How to Get Back Permanently Deleted Files and Folders?

“Hi!! Need a help!! Due to storage issue I have decided to remove some unwanted files from the system, but while erasing files I have selected some significant files and folder without my knowledge and I applied “Shift +delete” key combination on them. Now those files and folders got permanently deleted from my system. I have deleted those files and folders which contain 50 GB size in D: drive. Previously I have taken 35GB data backup of D: drive, but here also my luck is not supporting me, 15GB data what I didn’t take backup includes those deleted files and folders. Now my question is how to get back those permanently deleted files and folders? Please reply soon…..I urgently need them.”

User may face above kind of situations in their daily basis. There are some situations where you need to delete some files permanently from system like:

  • If system hard drive storage capacity has become full, in such case you need to delete some files and folders permanently to free the space
  • Sometimes if somebody mail you any attachment file which is occupying huge storage space on your hard disk due to this if you are unable to store other files in such case you need to delete that file permanently from system hard disk

You may use three different ways to delete files and folders permanently from system such as either you may use “Shift +Delete” key combination as mentioned above or you may delete files and folders by passing recycle bin (using its properties) or you may use command prompt.

Did you know once you delete files and folders permanently from your system, they can still remain on your computer hard disk? Those deleted files and folders can be recovered with simple efforts. When you delete a files or folder from your system, operating system will delete only links to the data so they are unable to appear to you, but data still remains on the drive. So you can get back those permanently deleted files and folders by using suitable file recovery software.

Software to restore permanently deleted files and folders:

Yodot File Recovery is one of the prominent tool to regain permanently deleted files and folders on Windows system. It can retrieve all kind of files and folders such as text files, music files, presentation files, PDF files, compressed files, MS Office files and so on. In addition, it will assists you to extract EML files, NTFS compressed files, VCF files, C Drive deleted files, Visio file, restore deleted files from thumb drive and lot more recovery. In addition, it helps to get back data from transcend pen drive, also recover deleted files and folders from external hard drive, SSD drive, pen drives, USB drives and memory card, memory stick and so on. This utility is compatible to run on all versions of Windows system such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating system.

Procedure to regain permanently deleted files and folders:

  • Once you have chosen Yodot File Recovery tool, it’s time to scan your hard drive to retrieve permanently deleted files and folders from it
  • For that, just install Yodot File Recovery tool on your Windows system and run it in order to get back permanently deleted files and folders
  • After running, it will show two options such as “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”, select any option to start recovery process
  • Then it will display drive list which is present in your system; select the one from where your files and folders got deleted
  • After selecting drive, it will start scanning process
  • Once scanning has finished, you are going to see a list of files in different file views such as “Data View” or “File Type View”
  • Just select file name and type that matches your deleted files and folder, and finally restore them in a safe and secured place other than source location ( the drive from where you have deleted files)

Instructions to prevent files and folder deletion!!

  • Check twice before deleting file or folder from your system
  • Once you unknowingly deleted your files or folders, then stop storing new files in system so that you can avoid data overwriting

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