While using a laptop, we may have intentionally or not deleted important files in it. Or maybe it’s not as important as that, but suddenly you really need the file.
On PC, when deleting files with the Delete menu option, the file will usually enter first to the Recycle Bin. It aims to restore deleted files only with the Restore menu if needed at any time.
The combination of Shift + Delete or the Empty Recycle Bin menu will empty the bin containing the deleted files directly. But the files in the Recycle Bin will be set to be permanently deleted if they are left for 30 days.
Then what if we haven’t had time to restore the intended file from the Recycle Bin, but we really need it immediately? Apparently, even though it was permanently deleted, it didn’t mean that the file was completely lost from the laptop.
Reported by Detik, files that have been deleted will later be considered as available space for the system and waiting to be overwritten by new data. This means that as long as the deleted file has not been overwritten, we can restore the file we want!
Detik summarizes how to restore the file, but noted that these methods only apply to Windows.
1. Backup and Restore Method
Without any third-party software, you can restore files that have been permanently deleted on your laptop this way. This method can also be used for Windows 7, 8 and 10. With the condition, you have the latest data backup in Windows backup.
First, click the Start menu combined with the Windows symbol on the keyboard, then select Control Panel.
After that, select the System and Maintenance option and select Backup and Restore > Restore my files > Browse for files. This step is useful for selecting backups that have been made previously. After that, you just save the file in a location that you can choose.
2. Restore Method Previous Versions
Windows 7, 8 or 10 users can restore permanently deleted files with downgrade or return to previous versions of Windows. But, this method is rather risky so before you have to make sure the File History feature is active.
After that, you can start by searching for the folder where the files or folders have been permanently deleted. Right-click on the folder, then select the Restore previous versions option.
Later a list of various versions of files or folders will appear. Select the latest version and click Restore to restore files that have been permanently deleted.
3. Using the third-party Application:
The previous two methods require you to have a backup of your data, but if you can’t do it, you can use third-party applications. Detik exemplifies the application to restore files such as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.
How do you operate it? First, of course, you have to download and install this EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard application on your laptop or PC. Then run the application as usual and select the location where your files are deleted then click on that location.
After that, select the Scan option. EaseUS will automatically scan the location of the selected file and a few moments later will give you the scan results displayed in the Deleted files section.
From here you can select the file you want to return and click Recover to save it to a new location or device. Complete this process by clicking OK.
What do you think? Do you think this is the best time to try it out ?