Rescue Shift Deleted Files from Hard Disk in Windows 7

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“Hi guys! I have installed Windows 7 operating system on my laptop hard drive. I keep working on my laptop for long duration of time without any gap. There are several tasks that need to be carried out like deleting unwanted data, copying files from system to external hard drive and so on. Yesterday while working on my laptop, I accidentally used Shift delete keys to delete some files, which I later realized that they were important ones. As this was my mistake, I wanted to get back shift deleted files from Windows 7 hard disk by way. As far as I know shift deleted files are not saved in Recycle Bin. Can anyone help me restore to my valuable files?”

What happens when you shift delete files from Windows 7 HDD?

There are two ways in which files get deleted from system, one is using normal delete option and other one is by using Shift delete keys combination. When files are deleted from computer using Shift delete keys; they doesn’t get redirected to Recycle Bin, they will be removed permanently. Actually space occupied by shift deleted files in Windows 7 hard drive will be marked empty so that new files can occupy that space. Hence it is advised to stop adding new files when you shift delete files from Windows 7 system as it may overwrite the contents of deleted files with new file contents.

Shift deleted file recovery software:

What to do when you have deleted important files using Shift + delete keys on your Windows 7 system would be question running on your mind. Well, there is excellent tool named Deleted file recovery that effortlessly brings back shift deleted files from Windows 7 hard disk. All that needs to be done is to make use of advanced list of options that are included in this application which gives you desired results. Other than Windows 7, users can also make utilize this software to recover deleted files from Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 operating systems. Including deleted files, this file retrieval program can also be used to get back lost files from hard drives, external hard drives, memory cards, memory sticks, USB drives, FireWire drives, MP3 players and many other storage media.

Steps to extract shift deleted files from hard drive in Windows 7:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery utility in healthy Windows 7 computer
  • Launch the program and follow the main screen procedure provided on-screen
  • Hit on ‘Deleted File Recovery’ option so that you can get back shift deleted files from hard drive on Windows 7
  • Select partition from Windows 7 hard drive from where shift deleted files has to be restored
  • Now, mark file types that need to be restored and then start scanning selected partition
  • Scanning process may get completed depending upon the size of selected storage partition
  • Upon completion, take a look at the restored list of files and select data that needs to be saved

Valuable Tips:

  • Backup all your essential files on different storage devices (more than one)
  • Double check the files before hitting on shift delete keys
  • Save restored data on different destination location to avoid overwriting of the files

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