How to Access Recycle Bin on External Hard Drive and Delete Files

Most of us are familiar with external hard drives. They are storage devices which can store massive amounts of data. It is normally used for backup purposes. But did you know that these hard drives also have a recycle bin just like our computers?

Yes, external hard drives do have a recycle bin. You may not have seen it because it is hidden by default. To view the recycle bin on the hard drive, follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to Start and select Control Panel
  2. Then select Folder Options
  3. In the View tab, click on Show hidden files and folders
  4. Remove tick mark against ‘Hide protected operating system files’

Now you should be able to see the Recycle bin and access its contents. You can also delete them here if you wish.

After you delete the contents of the recycle bin, you realize you have accidentally deleted an important file. You break your head about what to do now and wish there was an undo option! If you are in this situation, do not worry!

There are programs like Remo Recover that are designed to recover deleted files. It can recover files emptied from the recycle bin and Shift-deleted files.

About Remo Recover

Remo Recover can recover lost or deleted files from your system, external hard drives, memory cards and other storage devices. It scans the drive sector by sector and restores all deleted or lost files.

Just download the software and follow simple on-screen instructions to recover your files.  Once the file is recovered, you can view the file using Preview option. You can then save these files if you are satisfied with the result.

The pro edition of the software enables complete hard drive recovery. It allows you to recover from formatted and corrupt hard drives. It also supports partition recovery in case of missing or lost partitions.

In addition to recovering files from your system, you can also recover from external hard drives, USB’s and memory cards. It supports data recovery from Western digital, Samsung, Seagate and all major brands.

Recovering data using Remo Recover is a simple process. The article how to restore data on WD External Hard Drive explains the complete process.

How to Access Recycle Bin on External Hard Drive and Delete Files was last modified: November 13th, 2019 by John Harris

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