How to Recover The Recycle Bin Once It’s Been Emptied

If you’ve ever pressed the “empty” option on your Recycle Bin by accident and have found yourself wishing you hadn’t, you’re not alone. There are thousands of people who accidentally delete and then want to restore the contents of their Recycle Bin – so thankfully there are methods out there that can be used to help you recover your Recycle Bin and live happily ever after.

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Basically there is one thing you need to understand about deleting files, before we go any further. When you delete a file, you’re not actually erasing the file – you’re erasing a little “pointer” that points to the location of the file on your computer. Once the pointer file is gone, you won’t know where the data is stored any more – but that doesn’t mean it’s completely gone. Clicking the “empty” option on your Recycle Bin just hides the data. What you need is software that will find it for you. That – or a very clever programmer…

Once you’ve made up your mind to recover the Recycle Bin contents, it’s a clean shot to get the files back. Choose your data recovery software carefully, however, because you don’t want to spend your money on something that won’t recover the Recycle Bin properly or leave you with a heap of corrupted files. The recovery software you choose will find the deleted fragments of file for you and effectively stitch them back together – so you need well written software that will do the job properly.

If you run the data recovery software on your drive, you’ll find yourself with a list of files that have been recovered from the Recycle Bin and from other areas of the drive. Some of them will be temp files – not ones you want – but you can usually go through the files you find and locate the ones you really want to recover. Some recovery programs have an indicator to let you know the shape that the recovered files are in (are they damaged, corrupt or otherwise unusable) so you can see what you’re getting before you choose to recover the Recycle Bin.

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