3 Methods to Recover Shift Deleted Files on Windows 10/8/7

In order to complete an operation quickly, we always use the most simple, convenient and quickest way, such as shortcut keys. The so-called shortcut key is the use of a key or a combination of keys on the keyboard to achieve the purpose of convenience. The most common-used shortcut keys are ctrl+c copy, ctrl+v paste, and ctrl+x cut and shift+delete delete files completely.

To completely delete files or folders on computer, users always use the shortcut keys of shift+delete. However, the consequence of this operation is that important files are permanently deleted.

Don’t worry too much about this situation, we provide the best solutions to recover shift deleted files for you.

Part 1. Is There Any Chance for the Recovery of Shift Deleted Files

When files are deleted by Shift + DEL Key, they won’t go anywhare until these files are completely overwritten by new files created on computer. You have the big chance to recover shift deleted files before creating new files. The difficulty is the solutions for shift deleted files recovery on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.

Part 2. Solutions to Recover Shift Deleted Files

In this section, we present xxx ways to recover shift deleted files. First of all, let’s start with FoneGeek Data Recovery.

1. Try FoneGeek Windows Data Recovery

There are a lot of third-party software out there for shift deleted files recovery. The most recommended technical software is FoneGeek Windows Data Recovery.

This software's exclusive data recovery approach can scan the hard drive deeply to recover all Shift +Delete deleted files even if they are not in the recycle bin. Also, it supports recovering many types of files like Emails, photos, videos, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and so on. What’s more, its wizard-like interface makes it the easy-to-use software to recover deleted files.


Step 1: Download and install the FoneGeek Data Recovery on your Windows computer. Select the disk on which the original shift delete file was located and click ‘Start’.

select location

Step 2. During the scanning process, you can preview the deleted files more intuitively. We can also click to pause the scanning at any time and use the "Filter" function to quickly locate the files we need.

start scan

Step 3. Finally, click "Recover" to save all the recovered files to a safe storage on computer.

recover deleted files

2. Find Shift Deleted Files from File History

We generally know that shift deleted files will not go anywhere. They are still kept in a safe place until you start to create new files on your computer. If you intend to recover shift deleted files before creating new files, you can find them by restoring the file history.

  • Click on Start button and hit on ‘Settings’.

  • Then click on "Update & Security > Backup" and tap ‘Add a drive’ to add the backup drive.

  • The slider of on/off will appear under the option of "Automatically back up my files". Ensure that this option is turned on.

backup restore files

Then restore shift deleted files with the file history.

  • Enter ‘restore files’ in the search box and click on Restore your files with File History.

  • All the versions will be listed. Select the version you need and click ‘Restore’ or ‘Restore to’ to save the files in the original or different place.

3. Recover Shift Deleted Files via the Manual Data Recovery Service

Some users may be reluctant to use any third-party software or do not have file history to recover shift deleted files. Then we'll just have to try for manual data recovery service. However, the cost of manual data recovery is very high. Generally speaking, it is not cost-effective when compared with data recovery software.

Final Words

That’s all about how to recover shift deleted files on Windows 10/8/7 computer. It is also recommended that users do not use Shift + Delete key to remove a large number of data. Unlike deleted files on Windows computer, the shift deleted files will not be kept and found from tRecycle Bin.

Carol J. Lee
Sunday on Nov 01, 2020, 11:00:38 GMT / Post By Carol J. Lee to Data Recovery

Carol is a technical blogger with rich experience in writing data recovery tips and tutorials. She has over 7-year experience in data recovery technology.

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