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2 Ways to Recover Permanently Deleted Files/Folder in Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista

Updated on Oct 17, 2018 by Abby Haines to Data Recovery Solution


Permanently recover deleted files or folders in Windows 10/8/7/XP or Vista? Relax and follow 2 simple methods here to recover permanently deleted files/folders from the previous version or to undo permanent deletion of files/folders with EaseUS file recovery software in simple clicks now.

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

Some people like to use "Shift + Delete" button when they want to remove a file or folder from the computer, and some people keep the habit of regular emptying recycle bin to clear up some junk file. And sometimes, people just accidentally deleted some files from external storage devices such as USB flash drives, pen drives, memory cards, SD cards, etc.

Folders or files deleted in these situations will be permanently deleted and can not be retrieved directly from recycle bin. Then it causes troubles for people to recover deleted files if they realized that they deleted a wrong folder in one of the above ways. But don't worry! Read this page and then you will have two ways to recover permanently deleted files in Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista. 

Way 1. Recover from Previous Versions in Windows

First, we would like to introduce you a free method to recover shift deleted files or recover permanently files or folders erased in other ways without software. When you delete a folder on your desktop with "Shift + Delete" button, you can retrieve them from Previous Versions easily as long as you remember the name of the deleted file or folder. Here we will show you how to make it.

1. Firstly, create a new file or folder on the desktop and name it with the same name of the deleted file or folder.
2. Right-click the file and choose "Restore previous versions". Here Windows will search for and list the previous versions of the permanently deleted files or folder with different times and dates.
3. Choose the latest one and click "Restore" to undo the permanent deletion and get all permanently deleted files or folder back with ease. 

Recover permanently deleted files/folder in Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista from Previous Versions

Way 2. Recover with EaseUS data recovery software

The first solution is only available for people who permanently deleted their files or folders from the desktop. If you failed to get back your folder with this solution, you can try to undo permanent deletion of files or folder with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

This professional data recovery program is built to recover lost data from PC or any other removable storage media. It can rescue your data lost due to deletion, formatting or some other reasons. You can download it and try the guide below to recover permanently deleted files/folder in Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista with simple steps.

Video tutorial to recover permanently deleted files in Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista:

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is recognized as the most prominent and quickest file recovery software, especially when it comes to permanently deleted file recovery. Three clicks will be able to recover deleted files in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista: choose a file location -> scan -> recover.

1- Choose a file location

Left-click on the Drive X: (also, a specific folder is supported), where you deleted files permanently.
Click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

2- Scan

The software automatically starts scanning all over the selected drive.
Soon, a quick scan result comes out and displays in "Deleted files".

scan permanently deleted files

3- Recover

In addition to the "Deleted files" results, check the results in the relevant drive X: or other sections after the scan is over, especially in "Guess you recover", where keeps the files that might have lost file names and paths.

Finally, select the wanted files and click "Recover".

select files and click recover