Accidentally deleting important files can cause panic and stress at the idea of them being gone forever. Fortunately, if the lost files are discovered soon enough, they can usually be restored.
Restore Deleted Files from the Trash
If you have only moved files to the Trash bin, you can restore them with little effort. Just right click on the folder or file within the Trash and hit “restore” or click the file and drag it to the Desktop. You can then easily move it to wherever you need it to be. If you have emptied your recycling bin, you still have options.
Stop Using Your Computer Immediately
As soon as you determine that you have deleted or modified a file, stop using your computer. When you delete a file, the data is temporarily hidden from the directory even after you empty your Recycling Bin. Depending on the computer you use (Windows or Mac) a built in restore feature or one from a third-party could restore your hard drive to a previous version.
Restore from an External Hard Drive or Cloud Service
If you set up a backup system, your deleted files are probably preserved within that system. Accessing your backup files varies based on the type of system you use, but most are easy to navigate. If your system is Cloud-based, you can log into the platform that stores your files and restore to a previous backup.
An external machine will more than likely be accessible by searching your computer for “backup” or the device’s name.
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