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How to Recover Accidentally Deleted Files

Last Updated on January 10, 2022 by tim

Have you ever accidentally deleted a file? What you may not know is that you can usually recover those files. Windows has a Recycle Bin to prevent accidentally deleted things from being gone forever, but even if you deleted it from the Recycle Bin you can still recover the files. Here is how.

Step 1: Install Recuva

Download and install Recuva from here. Make sure when you are installing it, don’t accidentally install any adware or bloatware. You can choose to install either the free version, or the paid version if you need more features.

Step 2: Launch The Recuva Wizard

Now that you are done installing Recuva, launch the Recuva wizard to start the process of recovering those accidentally deleted files. The first step in the wizard will let you tell Recuva to only search for a specific type of file. Be sure to select the type of file that you want to recover. Next you will need to specify where the file was. After you do that, the next page will ask you if you want to do a Deep Scan. In most cases you will not need to select this option, however if the Quick Scan doesn’t find your files you can go back and select this option.

Step 3: Recover Your Files!

After the wizard finds your files, Recuva will display your files. Simply select which files you wish to recover, and press the Recover button. Optionally you can right-click on any file, and choose to recover it from the menu.

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