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How Can I Recover EXE Files Automatically Deleted? Got It!

Did you accidently delete or lose your .exe files? You are in the right place now! EaseUS EXE file recovery is available to tell users how to recover deleted .exe files from PC and how to recover a permanently deleted .exe file.

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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 them from the Recycle Bin if you haven't emptied them. 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 this way directly. But you can resort to professional file recovery software to recover files deleted from Recycle Bin

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 Wizard 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.

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Step 1. Choose the exact file location and then click the "Scan" button to continue.

select the location to scan for deleted files

Step 2. After the process, select the "Deleted Files" and "Other Lost Files" folders in the left panel. Then, you can apply the "Filter" feature or click the "Search files or folders" button to find the deleted files.

check the results

Step 3. Click the "Recover" button and save the restored files – ideally, it should be different from the original one.

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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