- 1.(http://helpdeskgeek.com)Archives (/archives/)Featured (/category/featured-posts/)Reviews (/category/reviews/) SearchRecover Accidentally Deleted Files in Windows October 20th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore | File in: How-To (http://helpdeskgeek.com/category/how-to/)If youve recently deleted a file, image, video or other data from Windows by accident, then it may still be recoverable. Using aCategoriesDAILY NEWSLETTER Enter your emailGotop ranked freeware program that is not only effective but simple to use, you may be able to restore any deleted files. (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) (https://plus.google.com/b/118345 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/H DeskGeek/183299011719864) (http://twitter.com/akishore) (/feed/rss/) RECENT POSTS The above screenshot notes that Ive moved a folder that should not be deleted to the recycling bin. The folder is a test/demo folder that will be used for this tutorial, titled Dont Delete This! The folder also contains an image file, the HelpDeskGeek logo.Refresh, Reinstall or Restore Windows 8 (http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-8/refreshreinstall-or-restore-windows-8/)Now, Ill proceed to delete the folder permanently, using the Empty the Recycle Bin option. The folder, along with contents, is now erased from Windows.HDG Guide Storage Spaces and Pools in Windows 8 (http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows8/hdg-guide-storage-spaces-and-pools-inwindows-8/)Install Windows Media Center on Windows 8 (http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-8/installwindows-media-center-on-windows-8/)20 of The Best TV Streaming Devices (http://helpdeskgeek.com/free-tools-review/20-ofthe-best-tv-streaming-devices/)At this point, our objective is to recover the contents of the deleted Do Not Delete This! folder. So, lets get started. Jump to the Download.com Pandora Recovery freeware page (http://download.cnet.com/Pandora-Recovery/3000-2094_410694796.html?tag=dropDownForm;productListing;pop) and proceed to download the program to your computer. Once downloaded, proceed to install the program as you would any other app.
2. Like many other freeware programs that you download, the installer is bundled with 3rd party apps and partnered apps. Thus, you will likely want to uncheck the Ask.com options that are bundled with the installer.Upon successful installation, launch the Pandora Recovery program by navigating the path Sta rt > All P rogra ms > P a nd ora R e cove ry > La unch P a nd ora R e cove ry. Once the Pandora Recovery Program is open and active on screen, select the computers hard drive, which will usually be labeled as Loca l Disk (C:). From here, the app will present you with the paths and directories to recently deleted and recoverable files.Browse through these directories and locate the files that you want to recover. If youre unable to locate the specific file, dont give up yetselect the Surfa ce Sca n option which will perform a more comprehensive scan of the hard drive. 3. Once the Surface Scan completes, you will be presented with a list of files that the program was able to find. However, note that these files do not have the preserved original file name, but rather, are renamed according to their file type.From here, theres a bit of manual work involved because as mentioned above, the deleted files have all been renamed. Scroll through the list of recoverable files and locate the file that you want to restore. Also note the preview window, which can help you find the file. Here, Ive located the HelpDeskGeek image file that we deleted at the beginning of this tutorial. It has been renamed as Internet Graphics (292676).pngFinally, right-click the ite m that you want to recover and select the R e cove r to option from the context menu. From here, you will be prompted to select a destination to move the recovered file to. Click the Browse button to select a destination and click the R e cove r Now option to recover the file. 4. The program will present you with a confirmation and you will have recovered the accidentally deleted files, which are now located at the destination selected in the above step.Here is the previously deleted HelpDeskGeek logo, recovered to the desktop:Thats basically all there is to it. Now, if youve recently deleted a file and need to recover it, you can use this freeware and hopefully not have to pay for a data recovery service. Thank you for stopping by the site for todays post. Enjoy!0There are 0 comments, care to add yours?(http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/recover-accidentallydeleted-files-in-windows/#respond) Tweet This Facebook Like Google+ (http://twitter.com/share? (http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php? (http://plus.google.com/share? url=http://helpdeskgeek.com/howu=http://helpdeskgeek.com/howurl=http://helpdeskgeek.com/howto/recover-accidentally- to/recover-accidentally- to/recover-accidentallydeleted-files-indeleted-files-indeleted-files-inwindows/&text=Recover windows/&t=Recover windows/) Accidentally Deleted Accidentally Deleted Files in Files in Windows) Windows&via=akishore)Leave a Reply Name *Mail *WebsiteComment *Submit ()ASE E M KISHOR E Founder of Help Desk Geek and managing editor. He began blogging in 2007 and quit his job in 2010 to blog full-time.SIGN UP FOR DAILY EMAIL N EWSLETTEREnter your emailCON N ECT WITH USABOUT H ELP DESK GEEKGoWelcome to Help Desk Geek- a blog full of help desk tips for IT Professionals. My name is Aseem Kishore and I work as a Systems Analyst in Dallas, TX. I graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA in 2002 with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Read More (http://helpdeskgeek.com/about/)(mailto:email@example.com) (http://www.youtube.com/user/aseemkishore1234) (https://plus.google.com/b/118345103779743518985/118345103779743518985/posts)