All the Icons, Files, Folders and Shortcuts that you delete within Windows goes to the Recycle Bin first. Thus, the Recycle Bin actually acts as a fail-safe utility for your files in case you mistakenly delete them. Any file you send to the Recycle Bin is not actually erased until you physically empty the Recycle Bin. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to recover files that you accidentally deleted by mistake.
Recovering Files From The Recycle Bin
- Double click on the Recycle Bin icon on the Desktop to open it.
- Gently click on the file you want to restore until it becomes highlighted.
- Then click on the word File, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
- This will pull down a menu for you to now click on the word Restore.
- The file will now be restored back to the exact location it was accidentally deleted from.
- Now close the Recycle Bin window to return back to your windows session.
- Note: You can also select the file you want to recover by holding the left mouse button on it.
- Then you can pull it out of the Recycle Bin by dragging it directly onto the Windows Desktop.
Note: This Technical Brief Will Work For All Operating Systems Including Windows XP.
You Can Also Permanently Delete Your Files By Reading: How To Permanently Delete Files