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Recover Deleted Files and Photos in Windows 10 Free

Last updated on April 12th, 2019 at 03:14 am

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 edition is extremely good providing easy access and fast processing. We save our files and photos in our PC’s and laptops. While doing some work we accidentally delete our photos if they are not properly organized and lost our important files.

There are many third party software’s available on internet, but we can’t rely on them. Third party software’s sometime conflicts with system drives and make the situation even worse. There might be a chance that we can lose other files as they interfere with other folders and directories.

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Windows also provide an option to restore files and we can get back our data again. If we detect the damage early then it is easy to recover files in good quality. If we delay in restoring files then we will not be able to recover all files and there quality may also degrade.

Important Note: We should ensure not to write any data in the drive till we backup all files and folders.

Recover Temporary Deleted Files (From Recycle Bin)

Temporary deleted files means when we delete the file using delete button on keyboard or right click option. When we delete files by this method, they move to recycle bin. We can retrieve these files from recycle bin by following method

  • Go to desktop and double click on the Recycle Bin icon.
  • Select the file you want to retrieve.
  • Right click on file and then select restore.recover files from recycle bin
  • The file will be restored to the same location from where it was deleted.

Recover Permanently Deleted files in Windows 10

Some people have the habit to delete files using Shift+Delete button that permanently deletes file or folder. If we permanently delete a photo or file then it is not moved to Recycle bin. In this condition the computer cannot read your file but technically it is there until another file is copied to same location. The files are just marked deleted in File Allocation Table (FAT) or Master File Table (MFT).

To restore these files we can use “Restore Previous Version” feature of Windows Operating System. But you should use this feature at early stage. The system creates a restore point by which it make the data available up to the date from where it has created restore point. Steps to retrieve deleted files and photos from restore option are:

Method 1: Restore to Previous Version

  • Go to the Folder from where you have deleted files.
  • Right click on the folder and select the “Restore previous version” option from the options.
  • The Process will start and your files will be back up.

Method 2: Restore System Settings

  • Go to Start Menu>>control panel and click System and Security.
  • In next window select the System option and then click on system protection in left navigation pane.
  • The system protection dialog box will open, select the drive from where you want to recover files and click on configure button.
  • Now select the radio button ‘Restore system settings and previous version of files option

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  • Define the maximum usage limit and click Ok
  • Your deleted folders and files will be recovered in Windows 10 manually.

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The methods described above are successful in recovering data most of the times but there are situations when you don’t have restore points in the system or the restore point available is too old. And the file may have changed a lot in that period in such situations there is a need of some good third party photo recovery software which can do the task for you. Stellar Photo recovery software is one such good tool which can recover lost data for you in minutes. You just have to select the drive from which you want to recover the data rest leave it on Stellar Picture Recovery Software.

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