Part 1. The functions of Recycle Bin on your computer

The meaning of recycle bin to Windows is the same as “Trash” to Mac. Its function is saving the files due to any deletion from the computer. Once you want to get them back in the future, you can find them still stay there as their original state. In this way, you can restore the deleted files from Recycle Bin and avoid data loss. What you need to do is that make sure you haven't cleaned the Recycle Bin and the files saved in it haven't reached the limit of space. The size of space limit can be adjusted for sure. The default size is that 10% of the quota less than 40GB and 5% of that higher than 40GB, which relies on the Windows OS version of your computer. If you want to adjust it, right click on the icon of the “Recycle Bin” on your computer interface, then you will see the option “Properties” appear in the menu. To process further, press on it and it will display some options including setting options of Recycle Bin`s size and location, which is always placed in Hard Disk C. Although you can set the size freely, it is wise of you to make it less than 50% of Hard Disk C, so that it won't take up too much space system and slow down the running speed of your computer.

Part 2. The ways to restore removed files from Recycle Bin

Under normal conditions, the most common way of data recovery is scanning the recycle bin to find the files which are removed from your computer or other partions of hard drive. This method is very convenient, as long as you click on the recycle bin icon, then find out and mark the files which you want to restore, at last press the button of “Restore” in the menu. After all these have been done, you will see the documents stay in the position as they were.


Part 3. The ways to restore deleted files after emptying from Recycle Bin

As the method mentioned above, we can easily get deleted files back by seeking the recycle bin for help. This way can solve most of problems due to accidentally deletion and find the files in that folder, but what can we do if you have emptied the Recycle Bin? Do the files disappear forever and never come back? Of course, this isn't the fact. Even files are deleted from Recycle Bin, you can also process the data recovery with right way if the files haven't been deleted for a long time and you are also lucky enough.

The deleted files are still saved in its original state on the hard disk even you have cleaned the Recycle Bin. So before you overwrite the old data with a new one, you still have chances to find out the files and get them back. And the tools of data recovery are here to give you a hand. There are some things you should pay attention to before you begin the process of data recovery which has been deleted from the Recycle Bin. The following are the things you need to prepare:

1. A useful data recovery software which can work effectively

2. Stop deleting other files into the Recycle Bin

3. As early as possible to deal with the recovery process, so that you can minimize the data loss

Part 4. Restore files removed from Recycle Bin with using free tools

1. Recuva

Recuva is a kind of recovery tools for windows, which is free and lightweight. It can help you search the hard drives on the computer and you will see a list of files deleted recently. In this case, you are allowed to preview the documents and check out which should be restored. What impressed me most is its amazing speed of scanning. However, the results of the scanning prove to be not satisfied and even let me feel a little disappointed. It doesn't find out many files and only a third of them can be restored. You can only scan a single disk, but the scanning of recycle bin needs additional setting (just find out the search bar and enter “\$ Recycle.Bin”, so that it will search the Recycle Bin only)
In short, this kind of software works efficiently and easily. Its biggest drawback is that it has few and relatively simple functions which make it become unreliable. If you don't want to pay any expenses in the data recovery tool, you can have a try. Maybe you are lucky enough, who knows?

2. PC Inspector file recovery

You can also use PC Inspector file recovery to restore lost files for free. What's more, it can deal with the situation when your hard disk is a bit damaged and you don't need to confirm BIOS any more. According to the test, the success rate of data recovery is considerable, including files deleted from Recycle Bin or any other parts of hard disk. It has a special function which supports 25 kinds of common files types, such as HTML, EXE, DOC, MP3, XLS, JPG and so on. In terms of free software, the functions of PC Inspector file recovery are very comprehensive. Although it has many advantages, the speed of scanning is too slow that it takes too much time than I had expected. At times, you have to spend half an hour even more to do the process of scanning, which makes you lose patience.

As a free tool, PC Inspector file recovery is powerful enough to provide high quality services of data recovery and support various file formats. However, it is not excellent in this area of data recovery as its scanning speed needs to be improved urgently.

Part 5: How to restore files effectively as them have been deleted from Recycle Bin

Wondershare Data Recovery is a kind of software which supports more file formats, has high speed and deeper depth of scanning, and better quality services. If you need an effective tool, have a try on Wondershare Data Recovery. You have three kinds of recovery mode to meet your requirements (Partition Recover, Raw Recovery and Lost file Recovery). What's more, it supports more than 550 data formats, which means it is suitable for almost all types of files on the computer, including photos, documents, messages & email, videos, audios and archives and so on. It can not only restore data deleted from Recycle bin, it can also recover the files from removable disk, memory cards, flash drives, hard drives, digital camera/camcorder and cellphones.


Follow the steps shown below. With using the Wondershare Data Recovery, it will tell you how to get the lost files back from Recycle Bin in any type of data, like audios, videos, archives images, documents etc.

Step 1. Choose one type of file to recover

Make sure which kind of files you want to restore and then mark on them. There are many formats to choose from, such as documents, photos, videos, audio files, email and so on. Of course, you can also choose all types of them if necessary.


Step 2. Check for your Recycle Bin

The most common and convenient method is to check for your Recycle Bin, you can scan all the deleted files and then you can recover any of them saved in it. It sounds simple, doesn't it?


Step 3. Restore the removed documents from Recycle Bin

When the scanning is done, you will see a list of files on computer desktop, which are classified according to the files types. Preview and check the files wanted to be restored. To process further, click on the button of “Recover” to get the data back. If it didn't find the data you want, have a try to use deep scan or another mode of recovery to scan again.



Part 6. Some tips after the process of recovery finished

Although there are a lot of data recovery tools to be selected, the most fundamental thing is to make sure the security of your important data. So pay attention to the tips mentioned below.

1. Make a back-up of your important files.

2. Keep the removed files on another place instead of the partition of the source.