How To Recover A Deleted File

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Have you ever deleted a file that you needed on accident, maybe forgot about your trash bin and then when you go and search for the missing file you notice your trash has been cleared? The dread you may feel if you didn’t have a backup.

Well, don’t worry! Lancing Light LLC has tips for you that will help alleviate your woes.

You can recover a deleted file on Windows by following these steps:

  1. Open Computer by selecting the Start button , and then selecting Computer.
  2. Navigate to the folder that used to contain the file or folder.
  3. Right-click it, and then select Restore previous versions.

To recover deleted files on Windows inside the Recycle Bin you can see the steps below:

  1. Open the Recycle Bin by clicking on its icon.
  2. Search for the files you wish to recover.
  3. Right-click on the file or folder you want to recover.
  4. Select the Restore option from the menu to recover the item to its original location.

There is also software dedicated to data recovery that you can use to recover your permanently deleted files such as Wondershare Recoverit or Recuva.

How do I know if my file is permanently deleted?

If you deleted a file by pressing “shift + delete,” or you also cleared the recycle bin unknowingly, then these files will be permanently removed from the system. This means that you won’t be able to recover them using the usual methods.

How do I recover a permanently deleted file?

You can recover permanently deleted files using a file recovery software such as Recuva. Here are the steps you can follow:

  1. Download and install Recuva on your computer.
  2. Launch Recuva and select the type of files you want to recover.
  3. Choose the location where the file was stored before it was deleted.
  4. Click on the “Scan” button to start scanning for deleted files.
  5. Once the scan is complete, select the files you want to recover.
  6. Click on the “Recover” button to restore the selected files.

How do I recover a file if I’m using a Mac?

  1. Open the Trash Bin on your Mac.
  2. Locate and select the missing files.
  3. Right-click any of the selected files.
  4. Select the “Put Back” option to restore deleted files on Mac to its original location.

If you have emptied your Trash Bin, you can still recover deleted files using a file recovery software such as Disk Drill

How do I recover deleted files on iOS?

  1. Open the Files app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the “Browse” tab.
  3. Tap on “Recently Deleted.”
  4. Tap on the file you want to restore.
  5. Tap on “Recover” at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  6. The file will be restored to its original location.

How do I recover a deleted file on Android?

  1. Open the Google Drive app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the three horizontal lines in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap on “Trash.”
  4. Locate and select the file you want to restore.
  5. Tap on the three vertical dots next to the file.
  6. Tap on “Restore.”

If you have emptied your Trash Bin, you can still recover deleted files using a file recovery software such as DiskDigger. You can download DiskDigger from the Google Play Store.

We’ve learned about all the different ways we can recover deleted files from all sorts of different operating systems. But let’s face it, sometimes it can be a daunting task. That’s where we come in! At Lancing Light LLC, we’re here to help you out whenever you have a technical question during a stressful time. And the best part? Your first consultation is on us! So don’t hesitate to contact us today and let us help you get back on track! We also offer backup solutions at reasonable prices!


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