Accidentally deleted a wrong folder from the Recycle Bin in Windows 7?

Recycle Bin is a temporary storage area, which stores the files you delete from your hard disk by giving you a last chance of retrieval. You can restore erased data to their original location as long as the files are not erased from Recycle Bin or Recycle Bin has not emptied. If you delete some files or folders from the Recycle Bin then it is not possible to retrieve deleted data using Windows tools. In such case, you need a relevant third party data recovery tool to get back the files erased from Recycle Bin.

File Recovery Software is a perfect solution to sort out the above mentioned problem. This software can recover deleted data from the Recycle Bin. It supports file recovery on the latest version of Windows Operating Systems like Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. It has the ability to find files deleted from Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive, Maxtor, Western Digital, Samsung, Hitachi etc.

How files may get deleted from Recycle Bin?

There are two possible ways in which your movie files might have been erased from the Recycle Bin

  1. Deletion of files from the Recycle Bin by using the Delete key: You might have manually erased the file using Delete key or deleted the file using the Context Menu of Recycle Bin. When you delete files from the Recycle Bin using the Context menu or Delete option, they are permanently removed from the Recycle Bin. Therefore, you cannot find those files in Recycle Bin once they are erased from it.

  2. Files may get deleted when Recycle Bin gets full: Generally, Windows Recycle Bin occupies 10% of hard drive storage space for recycled files. If the amount of data moved to Recycle Bin exceeds this amount then the oldest files are automatically erased from the Recycle Bin. If your movie files are listed under oldest files or if you have deleted those movie files long back and forgot to restore then they may get erased even without informing you resulting in a loss of files.

What happens when the files are accidentally deleted?

Technically, when you delete files from the desktop, the allocation entry of that particular file is removed from the file allocation table and that file is indicated as being stored in the Recycle Bin. The erased file is then renamed using this syntax : <original drive letter><#>. Original extension. The original name and extension of the deleted file is stored in a hidden index file called as INFO. This INFO file located in the root directory of the Recycle Bin folder and it allows you to automatically restore erased files from the Recycle Bin to its original location. If you delete files from the Recycle Bin then also the files are not permanently deleted from the hard drive. In such case, INFO file may not help you to restore the files. Using this software, you can also know how to find deleted files on Mac computers. You need some effective algorithms to find and restore the files erased or emptied from the Recycle Bin. This File Recovery Software is designed with advanced algorithms that can help you to recover files deleted from Recycle Bin. It can also find files accidentally deleted from SanDisk gaming card, Kingston SD cards, Transcend USB drives, HP, Sony, Lexar, etc. The simple user interface of the software will never let down user expectations and also help novice users to recover movie files deleted from Recycle Bin on Windows and also facilitates user to retrieve deleted files and folders from hard disk drive using file and folder recovery software.

Precautions to avoid permanent deletion of data

Actually, the erased files remain on the hard drive until they are overwritten with some new files. If you save or copy new files over that hard drive from where you have deleted the data then the deleted data get overwritten by new files resulting in permanent deletion of data. In such case, you cannot recover deleted data using any professional data recovery software. Therefore, avoid using the hard drive as soon as you come to know that the files have been accidentally deleted from the drive. Now, a question arises like how to restore erased files and what are the steps to restore erased data from the Recycle Bin. Keep on reading this article to get answers to the above mentioned questions.

Key Features of File Recovery Software

Steps to recover movie files deleted from Recycle Bin in Windows 7:

Step 1: Download and launch File Recovery Software. Once you launch the software, the main window appears with 3 options. Select “Recover Files” from the main screen and then select “Recover Deleted Files” option to recover different types of deleted data from your hard drive

Recover Movie Files Deleted From Recycle Bin in Windows 7 - Main Screen

Step 2: Now, you need to select the hard drive and then click on “Next” button to proceed.

Recover Movie Files Deleted From Recycle Bin in Windows 7 - hard drive selection screen

Step 3: Once you select the “Next” button, the software start recovering the erased data. After file recovery, you can view recovered data by using either “File Type/Data Type” view.

Recover Movie Files Deleted From Recycle Bin in Windows 7 - Preview Screen

Tips to avoid data loss

  • Regularly take a backup of important data and store the backup copies off site to avoid data loss
  • Always turn off the system in a proper way by using the Operating System shutdown process
  • Make use of firewalls, antivirus etc. to avoid data loss due to virus attacks.