Names of permanently deleted files in current folder

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  1. Posts : 6
    windows 10
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    Names of permanently deleted files in current folder


    is it possible to access Names of permanently deleted files in folder?

    I accidentaly removed lots of files in my downloads folder, as soon as TRIM is enabled on my SSD it was impossible for me to recover removed files, so I'm interested if its possible to see names of deleted files and folers there.

    Windows 10
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  2. Posts : 13,961
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
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    Not directly. You may get lucky and use a program like Recuva but depending on how long it's been and how much write activity has happened the less likely you are to find anything.

    Your best bet and something you should have been doping all along is to be taking regular backups of your hard drive, weekly at a minimum.

    For the future:

    Backup your hard drive

    The first thing you need to do is backup your current install. The best way to do this is to use Macrium Reflect Free to make an image backup to an external hard drive. If you don't have an external hard drive now is a good time to get one as regular backup should be a part of your normal process. You can get a 1TB external hard drive for $60 (less if on sale).

    There are other backup programs available but Macrium is the one I use and recommend.


    • Acronis True Image. A full featured backup solution. ...
    • EaseUS ToDo Backup. A flexible solution in the backup arena. ...
    • Paragon Backup & Recovery. Enterprise options for home backup. ...
    • NovaBackup. Does the basics well, but only the basics.
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  3. Posts : 6
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Ztruker said:
    Not directly. You may get lucky and use a program like Recuva but depending on how long it's been and how much write activity has happened the less likely you are to find anything.

    Your best bet and something you should have been doping all along is to be taking regular backups of your hard drive, weekly at a minimum.

    For the future:

    Backup your hard drive

    The first thing you need to do is backup your current install. The best way to do this is to use Macrium Reflect Free to make an image backup to an external hard drive. If you don't have an external hard drive now is a good time to get one as regular backup should be a part of your normal process. You can get a 1TB external hard drive for $60 (less if on sale).

    There are other backup programs available but Macrium is the one I use and recommend.


    • Acronis True Image. A full featured backup solution. ...
    • EaseUS ToDo Backup. A flexible solution in the backup arena. ...
    • Paragon Backup & Recovery. Enterprise options for home backup. ...
    • NovaBackup. Does the basics well, but only the basics.
    Ztruker thank you for responce and suggestions, yup I got external hard drives and even more I got them scattered to different locations and Acronis true image does everything well, just the problem is that in my laptop there is only one SSD 480GB and there is no option in windows to activate Backup file history on only one disk drive, I backup information from time to time on external hdd but its a bit annoying to do it too frequently. I tried to recover files with EaseUS, Disk Drill, Active File recovery, but as it seems when SSD has TRIM enabled its hard to get your data back, in this case it was about 15GB .RAR files that windows wiped out from downloads folder when I tried to remove only temporary files.
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  4. Posts : 25,330
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    Nika said:
    ...problem is that in my laptop there is only one SSD 480GB and there is no option in windows to activate Backup file history on only one disk drive...
    Technically that is true, backing up to the same drive (even to a different partition) is of no help if the drive dies. That is why File History will only let you back up to another drive, or to a network share.

    But there is a way to back up to the same drive if you really must. Share a folder, preferably one on another partition, then set up file History to use that network share. It will work because File History has no way to tell that the share is actually on the same drive.
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  5. Posts : 5,369
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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  6. Posts : 5,369
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #6

    I also wiped my downloads folder accidentally recently. I always have several sysyem image backups so no problem.
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  7. Posts : 13,961
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #7

    Nika said:
    ...problem is that in my laptop there is only one SSD 480GB and there is no option in windows to activate Backup file history on only one disk drive...
    So use Macrium or Acronis on the laptop and backup to an external HDD or SSD. Not doing so is now going to cost you loss of data unless you get lucky with Recuva.
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  8. Posts : 5,369
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #8

    Q) Do you keep system restore enabled?

    If you do have it enabled:

    Restore Previous Versions of Files, Folders, and Drives in Windows 10

    ShadowExplorer.com - About

    System Restore Explorer, Mount System Restore Points - gHacks Tech News

    System Restore Explorer | Nic's Blog - find and click on the word "here" which is the download link.
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  9. Posts : 13,961
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #9

    I don't mean to be negative, but

    The files don't exist so you can't right click on them.

    ShadowExplorer hasn't been updated since 2013 and requires .Net Framework 3.5. I'm installing it now to see if it still works.
    Edit: Yup, .Net 3.5 installed okay and ShadowExplorer works great. This is a good possibility, definitely check it out.

    System Restore doesn't save user data
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  10. Posts : 12,572
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #10

    A tip: the deletion of a file usually only changes the first letter of the name and marks the space as available when storing more files needs it but outside Recycle Bin or permanently deleted files followed by defragging will move portions of files into that space wiping out the chance of recovery. A file is seldom written all in contiguous space and optimization or defragmenting of a file moves all the parts of it close together which overwrites any in that available space. That process is a pretty good security feature for most purposes.
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