Left-click Mouse Causes Delete Windows 10/8/7

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


Files get deleted on left mouse click! If your mouse becomes too sensitive to delete everything instead of executing an appropriate operation, check solutions on this page. Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted files by left clicking.

Problem: Left-click mouse causes delete

'left-click' behavior on a keyboard mouse causes deletion. Take it easy. You're not alone. Here in the following lies a list of situations that unveil some unusual performance of hovering a mouse on a file or program and left-clicking on it.

  • Programs, shortcuts, files or folders won't open on double left click as normal. Instead, they get deleted straightly without asking.
  • Clicking on an empty folder will delete it and if the folder has files it will ask for your confirmation for many times whether you want to delete it until you really delete the files.
  • Whenever the mouse selector pointer rests on a file or folder icon, Windows generates an automatic delete action and deleted files were not found in the Recycle bin.

Anyhow, left mouse click = delete and it's apparently an annoying problem and despairingly brings big data loss trouble.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard: Recover deleted files by left clicking

Never mind letting us know how many files or folders have been wrongly deleted by such a malfunctioning mouse. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is able to recover everything, even you emptied the Recycle Bin, that was deleted off from a computer/laptop internal drive partition, a portable hard drive, a USB flash drive, and SD card. Use this handy file recovery software to get back all deleted items in the first place, and later take measures to fix the mouse problem. It's the only guaranteed way to minimize the loss of computer data.

Just install this software and apply it to scan all over the file location to find all lost data. When the scan is over, you're allowed to recover unlimited files in only three steps.


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

Troubleshooting: We've tried several that are helpful

Stay focus. It's time for you to contemplate the causes of the exact mouse errors. We collected some reliable answers, and it's worth testing all the suggested fixes unless you feel like replacing your computer, hard drive, mouse or reinstalling an operating system.

Option 1. Clean malware and virus with antivirus software

Scan malware and viruses using your existing antivirus software. Or, use cmd to remove a computer virus if you have skills.

Option 2. Uninstall recently installed programs, drivers

Uninstall programs and drivers you recently installed on your computer.

Option 3. Perform System Restore

Perform a system restore and try to restore your operating system to a restore point before the left-click mouse problem arouses.

Will system restore delete files? Yes, it's necessary to back up computer data that is created after the restore point.

Option 4. Uninstall and update driver

Update mouse drivers. To do this, press Windows + X keys and choose Device Manager. Locate the Mouse and other pointing devices and then right-click on your mouse driver to open its Properties. Switch to the Driver tab and then click the Uninstall/Uninstall Device button.

update mouse drivers to fix the left-clicking causing deletion trouble

Afterward, disconnect the mouse and plug it in again. By reinstalling a new mouse driver, the auto-deletion problem should now disappear.

Option 5. Run DISM command

Fix corrupted system file. DISM command generally repairs various system issues that are likely to be the cause of the improper deletion by clicking a mouse. To run DISM tool, you need to use Windows + X keys to access Command Prompt (Admin) and enter the command as follows.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Do not interrupt or close the window in case it takes a long time to find the corruption and fix it alright.

The five methods are not absolutely working, but comparing with other higher-leveled and riskful troubleshooting, they're easy to handle, and not causing further damage to your computer.


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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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