Recovering deleted files from the Recycle Bin in Windows is a fairly easy process. Depending on the file type and location, it may take a few steps to recover them, but the process is generally straightforward. Below are instructions for recovering deleted files from the Recycle Bin in Windows.
Step 1: Open the Recycle Bin.
The Recycle Bin can be accessed from either the desktop or the Start menu. On the desktop, it will look like a trash can icon. Right-click on the recycle bin icon and select “Open” from the contextual menu. You can also access the Recycle Bin from the Start menu. Click the Start menu button and then select “Computer”. In the left-hand pane of the window, select “Recycle Bin”.
Step 2: Locate the desired file.
Once you’ve opened the Recycle Bin, you will see a list of all the deleted files. You can navigate through the list by clicking on the folders and subfolders listed on the left side of the window. Once you locate the file, check the box next to the file name.
Step 3: Recover the file.
Once you’ve located the desired file, you can recover it by either clicking on the “Restore” button in the Ribbon bar at the top of the window or by right-clicking on the file and selecting “Restore” from the contextual menu. This will move the file from the Recycle Bin back to its original location.
If you have accidentally deleted files from the Recycle Bin and need to recover them, there are several third-party programs available that can help. One of the most popular is WinUtilities Undelete. This program can recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin, as well as files that were deleted from an external storage device or network drive. It can even recover files after they have been lost due to formatting or corruption. The program also offers a preview feature which allows you to preview the deleted files before attempting to recover them.
WinUtilities Undelete is easy to use and works with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. It has an intuitive user interface and is highly recommended for anyone looking to recover accidentally deleted files.