Is it possible to get back files after emptying recycle bin?

Recycle Bin is a temporary location for storing deleted files in Windows computers. When the user deletes a file using “Delete” option from its original location it gets re-directed to the Recycle Bin. You can restore it back whenever you want. But what if you empty the recycle bin & later find out that some of your important files got deleted while clearing the recycle bin. When this situation is encountered a question may arise in your mind-‘How to Get Files Back after Emptying Recycle Bin?' When user erases a file from PC, the Operating system asks if he really want to delete that file, and many times it has happened that the user clicks “Yes” option by mistake and as a result loss of files.

When you erase a file & then clear the recycle bin, you may think that file is permanently deleted. But the truth is that only the pointer to the files get deleted but file remain intact & still can be recovered back, until it is overwritten by new files.

Some reasons which may cause deletion of files from recycle bin:

  • Empty Recycle Bin: When files get deleted from computer hard drive, you can recover files back by simply clicking ‘Restore’. But sometimes you may click on ‘Empty Recycle Bin’ accidently which lead to deletion of files from the system.
  • File size greater than the size of recycle bin: When you delete a large file which is greater than that of the size of recycle bin then it bypasses the recycle bin & go missing from the system.
  • Third-party software: You may use some third party application to clear cookies and temporary files. It also has an option to clear recycle Bin also. If you execute that program with that option checked, and then this will lead you to lose files that are present in the Recycle Bin unknowingly.
  • Shift + Delete: When you erase a file by pressing Shift + Delete key combination, the file bypasses the Recycle Bin & gets removed from the system forever.

Windows data recovery software helps to recover files after emptying recycle bin with utmost ease. The application is enriched with many features that make your search easier & faster. You can search & then retrieve them based on type of file, date of creation, size, etc. It is also capable to recover of files from memory stick, external HDD, hard drive, iPod devices, USB drives, Fire wire drives, etc. It supports file recovery from all popular versions of Windows Operating system such as Windows XP, Vista, 2000, 2003, 7 & 8. It also restores files from HDD that are formatted with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. You can also recover word file & also other types of files like excel, PPT, songs, videos, images, etc. Go to to perform word file recovery with ease. You can also retrieves files from different brands of external HDD such as Seagate, Western digital, Hitachi, Samsung, HP, etc.

Procedure to perform Windows word file recovery:

Step1: In the main screen you will get three options out of which you need to select “Recover Files” option after launching the software.

How to Get Files Back after Emptying Recycle Bin - Main Screen

Fig 1: Main Screen

Step2: After that you will get two options out of which you need to select "Recover Deleted Files” option. After that you will get list of available drives from where you need to select the drive from which files were deleted.

How to Get Files Back after Emptying Recycle Bin - Select Mode Screen

Fig 2: Select Recovery Mode

Step3: The software performs a deep scan and shows the list of recovered files in computer screen.

How to Get Files Back after Emptying Recycle Bin - Recovered Files List

Fig 3: Recovered Files List