How to Recover Deleted Files from Downloads Folder

If you have lost your files after accidentally deleting Download Folder, do not worry, learn how to recover deleted files from Download Folder in Windows 10/8/7 from backups or Previous Version, or using third-party data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

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"Recently, I deleted my entire Downloads Folder on my Windows 10 PC and then cleared out the recycling bin. Later, I realized that there were many useful files in the folder. But unfortunately, all the downloaded files were permanently gone while I emptied the recycle bin. I want to know is it possible to recover deleted files from the Download Folder in Windows 10? Thanks a lot!" 

2 Ways to Recover Files from Downloads Folder in Windows 10/8/7

Downloads folder is a default location in Windows for storing all files and apps that are downloaded from the internet. But due to some reasons, such as the C drive corruption/formatting, human-made accidental deletion, accidental deletion files, mistaken deletion of anti-virus software, the data in Downloads folder get removed. As a result, "Is there any way to undelete Downloads Folder and recover deleted files?" or "how can I recover deleted files from my Downloads folder?" becomes a hot problem. Here we will introduce you two effective solutions to recover files from Download Folder in Windows 10/8/7. Read on to see details.

Part 1. How to Recover Files from a Backup or Previous Versions

If you can't find the Downloads folder on your computer or you accidentally deleted files from that folder, you can restore from a backup (if you're using Windows backup) or from a previous version. Previous versions. 

If you haven't made any backup or the previous versions are not available, which happens in most time, directly use a professional data recovery software to recover the deleted files as soon as you can. The later you wait for data recovery, the less likely you are to restore.

Recover deleted files from a backup

  • Connect the media or drive that your backup is saved to your computer.
  • Click the "Start" button and search for "Control Panel".
  • Select "System and Maintenance", and then choose "Backup and Restore".
  • Choose "Restore my files", and then follow the on-screen instructions to completes the process.

Recover deleted files from previous versions

Previous Versions are copies of files and folders that Windows automatically saves as part of a restore point, which can help you recover deleted files and folders from a previous state. 

  • Right-click on the logical drive/folder which used to contain the Downloads folder.
  • Click on "Restore Previous version" to list all the available previous versions of files and folders.
  • Before restoring a previous version of a file or folder, select the previous version, and then click "Open" to view it to make sure it's the version you want. Next, click "Restore" to recover the deleted files.

recover deleted files from downloads folder

Part 2. How to Recover Files with Deleted Files Recovery Software

If the above ways fail, don't get discouraged, continue to try the most useful way - recover deleted files from Downloads Folder with EaseUS hard drive recovery software. This top-rank data recovery tool enables you to recover deleted, even permanently deleted files or folders from hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, pen drive, SD card, CF card, etc. at high recovery rate. 

Apart from deleted recovery, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard also supports hard drive formatted recovery, recycle bin emptied data recovery, lost partition recovery, OS crash recovery, RAW partition recovery, and more. Now, download this green and reliable data recovery application to restore deleted files in the Downloads folder in Windows 10/8/7.

Step 1. Select location to scan.

On EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, move your mouse on "Select Folder" and click "Browse". Select the location where you lost the Downloads folder and click "OK" to let this program scan and find your lost Downloads folder.

select a location and scan lost downloads folder

Step 2. Check and preview the found Downloads folder.

When the scanning process finishes, use Search to find the "Downloads" folder with lost files. You can double-click to open and preview the found files in the Downloads folder.

Preview lost folder data.

Step 3. Restore the Downloads folder and save it to a safe location.

Click "Recover" to save the Downloads folder to another safe location on your PC.

Restore lost Downloads folder.

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