How to Recover Deleted .lnk Files on Windows 10

Can this file be recovered? I retrieved the .lnk file from the Recycling Bin (not sure why it was there), but it's a novel I've been working on, and I've lost about 20k words since my last backup. I have only worked on it from this computer, but I cannot find the document anywhere.

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Dany· Answered on Apr 28, 2023

The file with .lnk extension refers to the shortcut of the original folder, file, or application. You can recover deleted .lnk files on Windows 10 with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. This powerful software can recover files, documents, photos, and other types of data due to accident deletion or formatting.

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Here is how you do it:

Step 1. Download EaseUS software and launch it. Select the drive where the original file is stored.

Step 2. Use the filter to filter the specific file type. If the novel you are working on is Word, you can choose Word to narrow down the scanned results and locate your files quickly.

Step 3. Preview the file to check if it is the one you want, and click 'Recover'.

Another available method is to recover your file through Windows System Restore, which can restore your Windows to the earlier state.

Step 1. Open 'Start' and search for the 'Restore Point' to create a restore point.

Step 2. Click 'Next' and select the restore point from a date before file loss.

Step 3. Click 'Next' > 'Scan for affected programs', and apps added after the restore point will be removed.

Step 4. Click 'Close' > 'Next' > 'Finish'.

And then, after the computer finishes the restoration process and restarts, you can check whether your .lnk file returns.

Read More: How to Convert a Shortcut File into an Original File

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