1.    22 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 42

    how to recover shift deleted files?

    I have a bad habit of hitting shift+delete to delete files so that I don't have to delete it again in the recycle bin but sometimes I mess up things and delete some files that I don't intend to, with shift+del. What can I do to recover accidentally deleted files in that way? Windows 10 Thank you
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    22 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 346
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32

    AS I understand it, when any file is deleted by Windows, the directory entry is truncated so the file does not show up again when you run Windows Explorer, but the physical file is still there...and as long as you don't save a new file that could overwrite the old one, it can still be recovered.

    I don't think you can do that within Windows itself, but there are a litany of programs out there in web land that claim they can restore deleted files.

    There may be better answers, but that's mine.
    Good Luck mate!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    22 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,926
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    You'll need to search the 'net to locate a recovery program. I've used Recuva from Recuva - Restore deleted files, even if youve emptied the Recycle bin! - Piriform a couple years ago but haven't tried the latest yet.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    22 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 42
    Thread Starter

    Any free for sure program? If it's charged, I 'll then be more careful next time rather because my files are usually not very important
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    22 Jul 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Granite Bay, CA
    Posts : 712
    Windows 10 Professional

    Here's a list of free programs. Recuva is a good one:

    19 Free Data Recovery Software Tools (July 2017)
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    26 Jul 2017 #6
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10

    Hi, you may try ApowerRecover to recover permanently deleted files.
    • It works perfectly on Windows 10 and other systems.
    • It has a clear interface and is user-friendly. As you can choose the file types before scanning and find the files according to file types.
    • It scans quickly and safely.

    Tip: Whether you use this program or not, please make sure not put other files in the location where your lost files were stored, or the lost files can be hardly restored successfully.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Recover Deleted Files
Are there any good recovery tools out there that can recover recently deleted files? This isn't an emergency, but I have lost several files in the last six months on separate occasions, and my recovery tools failed to bring them back even though I...
Backup and Restore
How to recover deleted files?
I have deleted some of my important files by mistake. It is not there in recycle bin as it was cleared by my friend . What I do now? Is there any way to recover it?
General Support
recover deleted files
Hello, I realise this problem would be similar regardless of which Windows being used. I partitioned my HD and moved documents to new partition. Mistakenly removed the partition without restoring files. Is there any way of recovering the lost...
General Support
How do I recover my deleted files after upgrading to Windows 10?
Hi guys, I was using Windows 8.1 then upgraded to Windows 10, but all of my personal files has deleted and I tried best of recovery programs and they're not helped me. So, if I roll back to my previous version of Windows, does my personal files...
General Support
Win10 Deleted My Profle - How do I Recover it?
So I left my work PC over the weekend, only to return to see that Windows 10 somehow deleted my main profile. So, quite simply, how do I recover and reinstate my old profile? The profile still exist on the PC, the folder is there in the 'Users'...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:43.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App

Windows 10 Forums