Recover Files Deleted from Desktop

Desktop computers are those computers that are non-portable, designed to be stationary at any place. Desktop computers have ruled the market before the entry of laptops and tablets. Data can be stored on desktop computers with the help of secondary storage device called Hard Disk Drive whose storage capacity ranges from Giga Bytes to Tera Bytes using which you can store music, photos, applications, documents and many other important files. Even though hard drives have much advanced features and functionalities there are few cases where you can lose your important files and documents from desktop hard drives. To recover deleted files from desktop, you have to use recovery software.

There are several reasons by which you can lose your data. Few of them are:

  • Accidental deletion of files from desktop.
  • When you use “cut - paste” method to move files from desktop to any other storage are. Files can get deleted due to improper use of “cut” and “paste”.
  • Files can get deleted by various virus attacks
  • Emptying your recycle bin will delete your files and folders permanently from your desktop

  • If you have deleted a file from desktop there is no need to worry. When you delete a file, the file is not permanently deleted. Only the storage space of that particular file will be emptied which in turn can be used to create a new file in that space. It is easy to recover deleted files from desktop if the file is not overwritten. If you overwrite or save a new file at the storage space of your previously deleted file then it will be difficult to recover deleted files from desktop. So try not to use the system once you have deleted files from desktop or recycle bin. You can recover deleted files from desktop with the help of a recovery software. To recover deleted files from Windows vista or any other versions of Windows Operating System, refer this page:

    Now, follow these simple steps to restore deleted files from desktop:

    1. If you have just now deleted the file, you can recover it back by simply issuing undo operation i.e., ctrl+Z. You just need to click anywhere on the folder or on the desktop and press ctrl+Z. If this operation fails to recover, check your recycle bin.
    2. Recycle bin is the place where the deleted files go. If you find your files there, restore it back to the original place. If you didn’t find the files there, check any place where you may have backup of your files. Did you copy somewhere else on the computer or external storage device? If you don’t have a backup, go for a specialized recovery tool.
    3. Recovery software will help you scan your entire drive and you can browse through all files that it finds and recover them back.

    Precautions to be taken before going to restore deleted files from desktop:

    • * Never save or install programs on same location.

    • * Stop using the storage device that contains deleted files.

    • * Close unwanted applications before the recovery process.

    • * Never save recovered files on the same location.


    1. Recover files like audios, videos, images, documents etc. that are deleted from desktop even if after emptying the Windows Recycle Bin.
    2. Recover files that have been deleted using Cut-Paste keys and using Command Prompt.
    3. Restore files after shift+delete, as the files bypass the Recycle Bin.
    4. Restore compressed and encrypted files.
    5. Retrieve files from all popular versions of Windows Operating Systems inlcuding Windows 8.
    6. Using this tool user can also recover deleted movies from hard drive, external hard drive, USB pen drive, memory cards and other storage devices

    Steps to restore deleted files from desktop:

    Step 1: Download and install File Unerase software on the partition other than from which the files has to be recovered. Click “Recover Files” option from the main screen.

    Recover Deleted Files from Desktop  - Main Screen

    Fig A. Main Screen

    Step 2: Select “Recover Deleted Files” from the screen as you need to recover deleted files from desktop.

    Recover Deleted Files from Desktop -Select Logical Drive

    Fig B. Select "Recover Deleted Files" option

    Step 3: Select the drive from where the deleted files needs to be recovered. Once the recovering process is completed, a list of recovered files will be displayed. Preview it and save the file on the drive you wish.

    Recover Deleted Files from Desktop -Preview Screen

    Fig C. Save Recovered Files

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