Recover your deleted files with Disk Drill for Windows

Even important files are not always secured enough from accidental deletion. And if they were deleted and your Recycle Bin was wiped clean before you realized they were gone, then the situation may appear so desperate! Thankfully, we have created an amazingly capable app that we are very proud of – Disk Drill, that knows how to recover deleted files and even lost partition.
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Undeleting lost files even after emptying Recycle Bin is actually quite a possibility, if you have Disk Drill, of course. It offers unique algorithms for deleted files restoration no matter what type of file system you are using or what type of files you want to get back.

As soon as you realize you deleted a file or a whole partition the best thing to do is disconnect the storage and boot from another drive rather than the one with erased data. Try not to use the drive with deleted data until you are ready to perform the deleted files recovery.

Disk Drill Does the Perfect Job!

A random power outage or an accidental click of a button can leave you without very important documents. Luckily there is no need to get upset. Download Disk Drill for Windows and let it do what it does brilliantly: scan your system for deleted files and tell you what it can recover. Disk Drill is so good it can even recover files that were deleted from Recycle Bin. The key here is to act fast. As long as you start the recovery process before the low-level file system information gets overwritten with new data the chances of getting back your erased files are impressively high.

Disk Drill offers such a vast choice of recovery methods that there is basically no doubt you'll get your files back: Quick and Deep Scans, Lost Partition Search, Catalog Rebuild and other efficient options.

Download and Install Disk Drill for Windows


Download Disk Drill for Windows from our website. After installing the software, run it and then follow the steps below to recover deleted files on your Windows PC.

You can recover deleted files for free with Disk Drill for Windows if they are under 500 MB covered by Basic edition of the app or you enabled Recovery Vault on your drive prior to data loss.

  • 1Download Disk Drill for Windows
  • 2Install the app
  • 3Open Disk Drill

Steps to Recover Deleted Files on Windows

Step 1: Select the drive and search for lost data

After you opened Disk Drill it will list all available drives in the scanned system. Select the one that needs recovery and start the scan process by clicking "Recover" button. The scan shouldn't take long, it will depend on your drive size though.
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Once the scan is completed you will see what data can be restored and Disk Drill will offer you the recovery methods available for your situation.

Step 2: Preview the found files

You always have a choice to either restore the whole drive or recover deleted partition or simply choose the specific files to recover.
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You can sort, filter and review the files that can be restored.

Step 3: Select which files you want to recover

Now click the "Recover" button one more time to get back the files you filtered and selected. They will be saved to the folder you set up. Disk Drill can recover pretty much any file type you think of. Look at the link below to see all supported formats.
And just a friendly reminder that it is always a good idea to use an extra drive for recovery to ensure a higher recovery rate. Recover deleted files windows

How to recover deleted files for free

Did you know that if you protect yourself in advance you can recover deleted files for free? Disk Drill for Windows Basic edition offers amazing feature called Recovery Vault. This feature is a simple genius keeping track of all deleted files and saving data about each of them. Whenever you realize you need to recover deleted files they will be undeleted in no time!

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated on by Disk Drill Team

Follow these steps to recover permanently deleted files on Windows 10:

  1. Download and install Disk Drill.
  2. Launch the app and select the disk or partition that contained the deleted files.
  3. Click Search for lost data scan for deleted files.
  4. Review the recoverable files and choose those you wish to restore.
  5. Click Recover all and let the application recover your files.

Yes, you can recover deleted files for free on your Windows computer. Simply download the free version of Disk Drill for Windows. The trial version of the software allows you to restore up to 500 MB for free and check out its features before upgrading to the Pro copy of the tool.

You can restore permanently deleted folders with the help of data recovery software like Disk Drill. The application takes advantage of the fact that when Windows deletes a folder it is still physically present on the disk until its space is overwritten. This enables Disk Drill to scan your drive and recover folders that appeared to be permanently deleted.

To recover files from an emptied Recycle Bin follow this procedure:

  1. Install Disk Drill for Windows on a partition that does not contain the Recycle Bin.
  2. Select the disk with the Recycle Bin.
  3. Click Search for lost data to start scanning for deleted files.
  4. Select the files you wish to restore from the preview.
  5. Click Recover to retrieve the data. 

Disk Drill gets deep into file structure with Deep Scan

For those moments when the files were lost quite some time ago, there is a profound method offered by Disk Drill that will comb through every bit of the drive in order to find the tiniest pieces and put them back together to find the correct file signatures and restore all data that is still there. Disk Drill has an impressive database of file signatures that helps the app reconstruct multiple file types and new signatures are added with each new release.

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