How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files

Hello, I have a question about recovering permanently deleted files from my Windows 7 computer. I have previously deleted a word document from Recycle Bin, which I recognize that it’s deleted permanently. I want to know if there are any ways to restore it from my computer. Please do help me!

You file is not really gone even it’s been emptied from Recycle Bin or it was deleted with “Shift+Delete”. It’s marked as deleted data and waits to be overwritten by new data on your computer’s hard drive. When overwritten happens, you can say your file is deleted “permanently”. As soon as you realize that your file is permanently deleted, you need to stop using the drive where it locates.

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files

You can try to recover permanently deleted files with the help of Wondershare Data Recovery, or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac, no matter files are emptied from Recycle Bin or deleted with "Shift+Delete". This deleted file recovery program enables you to recover all kinds of files, from your computer or other storage media like memory card and flash drive, including images, document files, videos, audio files, archive files and more. With Wondershare File Recovery, you can perfectly recover permanently deleted files in simples steps.

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Note: Please don’t install the program on partition/drive where your files are deleted. I'll show you how to recover a permanently deleted file with the help of Windows version of the program. It has same principles with Mac version.

  1. Select the file types to restore permanently deleted files
  2. To recover permanently deleted files, you need select the files type options as below. You can select the "All File Type" or select the specfic file type to perfrom Lost File Recovery.

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  3. Scan partition/drive where you’re going to restore permanently deleted files from
  4. The tool will show all partitions/drives on your computer, and you can select the one that you want to recover files from and click “Start” button to let the program detect lost files on it.

    Note: If you’re going to recover permanently deleted files from an external storage media, you need to connect it with your computer.

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  5. Recover permanently deleted files
  6. You’ll see found files be categorized in “File Type” or “Path” after deep scanning. And you’ll be able to preview photos or other file names to check whether your deleted files can be reclaimed or not.

    Then you just need to select the permanently deleted files and click “Recover” to save them to another drive on your computer.

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