How to Recover Shift Deleted Files in Windows 10/8/7?

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)


How to restore shift-deleted files on Windows operating system? This is the most common question that the most of you ask yourselves after you shift delete files or folders. Nowadays, files are most valuable asset for any organization or for an individual. Loss of data may result in significant loss of revenues. Majority of the people believe that once the file is shift deleted, it would be impossible to restore the deleted data. But that is not true! You can easily recover files after shift delete using reliable computer file recovery software. It scans and recovers all the shift deleted files in a very short span of time.

There are two ways to delete a file in Windows operating system as mentioned below:

  • Delete using 'Delete' key

  • Deletion using 'Shift + Delete' key combination.

When files are deleted using the delete key on the Windows operating system, the moved to recycle bin folder. In this situation, it is very simple to recover files. Open the recycle bin folder and recover deleted files or folders using the ‘Restore’ option. Files will be restored to its original location, but this is not the case when the files are deleted using ‘Shift + Delete’ key combination. When files are shift deleted on Windows operating system, then the deleted file bypasses the recycle bin and gets permanently deleted. Now there is no method for you to access the deleted data or recover shift delete files. In such circumstances, you are left in regret as it can lead to big losses for the business. Now how will you perform data recovery after shift delete?

Whenever you delete files using shift delete key combination, internally the file system on your Windows-based computer, marks the entries of these files as deleted in its record. As a result, you are not able to view deleted files, but the data is still intact and can be recovered successfully using efficient third-party recovery tool. You can use Computer File Recovery software to recover files after a shift delete operation. Its simple user interface makes you understand how to restore deleted files in an easy way. However, you can make use of this award-winning software to restore files after computer freeze due to severe virus attacks, improper system shutdown, etc.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

To ensure maximum recovery of your shift deleted data, stop using your system straightaway. This is because when the file system marks the shift deleted files, it also makes the hard disk space used by them as reusable. The file system now has the liberty to reuse this marked hard disk space as and when required and overwrites the shift deleted files, leading to a permanent data loss.

Free File Recovery Software to Recover Shift Deleted Files in Windows 10/8/7

Computer File Recovery software is a powerful, easy to use and specially designed to retrieve lost files. In addition, you can also retrieve deleted files from recycle bin lost after emptying it. You can use this software to recover shift-deleted files, to restore files lost due to accidental formatting of a drive, virus attacks or logical corruption. It can also undelete files from flash drives, fixed drives, external hard disks, SD card, pen drive, memory cards of various popular brands. This software can perform undo shift delete operation from NTFS, NTFS5, FAT32 and FAT16 file systems. The software can recover files after shift-delete on Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. It is capable of recovering more than 300 types of files including images, documents, videos, PowerPoint files, Excel sheets, music files and many more. You can also restore lost or deleted files from on Mac OS X using Macintosh file recovery tool.

Note: With the help of this powerful software you can restore lost files including photo, audio, video, documents, etc. after rebooting the computer to factory settings with great ease.

Steps to recover shift deleted files on Windows

Step 1: Download and install the Computer File Recovery Software

Step 2: After launching, select "Recover Files" option from the main window. Also, choose the drive where the shift-deleted files were stored.

Step 3: Click on the Scan button to begin the file recovery process.

Windows File Recovery - Select Recovery Mode

Step 4: The status of data recovery appears in a new window.

Windows File Recovery - Select Drive

Step 5: Scan results can be viewed in Data View and File Type VIew.

Windows File Recovery - File Type View Recovered Files

Step 6: Files in the recovery list can be previewed.

Windows File Recovery - Preview Recovered Files

Step 7: Save the files to a proper destination.

Windows File Recovery - Save Recovered Files

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008