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Restore deleted files from recycle bin

restore deleted files even after they have been emptied from the recycle bin

One of my favorite tech tools is called Restoration. It’s a stand-alone Windows based file recovery program. It allows you to restore deleted files even after they have been emptied from the recycle bin. Restoration requires no install and because of this, you can put it on your flash drive and take it with you wherever you go. I would like to show you how to use it.

Step 1: Download Restoration.

Step 2: Open up Restoration and choose the drive you want to scan. If you know the file name or at least part of it, type it into the “All or part of the file” box. If you don’t then just leave it blank. You can check the box “Include used clusters by other files” but if this applies to the file you are trying to recover it will probably be corrupt. You can now click “Search Deleted Files”.

Step 3: When it is finished scanning you can sort through the files to find the one you would like to restore. Once you find it, highlight it and click “Restore by Copying”.
Step 4: You will now be asked where to save the file. If you try to save it o the same drive you are scanning you will be asked if you would like to select
a different drive so you don’t overwrite the original data. Once you have finished restoring the file you should be able to open the file.And that’s it. As you can see, it’s fairly straightforward and easy to use and that’s why I like it so much. Restoration will not work every time because there is always the possibility that Windows has already overwritten the file you are trying to recover with another file. The quicker you act from the time you delete it, the better your chances are of recovering it. If you have any experience with Restoration or any other file recovery program please feel free to share.