How to Recover Deleted Temp Files

Tracy King updated on Oct 12, 2020 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

If you have lost the temp files by accidental deletion, do not worry. You can use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted temp files without effort.

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"Hi there, can anyone tell me how to recover deleted temp files? I need to recover one important unsaved Word document from the temp file. But I got my temp files deleted last night by accident. I couldn’t find the deleted temp files in the Recycle bin. What can I do? How to recover temp files in Windows 10?"

Temp Files Overview

Temp files are also known as temporary files on Windows for backup purposes. These temp files provisionally hold the content for unsaved and editing document every certain minute(s). Temporary files are used to help recover lost data if the program or computer is unexpectedly crashed, or abnormally halted. As there is no way to recover an unsaved document, even using a third-party data recovery tool, so it is vital to recovering deleted temp files if you want to use them to recover some crucial unsaved files.

How to Recover Deleted Temp Files in Windows 10/8/7 with Ease

To recover the deleted temp files effectively and prevent data loss, we highly recommend you try EaseUS hard drive recovery software. With this tool, you can easily recover deleted temp files on your Windows 10/8/7 computer. If you have lost the temp files by emptying Recycle bin or using Shit+Delete, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is also capable of recovering deleted files from recycle bin or recovering shift delete files in Windows 7.

Now let's start to recover your deleted temp files with detailed steps below.

Step 1. 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 and click the "Scan" button to move on.

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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.

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

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Tips for Successful File Recovery

  • Stop use your hard drive once the data is lost.
  • Do not save the recovered temp files to the same location where they were lost.
  • Regularly back up files to external hard drive.
  • Never use pirated software, which may cause more severe data loss.   

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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, so 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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