How to Recover Deleted Files by Date/Time

When you perform data recovery, you may need to filter the scanning result by date and time to locate the deleted files quickly. With the wise data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, you can recover deleted files by date and time using advanced filters. Download it now to get back your lost data immediately.

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"I'm wondering if there is data recovery software that supports recovering deleted files by time. So many third-party data recovery tools let customers find the files by file types, which is troublesome and time-consuming."

Why Do You Need to Recover Deleted Files by Date/Time

Data recovery software can generally find thousands of files after scanning a disk or partition. However, the files or folders you want to recover might be a small portion of them. That's why filters are so important to filter files in line with the date/period modified. With filters or the search feature, you can locate a specific file or folder that you want to retrieve within seconds instead of finding the item from the long list of the scanning result.

Some users may find it helpful to recover deleted files by file type, file name, or file extension, while others may need to retrieve lost data by date and time. No matter which method you prefer, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can do all these things for you.

Wise Data Recovery Software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

With the reliable hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, by filtering settings, you can recover deleted, lost, or formatted files on multiple devices, including internal/external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, camcorder, and other Windows-compatible storage devices. More specifically speaking, you can:

  • Recover lost data by category:  All Files, Recent Files, Lost Files, Recycle Bin Files, Pictures, Documents, Videos, Audio, and Emails
  • Recover files via advanced filter: File Status (Deleted/Existing Files), Specific File Type (Word/PPT/Excel/PDF/Others), Date Modified (a specific period or custom time), File Size, and Initial Letter or File Name.
  • Search for a specific file or folder by full name, part of the name, or extension. 

Download and read on to see how to execute data recovery by date and time with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

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As you can see, with the wise data recovery software from EaseUS, you can recover files not only by the date or time you delete the items but also by other specifics. Read on to follow the three-step file recovery process to get back your precious files.

How to Recover Deleted or Lost Files By Date/Time

To extract the files you deleted on a precise day to period, click "Filter" > "Advanced Filter" to choose an exact period or set a custom one in step 2. Let's get started. 

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, 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

The filter function is small but helpful to shorten the time you spend on finding the target files or folders and allows you to recover files from a specific date. Hope it helps you, too.

Windows Built-in tool - Recover Lost Files by Date/Time from the Previous Version

Windows has a free backup and restore tool to restore files you accidentally deleted, which help you to restore previous versions. But this method is not always useful for file restoration, because the Restore Previous Versions function works only if you have used the File History to back up your files. Otherwise, it will show the error "There are no previous versions available."

How to Restore Files by Date/Time

In Windows 10/8/8.1/7:

1. Move to the folder containing the files you wish to recover.

2. Right-click on the folder and select Properties.

file property

3. Click on the Previous Versions tab. 

properties restore interface

4. Select the appropriate folder from which to recover the file using the Date modified, and click Open.

5. Copy the files to be recovered to a new location.

control panel restore

Or you can input Control Panel on the search box. Control Panel > File History > Restore Personal Files > Click Preview and choose the selected files > Click Restore button to restore it to the origin version.

Unfortunately, if you have not backed up the files in advance, then the Previous Version comes up empty more often or not. So you still have another reliable choice by recovering deleted files with data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery.

Video Tutorial: 5 Ways to Recover Deleted Files 

If you prefer a video guide, follow this tutorial to restore your deleted files effectively.

The Bottom Line

Data loss can hardly be avoided due to human error, hard drive corruption, power outage, computer malfunction, virus attack, etc. Thanks to third-party data recovery software, we escape from various types of data loss disasters on a hard drive, flash drive, memory card, camera, phone, music player, and so on. To eliminate the chance of complete data loss, both backing up important data elsewhere and equipping the computer with a data recovery tool are necessary. Be prudent when you delete items and be quick when you rescue the files.

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Updated by Cedric

Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.

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Written by Jean

Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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