How Can I Recover Shift Deleted Files with Ease

Summary: MiniTool Power Data Recovery, a green and professional software, can help us effectively and quickly recover shift deleted files without damaging the original data.

"Can I recover shift deleted files? I mistakenly deleted files by using Shift + Delete buttons in Windows, and I could not find these permanently deleted files in my Recycle Bin. In this situation, is it possible to recover files deleted by Shift + Delete keys? Can you help me?" A friend of mine asked me.

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So have you ever experienced this kind of thing? How did you deal with this problem?

According to a survey, some users recover shift deleted files by asking data recovery companies for help, since they don't know how to effectively recover permanently deleted files by themselves. And, some users give up recovering lost files after thinking through the hassle of the data recovery process.

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Fortunately, today, I am going to show you an effective, simple, and safe way to recover files deleted by Shift + Delete keys.

Why We Cannot Find Shift Deleted Files from Recycle Bin?

As we know, if we delete file by mistake in Windows (including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, etc.), we don't need to worry, for the deleted file will be kept in Recycle Bin. Thus, anytime when we are in need of the deleted file, we can easily and quickly recover deleted file from Recycle Bin.

However, when we press the Shift + Delete key combination in Windows, the expected behavior is that we are deleting files or folders permanently without sending them to the Recycle Bin. Thus, we cannot find shift deleted files in Windows Recycle Bin. Now, what should we do? Can we recover permanently deleted files?

In general, when a file is deleted from our computer by pressing Shift + Delete buttons, its contents aren't immediately destroyed. Windows simply marks the hard drive space as being available for use by changing one character in the file table. Therefore, we still have an opportunity to get the shift deleted files back before Windows overwrites that part of hard disk with new files.

Note: Stop using the current disk as main disk, and please keep it unchanged before recovering the files.

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Shift Deleted Files Recovery Software

When it comes to permanently deleted files recovery, in general, we can try turning to a piece of professional data recovery software equipped with high security. (Note: If you don't mind paying high recovery fees or leaking privacy in the process of file recovery, you can turn to data recovery companies for help.)

With the development of the software technique, more and more data recovery programs are now made available in the market which can help to recover lost data. After I tried several tools to carry out shift deleted file recovery, I found an excellent tool for us.

Want to know the best shift deleted file recovery software?

MiniTool Power Data Recovery, a piece of green, effective, and concise data recovery software developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd., is able to help us effectively and quickly recover shift deleted files without affecting the original data because of its high security as well as powerful function. And, even if we have little knowledge about data recovery, we can easily use this read-only tool to get lost data back because its clean interfaces and straightforward wizards lead us to go through all steps without any difficulty. Besides, this easy-to-use as well as read-only tool supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 (R2), and Windows Server 2012.

I Used This Tool to Effectively Recovered Shift Deleted Files with Ease.

Maybe, the above introduction is not convictive enough for you to learn the advantages of MiniTool Power Data Recovery. If you want to know more, please follow the permanently deleted file recovery demo below.

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How Can I Recover Shift Deleted Files via MiniTool Power Data Recovery

Preparatory Work - Download and Install MiniTool Power Data Recovery.

Before recovering lost data, we need to download this data recovery and then install it on computer.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery offers Free Edition, Personal License, Commercial License, Enterprise License and Technician License to cater to the needs of different people. For instance, if you want to recover more than 1GB data, you can choose Personal or advanced licenses; if you want to recover lost data from Windows Server, you can choose Commercial or advanced licenses. If you can't determine which license type is the best for you, please contact [email protected] for help. Here, in my opinion, you can try the free edition to scan and recover lost data at first.

Note: Never install MiniTool Power Data Recovery on the drive containing lost data. Otherwise, the original data will be overwritten and there is no way to recover them.

After installing, let's see how to use this tool to carry out shift deleted files recovery.

Step by Step Guide for Recovering Shift Deleted Files

Step 1. Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery and select a suitable data recovery module.

