How to Recover Files that Are Emptied from Recycle Bin?

Updated on January 09, 2020

Windows users can restore deleted items easily from Recycle Bin folder if they haven’t emptied it. But, situation might occur where users may empty Recycle Bin to create a free space. However, most of the users do not check the files present in Recycle Bin before emptying. This leads to a disaster when some essential files were present in Recycle Bin. What has to be done if you empty Recycle Bin having your important files?

Well! No need to get upset in such situation as only the links of the data is removed. The files are still present in the same place on the hard drive unless they are overwritten. Hence, you can restore them easily. And, the best way to restore items from emptied Recycle bin is to use an advanced file recovery application, like Yodot File Recovery software.

Recovering Files after Emptying Recycle Bin using Yodot File Recovery Software-

Yodot File Recovery program restores files that are emptied from Recycle Bin folder. It easily recovers any kinds of files, such as Office files, compressed files, media files, etc., from emptied Recycle Bin. The tool also restores files deleted using Shift Delete key and command prompt.

Step by Step Guide to Recover Files Emptied from Recycle Bin:

Download and install Yodot File Recovery application in the system by logging in as a local system administrator. On completion of the installation process, you can view the shortcut icon on the desktop. Run the program by double clicking on the icon, that will begin the recovery process.

  • In the main screen of the software there are two options provided -Deleted File Recovery and Lost File Recovery
  • Click on the Deleted File Recovery and then proceed to the next screen where drives are listed
  • Select the drive where the Recycle Bin was present and press Next button
  • This begins the scanning process and all the data emptied from Recycle Bin will be listed in a particular order
  • Select the file that needs to be saved and then browse for the destination location where data can be stored

Yodot File Recovery software has the widest range of options to choose, like “Data View” or “File Type View” to view recovered files; Find tool to locate specific type of file from restored file list; presence of Save Recovery Session helps users to save recovery process at any point of time to avoid rescanning of storage drive.

You can also use demo version of this file recovery tool so that you can evaluate the chances of getting back the files and also get familiar with the data restoration process. Adding to this, it helps to restore data deleted or lost from external storage media, digital cameras and much more devices. Moreover, it provides simplest solution to get back inaccessible data due to errors like SD memory card is full but says empty, Card needs to be formatted, etc.


  • Always double check before emptying the Recycle Bin folder
  • Don’t use Shift-Delete option to remove files

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