Q: I have got used to emptying Recycle Bin periodically. However, a serious problem came up. I found some important files were deleted by accident, but at that time Recycle Bin had been emptied. Is there any remedial measures?
A: Yes, there is! Although the deleted data have been emptied from Recycle Bin, they are still on hard disk before being overwritten. And we can use the professional data recovery software MiniTool Power Data Recovery to undelete files on Windows.
Why can we undelete files on Windows?
Take a simple example. Files are stored like a chain on hard disk. Gauge outfit is the starting point of a file and a file may be not consecutive but linked by nodes. We can access a file by finding its gauge outfit. Deleting a file only deletes its gauge outfit, but the real data following is not deleted. Only if we write new data to occupy the nodes can corresponding data be overwritten, so users should immediately stop writing new data to data loss area. After files are deleted, the operating system can not find them, but we can undelete files on Windows.
The free data recovery software
Please visit the official website https://www.powerdatarecovery.com/ to download MiniTool Power Data Recovery. After installation (don't install it to the partition where the deleted files are), launch it; we'll see its main interface, as follows.
Five data recovery modules are able to recover lost data in different situations, including "Undelete Recovery", "Damaged Partition Recovery", "Lost Partition Recovery", "Digital Media Recovery" and "CD/DVD Recovery". And the first one is able to undelete files on Windows. Click it and we'll see the following interface.
Select the partition where the deleted data are and click "Recover" to scan it. Here. We select Partition G:. And the following interface will appear after it is scanned.
Many deleted files will be shown. Please check the ones that will be recovered and click "Save Files" to store them to another partition.
Until now, undeleting files on Windows are accomplished. If you want to recover lost data in other situations, please visit other pages to get more information about the other four modules.