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How to recover permanently deleted files from the recycle bin

If you’ve ever accidentally deleted files – and who hasn’t – you’ll know how distressing it can be to have your precious documents, photographs or videos disappear right in front of your eyes. Sometimes to add insult to injury, you accidentally empty the trash folder before you realize your data has gone.

So, what can be done? Is the information gone for good or is there a way to recover files from an emptied trash folder?

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Before you google “recover emptied trash folder” – it’s important to realize that many of the suggestions on the internet are outdated and you’ll end up wasting more time and effort. Free versions of data recovery software won’t get the results you want and will leave you frustrated. You get what you pay for and when it comes to really important information, investing in a decent solution for restoring deleted files from the recycle bin is definitely money wisely spent.

Some typical ways in which data loss occurs include if you accidentally delete a file by pressing “shift and delete” without having done a backup, or emptying the recycle bin without having backed up first. With cameras, for example, you can accidentally delete files by using the same memory card on different devices, or pulling out the SD card while the camera is on. Computer virus attacks, unexpected power cuts, or hard disk or operating system crashes can also cause the corruption or permanent deletion of files and wipe out your file history.

Fortunately, there is an easy way to retrieve emptied trash on a Mac or PC and even from an external hard drive. You can recover, backup and restore your lost data, whether they are photos, videos, documents or music, even from the trash folder or Windows recycle bin, with FileRestorePlus!

Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows 11. Both 32-Bit and 64-Bit Windows are supported.

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What is FileRestorePlus for?

FileRestorePlus will recover deleted or lost files on your Laptop/PC due to

FileRestorePlus is a user-friendly data recovery program and can recover your files in various file formats from deleted or lost folders on your drives, memory cards, laptop or PC due to any of the following actions:

  • Accidentally deleted with a command prompt
  • Emptied Windows recycle bin without having backed up the data beforehand
  • Unexpected system shutdown without having saved or backed up data
  • Software failure or incompatibility
FileRestorePlus makes searching for deleted files simple!

How to recover lost files from deleted folders using FileRestorePlus in 3 easy steps

Simply scan the device, select the item you want to recover, and click to restore the selected item you thought you’d lost forever

How is file recovery possible?

It's possible to recover deleted files because of how your computer works. When you delete a file or a folder, the operating system doesn't delete it immediately – instead, it removes its name from the index and marks the space taken up by the deleted file as available. The file is still there, but you can't find it by browsing your folders or using the Search feature. The reason why your operating system doesn't erase files immediately is simple: that way it extends the life of your HDD or SSD by minimizing the number of read/write operations. Put simply, it makes much more sense to mark the space as free instead of overwriting it with random data just to delete the file. This means that if no other files or data need that space, the "deleted" file will still be intact and available for recovery.

FileRestorePlus makes searching for and recovering your deleted files simple!

With our fast, deep scanning engine, you can view hundreds of files in just minutes and both recover and restore them instantly! Our engineers are constantly working to develop the best file recovery technology and our WebMinds staff is here to assist you.

Read what our delighted customers say after they manage to recover their permanently deleted files with FileRestorePlus. Check out the excellent reviews from many satisfied clients who managed to retrieve lost files and folders – even from the trash folder – through our stellar data recovery tool.

Just wanted to say thank you for a brilliant product. I tried a few other freeware apps and though they were good, they didn't find the files I wanted, but yours did, wonderful.
- Gordon M.
I just wanted to tell you I LOVE YOUR PROGRAM! It retrieved my files from the recycle bin after I emptied it!

All of my files were retrieved! I contacted a couple of data recovery companies and they wanted about $1,800 to retrieve my data. I talked to a coworker and he recommended this program of yours.
- Laurie

Get started and DOWNLOAD our FREE FileRestorePlus file report today.

Clicking on the free download button will initiate the FileRestorePlus installation process. This trial version is fully functional for determining whether a file can be recovered. To restore the file, the full version must be purchased.

Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows 11. Both 32-Bit and 64-Bit Windows are supported.


UNINSTALL INFORMATION. To remove FileRestorePlus from your computer, please follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. In the Currently installed programs box, find and click on FileRestorePlus, and then click Remove.
  3. If you are prompted to confirm the removal of the program, click Yes.