How to Regain Deleted Huge Files?

“Hello everyone, I have accidentally erased a huge file on my Windows computer. While deleting few unwanted files from a folder, I unintentionally selected necessary file that was too large and deleted it. Later, when I glanced at Recycle Bin folder to restore that deleted file, I was shocked as it was not present there. Can anyone please suggest me how to recover deleted huge files on Windows system? Thanks in advance.”

Erasing files on computers is the most common way of accidentally losing essential files. While erasing large files on system, users must be very clear whether the selected file is not necessary for further usage. Else, one may end up facing situation as mentioned above. Apart from unintentionally selecting any large file and deleting it, there are other reasons for deletion of large files.

Frequently encountered human mistakes that results in deletion of essential huge files are:

  • Making use of Shift-Del keys to accomplish deletion of huge file on Windows system will make that file to bypass Recycle Bin and causing its complete removal from system’s hard drive
  • While erasing huge files on Windows, users might not notice the warning messages like, “There is no sufficient space in Recycle Bin to hold this file. The file will be deleted permanently.” By clicking yes, you will erase that file beyond manual recovery
  • One might empty Recycle Bin without glancing at the files preserved in it and later regret that there was important large file needed to be restored back before emptying
  • Other times, deleting any large file from Command prompt, malicious malware attack, use of unreliable antivirus program on system, etc will all render removal of huge files from system drives

When huge file is erased in any of these instances, users get annoyed for losing essential information from that file. But not anymore, because erasing any file doesn’t remove it completely from storage memory. Only the index pointer of deleted file will be erased from registry making it unavailable to operating system. Hence, deleted huge files can be retrieved back with extreme ease by employing prolific file recovery tool.

Approach to retrieve huge files that are deleted accidentally / intentionally:

With the use of reliable and efficient file restoration tool like Yodot File Recovery, one can get back erased huge files on Windows computer. Software is skillfully developed by team of professional file recovery experts, thus executes quick and safe restoration of lost and deleted files with utmost ease. Also, the software is brilliant enough to bring back major files of 290 and more types including text, documents, excel sheets, PDF and others. This application can restore files after unplanned deletion, emptying Recycle Bin, Shift-deleting any file from various storage devices like external hard drives, USB drives and other storage media within clicks. The tool can be employed to regain deleted, lost and hidden files from Windows PCs and laptops with Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 OS versions.

Steps to extract deleted huge files on Windows PC:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery tool on to your Windows system from where huge file is erased
  • Install and run the utility by following onscreen instructions
  • Main screen comes up with two options, “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”
  • Click on Deleted File Recovery option to recover erased huge file
  • By clicking next, a list of drives present on system will get displayed
  • Select the drive from which huge files were deleted and click next
  • Now, software performs a quick scan of selected drive / partition to find erased huge file
  • After completing scan process, recoverable files will get listed under Data view / File Type view options
  • Toggle between the two view types to mark all your required files and proceed to save it
  • Mention required destination location and save recovered files

Valuable Tips:

  • Before erasing any file from System drive, have a proper look at the selected file
  • Avoid use of Shift-Delete key combination to erase files
  • Prior to emptying Recycle Bin, scan the list of files present in it to avoid permanent deletion of important files

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