouched after deletion process.

How to recover shift deleted files with Yodot File Recovery?

  • Download and install the software in a different drive other than the one from 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 “Deleted File Recovery” option and the software will start scanning the hard drive to retrieve erased 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

Tips for recovery after shift delete:

  • Avoid using your PC immediately, in order to increase the chances of recovering files lost after emptying recycle bin and shift delete process
  • Do not install the software or download it to the partition / drive from where you have lost your data

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