Files Getting Deleted Automatically Without Asking Windows 10

Brithny updated on Sep 19, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

Is your computer automatically deleting files without asking? Here are solutions for you to recover files getting deleted automatically by Windows 10.

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"I have a new laptop with Windows 10 and Office 2017 pre-installed. After two weeks of use, I find that some files disappeared completely. That is to say; my computer is automatically deleting files. I want to know how to fix this problem and how to recover the files deleted on Windows 10?"

It's no longer a new problem to Windows users that Windows 10 would automatically delete files by itself. Don't worry if your desktop files disappear automatically or you have lost important files or folders. Here below, you'll find reliable methods to recover files getting deleted automatically by Windows 10 effectively now. 

You might also want to read: How to recover EXE files automatically deleted

Two Ways to Recover Files Getting Deleted Automatically in Windows 10

In this article, we provide you with two ways to recover automatically deleted files on Windows 10/8/7. To save your time and recover your data as quickly as possible, we highly recommend you try the first solution directly.

Method 1. Recover Deleted Files with Data Recovery Software

When you meet Windows 10 deleting files by itself issue, using a file recovery software to help you recover the deleted files is the quickest and most effective way. And EaseUS data recovery program allows you to recover lost data in Windows 10, 8, 7, etc. due to the system upgrade, system crash, careless deleting or virus attacking within three simple steps. 

You can download this green software now, then follow the steps below to get Windows 10 automatically deleted files back with ease.

 

Step 1: Choose the location

Download and open the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. When you open it, you can see all of the disks and partitions on your computer, select the disk partition or storage location where you deleted your files.

select the location

Step 2: Click Scan

Click the "Scan" button. The scanning process starts as long as you click Scan.

click scan

Step 3: Click Recover

After the scanning process, click the "Deleted files" option on the left panel. You can see all of the deleted files, select the desired files.

Preview the wanted data and click "Recover" to navigate a secure location or device to bring the deleted files back. Click "OK" to finish.

click recover

Method 2. Restore Deleted Files from the Previous Versions

Notice:
This method only works when you have created backups by using Windows Backup. If you don't turn on this feature, this tip may not work. If so, go back to Method 1 and use reliable data recovery tool to make things done. 
  • Open This PC/Computer.
  • Locate the folder where you used to save the deleted files. 
  • Right-click the folder and choose to "Restore previous versions". 
  • Select the versions that you need and click "Restore".

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How to Prevent Windows 10 from Automatically Deleting Files

Storage Sense in Windows 10 is a fairly new feature. When turned on, it will automatically delete unused files and temporary files when your computer is low on disk space. It also can delete older files in the Downloads folder and the Recycle Bin to free up space. If you don't want Windows 10 delete files by itself, you can turn off Storage Sense in the ways below.

  • Open the "Settings" app. Click the "System" category and then click "Storage".
  • Move the "Storage Sense" switch to the off position to turn off the feature. When the feature is turned off, it will not automatically delete files to free up disk space.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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