Are You Ready To Recover Deleted Files In Windows 10 Right Now

When you find a file is not useful anymore, you may choose to delete it from computer. But, which ways do you prefer to delete the file, by pressing "Delete" (or "Shift" + "Delete") on the keyboard or choosing "Delete" from right-click menu? How you delete the file decides what kind of way you should adopt to recover deleted files.

Files will be put into recycle bin sometimes after you deleted them on the computer. But how many of you have ever thought about how to recover deleted files in Windows 10 before you actually delete important files you need in Windows 10 by mistake? Only a few, we guess.

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Although accidental deletion often occurs on Windows 10 computers, it still hurts a lot sometimes when you find the deleted file is needed urgently (for example, you deleted the document which includes important materials you plan to use in tomorrow's meeting). What makes things worse is that you cannot find an effective method to restore deleted files in Windows 10. What will you do when you have no solution available on your hand?

You must want to recover permanently deleted files in Windows 10 or know how to recover deleted files from Windows 10 recycle bin, is that true? If this is the case, we think you need to read the following content since we'll talk about how to restore files from Windows 10 recycle bin & how to free recover deleted files in Windows 10, by using MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition V7.0. Then, we'll show you the reason why deleted files can be recovered and how to recover files after Win 10 upgrade. Finally, we provide several solutions for you to fix Windows 10 has no sound problem when necessary.

Part 1 – How to Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10

At the moment when you find you made a mistake – deleting the files that are still useful – you must be eager to restore them immediately. What are you supposed to do? Is there a wonderful file recovery program to help? Take it easy, we'll explain for you one by one and show you exactly the steps to undelete files in Windows 10 (we focus on how to recover deleted files from hard disk).

How Do You Restore Recycle Bin in Windows 10

It's very wise for Microsoft to name the unit as "Recycle Bin", not the shredder or garbage can. By just looking at the name, you are easily aware of the fact that files & folders in the recycle bin can be used again as long as you haven't emptied it. Those files here are "recyclable".

And it's indeed very easy to restore files from Windows recycle bin. You should do the following things to restore files from recycle bin in Windows 10:

  • Open recycle bin in Windows 10.
  • Find the files and folders you need in recycle bin.
  • Select the files & folders and right-click on them.
  • Choose "Restore" option from the right-click menu.

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This is the end of recycle bin recovery in Windows 10. After that, you can go to the original drive to check recovered files.

How Do You Recover Shift Deleted Files in Windows 10

However, what if you have emptied the recycle bin after deletion? Or what if you have deleted files by pressing "Shift" + "Delete" at the same time in Win 7/8/10? Can you undelete files in Windows 10 in such case? Of course, the answer is positive.

"Hi Experts, I am using OS - Windows 7. I accidentally deleted some folders of 55GB size (Shift + Delete) from D: Drive in my Laptop. The folders contained lots of Movie Files 50GB & around 2.5GB of Music Files & 2+GB of Pictures. How to recover these permanently deleted folders & files (done Shift + Delete) in Windows 7. Pls. help me... if some freeware are available, pls. suggest. Thanks in advance"

– asked by LELeoNagendra in Microsoft Community

We found this post has more than 200,000 page views and 199 people said that they had the same question. It's not difficult to imagine that there are actually a very large number of users who are stuck in a similar dilemma. Thus, we decide to offer the exact recovery steps for people who ask "how can I get back my permanently deleted files in Windows".

Step 1: you should download the free edition of MiniTool Power Data Recovery and then install it on your Windows 10 computer. Please note that you can't download/install the software to the partition that contains your deleted files; otherwise, irreversible damage will be brought and result in permanent file loss.

Note: if you have more than 1GB of data waiting to be recovered, just like LELeoNagendra, you'd better purchase a personal license here with discount and then use the license to upgrade the software from free edition.

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Step 2: run MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition V7.0 immediately at the end of the installation, and choose "Undelete Recovery" from the main window below.

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Step 3: after entering the "Undelete Recovery" module, you should select the drive you like to recover, just as software suggests. Then, press "Scan" button in lower right corner to detect and recover deleted files and folders from the selected partition.

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Step 4: when the scan has been finished, all the files and folders found by software will be listed in order. Now, you only need to browse the found data to check the ones you need and then click on "Save" button to choose a storage destination for them.

Note: if you have deleted files from SD card on a Windows 10 computer by mistake, you'll lose them immediately no matter which way you use to delete them (by pressing "Delete" only or by pressing "Shift" & "Delete" at the same time). On this occasion, MiniTool Power Data Recovery can also be a great assistant for SD card recovery for Windows 10.

This is all you should know in order to recover permanently deleted files in Windows 10.

