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How to Make Files Undeletable in Windows

Don't bother for deleting or losing files again in your Windows PC. Here we'll offer you effective methods to make files undeletable in Windows 10/8/7. And you'll never lose any files again in your PC. Read and get the methods to protect your precious data now.

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If you have lost files on your PC over and over again and sometimes you even don't what causes the data loss. Fortunately, effective methods are available here to help you fix the file lost issues, and you can also make important files undeletable but accessible now. Then you won't lose any precious documents or files on your PC. Let's see how to make files undeletable in Windows 11/10/8/7 now.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Deny security permission Right-click the file > choose "Properties". In Security, tab "Edit" to change permission > select "Add"...Full steps
Fix 2. Create backups  Use the best automatic backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup to create file backup in Windows...Full steps
Fix 3. Use file undelete software  Use EaseUS file undelete software to recover lost files after you format or remove files from your PC...Full steps

Method 1. Deny Security Permission to Make Files Undeletable

  • Right-click the file or document on your PC > choose "Properties".
  • In Security, tab "Edit" to change permission > select "Add and enter Everyone".
  • Press "OK" and select the group to change Full control permission to Deny.
  • Press "Yes" to confirm.

Then you can try to delete the file, and you'll get a File Access Denied message. Once this message appears, you'll not be able to remove the file again. When you want to delete the file again, you can change the Deny to everyone's full control permission.

Method 2. Create Backups to Make Files Undeletable 

If you need a more directive method to make files undeletable, the best automatic backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup will allow you to create file backup and even auto backup files in Windows for you. If you have made backups, you'll never lose files even after accidental deletion, as you can directly restore them from backups. Follow to see how to automatically back up files to an external hard drive so to make a file undeletable. 

Create file backups to make files undeletable

Method 3. Make a File Undeletable with File Undelete Software

With professional file undelete software, you can recover the lost files effectively even after you format or remove files from your PC. Here you may try a 100% risk-free file undelete software - EaseUS EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, which allows you to make a file undeletable in PC or external storage devices by performing formatted recovery, recycle bin emptied data recovery, permanently deleted files recovery, lost partition recovery, OS crash recovery, virus attack recovery, and RAW partition recovery with simple clicks.

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Now, download this software for free and let it help you get data back safely and timely. 

Step 1. Select a location and start scanning

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition/drive where the deleted files were stored. Click "Scan" to find lost files.

select a location where you deleted files

Step 2. Select the files you want to recover

When the scanning has finished, select the deleted files you want to recover. You can click on the filter to display only the file types you want. If you remember the file name, you can also search in the "Search files or folders" box, which is the fastest way to find the target file. 

Choose recoverable files

Step 3. Preview and recover deleted files

Preview the recoverable files. Then, select files you want to restore and click "Recover" to store the files at a new storage locations instead of the disk where the data was previously lost.

Recover deleted files

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Updated by Cedric

Cedric Grantham is a senior editor and data recovery specialist of EaseUS. He mainly writes articles and how-to tips about data recovery on PC and Mac. He has handled 10,000+ data recovery cases and is good at data recovery of NTFS, FAT (FAT32 and ExFAT) file systems, and RAID structure reorganization.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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