File Recovery after Shift Delete

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 to use 'Shift + Delete' keys. When you make use of this method, the file does not get stored in the recycle bin and 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 the process bypasses it and removes permanently. 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 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 file is still not erased permanently. Rather it is present in the hard drive without any access details until it is overwritten.

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

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 extarct 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 the software works?

  • 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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