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Part 2 – Why Deleted Files Can Be Recovered

Have you ever thought about this – why deleted files can be recovered in Windows 10? Here, let's unveil the secret simply. When a file is saved on hard drive, the relevant information like file size and file name will be saved in a place while its real content will be saved in another place. When you delete this file from hard drive permanently, only the relevant information will be marked as "deleted", the real content still remains.

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That is to say, the so-called permanently deleted file is not actually cleared from computer; it's only marked as deleted and set to be unrecognized. When new data are writing into the hard disk, the old file may be overwritten.

So, you must understand why we can recover permanently deleted files. However, in order to guarantee a successful permanently deleted file recovery in Windows 10, you must keep this in mind – please stop using the device right away (you'd better shut down the computer if possible). Then, download MiniTool Power Data Recovery to a removable disk. At last, start your computer and follow the tutorial given above to retrieve the deleted file as soon as possible.

Can I Recover Deleted Files after Windows 10 Upgrade

There are also some people who haven't deleted files, but still find needed data are missing from hard disk after they upgraded computer to Windows 10. During the upgrade process, some files may be deleted unexpectedly by the system. That is why we see lots of people are seeking for help on the internet.

This is our suggestion on how do you find deleted files on your computer after Windows 10 upgrade:

Install MiniTool Power Data Recovery –> choose "Damaged Partition Recovery" or "Lost Partition Recovery" functional module -> select the target partition/hard disk -> press "Full Scan" button in lower right corner to detect files -> look through the scan result and pick out the files you need -> click on "Save" button and choose a storage path for selected files.

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Note: if you need to recover data from existing partition, please choose the former; in contrast, if you need to recover data from missing partition, please choose the latter one.

You can also go to see how Microsoft suggests you do after your files were deleted during upgrade.

How to Set Recycle Bin to Delete Files Immediately in Windows 10

The recycle bin in Windows provides a second chance to correct your mistake after deleting wrong files. However, what if some people want to delete the files immediately from computer, not sending them into the recycle bin? Apart from pressing "Shift" + "Delete" at the same time, you can also change the settings of recycle bin to make files deleted directly.

How to skip recycle bin in Windows 10:

Navigate to "Recycle Bin" -> right-click on it and choose "Properties" -> choose the drive you'd like to make a change on under "General" -> check "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted.", instead of "Custom size:" -> click on "OK" button to confirm the change.

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Note: you are also allowed to display delete confirmation dialog by adding a check mark in front of the option.

Part 3 – Windows 10 Has No Sound

When you find your Windows 10 has no sound, you should try the solutions given below.

solution 1 Make use of the built-in "Troubleshoot sound problems".

  • Access "Troubleshoot sound problems" by the way you prefer (we advise you to right-click on sound icon in task bar and choose "Troubleshoot sound problems").
  • After clicking on "Troubleshoot sound problems", the system will detect problems automatically.
  • Corresponding suggestions will be given at the end of problems detecting process.
  • Now, you need to repair the problems and restart computer.

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solution 2 Resolve driver problem.

  • Open "Device Manager" and navigate to "Sound, video and game controllers".
  • Click on the left arrow to expand and then select your sound card.
  • Right-click on it and choose "Update Driver Software…".
  • If this failed, you can also choose to reinstall the sound card to have a try.

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solution 3 Fix default device setup problem.

  • Right-click on the sound icon in task bar and choose "Playback devices".
  • Right-click on the correct device and choose "Set as Default Device".

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solution 4 Solve default sound format problem.

  • Right-click on the sound icon in task bar and choose "Playback devices".
  • Right-click on the default device and choose "Properties".
  • Shift to "Advanced" option.
  • Choose a proper format under "Default Format" and then press "Test".
  • If you can hear the sound playback, it means that your selection is right.

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Part 4 – A Brief Summary

When you unluckily delete some files that are really important to you, you shouldn't get into panic instantly. On the contrary, you should stay calm and do what we tell you to do to recover deleted files in Windows 10 – recover files from Windows 10 recycle bin & recover permanently deleted files in Windows 10. (See part 1)

After that, we simply introduce the reason why deleted files can be recovered and how to recover files deleted after Windows 10 upgrade. Then, we tell you how to change settings of the recycle bin in order to skip it when you delete files from Windows 10. (See part 2)

In the last part of this article, we offer 4 practical ways to help you solve Windows 10 has no sound problem. If you happen to get stuck in such predicament, you may as well turn to those solutions at once.

Reading here, you won't ask questions like "how can I recover deleted pictures from my computer", "how can I recover deleted videos from my computer" or "how do I recover deleted files on my laptop", right? Hope you all can get back your needed files that have been deleted by mistake successfully.


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