How do you recover lost files?

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How to recover lost files?

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This question was answered on June 1, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

There are a couple of ways to find lost files First off, if you can't find a file and there are too many folders to count that are on your computer, you can go to Start, then go to Search and then go to Files or Folders In this area you can type in the textbox whatever the name of your file was If you can't remember the name of your file then you can choose the date option and modify the search towards when it was created or modified and so on If you have recently accessed the file then you can go to Start, then Documents, and that will show you all the most recent files you have accessed If you have deleted the file then it's most likely in the Recycle Bin on your desktop To recover files from there, double-click the Recycle Bin icon, click the file you deleted and click Restore on the left side of the window If you emptied the contents of the Recycle Bin then the file is deleted completely and coannot be recovered so be careful what you delete.

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Posted by steve of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 1, 2004