How to Undo Empty Recycle Bin to Recover Deleted Files on Windows

I accidentally deleted a very important folder that I've kept for 5years yesterday. What's worse, I emptied recycle bin for 3 times after I deleted that folder. My everything is in that folder! Is there any way to undo Empty Recycle Bin! - Roy

This happens to many people, once or more. You deleted important files or folder and emptied Recycle Bin immediately, but only found out that you're not ready.

Fortunately, now you realize it ant it's not too late. The recently deleted files will still on your hard drive as long as there is not new files are saved to your computer. With the help of third-party file recovery software like WS Data Recover, you can undo Empty Recycle Bin and restore files to your computer. Now give it a try.


By clicking the download buttons, you'll save the data recovery Setup file to your computer. To avoid overwriting deleted files, it's better to install the software to external hard drives or at least the partition or disk other than the one your data reside.

How to Undo Empty Recycle Bin on Windows to Recover Deleted Files

Now follow the easy steps to undo Empty Recycle Bin using the Recycle Bin file recovery software.

Step 1:

Select Wizard mode and choose file types

Wondershare Data Recovery provides an easy Wizard mode to restore emptied Recycle Bin files step by step. Enable this mode and choose All File Types. If you're recovering the specific file type, choose it as you need.

Undo Empty Recycle Bin File Types

In Standard mode, you have 4 options to recover Recycle Bin files: Lost File Recovery, Raw Recovery, Partition Recovery and Resume Recovery.

Step 2:

Scan deleted files from Recycle Bin

The next step is to choose where your files located. Here select Recycle Bin in this case. If you deleted files by Shift+Delete, the files won't be stored in Recycle Bin, so you need to choose the folder or drive they were stored in. Click Next to start scanning deleted files.

Undo Empty Recycle Bin Location

Step 3:

Undo Empty Recycle Bin and restore deleted files to another partition or disk

In a while, all Recycle Bin files will display in the result list. You can directly go to the Recycle Bin folder on the left or type a keyword to search for files. You can also check the entire Recycle Bin and click Recover to export files to the selected folder.

 Undo Empty Recycle Bin Results

Empty Recycle Bin Tips: Before "Empty Recycle Bin", spend minutes to ensure there is not any important files. To move files from Recycle Bin to its original folder, click Restore.

Undoing Empty Recycle Bin Solutions

Q: I accidentally did a Right Click Delete/Empty Recycle Bin. Is there a FREE data recovery software to undo Empty Recycle Bin?

A: Yes, there is free data recovery software, but usually comes with some limits. Check them out though.

Video Tutorial: How to Undo Empty Recycle Bin

Download this recycle bin file recovery software now and follow the video tutorial below to undo Empty Recycle Bin in Windows. The Mac version is also available. See Undo Empty Trash on Mac.


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