How to restore files from Recycle Bin?

Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System maintains a repository (called Recycle Bin) where it keeps all the deleted files from the computer. You can later restore the file(s) back, if you want. One limitation here is, the OS will not keep the file(s), if you delete them by pressing Shift + Del key combinations.

This article explains how to restore the file(s) back to their original locations on your computer.

This article is applicable to:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System

Step (1). Click on Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop. It will open Recycle Bin items in Explorer Window.

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Step (2). Select the item/file you want to restore and click on “Restore this item” button.

Step (3). Once you click on the “Restore this item” button, the selected file(s)/item(s) are restored back to their original locations on your computer.

Step (4). If you want to restore all item(s)/file(s) from Recycle Bin, you can click on empty area in the explorer. So none of the item(s) will be selected. Then Restore all items button will appear on the top of the list. By clicking on Restore all items button, all the deleted items/files from Recycle Bin will be restored back to their original locations on your computer.

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