Many, especially novice computer users, at least once had to mistakenly delete the necessary files, folders, and even the trash from the desktop. And then the problem arises, how to restore the recycle bin and folders?
It is very simple to return the basket to the workplace, and this action will take literally a minute. However, inexperienced users usually do not know how to restore the basket, and begin to search for information on the Internet. And this can be done in two ways - through the Control Panel or on the desktop.
How to restore the recycle bin through the desktop? To do this, right-click on the desktop and select the "Personalization" section in the list that opens. In the left column of the window that opens, click on the line “Change Icons”, check the box next to “Trash”. It remains to click on the bottom of "Apply" and "OK". The trash can icon will return to the desktop.
How to restore the recycle bin through the Control Panel? Click "Start", then "Control Panel" and "Appearance". A window will open in which you need to find the "Personalization" section. Then proceed exactly as on the desktop.
Recover file from recycle bin
Each user had cases of accidentally deleting files. Can I return deleted folders and files? First you need to check the trash - maybe the files are there. Recover from the trash - nothing is easier. To do this, open the basket and find the deleted file, select it, right-click on it, select the "Restore" item from the drop-down list . The object will be restored to where it was deleted.
Recover file if recycle bin is empty
It’s a little harder to return the file if the trash is empty. You can restore the folder after emptying the recycle bin using special programs that need to be installed on the computer.
You should be aware that after deleting a file from the recycle bin, only its name is erased, and the file itself remains on the hard drive, but only until a new one is written on top of it. In order to detect files without names, you need a special program. On the Internet you can find free and paid file recovery applications . When downloading, the program cannot be saved to the same drive as the folders that need to be restored. Otherwise, program files may be written over lost folders, and then they cannot be returned.
One such program is the free Recuva, the latest version of which is easy to find on the Internet and download. Then, the downloaded program must be installed on the computer, following simple and clear prompts. During installation, it is important not to forget that it cannot be installed on the same drive where the files you are looking for are located. If the lost folder is on drive C, then you must change the file path in the installation window, since by default all programs are installed on this drive.
After installing and clicking the word “Finish”, a recovery wizard will appear on the desktop. You will be prompted to specify the type of file to be restored: document, music, video, and others. It should be noted the type and go to the next window where you need to mark the location of the file, choosing from the proposed options. After clicking “Next” the program will offer to start the search. Check the box “Advanced Search” and click “Start”.
Search time, which can last more than a dozen minutes, will depend on the disk capacity and computer power. After that, the program will display a list of files that can be restored. It is required to find among them a lost file, put a checkmark next to it and click “Restore”. The wizard prompts you to select the folder where you want to place the restored document or photo. After a few seconds, the file will be returned to the computer.
If on the place of the desired file the inscription “View is not available” is found, this means that there is a new record on top of it and restoration is impossible.
The program offers a transition to advanced mode. In this case, the list will look like a table, and you will be able to see the contents of the files.