How to Recover Deleted EXE Files

Updated on March 20, 2022

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I have accidentally deleted one of the application’s exe file installed in system while managing files. When I start that application from icon created on desktop its showing exe file missing error. How to get it back that deleted exe file?

Even as the EXE file is deleted it still resides in the hard disk, but you cannot access until you recover it. Hence, stop using the computer immediately, by doing so, you can increase the chances of recovering the EXE file. After reading the information given in the article, you will be able to retrieve deleted or lost EXE files easily.

Below we have explained 2 ways to recover deleted or lost EXE files.

Method 1: Restore Deleted EXE File from Recycle Bin

If you have accidentally deleted the EXE file, you can easily restore it from the Recycle Bin. Here is what you can do.

  • Open Recycle Bin and type the name of the file in the search box
  • Now, right-click on the file and select Restore from the popup
  • Finally, navigate to the original location to find the restored EXE file

The above method is only useful if the EXE file is present in the Recycle Bin. If you are unable to restore the file from Recycle Bin, chances are that your EXE file is permanently deleted.

Method 2: Recover Missinng EXE files from Previous Versions

Previous versions in Windows is a great feature to recover files which you have accidentally deleted or lost. This method is simple and can be done without any intervention of any third party software. Follow the below mentioned steps to recover deleted or lost exe files from Previous Versions

  • Open the computer
  • Go to the folder where the exe file was stored
  • Right Click on folder and click on Restore Previous Versions
  • You can select the EXE file you can want to recover and click on Restore

Method 3: Recovering EXE File made Simple with Remo File Recovery tool

Any EXE file missing from your computer remains in the hard disk unless it is overwritten by new data. Therefore, you need to stop making any changes to the drive, to make sure the data is not overwritten. At the same time, you need to act fast, to recover the data from your computer. In order to recover the deleted EXE file, you need to make use of a professional EXE file recovery tool.

Remo File Recovery Tool is specially designed to restore files that are permanently deleted from the computer. Integrated with a powerful deep scan engine, the tool glides through the entire hard disk sector by sector to recover the deleted EXE files. Apart from EXE files, you can also utilize the tool to recover lost or deleted Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and other office files.

Instructions: Don’t store any data on drive where you have deleted exe files because it overwrites file and reduces chances of getting it back

How to Recover Missing EXE file from Computer

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  • Download and install Remo Recover 6.0
  • Choose the location or drive from would you like to recover Deleted EXE files from.
  • Select hard drive
  • Once you have chosen the location you want to recover click on Scan button.
  • The tool will automatically initiate Quick Scan. Once the Quick Scan is completed, the tool runs Deep Scan where it restores data sector by sector. Open the Dynamic Data View to easily recover the files simultaneously while the Deep Scan is running.
  • Scan
  • You can also search for the specific file format in the search bar with Advanced filter option
  • Advanced Filter
  • Now select the folder or file that you want recover the drive from and click on Recover option
  • Recover
  • After the partitions are scanned the recovered data will be presented to you, Preview the deleted EXE files
  • Click on the deleted exe file you want to recover and click on Save a browse for a location to save the recovered data


Data loss scenarios are unpredictable, it can happen at any time. It is always better to be prepared for any such situations. Therefore, you need to make sure you keep backing up all the important files and folders on your computer. This way you can recover any lost data from your backup, in case of data loss in the feature. However, if you do not have any backup, utilize Remo File Recovery Software to retrieve any lost or deleted EXE files.

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