How to recover permanently deleted files in Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista

Updated on December 27, 2019

Have you permanently deleted files in Windows 10/8/7/XP or Vista? Relax and follow these two simple methods to recover permanently deleted files from the previous version or to undelete files with Remo File Recovery Software in simple clicks.

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During disk cleaning process, there are chances of accidentally deleting some of the important files or folders from your computer. If those files are deleted using shift + delete or the file is removed from recycle bin, then it means all your files are permanently deleted from your system. In this case deleted files are not accessible because the path to access the file is removed to store new data in that storage space.

But you don’t need to worry about the permanently deleted files, because there are 2 simple methods to recover permanently deleted files.

Even permanently deleted files or folders from your external hard disk, solid state drives, USB flash drives and memory cards can be recovered using few simple recovery methods. The recommended recovery methods are applicable to all Windows operating systems such as Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 and latest Windows 10.

Once you have accidentally deleted the files, stop using the same device to create a new file or over write any existing data. Because this reduces the chances of restoring permanently deleted files from the system

Now we are going to discuss about 2 methods to"recover permanently deleted files” from your Windows computer.

Method 1: Recover deleted files using Shift + Delete keys on Windows 8, 7, XP, Vista.

This method is only applicable to files and folders deleted from desktop location. To recover the file or folder you need to know the exact name of the file

  • Step 1: Create a File or Folder with same name on desktop
  • Step 2: Right Click on the file and Select “Restore previous versions”.
    Windows will search and display all previous versions of the permanently deleted file or folder.
  • Step 3: Select the recovered file based on time and date as a restore point
  • Step 4: Now choose Restore option, your file will be completely restored to the previous version.

How to recover permanently deleted files from Windows 10?

In Windows 10 it is much easier to restore permanently deleted files. Follow the recommended steps to recover permanently deleted file from windows 10 computer

  • Step 1: Locate the folder path where your permanently deleted file was recently saved
  • Step 2: Now in search bar type File history and open “Restore your files with file history”
  • Step 3: From the different versions of deleted file, Select the latest version and Restore the file

    Select Replace the file in the destination to save your permanently deleted file from Windows 10 computer

If you fail to retrieve your files with the above method, an alternate method to recover permanently deleted file from any Windows operating system including latest Windows 10 is by using a file recovery software.

In this case we suggest you to choose Remo Recover (Windows) – Basic version to recover lost or permanently deleted files from your computer.

The following method explaines the steps to recover using Remo Recover. It is capable of scanning your storage device of the computer by using an exclusive recovery algorithm designed based on all data loss scenarios. Permanently deleted Windows 10 files using Shift + Delete Keys or files removed from recycle bin are easily recovered in few simple steps

Method 2: 7 easy steps to recover permanently deleted files from Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista

  • Step 1: Launch Remo Recover-> Recover Files, select the drive from which you want to recover permanently deleted files and click on scan.
  • recover files home screen
  • Step 2:After completion of the scanning process the tool will display the recovered files in file type view and data type view
  • recovered deleted files can be viewed in data type view and file type view
  • Step 3:Preview the recovered permanently deleted file to check the success rate of file recovery
  • recovered deleted files can be viewed in data type view and file type view
  • Step 4:Now select the permanently deleted files you want to recover
  • Step 5:Select the Output folder to save the recovered deleted file(s) and proceed
    Note: Disk location should not be the same disk from where the file is deleted
    recover deleted files save screen
    Now you have successfully recovered permanently deleted files and the same is saved in the Output folder mentioned by you in Step 5

Related: Recover lost file after cut and paste from your computer

Tips to Save Yourself from Losing Deleted Files Permanently

"Always have a backup of all important files and folders either using in-built Windows Backup or in an external storage drive. Apart from that you can also save a copy of those files in cloud services like One Drive, Dropbox or Google Drive"

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