Table of Contents
- Video Recovery
- SD Card Recovery
- Recycle Bin Recovery
- Recover Data from USB
- Recover Deleted Emails
- Hard Drive Not Showing Up in Windows
- Recover Unsaved Word Documents
- Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10
- Recover Files from Virus Infected Hard Drive
- Best Free Photo Recovery Software
- Recover Files from Formatted Hard Drive
How Do You Recover Deleted Files and Folders from Google Drive?
Step 1: Select a location to scan.
Step 2: Select the files you want to recover.
Step 3: Restore lost data.
To recover deleted files not in the Bin anymore, you have three ways to go:
|Workable Solutions||Step-by-step Troubleshooting|
|Fix 1. Restore backups via Backup||If you have 'Backup and Sync' program installed, you can restore missing files via Backup and Sync...Full steps|
|Fix 2. Search for locally saved files||You can use the professional EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to scan and recover locally saved files...Full steps|
|Fix 3. Ask for help from Administrator||To recover deleted files by yourself, you can ask help from the Administrator and Support...Full steps|
Google Drive allows users to store files (e.g. photos, videos, docs, sheets, presentations, etc.), synchronize files across devices, and share files. It protects user files from missing in many ways, with a Bin feature to keep deleted files, with the specialized Backup and Sync program to back up and sync your computer files... So, whenever you removed some files/folders from My Drive, you can try to recover from the Bin folder or backups.
Can you recover permanently deleted files from Google Drive?
Most Google Drive users know exactly what the Bin is for. All files you removed from the drive would go to the Bin for one-month preservation. You can always rely on the Bin recovery method except it's a permanent deletion, including you delete forever an individual file, empty the entire trash bin, or it reaches the time limit when Google Drive automatically clear your bin folder.
On the condition that you have 'Backup and Sync' program installed. It automatically syncs files from the specific folders you configured when setting up the program, like Desktop, Documents, and Picture on your PC.
To check the missing files in Backup and Sync, follow the below steps.
- Step 1: Launch Backup and Sync and you will arrive at the path C:\Users\Your name\Google Drive
- Step 2: All the copies of important files are viewable on the pane
- Step 3: Browse the files by viewing large icons thumbnails or directly search the file name in the search box.
Search for locally saved files and folders
Assuming that you're syncing or uploading files from a computer to Google Drive all the time, there is a chance that you can try to recover the original files that have been uploaded on the cloud storage.
Things would be much easier if you can still recall where the original files were kept. Even they're removed after syncing to the cloud, using data recovery software could track them from where they saved.
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a dependable yet powerful data recovery software that has both Windows and Mac versions. It's able to scan all types of lost files on a specific location, such as a computer hard drive, an external HDD, USB flash drive or a memory card. It's not designed to recover missing files from the Google Drive server, but the original location where Google Drive files were initially created. Download the FREE version for the first time. The software will first ask you to select the file location to scan, so make sure that you didn't choose the local drive by wrong.
To recover local files from a storage location, follow the below steps.
Step 1. Select a location to scan.
Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition, external hard drive, USB, or memory card from which you want to perform data recovery, and then click "Scan".
Step 2. Select the files you want to recover.
Wait until the scanning completes. Afterward, select the lost files you want to recover. If you need, double-click the file to preview its content.
Step 3. Recover lost data.
After choosing the files, click "Recover" and choose a location on another drive to save the recovered files.
Ask help from Administrator and Support
To realize the possibility of retrieving deleted files by yourself, you must obey the criteria:
- The file must be created/uploaded to the Google Drive server by the same user or
- The original owner of the file must grant the rights to it.
Google account that's associated with a school, company or organization, usually it's the administrator who is able to recover the deleted files.
If you're a paid customer of Google Drive, writing feedback to the official support is a guaranteed way to recover permanently deleted files from the cloud server. As reported, it could be challenging for a free user to get a prompt reply.
To contact the support, follow the below steps.
- Step 1: On the webpage or app interface of Google Drive, click the " ? " symbol in a circle, click Help.
- Step 2: From the drop-down list, click "Send Feedback".
- Step 3: Describe your issue in the pointed area and add a screenshot if necessary. Click SEND.
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Tracy is enthusiastic to share technical tips and solutions about computing and technology. Being an EaseUS member since 2013, she also writes instructional content about data recovery, file/disk partition/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.
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