How Can I Recover EXE Files Automatically Deleted

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

If you have accidentally deleted your .exe files or the .exe files are automatically deleted on your Windows 7/8/10 computer, do not worry, you are in the right place now! Here, you will learn three methods to recover deleted .exe files. And among them, EaseUS Exe file recovery is the most effective way to help you recover deleted .exe files from PC, even the files have been permanently deleted without any backup.

EXE Files Are Missing Automatically

"Currently, I  am experiencing a problem. My .exe files are automatically deleted from my computer. I don't know why. I try to download and install again, but the .exe files are missing repeatedly. What can I do to solve this weird situation and recover the .exe files?"

Many users have encountered that .exe files keep deleted automatically on their PC. This is a strange problem that might be caused by antivirus settings, privilege issue, system glitches, or other matters. If you also meet such a thing, don't worry. Here, you can find three effective ways to recover deleted .exe files, restore automatically disappeared or missing .exe files. Read the following how-to guides. 

Solution 1. Recover Deleted EXE Files from Previous Version

Previous versions are the copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup or copies of files and folders that Windows automatically saves as part of a restore point. You can restore files or folders from previous versions without any third-party software. Then, how to restore .exe files from previous versions? Just follow the simple directions.

  • Open This PC/Computer.
  • Locate the folder where you used to save the deleted.exe files.
  • Right-click the folder and choose to "Restore previous versions". 
  • Select the versions that you need and click "Restore".

Notice: This method only works when you have created backups by using Windows Backup. If you haven't enabled this feature, this tip won't be helpful. 

Solution 2. Restore EXE Files from Recycle Bin

If you've saved .exe files on the desktop and then carelessly deleted it, you can try to restore from the recycle bin is you haven't emptied it. Here is the detailed guide:

  • Open "Recycle Bin".
  • Find and right-click the deleted .exe.
  • Choose "Restore".

Tip: If you have emptied the recycle bin under Windows 10/8/7, you can't recover deleted .exe files through this way directly. But you can resort to professional file recovery software to do recycle bin emptied data recovery

Solution 3. Recover Deleted EXE Files with File Recovery Software

This is the only helpful method to restore permanently deleted .exe files without backups. EaseUS data recovery software is powerful in recovering deleted files from HDD, SSD, USB flash drive, pen drive, external hard drive, and more on Windows 10/8/7. If you use Mac, you can download the Mac data recovery software to restore lost or disappear .exe files.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can also recover other documents, such as Word/Excel/PPT documents, photos, videos, audios, emails, ZIP, HTML, RAR, etc. Follow steps below to recover .exe files now.

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.

select the location

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.

scan for deleted files

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.

recover deleted files

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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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