When you delete files from your hard drive, they are not actually erased. Instead, they are marked as “unrecoverable” so that they are not accidentally restored later. This article will show you how to recover deleted files from your Windows 10 hard drive.
What does deleting files from your hard drive actually mean?
It is important to note that deleting files from your hard drive does NOT erase them. When you go on a computer and delete a file, it becomes unrecoverable on the hard drive and cannot be found by your operating system or any other programs.
When you uncheck the box in File Explorer called “Make Files Unrecoverable,” the file is still on the hard drive, but it is not visible to any program or operating system function. This ensures that if something causes data loss, those files are now unrecoverable and can’t be recovered by data recovery services or seen by anyone else who has access to the PC.
Recover Deleted Files From Windows 10
To recover deleted files from your Windows 10 hard drive, you will need to open the command prompt. To open the command prompt, press “Windows” + “X,” then type “cmd” and hit enter. In order to recover deleted files from your Windows 10 hard drive, you must run a few commands first.
First, type the following into the command prompt: >fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify flag 0x2 This will show you if all of your files are marked as “unrecoverable” or not. If all of your files are marked as “unrecoverable”, change this setting before proceeding with the next step: >fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify flag 0x1 Next, type the following into the command prompt: >filename_with_extension_containing_the_file_you’re_looking_for This creates a new file in its place that contains just enough information about what it is and where it should be stored on your hard drive.
Next, you need to move this new file to its proper location: >move filename If you have successfully recovered deleted files from your Windows 10 hard drive, delete them again so that they are no longer marked as “unrecoverable”: >fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify flag 0x0
Recover Deleted Files From Windows 7 and Earlier
To recover deleted files from your hard drive on a computer running Windows 7 or earlier, follow the steps below.
1) Use the Search function in Windows to search for the file you want to recover. Press “Enter” to open it.
2) Click on “Get Info” from the file’s context menu.
3) Select “Recover deleted items”. This will scan all of your hard drives and restore any deleted files that can be recovered.
Recover Deleted Files From Mac OS X
To recover deleted files from your Mac, you will need to use an application called File Recovery. This application is available for both OS X and Windows. To find File Recovery on your Mac, open the Applications folder and search for “File Recovery” in the Spotlight bar at the top of the screen.
Once you have found File Recovery, open it up by clicking on its icon in the dock or by clicking its menu item under Launchpad. In order to locate deleted files that have been marked as unrecoverable, click on “Show all recoverable items” at the top of the window.
From there, you can select a specific file type or date range and scan through your hard drive to find any deleted file that has been marked as unrecoverable.
Recover Deleted Files From Linux
Linux is an operating system made for people who want to have more control over their system. Linux also has a command-line interface, which makes it very easy for you to recover deleted files from your Windows 10 hard drive. With this method, you first need to log in as root, a user with administrative rights, or use the Sudo command.
Once you are logged in as root, you can mount the drive that your deleted files are located on. Then all you have to do is use find and grep commands like below: find. -name “*deleted file*” This will list all of the files that were deleted from your directory. You can then move these files back onto your Windows 10 hard drive by using the mv command: mv “/path/to/file-you-wanted-to-recover” /path/to/where-you-want-the-files. Once they are on your Windows 10 hard drive, they will no longer be marked as unrecoverable.
With a loss of files, you may feel lost and hopeless about all the work you’ve lost. Whether you deleted a file by accident, or you’ve had a hard drive crash, here are some ways to recover deleted files from your Windows 10 hard drive.