So you’ve emptied your recycle bin and then realized that you’ve deleted a file that you still need. If you are act fast enough, you may be able to recover the files before the computer overwrites them with something else. In the following article show you some tools that can help you recover your files after you have emptied your recycle bin.
One of my favorite quick recovery tools is called Restoration. It is a stand-alone Windows based file recovery program that allows you to restore deleted files even after they have been emptied from the recycle bin. Restoration tool requires no install and because of this, you can put it on to your flash drive and take it with you wherever you go. Here steps are given how to use it.
Step 1: Download the Restoration onto a drive other than the one that you want to recover files from.
Step 2: Run Restoration. If you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8 then you may have to right-click Restoration and choose “Run as Administrator”. Next, choose the drive you wish to on scan. If you know the file name or at least part of it, type it into the “All or part of the file” box. If you don’t know then leave it blank. You can check the box “Include used clusters by other files” but if this applies to the file you are trying to recover then it will probably be corrupt. You can now click “Search Deleted Files”.
Step 3: When you finished scanning, you can also search through the file list to find the file that you would like to restore. Once you find file, highlight it and click “Restore by Copying”.
Step 4: You will now be asked where to save the file. If you are tried to save it to the same drive you are scanning you will be asked if you would like to select a different drive so you don’t overwrite the original data. Once you are finished to restoring the file you should be able to open it.
If Restoration can’t do the job then the next tool I recommend using is Recuva tool. Just like Resoration or Recuva is a free utility that lets you undeleted files after you have emptied your recycle bin. It is different scanning methods than Restoration including a “deep scan” feature to use when the standard scans aren’t working. Here steps are how to use it.
Step 1: Download Recuva tool onto a drive other than the one that you want to recover files from.
Step 2: Run Recuva. You will be presented with a wizard to ask you what type of file you want to recover. If you aren’t sure then choose “All Files”.
Step 3: Next you will be asked where the files are located. If that files are deleted from the recycle bin then choose “In the Recycle Bin”.
Step 4: You are now ready to start your scan. This is also where you can choose to Enable a Deep Scan if Recuva is having trouble finding the file.
Hopefully, after using these file recovery utilities, you now have your files back.