How Can You Recover Permanently Deleted Data In Windows 10, 8, and 7

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  • Updated on February 19th, 2019

Sometimes it happens that you permanently delete the data either accidentally or knowingly. And further realizes that the data was crucial and important. Suddenly, you enter into a panicking situation. To sort out your problem, I will be discussing a few top strategies to get back your lost files or folders. In this blog, you will get to know about all the best tricks and techniques to recover your permanently deleted data in windows 10, 8, and 7.

How the data is permanently deleted in windows?

When we delete a file in windows, we either use Delete key or Right-click on a file or folder and choose delete. Such temporary deleted files straight away go to the Recycle Bin. From where they can be restored in just a few clicks.

Whereas when we delete a file using Shift+Delete key combination or empty the recycle bin. The files and folders are permanently deleted from the system.

Methods to Recover Your Deleted Files

Method 1: By using Backup

Check your recent backup if you are using Windows Backup and restore all your permanently deleted files in Windows.

To restore data from a backup connect the backup storage media to your PC. Follow the further steps:

  • Open Control Panel
  • Now go to System and Security >> Backup And Restore
  • Click on ‘Restore my files’ and follow the wizard to restore your lost files.

If Restore my files isn’t visible then click on ‘Select another backup to restore files from’ and follow the restore wizard.

Method 2: Recover from previous versions

When you delete a file or a folder on your windows with Shift+Delete Key. You can easily recover the permanently deleted data in Windows. This can be done by using previous versions if you remember the name of deleted file or folder. Follow the given steps:

  1. First of all, create a new file or folder on the desktop. And give it the same name as the deleted file or folder.
  2. Now, right click on the new file and choose “restore previous versions”. Here Windows will list the previous versions of files or folders with the names along with their associated dates.
  3. Select the latest one and click on “Restore” to undo the deletion and get your files back.

Method 3: Professional Solution

The manual methods are applicable only if you have deleted file or folders from the desktop. If you have deleted it from an external device and failed to get back your data from manual tricks then you must opt for Professional Solution like Windows Data Recovery. This software can restore windows data from any kind of storage device like SD Card, USB, DVD, CD, Physical Drives and other media storage. It provides an effective solution for FAT data recovery and has got different recovery modes like Standard and Advanced depending on the level of corruption. It can recover your deleted data most accurately and efficiently and is the tool you can totally rely upon.


In the given article, I have provided the best ways to Recover Permanently deleted data in Windows 10, 8, 7. The ways include the manual methods as well as the Professional Solution. By using these techniques you can restore the deleted files with great ease.

About The Author:

Adom Smith is a DataRecoveryHelp Technology Writer. He is a technology enthusiast with over 3 years of experience in Data Recovery, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics. He enjoys researching and sharing DIY solutions as well as tips and tricks for resolving Windows technical issues.

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