Rescue Word Documents Deleted from Recycle Bin

You have accidentally deleted some Word documents from your Windows system by clicking on “Delete” key. After sometime you realized that files are of great use and hence you go to Recycle Bin to restore them. But for your misery, you cannot find them in Recycle Bin folder. At that moment you may ask two questions, one is how come Word files are not redirected to Recycle Bin as you just used “Delete” key? And another is how to recover Word files even if they have bypassed Recycle Bin?

Generally when you right click and check properties of Recycle Bin, you will find two options which are “Custom Size” and other one is “Don’t Move files to Recycle Bin. Remove Files immediately when deleted”. When you click on “Custom Size” you are able to edit the size of Recycle Bin and the deleted files are moved to Recycle Bin until it reaches it custom size. But when you click on the second option, you will not get the confirmation message about file deletion and files are deleted automatically without moving to the Recycle Bin. In your case, you might have enabled second option due to which Word files are not moved to the Recycle Bin.

Word files are deleted from Recycle Bin due to the below mentioned facts:

  • Emptying Recycle Bin: There are some users who keep emptying their Recycle Bin every time they log in or log out of their system. If they directly click on “Empty Recycle Bin” option without checking its contents, then they will lose not only Word documents but other files that were resided in Recycle Bin
  • Mistakenly Deleting Word Documents: Sometimes you may directly select some Word files from Recycle Bin and delete it without noticing whether it is important or not and regret later
  • Recycle Bin Bypass: There is shortcut in Windows system i.e. “Shift + Delete”. If you delete files using this option, then the deleted files does not get redirected to Recycle Bin as they bypass Recycle Bin

However, there is another option for users who have unintentionally deleted Word documents from Recycle Bin. Do you want to know how? It is so simple; you need to opt for good file recovery software like Yodot File Recovery to rescue deleted Word documents from Recycle Bin.

About Yodot File Recovery

Yodot File Recovery is comprehensive tool that solves all problems related to file loss. This tool is developed by team of experts keeping all the data loss situations in mind. Word documents deleted from Recycle, hard drive or other storage drives can be recovered by relying on this software. Other than Word files, you can get back MS office files, compressed files, emails, media files, etc. You can employ this tool if you have deleted files from command prompt, using shift-delete keys or cut-paste command and lost files due to any reason on Windows OS. You can see the deleted Word documents from recovered list of files.

How to operate the software

  • Download the software to your laptop or computer and install it
  • Now, launch the software and start the recovery process
  • Select "Deleted File Recovery" option from the two options that are displayed on the main screen
  • Now each and every available drive will be exhibited on the screen. Click on the one from which recovery is to be done
  • The software scans the selected drive and shows all the files present in it. The files and folders with "Red Cross" indicates that they are being deleted
  • Select the files that you need to recover and then click on “Next”
  • Save recovered files in a location that you prefer

Important Tips

  • Click on properties and check the setting before you decide to move anything to the Recycle Bin
  • Do not click on “Empty Recycle Bin” option unless you check its contents properly
  • It is advised not to use “Shift + Delete” keys while erasing Word documents

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