How to Restore Files from Backup on Windows 11 Step by Step

My computer always creates backups of my working files automatically. Two days ago, I accidentally deleted some important working files and empty the Recycle Bin. How to restore files from a backup on Windows 11?

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Dany· Answered on Apr 25, 2024

Actually, you don't have to restore files from backups on Windows 11 when you encounter this kind of issue. The straightforward way to recover deleted files on Windows 11 is by applying for a Windows file recovery program, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

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Step 1. Launch the software on Windows 11, place the mouse pointer over the Recycle Bin option under the Locations section, and select Scan to selectively retrieve files from an empty Recycle Bin.

Step 2. It will immediately begin a fast scan to look for any deleted files and, afterward, an automatic deep scan to look for further lost files. After scanning, you can choose a certain file type, such as Photos, Word, movies, etc., using the Filter option.

Step 3. Once you've found the files you wish to restore, double-clicking on them will give you a detailed glimpse. Next, choose the desired files and press Recover. To prevent data overwriting, we advise choosing a separate volume or an external USB device to store the recovered files.

If you still do not get what you want after the recovery, you can restore files from backups on Windows 11 with File History.

Step 1. Search for File History with the search box. Choose Restore your files from File History.

Step 2. When the File History window opens, all the files and folders you backed up before will show up.

Step 3. Select the working files you want to restore, and then hit the green button to restore the deleted working files. Or, you can click the gear icon near the upper right corner of the window and select Restore to from the menu to restore the file to the location you want.

Step 4. There might be a naming conflict when you restore files. You need to choose Replace the File in the Destination Folder, Skip This File, or Compare Info for Both Files according to your needs.

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

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