Extracting Folder from Emptied Recycle Bin

Losing folders on Windows computer is frequently seen among various computer users, because they do blunders while managing files and folders on system hard drive. Most commonly users may lose folders carrying important files due to deletion. Though deletion makes that folder to get saved in Recycle Bin, one might lose erased folders when Recycle Bin is emptied. Consider a real time scenario here to know more about losing folder from Recycle Bin.

Assume that you had erased a folder on your desktop and that folder got saved in Recycle Bin. Couple of days later, you emptied Recycle Bin without having minimum look at the files and folders saved in it. This caused complete removal of the folder that you required badly now. Other than mentioned scenario, one may lose folder on Windows computer due to instances like:

  • Accidentally deleting folder using ‘Shift-Delete’ keys or command prompt
  • Erasing folder from external storage device connected to system
  • Folder deletion when Recycle Bin is enabled with the option, ‘Don’t move files to Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted’
  • Malware attacks to system hard drive causing missing of files and folders from Recycle Bin

In first three cases, deleted folder will not get saved in Recycle Bin and hence user will lose it immediately when deleted. Yet, in the last case, the folder has become invisible; thus Recycle Bin may seem empty. However, no need to worry much because folders which are not present in Recycle Bin are not truly erased; they are made unreachable by removing its index value and registry entries. So, in order to recover folder from empty Recycle Bin, you need to employ good file restoration software.

Folder Recovery software:

Yodot File Recovery is the best application to restore deleted as well as lost folder from empty Recycle Bin on Windows computer. This tool has magnificent features that support for safe recovery of folders along with its files. It is capable of recovering documents, PDFs, text, Excel sheets, PowerPoint presentations, archives, etc. based on its file types, name, date and unique signature. Also, it can restore shift deleted folder from Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Server 2003 OS based desktops and laptops. One can definitely bring back files and folders from USB pen drive, portable hard drive, SSD, memory stick and other storage media formatted with FAT16, ExFAT, FAT32, ReFS, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems.

Steps to get back folder from empty Recycle Bin:

  • Download Recover erased files software on your Windows system from where folder is missing
  • Install and run the utility with the help of guidelines on screen
  • Then select “Deleted File Recovery” option if you have deleted folder from Recycle Bin or emptied it accidentally
  • Or click on “Lost File Recovery” option to get back missing folder from Recycle Bin
  • Further, choose the partition that stores all content from Recycle Bin and proceed with scanning process
  • Scanning begins by showing its status in Progress bar
  • As scanning completes, recovered files will get listed in two view types – ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type view’
  • Have a look at restored folder and its files by switching between two view modes
  • At last, save recovered folder along with its files to new destined location on Windows system hard disk or on other storage media like CD, DVD or external drive

Useful Tips:

  • Do not empty Recycle Bin without looking for required files and folders in it
  • Avoid use of Shift+Delete keys or command prompt to erase any folder
  • Make use of powerful antivirus program to remove viruses that can cause missing of folders from Recycle Bin

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