How to Recover Deleted Text Files in Windows 10 

The deleted text files in Windows 10 will not be erased immediately, and you can easily recover these files with the professional recovery tool - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Keep reading this passage and get back deleted text files!

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Many editors prefer to write things on the Notepad and save them as text files. Why? The .txt files are the simplest text files and don't have a complex edit style, and you don't need to worry about the font and style, which will not be changed during the transition.

Editors like us or common users will clean up files frequently to free up space on the Windows 10 computer, and the text files may be accidentally deleted during the cleanup. If you don't have backups and cannot find .txt files anywhere, try the text file recovery software, which will be the first choice.

Keep reading to find the top three methods and recover deleted text files in Windows 10.

Fix 1. Restore Deleted Text Files in Windows 10 with Recovery Software

Using text file recovery software in Windows 10 is the best choice when you can't find deleted text files on the computer. Download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on the Windows 10 computer now, and we'll guide you on text file recovery later.

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This handy recovery tool can help you recover deleted files easily, including the common text files like txt, doc, and docx. EaseUS recovery tool will search for lost files in Windows 10 with its advanced scan mode.

Check the detailed guide on text file recovery in Windows now:

Step 1. Start EaseUS text recovery software in Windows 10 by double-clicking. Select a disk to scan.

select a location and click scan for text files

Step 2. Now, use the Filter tab to select the files you want; you'll see plenty of document folders. Scroll down to choose "dox/docx/txt…". If you want to recover txt files, select the folder named "txt", and you can preview the files

recover deleted text files

Step 3. Find the deleted text file you want to recover and click "Preview" to check the detailed information in this file, and then click "Recover" to save. By the way, this tool also can recover unsaved Word documents.

save the recover text files

Remember to share this recovery tool to help more users recover lost text files in Windows!


Fix 2. Find Deleted Text Files in the Recycle Bin

Never forget to check the Windows 10 Recycle Bin after deleting text files. It's a simple method; you can restore deleted text files from the Recycle Bin in no more than 30 days. Check the following guide to recover the deleted text files:

Step 1. In Windows 10, the Recycle Bin will be found on the desktop, and you need to double-click the trash icon to open the folder.

Step 2. Find the deleted text files in the folder and use the Ctrl key and the pointer to select multiple files.

Step 3. After selecting the text files you want to recover, right-click and choose "Restore".

restore deleted text files

Check the following passage to learn more about how to recover deleted files in Windows 10:

how to recover deleted files in Windows 10

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Fix 3. Recover Text Files from the Temporary Folder

Windows 10 has a temporary folder that can save temp files. Notepad and Microsoft Office will keep temporary files to help users restore unsaved documents. How do you locate the temp folder and recover doc or txt files? Check the step-by-step tutorial below:

Step 1. On your Windows 10 device, click the Search button. After entering %AppData%, hit "Enter". The Roaming folder will open as a result.

type in appdata

Step 2. Type in .doc/ .txt into the search field to recover deleted Notepad or Word files.

recover deleted or unsaved notepad files

If you cannot restore text files from this temp or you want to recover deleted temp files, go back to method 1 to recover with the EaseUS recovery program.

You may also be interested in recovering unsaved Notepad files in Windows:

recover unsaved notepad files

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All the methods are simple and can work without recent backups, and the best way to recover deleted files without backup is by applying the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Read detailed reviews about this software to get more information, or you can download it now to experience it by yourself.

Windows 10 Text File Recovery FAQs

Have you recovered deleted text files in Windows 10? Hope you can learn more about this topic with the following Q&As:

1. Can I recover deleted .txt files in Windows 10?

You can recover deleted .txt files in Windows 10 with the following methods:

  1. 1. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
  2. 2. Restore from Recycle Bin
  3. 3. Retrieve from Temp folder

2. How do I recover permanently deleted text files in Windows 10?

When the text files are permanently deleted in Windows 10, you'll need backups to restore them. When the text files are permanently deleted, that means the data on storage devices are erased and overwritten.

3. How do I recover deleted text files without software?

To recover deleted text files without software, you can check the Recycle Bin folder first. If there are no text files, go to the Windows Temp folder instead.

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    Jaden is one of the editors of EaseUS, who focuses on topics concerning PCs and Mac data recovery. Jaden is committed to enhancing professional IT knowledge and writing abilities. She is always keen on new and intelligent products.…
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    Dany is an editor of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. She focuses on writing articles about data recovery on Mac devices and PCs. She is devoted to improving her writing skills and enriching her professional knowledge. Dany also enjoys reading detective novels in her spare time. …
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