How to recover deleted files from Recycle Bin

“How to get data back from emptied recycle bin? I deleted some files from my hard drive to the Recycle Bin and emptied the Recycle Bin latter. I had finally realized that I wrongly deleted three documents. I knew it sounded stupid. But, could you give me some advice to get these three documents back? Thank you in advance!”      —— Tomshardware

When you delete files on your Windows computer, you can normally get them back from your Recycle Bin. However, when will you do if you emptied your Recycle Bin? Do you still have chance to get them back?

Lucily, you can recover your deleted files from emptied Recycle Bin with a Windows Data Recovery like Wondershare Data Recovery which can recover files deleted from Recycle Bin after deleting such as ‘Shift + Del’ without backup, emptying Recycle Bin, and deleting files by Windows Command Line or from DOS.

With Wondershare Data Recovery you can easily recover deleted files such as videos, photos, music, documents, emails etc from emptied Recycle Bin as well as USB drives, external hard drives, mobile phones, digital cameras, iPods, MP3/MP4 players, and other storage devices.


Tips: If you need to recover deleted files on Mac, you can turn to Data Recovery for Mac.

Step by step to recover deleted files from emptied Recycle Bin

Step 1: Choose the Wizard Recovery Mode

Run Data Recovery to enter Wizard Recovery Mode. Just click“Next” to start the recovery.

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Tips: You can also click “Standard Mode” to switch to “Standard Mode”. It is a lit different from Wizard Recovery Mode.

Step 2: Select the file type you need to recover

Here you can select the file type you need to recover, such as photos, audio files, videos, documents and email. And you can also check “All Files Types” if you want to recover all files you’ve lost.

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Step 3: Choose to recover Recycle Bin

To recover files deleted from emptied recycle bin, you need to check “Recycle Bin”, in this way you can search all deleted files from Recycle Bin.

Preview Files

Step 4: Begin to search your lost files

Data Recovery will now begin to scan Recycle Bin where you lost your files. You just need to click “Start” to search for your lost files.

Save Files

Tips: You can also click “Enable Deep Scan” to get a longer but deeper scan. If you want to recover files that are lost long time ago, you can also try “Raw Recovery”.

Step 5: Preview and recover lost files

After the scan, all found files will be listed in categories as well as in their original paths. Check those files you want to recover and click “Recover” to get them back.

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Additionally, you can check the previous path of those files by switching “File type” to “Path”.

Save Files

Tips: Please do not save the recovered file back to its original folder again.

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