How to Recover Permanently Deleted Folder in Windows 2020

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Folders in Windows

If you permanently deleted folders from Windows computer, on this page you can learn how to recover deleted folders in Windows 10.

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Jan 15, 2021 • Filed to: Recover & Repair Files • Proven solutions


Accidentally deleted files and folders from the Windows computer, you will get them back from the recycle bin folder. But some people would like to use and click "Shift + Deleted" to remove a folder, it will cause the folder files permanently deleted, for this action, the permanently deleted files and folders you cannot retrieve them from the recycle bin. But don't worry, on this page we will show you the best way to recover permanently deleted files in Windows computer.

On the following 3 easy solutions to help you recover permanently deleted folders from Windows 10, restore deleted files from the previous version in Windows and recover permanently deleted folders with Recoverit Data Recovery software.

Solution 1. Restore Deleted Files/Folders from Windows Backup

First, you can get your deleted files back from your Backup in Windows, what if you had back up your folder files in regularly, you can directly retrieve deleted folders from System Restore, and then follow the next steps:

Step 1. Open Backup and Restore by clicking on the Start button in Windows computer, clicking Control Panel and click on System and Maintenance, and click Backup and Restore.

backup restore

Step 2. Click Restore my files and then follow the steps.

restore my files

Solution 2. Restore Deleted Files/Folders from the Previous Version in Windows 10

You can restore deleted folders files on the previous version in Windows.

Step 1. Open your computer and click the Start button and click the computer option.

Step 2. Select a hard disk drive and right-click on it, and then clicking the option Restore previous versions.

Step 3. On the pop-up window, you can check the File versions, you can click "Restore" to get your files back.

recover files from previous version

Solution 3. Recover Permanently Deleted Folders with Recoverit Data Recovery Software

If the first solution can not help you retrieve permanently deleted folders back, you can follow the next solution to get your files back. With Recoverit Data Recovery software, it can easily to recover deleted folders from computer hard disk, also, the file recovery software can recover deleted files from external hard drive device.

Recoverit File Recovery program is the most professional deleted files recovery software, it can access to the computer hard disk or external hard drive and retrieve the deleted folder files back. Download the recovery software and follow the step as following to recover permanently deleted folders from Windows 10.

Steps on How to Recover Permanently Deleted Folders with Recoverit

Step 1. Launch Recoverit Data Recovery software, select the hard disk location to get started.

select a hard disk location

Step 2. The folder recovery software will start scanning the device to retrieve your lost files, the scanning will take for a while to finish.

scanning to restore lost files

Step 3. After the scan, you can check all recover folders on the File Path results. The software support to preview recovered photos, videos, music, Word document, Excel files, PPT, and PDF.

Select your all recovered files and click the "Recover" button to save them on a safe hard disk or other devices.

preview recovered folders and files

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To prevent the data loss again, you should always keep a backup of your important files on a safe device or cloud storage. Once you got the files lost, Recoverit data recovery software can help you to recover permanently lost files back easily and effectively.

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