Data Deleted by Mistake on Windows 7, What Can I Do

I'm running Windows 7. It is a Dell Optiplex 9020 computer. I accidentally deleted a folder on my desktop with shift delete. Could somebody suggest a suitable way to retrieve the files back? Excel documents have been deleted. Any recommended data recovery program from a third party?

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Jaden· Answered on Mar 25, 2024

Deletion by mistake is a major reason for data loss. Even if you removed the folder by pressing Shift + Delete, you could still recover it. This is the place to seek information on how to recover deleted files in Windows 7. You have several options for recovering a deleted file from your hard drive.

You can recover the deleted folder on the PC from previous versions. This method supports undoing file loss with the File History backup but doesn't work without a backup. If you activate File History before deleting your data, you can utilize it to recover the deleted files on your computer.

This method should work on Windows 7 even if you removed your files using the Shift + Delete method, which permanently deletes your files. If you did not enable this method before losing the files, do not attempt to utilize it.

You can try the following steps to see if it recovers permanently deleted files on Windows 7 and earlier.

Step 1. Create a new file or folder on the desktop with the same name as the deleted file or folder.

Step 2. Select "Restore prior versions" from the context menu when right-clicking the new file or folder. Windows will look for and display prior versions of files or folders with this name and the dates connected with them.

Step 3. Select the most recent version and click "Restore" to recover your deleted file or folder.

It is very straightforward to restore deleted data from the desktop using prior versions. However, many users do not have backups of files or folders made by Windows Backup or automated backup. So, how can you recover deleted files or folders from your desktop if you don't have a backup? Don't worry. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is here to assist you.

Download EaseUS deleted data recovery software, which has advanced algorithm technology, and follow an intuitive process to restore deleted folders from your Windows 7.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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