I accidentally deleted several folders on my desktop. Can I find them back?
Do you have the habit of putting folders on the desktop when using computers in daily life? Usually people like to put frequently used folders on the desktop for convenience. But when there are too many things on the desktop that need to be cleaned up, important folders may be accidentally deleted.
"In daily life I often use the computer and I have the habit of putting the commonly used folders on the desktop. Gradually there are more and more things on the desktop. Once when I cleaned up the files, I did not see clearly and carelessly deleted the document folders and the folder with photos of my family. Oh, and a folder with some videos. Can I still find them back?"
Have you ever experienced anything like this? Perhaps you've been troubled by this for a long time. However, your trouble will be eliminated at the end of this article. We'll show you how to restore the folders you deleted from your desktop. (If you don’t use Delete + Shift keys to delete, then you can restore deleted important folders directly in your computer recycle bin)
Solution 1: Restore folders through file history
File history in your computer system can help you recover deleted folders. Next let’s have a look at the specific steps.
1. First, please create several folders on the desktop in turn, and then name them separately according to the folders you deleted.
2. Next, please open the File Explorer in your computer.
3. Find the new folder from File Explorer, right-click on the duplicate file name, and select "Restore the previous version" in the given option. At this time, the system will search for the previous version of the folder with the name for you, and your folder can be restored.
Solution 2: Restore your folder using UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free
UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free is an integrated free data recovery software for different loss situations. With a few simple steps, you can quickly restore folders accidentally deleted on the desktop under its help.
Next, I'll show you how UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free can help you find folders that you accidentally deleted from your desktop and solve your problems by the following steps.
Step 1: Open the software to select the format of lost data
First, please open UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free, which is in front of you at this time is the data format selection interface.
There are two lines of icons representing file format on the interface. Please read them carefully. What you need to do is to select the data format corresponding to the contents of each folder you delete. Please check the icons corresponding to the contents of each folder in turn.
After the check, a small circle with a check will appear in the lower right corner of the icon. At this time, you can click the "Next" button on the right,as shown in Figure 4.
Step 2: Select the disk where the folders were originally located
The interface that appears at this time lists all the disks in your computer. Next, all you need to do is to select the disk where the folders you deleted were originally locate.
The folder was originally on the desktop which belongs to C drive. Then select your C driver. After the selection, the disk name line will appear at the right end of a small circle with a check. This time you can click on the upper right "scan" button to scan your C drive, as shown in Figure 5.
Step 3: Scan the disk
The scanning process takes a certain amount of time. The length of time is determined by the files stored on your C drive. The more complex file type and the larger file size will take the longer scanning time, and vice versa. This is shown in Figure 6.
Normally, if your disk has about 2 G files in various formats. The whole process of disk scan may last for several minutes. Please wait patiently.
Step 4: Select the folder you lost to restore
After the scan, you can browse all the files on your C drive through the left column of the interface.
Now you need to browse rank by rank, then find the folder you deleted and select it. And then click on the "Recovery" button in the upper right corner,as shown in Figure 7.
UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free offers you two ways to scan, one is the quick scan just done, which has the advantage of high speed, but some deep files may not be scanned.
If you can't find the folder you deleted by scanning, don’t worry about it. There's also a deep scan to help you solve the problem of not retrieving files, but it takes a little longer.
At this time, please find the "Deep Scan" button in the yellow font at the top of the interface and click it. UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free will scan the files on the disk for you more deeply. Please wait patiently again. This is shown in Figure 8.
After the deep scan, find the folders you deleted, select it and click the "Restore" button. Then your folders will return to you entirely. This is shown in the figure below. (For complex documents, it is recommended that you first run a quick scan and then a deep scan.)
Tips: In order to prevent data from being permanently damaged or lost due to data overwriting. It is not recommended to set the recovery path to the original disk of the recovered data. For example, if you want to restore files on your desktop, don’t set the recovery path to C drive.
These are the specific steps to restore the folders you deleted. The whole process does not require any sophisticated computer technology. Even if you are a computer novice and have not used any data recovery software, you can easily use UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free to quickly retrieve your folders.
Perhaps you can't wait to use UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free to recover your lost folders. Here's a link to the software. You can get the genuine version through the link. Of course, you can use the free version to have a try before you decide to pay for it. You can recover 200M of data.
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