Files Getting Deleted Automatically Without Asking Windows 10

Is your computer automatically deleting files without asking? Here are solutions for you to recover files getting deleted automatically by Windows 10. You will get two ways, including EaseUS Data Recovery Software and the Previous Version.

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Files automatically getting deleted on Windows 10, how to fix?

"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. Download and open the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Select the disk partition or storage location where you deleted your files and click the "Scan" button to move on.

select the location

Step 2. The scanning process starts as long as you click "Scan". The quick scan for deleted files won't take too long to complete.

scan for deleted files

Step 3. After the scan, click the "Deleted files" on the left panel that contains all the removed files. You can select and preview files as you need. Then, click "Recover" to restore the data to a secure location.

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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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