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How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files in Windows 10?

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


Are you trying to recover permanently deleted files in Windows 10? Now EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard allows you to recover shift deleted files or files deleted from recycle bin in Windows 10 with simple clicks.

Is it possible to recover permanently deleted files in Windows 10?

Files are always suggested to be deleted permanently once they're removed from the Recycle Bin. And except for emptying the recycle bin, you can also permanently deleted a file in Windows with Shift + Delete key. Why is it possible to recover deleted files in Windows 10?

Due to the specificity of digital data storage, those "permanently deleted files" are not actually cleared from your computer. They're set to be unrecognized data and wait to be overwritten by new data on the drive. This fact makes those files recoverable with an efficient data recovery solution. Did you permanently delete your important files or folders on Windows 10 PC and have no way to get them back? If you did, Don't worry!  

And here an important thing you should notice is that to guarantee a successful Windows 10 permanently deleted data recovery, please stop using the device immediately and try two reliable methods below to get your permanently deleted files back.


If you've created a backup of the permanently lost files on your PC, you can use File History to undo the permanent file deletion on your PC. 
If you didn't create a copy of your lost files with File History, EaseUS file recovery software to retrieve your data as soon as possible once you realize important files might be removed permanently from your computer.

Method 1. Restore permanently deleted files in Windows 10 for Free from File History backup

Before using EaseUS Windows 10 data recovery software, you can first try File History - a free backup and restore feature built-in Windows 10 system to recover an older version of the deleted or lost file. To do it:

  1. 1. Open the folder that used to contain the deleted file on Windows 10 PC.
  2. Locate the path of the folder where your files got permanently deleted.

2. Type File History in the Search and open File History.

Restore permanently deleted files from File History.

3. File History will display all the files in the most recent backup of that folder. Click the Previous button to locate and select the file you want to retrieve and then click the green Restore button to get it back. 

Free recover deleted files in Windows 10 via File History

4. If the computer warns you that it already contains a file or folder with the same name, select Replace the file in the destination to get your permanently deleted files back right now.

Undo permanent file deletion for free in Windows 10 with File History.

Method 2. To Recover Permanently Deleted Files in Windows 10 with software 

If the File History won't help, EaseUS file recovery software is the best choice for you to restore permanently deleted files. EaseUS Windows 10 data recovery software allows you to recover permanently deleted files in Windows 10 in few minutes. 

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 "Extra Files", 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