Recover Deleted Files & Folders For Free With 3 Ways

Every time when you open computer, the files you need are ready for you to access. You know exactly where to find your needed files quickly on your own PC. Though saved in different place, documents, pictures, photos, music tracks, videos and audios are always available for you. You can find them directly by search specific name, path, and do on. Therefore, we’ve already got used to this pattern.

However, the reality could be very different. File loss issues could happen every now and then. And when it really takes place, most users will get panic. But what we want to say here is just stay calm; we’ll offer 3 ways to recover deleted files & folders for free. Now, let’s get deleted file recovery on track.

3 Ways to Recover Deleted Files & Folders for Free

During using computer, we are prone to delete something we need mistakenly. So it can’t be too carefully when we work, study or do something else on computer. If accidental deletion really happened, here’s how to recover deleted files.


Method 1: choose a way you prefer to open Computer -> navigate to the folder where deleted files & folders were contained -> right-click it -> choose “Restore previous versions” from pop-up menu. (After that, a list of available previous versions, if have any, will appear under the condition that you are always using Windows Backup to back up your files)

Tips: if the deleted folders or files were saved in the root directly, for example D:\, please right-click the drive and then choose “Restore previous versions”.


Method 2: create a new folder/file on the desktop of computer by using the same name with the deleted folder/file -> right click on it and select “Properties” from pop-up menu -> change to “Previous Versions” tab -> choose the proper previous version (usually the latest one is suggested) -> click “Restore” to recover.

As you can see, method 1 and method 2 are provided by Windows itself. If both failed, you also don’t need to worry too much since you still have chance to finish deleted file recovery with the following way.


Method 3: recover deleted files & folders for free with free edition of MiniTool Power Data Recovery: just run it and choose “Undelete Recovery” -> select the drive which was used to save deleted files/folders -> press “Scan” to detect for needed files & folders -> check all you need and press “Save” to complete recovery.

Now, you know how to recover deleted files and folders from Windows.