How to Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10 for Free

Tracy King updated on Sep 16, 2020 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


If you have deleted files in Windows 10 and find no way to troubleshoot, don't worry. You can use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free to undelete, restore and recover deleted files from Windows 10; even the files have been permanently removed.

Are you having troubles recovering deleted files in Windows 10? Do you want to know how to recover deleted photos in Windows 10, even those are not in the Recycle bin? If YES, you can find solutions here. On this page, you will learn to recover deleted files in Windows 10 with three approaches.

Recover with freeware (works for permanently deleted files)
Restore from recycle bin
Undelete from previous versions

Most Effective Way to Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10 for Free

After data loss, the sooner and more efficiently you make a recovery, the more likely the data will be restored. Therefore, at first, we highly recommend you try professional and free data recovery software to recover deleted files in Windows 10.

Speaking of data recovery, EaseUS data recovery wizard enjoys great popularity. This robust data recovery provides the free versions to restore up to 2GB files without any limitation.

  • Recover (permanently) lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, emails effectively
  • Support data recovery from recycle bin, HDD/SSD, memory card, flash drive, digital camera, etc.
  • Allows for data recovery for accidental deletion, formatting, partition loss, virus attack, system crash, and more

Now, download this green freeware on your Windows 10 and start to recover lost files within three steps.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Select the disk partition or storage location where you lost data and click the "Scan" button.

select the location on Windows 10

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start the scanning process instantly. During this process, if you find the desired files, you can directly stop the scanning and recover the necessary data. You can also wait for the process to end.

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Step 3. Preview and restore lost Windows 10 data. You can double-click the recovered files to have a preview. Then, select the object data and click the "Recover" button to save them to another safe spot in the PC/storage device.

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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard also provides the Mac version for you to recover deleted files on Mac. You may download the Mac version right here and apply it to help you out of complex data cases. 

Restore Deleted Files from the Recycle Bin

If you lost or deleted files from your Windows 10 desktop, you can try to restore them from the recycle bin. If you have emptied the recycle bin, learn to how to recover files from emptied recycle bin.  

Open the "Recycle Bin" > find the files you need > right-click and choose "Restore".

Undelete Files in Windows 10 from Previous Versions

Another possible way to recover Windows 10 deleted files is using the previous versions.

Step 1. Create an exact same file with the same name of lost files.

Step 2. Check "Properties", choose "Previous Version" and select the right file version to restore.

recover deleted files in Windows 10

This method doesn't work very often, as previous versions may not be found. So to recover deleted files successfully, you'd better use a qualified data recovery tool like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard introduced above.

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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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