For Newbies – How to Recover a Permanently Deleted Document Quickly


Jan 08, 2019 09:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

- “How do I recover deleted documents from my computer?
- “Can I recover documents deleted from Recycle Bin?

Recover a Permanently Deleted Document Quickly

There are many ways to recover deleted files from your computer. The easiest way is dragging the deleted files from the Recycle bin back to the desktop. But what if you cannot find the DOC file? Is it possible to recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin after empty in Windows 10/8/7?

Fortunately, you can find different answers in the following paragraphs.

1. 2 Ways to Recover a Deleted Document from Windows Backup Files

If you are using Windows backup, you can recover deleted files for free without software. The default Windows backup and restore feature can help you solve the problem.

Be aware that the current version of your computer will be replaced. The replacement cannot be undone. Thus, you had better back up important files before the deleted document recovery.

1. How to Recover a Deleted Document from a Backup

Power on your computer and click the Start button.

Choose the Control Panel option.

Select System and Maintenance followed by Backup and Restore.

Click Restore my files.

Choose the most relevant Windows backup and follow its wizard.

Complete the process to recover a deleted document in Windows with a backup.

restore file from windows backup

2. How to Recover a Deleted Document to a Previous State

Open your computer. Choose Computer from the Start list on the lower left corner of PC screen.

Find the folder that your document used to be. If the folder was at the top level of your hard drive, you can navigate that hard drive too.

Choose Restore previous versions from the right-click menu.

Select the backup file at the most relevant restore point.

Click Restore to recover a deleted document after emptying the Recycle Bin.

restore file from previous version

2. Best Way to Recover Permanently Deleted Documents from Your Windows/Mac/iPhone/Android

If you want to recover deleted documents from your flash drive, memory card or other removable drives, the above two deleted document recovery methods are useless. Your deleted files will not be in the Recycle Bin.

Once you delete a document from a flash drive, you cannot find it anywhere. The first and last way to get back your deleted document file is using FoneLab Data Retriever.

The program can help you recover permanently deleted files on other devices due to deletion, formatted partition and other scenarios. It does not matter if you have no backup file to refer to. The only thing you need to know is that you should not save new files before the recovery.

To improve the probability of success, you need to recover deleted files with data recovery software as soon as possible.

1. Main Features of the Data Recovery Software

  1. Recover all formats of documents including DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX, PDF, CWK, HTML/HTM, etc.
  2. Recover deleted documents from Mac, Windows, memory card, flash drive, hard drive and more.
  3. Wide support of recoverable digital devices, such as HP, Dell, Apple, Toshiba, Samsung, Alienware, Microsoft, etc.
  4. Find your deleted or lost files with quick scan and deep scan modes flexibly.

2. How to Recover Permanently Deleted Document Files from Your Computer (Recycle Bin Included)

Launch the file recovery software. Plug the external storage space to your computer if necessary.

Select Document and the hard drive where your document was deleted.

If you want to recover Document from hard drive, you can connect and choose hard drive here.

choose data

Click Scan to start the quick scan mode. Later, you can see all document files in the main interface.

scan files

Unfold the Document folder in the left panel. Choose and preview your deleted DOC or DOCX files.

Click Recover to recover deleted documents to your computer without erasing other files.

Note: If you cannot find the hidden or missing files, you can choose Deep Scan to rescan all possible files. Of course, it takes more time to complete the whole scanning process.

All in all, you can recover a deleted document under all data loss scenarios through above solutions. If you want to keep other files in the original place, Data Recovery should be your first choice. The first two deleted document recovery methods will overwrite other files.

In a word, if you want to recover permanently deleted files safely and quickly, you can free download FoneLab Data Retriever for a try right now.

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