Recovering Deleted Folders from Emptied Recycle Bin

“I store lot of files related to my office work on my laptop and when the work is done, I just drag them to Recycle Bin, but I won’t delete permanently. However, today my brother accessed my laptop and instead of deleted his files he has emptied entire Recycle Bin. This has resulted in deletion of few folders that are most required now. How can I get back deleted folders from Recycle Bin that has been emptied? Share your suggestions.”

This might occur to any Windows computer user as emptying Recycle Bin is a common practice. Recycle Bin acts as repository of deleted files and folders; using which users can retrieve back any required erased data whenever necessary. But sometimes, users may also lose erased folders from Recycle Bin when it is emptied accidentally or intentionally. Generally this occurs when there is unauthentic access to computer or if user is in swinging mood and empties Recycle Bin without checking for data present in it. Apart from emptying Recycle Bin, other possible causes for deletion of folders beyond manual recovery are malware infection, use of unreliable antivirus tool, use of Shift+Delete keys or command prompt, installing unsecure applications on system or if hard drive is formatted.

Basically when any folder is deleted from computer hard drive or from Recycle Bin, operating system removes folder entries in registry and erases its index value or path information. Also, marks the memory location occupied by that folder as empty or free so that new data can be saved there. Thus erased folder and its files are made unseen to operating system even though it is still intact in same memory location on hard drive. If new data is not added after emptying Recycle Bin, then chances of recovering erased folders from Recycle Bin is possible by employing good file retrieval tool.

Deleted folders recovery software:

In order to recover deleted folders from Recycle Bin that has been emptied, use of Yodot File Recovery software is the best solution. This tool has ability to restore folders that hold Word documents, Excel sheets, PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, paint files, notepad files, text files, basic media files, archives, etc. It can even rescue lost or missing folders from external hard disks, USB flash drives, SSD drives, memory sticks and other storage devices in simple steps. It is the best software to find hidden folders and files on computers running with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Server 2003 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.

Apart from recovering different folders from Recycle Bin, one might get into a situation where erased folders in Outlook PST or OST file carry vital data and restoring it seems like big trouble. Fortunately, Yodot extends its help in this aspect even, making restortaion of Outlook data possible using Outlook PST Repair tool.

Steps to regain erased folders from Recycle Bin after emptying:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software on your Windows computer and install it
  • After running the toolkit, you will be welcomed with main screen
  • Here two options will get displayed namely – “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”
  • Go for first option as you need to recover erased folders and click next
  • Now, choose the drive / logical drive that previously stored deleted folders
  • As selected drive will get scanned, progress of scanning process will be shown in Status Bar
  • All recovered files will get listed under ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’
  • Save retrieved files to new desired target location on your computer

Please Note:

  • Do not empty Recycle Bin before interrogating the files and folders present in it
  • Avoid unintentional deletion of folders and files without knowing the importance of such data

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