Recovery of Erased Files Too Big for Recycle Bin

after shift delete“This scenario occurred with my cousin yesterday: She deleted few files and folders on desktop as it was not required for further use. Files in deleted folders were too big to get saved in Recycle Bin and hence all large sized files got completely deleted from computer hard drive. Now, she is regretting that couple of deleted big files had important information, which cannot be recovered manually now. So my question is how to recover deleted files too big for Recycle Bin that got completely erased from system hard drive? Please post some useful suggestions.”

Deleting too big files is one of the frequently seen file loss incident on Windows computers. Whenever files are deleted on any Windows computer, they get saved in Recycle Bin folder from where files can be restored back whenever necessary. But this is not true in case deleted file size is too big or equal than Recycle Bin folder size. When very large files are erased on Windows computer, even if Recycle Bin has free space to hold erased data, these big files bypasses the Recycle Bin folder. Hence, if user has to restore mistakenly deleted big files, then it leads to file loss as Recycle Bin won’t save such huge files. Other than this, deleted files may also get permanently erased on Windows computer in following scenarios:

  • Erasing files using Shift+Delete keys
  • Deleting files from Command prompt
  • Enabling an option in Recycle bin properties that says, “Don’t move files to Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted.”
  • Deleting files from external storage devices
  • Removal of files from use of Antivirus tool

These above mentioned scenarios also compel deleted files to bypass Recycle Bin on Windows computer and removes them completely beyond manual recovery. Fortunately, deletion process can never cause removal of any files permanently from computer hard drive. It just removes index value and registry entries of those erased files after which files are unseen by the OS. So, if user does not save any new data on computer hard drive after encountering deletion of too big files, then such files can be recovered for sure using third party file restoration tool.

Program to get back too big deleted files not in Recycle Bin:

According to data recovery experts, Deleted file recovery is the wonderful tool to retrieve back deleted files that are too big for Recycle Bin to hold them. This tool is built with excellent strategy to bring back lost, hidden or missing files along with deleted files from Windows computers with extreme ease. It can retrieve files like Word documents, PDFs, PowerPoint files, Excel sheets, Jpeg images, archive files, Paint files, Sticky note files, text files and much more just in few mouse clicks. This file retrieval program can even restore deleted files from USB flash drive, external hard drive and other storage devices that have FAT32, FAT16, ExFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 and ReFS file system. Using this tool it is also possible to rescue files deleted from Recycle Bin on Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 OS based computers / laptops.

Go through these steps below to carry out deleted file recovery:

  • Download the software on your Windows system drive from which files are erased
  • Install and run the program according to given onscreen steps
  • In main screen, choose “Deleted File Recovery” in order to regain erased files too big for Recycle Bin
  • Next, select the partition in which erased big files were saved prior to deletion process
  • By clicking next, software quickly scans that selected partition and brings back all erased files
  • Check for required big files in the list of recovered files showing in ‘Data View’ / ‘File Type View’
  • After that save recovered files to new destination location for future usage

Some Useful Tips:

  • Maintain multiple copies of too big files so that any accidental deletion of file will not cause any data loss
  • While erasing files in bulk have a clear look at the files selected for deletion

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