Windows Undelete: How to Recover Deleted Files on Windows XP

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Jun 29, 2023 • Filed to: Recover Files • Proven solutions

Part 1. Can I Undelete Files on Windows XP?

Hi all, some days ago I have deleted some useless files with disk cleanup. Unfortunately, an important family video has been cleared too. I have no deleted files in Recycle Bin now. I’m using a Windows XP system and I’m looking for a way to undelete files on Windows XP. Please tell me how I can do that. Many thanks.

Accidentally deletion or formatting brings huge inconvenience to you, especially when deleted files can’t be restored from Recycle Bin. But you can still recover recently deleted files from Windows if your deleted files have not been overwritten by new data on your Windows XP computer. The reason why you can undelete files on Windows XP is that the deleted files are just be recognized as inaccessible data by the system and the will be deleted permanently when they’re overwritten by new data on your hard drive.

So, you can stop using your Windows XP computer and take a quick action to look for a Windows undelete software program for help. Recoverit Data Recovery for Windows is such a deleted file recovery software that helps you to undeleted Windows XP data with ease. It’s able to undelete all kinds of deleted files from your Windows XP computer, including videos, images, documents, music, archives and more.

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Your Safe & Reliable Deleted Files Recovery Software

  • Recover lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, emails from any storage device effectively, safely and completely.
  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera, and camcorders.
  • Supports to recover data for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, system crash under different situations.

Download Recoverit program to start Windows undelete now. This trial version allows you to scan your Windows XP computer to check how many deleted files can be undeleted.

Part 2. Recover Deleted Files on Windows XP

Before we start, please do not use the drive/partition that the files were deleted from and do not install the program on it too.

Step 1: Select the hard drive/partition from which files were deleted from your Windows XP computer

Then the program will detect and show all drives/partitions on your Windows XP computer. You only need to choose the one you want to undelete files from and click "Start" to scan the drive/partition.

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Step 2. Scan the location

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.

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Step 3: Recover Deleted Files on Windows XP

When scanning is over, found contents on the drive/partition will be displayed in "File View" & "Tree View" formats in the window. Please view files names or preview images carefully to check how many files can be undeleted from your Windows XP.

You can select your deleted files and click "Recover" button to save them back to your Windows XP computer.

Note: Please select a new drive/partition to keep the undeleted files to avoid data overwritten.

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Note: Please select a new drive/partition to keep the undeleted files to avoid data overwritten.

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