- Part 1. How to empty the recycle bin on your computer
- Part 2. How to recover the data files after emptying the recycle bin accidentally
- Part 3. Some interesting things about the recycle bin
Part 1. How to empty the recycle bin on your computer
When you delete the data files on your computer, they will not disappear at once. Instead, you can still find them on the recycle bin. So the problem comes when you want to delete some personal data permanently, you need one more step, which is to delete those data files from the recycle bin. There is a simple way to delete the data files from your recycle bin, being emptying the recycle bin with some simple clicks. Now let's do it together in the following passages.
Step 1. Right click on the icon of the recycle bin on the desktop.
Step 2. From the pop-up menu, choose the option of “Empty Recycle Bin”.
Step 3. Now you get a confirmation message. Simply choose to empty the recycle bin by choosing “YES”.
Step 4. Then a new window will show up to remind you the progress of the process. When it shows the process finishes, you can enter the recycle bin, and you will find nothing.
Part 2. How to recover the data files after emptying the recycle bin accidentally
While now you have completely removed the data files from your computer. And it is not the case. Those data files you have deleted are just hidden by the computer. And they are still stored somewhere on your computer. They will stay there until something else overwrites them. That is to say, before being overwritten, those data files are recoverable, which gives one more chance if you have deleted the worry data files. Let me show you the way to rescue them.
This time, you need an effective helper, like a third party tool for recovering the data files on the computer. I know one that is just suitable, named the Wondershare Data Recovery. The Wondershare Data Recovery is a professional tool for recovering. There are four main modes of recovery on it, each helping you recover the data files effectively. It even offers a mode called the “Wizard Mode Recovery”, which can help the novices use it without hassle. For veterans, you can choose the “Standard Mode Recovery”, which can help you recover the data files more personalized. It also allows you to recover the data files that is damaged or lost due to the virus attack or system problem. Its interface is an easy one, which means you can use this tool with ease.
The Wondershare Data Recovery is compatible with both the Windows computer and the Mac computer, although the version they use are kind of different. Also, you can use this tool to recover the data files on your mobile phone, digital camera, flash drive, and SD card, as long as you connect them to your computer.
There are more functions of the Wondershare Data Recovery. Just download this wonderful tool on your computer and start to enjoy its nice service from today. Here is a tutorial on the “Wizard More Recovery” for your reference.
Step 1. Download the Wondershare Data Recovery on your computer and install it.
Step 2. Launch the Wondershare Data Recovery on your computer.
Step 3. Choose the “Wizard More Recovery” on the primary window of the Wondershare Data Recovery. This mode will help you recover the data files with ease. And you only need to answer two questions about the data files that you want to recover.
Step 4. Question 1: now you need to choose the file types that you want to recover. You can choose the photo, audio, video, office document, and email. Of course, you can choose them all.
Step 5. Question 2: now you need to choose the original location of the data files. For example, if the data files were stored on the recycle bin, then you need to choose the “Recycle Bin”. But if you are not clear about the detailed location, choose the “Computer” instead.
Step 6. Click on the “Start” button to start the scanning process. And remember to enable the deep scan.
Step 7. After the scanning process, you need to preview the data files and choose the specific items for recovering. And then click on the “Recover” button.
Step 8. After the recovery process finishes, you can go to find the data files you have just recovered on their original location.
Part 3. Some interesting things about the recycle bin
The recycle bin is called the trash can on the Mac computer. Its main function is to store the data files you deleted from their original locations. It is usually set on the drive C. People often empty the recycle bin when the icon of it turns to a full recycle bin. So it is noticeable that you check the contents of the recycle bin before emptying it. Anyway it is not easy to recover the data files. After you find you have deleted some important data files permanently, you can recover them with a third party tool like the Wondershare Data Recovery. So just stay calm when that happens.
You can even hide the icon of the recycle bin if you want. Also, you can make it reappear. It is easy to do so, you can search on the Internet for the detailed tutorial. You can also change the icon of the recycle bin, if you want to do so. There are many icons on the computer to be chosen. For example, you can set the icon to make it an icon of a tree.