Restore contents of recycle bin after "emptying recycle bin"

I deleted some documents and they were sent to recycle bin. I emptied recycle bin. Now I find I need back some of the documents back. I need to restore the documents that were in recycle bin when I emptied it. HELP Please

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Last updated January 18, 2019 Views 52,158 Applies to:


Data Recovery:


Listed below are a couple of very good FREE Programs for Data/File Recovery.

Read their reviews, and make your choice with which one you are happy working with.

1. Stop using that computer; as you will overwrite the lost files, which are not lost, until they are overwritten..

2. Preferably Slave your Hard Drive in another computer, install one of the Recovery Programs in that computer, and read your Drive from there.

3. Or put your Hard Drive in a USB External Hard Drive Enclosure, attach it  to another  computer, and do the same as in 2.


4.  You can install the software and run it in your computer, but that risk of overwriting the “deleted” files   is still there.


Recuva is a file undeletion tool that enables you to scan your hard drive(s) or media cards for files that have been deleted or formatted. It presents you with a list of files that were found, along with an assessment of their recovery potential, a preview option and a hex viewer to inspect the content. You can limit your search to files of a certain type (e.g images, audio etc.) and choose between a fast and a deep scan approach. The program also includes a secure deletion option that allows you to permanently delete files that were found during the scan, in order to prevent any future recoveries.









Previous Versions:


·                         The advice here depends on what Vista version you have:

Only Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate editions support previous versions of files.

"Previous versions of files: frequently asked questions"

Previous versions are either backup copies—copies of files and folders that you back up by using the Back Up Files wizard, or shadow copies—copies of files and folders that Windows automatically saves as part of a restore point. (Shadow copies can be copies of files on your computer or shared files on a computer on a network.) You can use previous versions of files to restore files that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. Depending on the type of file or folder, you can open, save to a different location, or restore a previous version.

    Previous versions of files: frequently asked questions



Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner

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