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How to Empty the Recycle Bin in Windows

When using Windows to delete items or files in your computer to create more space in your hard drive, the files are not actually deleted. Your files are temporarily stored by the recycle bin, but if you go further to empty the recycle bin, the files ceases to exist in the recycle bin. Also the recycle bin utilizes a certain amount of its space to store deleted content. When this space is limited, old files are deleted to create room for new ones. That is why you may find your file missing in the recycle even if you never emptied it.

Step 1

Right click on your recycle bin

Select the recycle bin on your windows desktop and right click on it. Your screen will display a dialogue box like this

Step 2

Select empty recycle bin

From the dialogue box on the right hand side of the recycle bin, choose empty recycle bin.

Step 3

Empty the Recycle Bin

From the delete multiple items dialogue box, confirm by clicking YES. You will see a progress dialogue box showing the ongoing deletion process. Items in your recycle bin will disappear one by one. This will only take a few minutes given the number of items in your recycle bin.

Note that you can still retrieve your files after the recycle bin has completed deleting them permanently.

How to Recover Files from Emptied Recycle Bin

To retrieve all files, which you had permanently deleted from the recycle bin, you require effective file recovery software.Wondershare Data Recoveryis one of the best data recovery tools I know. It also allows you to recovers others files which were previously formatted or lost from the computed due to corrupt system and other removable devices like digital cameras, memory cards and flash disks.

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If you are a beginner or starter Wizard Mode Recovery is the best for you tool to recover your valuable files. When using wizard mode, you are only asked to simple questions, and then the computer fills out the rest.

For veterans, Standard Mode Recovery designed for you given your technical expertise. With this mode, you will get more advanced experience to your skills.

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Data Recovery Using Wizard Mode

Step 1

Select wizard recovery Mode

After successfully installation of the Wizard mode, you are immediately allowed to use the program. With this mode, you only required to answer the two important questions and then click Next to allow the program to carry out the rest of the tasks.

Step 2

Choose the file type to be recovered

This is your first question. Here, you are required to select file which you want the program to retrieve. You also have the option of selecting All files, if the items you desire to be recovered are in different files. File types can be audio, email, video, document and photos.

Step 3

Select where you lost your files

Your second question is to identify the location where you lost your files. If your files were previously in the recycle bin before they disappeared, select the recycle bin. Other partitions can be desktop, my documents. However, if you are not sure where your files were lost, choose computer.

Step 4

Click Start to recover your lost files

Click on Start to begin the recovery of your lost files. You will notice that there is Raw file recovery and Deep scan option displayed on your PC screen. Selecting Deep scan will command the program to retrieve files whish were lost as a result of formatting. For Raw file recovery you will be able to receive files lost due to different reasons. Moreover, you can also choose to ignore if your intent to retrieve files deleted recently and you are sure of the kind of method you used to delete.

Step 5

Recovering your lost files

If you have selected All files in the previous in step 2, the retrieved files will be shown in file categories like archives, data base, graphics, email, video, audio and the like. These file categories are recovered after previewing. For PPT, RAR, Excel, PDF and photos including and not limited to JPG, PNG and TIF are previewed prior recovery process.

You can check the recovered files while the recovery process is ongoing.

All You Need to Know About Recycle Bins

Recycle bins are just like any other trash collection bins you can think of. However this kind of bin is unique since it is digitalized and whatever files trashed can be restored. Occasionally, when the recycle bin is accidentally emptied, the items can be recovered using the best data recovery tool. Also due to the limited space in the recycle bin, it losses old trashed files when new files are added. Never panic when your files are lost, they can still be recovered.

When the recycle bin does not appear on your desktop, it means that the icon is hidden. It is easy to restore it back to the desktop without difficulty. The thing is you don’t need to be computer expert to make your recycle bin reappear. Follow the correct steps and be sure the recycle bin icon will show on your screen.

You can also change the recycle bin icon, if you don’t like the current image. Change your recycle bin icon today.

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