I accidentally deleted some important videos and pictures from my computer, which runs Windows XP on it. I have mistakenly cleared Recycle Bin as well. How can I restore deleted files from my Windows XP computer? Many thanks.
Since you have already cleared Recycle Bin, there's no chance for you to restore deleted files from it. However, you can still recover delete data from Windows XP computer as long as it has not been overwritten by new data. You just need to stop using your Windows XP computer or putting any new data to the drive that your data was deleted from, and then look for a Windows XP deleted file recovery program in the Internet.
Recoverit is a trustful tool that helps you to recover deleted files from Windows XP in only 3 simple steps. By using it, you'll be able to retrieve almost all kinds of deleted files from your Windows XP computer, including images of all formats, videos, document files, audio files, etc. Except from recovering deleted files from Windows XP, it can recover corrupted or formatted data too. Besides, this software is fully compatible with Windows 8/7/Vista.
Now you can download a trial version of the utility to recover deleted data from Windows XP.
Note: Please do not install the tool on the original partition/drive that files were deleted from your Windows XP computer, because deleted data can be overwritten by new data easily.
Then the program will detect and show all partitions/drives on your Windows XP compute. You just need to select the one that your files were deleted from and click "Start" to begin scanning lost data on it.
Recoverit will start an all-around scan. Usually, it will take a few minutes to finish the scanning. Sometimes, a few hours are required if many large-sized files are present.
Step 3. Preview and recover files
After scanning, found files on the scanned partition/drive will be displayed in "File View" and "Tree View" categories. You can view file names to check how many of deleted files can be recovered from your Windows XP computer. If you can't find your files after the quick scan, you can try "All-Around Recovery" option to start a deep scan for your Windows XP. It can search all your files while it takes more time to scan.
In the end, you just need to select files you want and click "Recover" to save them back to your computer.
Note: To avoid data overwritten, please do not keep the recovered data back to the original partition/drive on your Windows XP computer.