Retreving items in the Recycle Bin.

Question

The other day I did something bad. I deleted a file from my computer and now I don't know if I can even get it back. Is there a way to save and search? Or am I out of luck?

Answer

This question was answered on December 21, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I see you deleted a file from your system, and it looks like it wasn't a system file, or anything valuable to the computer operating system

Deleting a file is not the end of the world for you, because there is hope still

When you delete a file it goes to the trash can, until you empty the trash

Double Click on the Recycle Bin incon, the recycle Bin window will open Now look for what you have placed in the trash When you have found it, Right-Click, scroll down to RESTORE and click The item is now restored in the last place you deleted it from.

IF you emptied the Recycle Bin then your infomation is gone forever So remember if you wanted to retrieve something important make sure you didn't empty the trash.

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Posted by Eugene of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on December 21, 2001