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5 relatively independent data recovery modules are listed in the main interface, and each of them focuses on different data loss scenarios. To be specific:

  • Undelete Recovery is capable of recovering deleted files emptied from the Windows Recycle Bin and files deleted by using Shift & Delete keys.
  • Lost Partition Recovery is designed for data recovery from hard disk including mistakenly deleted partitions, and drives without partition table because of virus attack.
  • Damaged Partition Recovery is designed to recover files from existing partition, such as logically damaged partition, reformatted partition and raw hard drive partition.
  • Digital Media Recovery helps you recover photo, music and video files from various digital media storage devices, such as flash drive, mp3 player, digital camera, hard drive, and all types of flash cards.
  • CD/DVD Recovery recovers lost and deleted files from damaged, scratched or defective CD and DVD disks.

Here, we click Undelete Recovery to recover shift deleted files.

Step 2. Select the drive containing deleted data, and then click Scan button which is located at the lower right corner. (The scanning speed and integrity depends on the quantity of data and program you selected.)


Step 3. Check all needed files, and then click Save button to select a suitable place to store them.



In this window, we can click the Find feature to quickly find needed files from a large number of files as long as we remember file name. Sometimes, if this feature doesn't work, we can turn to the Filter feature to filter files by file name/extension, file size, creating time, etc. For example, if we only need to recover lost photos, we can choose *.jpg,*.gif,*.png,*.psd,*.tif from By Filename/Extension and then click OK button, as shown below.

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We can click the Preview feature to preview photos before saving, avoiding recovering useless files. Of course, we can also double click the file to preview it.


When the selected file is recovered completely to the appointed place, a prompt will appear as follows and we can press "OK" to end.


Note: The free edition can only recover 1GB data. If you want to break the limitation, you can choose the personal edition. In general, if you use personal edition to recover lost data, you can directly load previous results, which can save time scanning the same drive.

Warm Prompt

Sometimes, we cannot find shift deleted files by using Undelete Recovery feature according to a survey. In this situation, we can recover permanently deleted files by using another excellent feature – Damaged Partition Recovery. In general, lost files could be recovered by using this module as long as the partition exists.
Step 1.Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery, and click Damaged Partition Recovery.
Step 2.Select the drive we like to recover and then click Full Scan button.

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Note: in this window, we can make use of this feature – Settings. We can directly choose problem partition and click "Settings" tab to specify needed file system (such as FAT12/16/32, NTFS and HFS+) and file types (including Document, Archive, Graphics/Picture, Audio & Video, E-mail, Database and other files), as shown below.


Step 3. Select all needed files and then click Save button to store them on a safe place.
WARNING: Don't directly store recovered data in original partition where data loss emerges, or the deleted data will be overwritten, causing permanently data damage or data loss.

SEE! MiniTool Power Data Recovery can help us effectively recover mistakenly deleted files with ease.

Overview of MiniTool Power Recovery

In addition to shift deleted files recovery, MiniTool Power Data Recovery also can recover antivirus deleted files and deal with other data loss situations. In a word, as long as the deleted data has not been overwritten by new data, we can try this professional data recovery software to get them back. Besides, this professional data recovery tool is able to recover data from various storage devices including external hard drive, internal hard drive, USB drive, SD card, and so on. And, MiniTool tool not only can recover data from FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS file systems drive but also can recover data from drive with damaged file system with ease.

In a word, MiniTool Power Data Recovery, a green, professional and read-only tool, is a good choice for us to recover lost, deleted, formatted, corrupt files safely and within only 3 steps.

Another Way to Recover Shift Deleted Files

In general, if we have made a backup of important data, we don't need to turn to data recovery companies or data recovery software, for we can effectively recover lots data from backup files.

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If you don't want to use Windows backup, you can try a simple yet professional backup tool like MiniTool Partition Wizard to back up needed files without data loss. Here, read this post – Copy Disk - to know the detailed steps of data backup.

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Bottom Line

Are you still worrying about shift deleted files recovery?
Now, you can try MiniTool Power Data Recovery, for this professional and read-only tool can help to easily and quickly recover lost data without affecting the original data.

Like this post? Share it to help more users get rid of data loss trouble!

1: Always back up important data in case of any accidents.
2: Think twice before deleting files by pressing Shift and Delete buttons.
3: Once data are lost, stop using this drive containing lost data. Otherwise, the original data could be overwritten and there is no way to recover them.

If you have any questions or suggestions about shift deleted files recovery by using MiniTool Power Data Recovery, leave comments in the following comment zone or directly send emails to [email protected] Thanks in advance!

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