Did you permanently delete any file on Windows XP? Usually, files will be permanently deleted on Windows XP internal hard disk drive after emptying recycle bin. Sometimes, you may permanently delete files from hard disk drive on Windows XP by pressing Shift + Delete keys. Besides, when you delete files from a memory card, external hard drive, pen stick on Windows XP whether by Delete option or Shift + Delete, all data will be deleted permanently without being moved to recycle bin. When you mistakenly reformat a disk drive, all files stored on this drive will also be deleted permanently. This article will tell how to recover permanently deleted files on Windows XP.
iCare Data Recovery is a Windows data recovery tool, which is compatible with all Windows OS to recover lost or deleted data in various situations.
Step1. Free download and install iCare Data Recovery on Windows XP PC. Run the data recovery software and choose a proper scan mode.
Step2. Choose the disk drive where data got permanently deleted and then you only need to wait when the software is scanning to search lost files.
Step3. Preview files after scanning and then save all deleted files to another drive.
You know that every Windows PC has a recycle bin, which provides one chance for its users to restore files mistakenly deleted from hard disk drive. In other words, files will not be permanently deleted when you just delete them from hard disk drive on Windows XP. Before you empty recycle bin, all deleted data will remain in recycle bin so that you can restore it any time you like without relying on any software. However, once all data is deleted from recycle bin, you have to use a data recovery program in order to get it back. iCare Data Recovery is able to recover data from hard disk drive when it got permanently deleted after emptying recycle bin on Windows XP.
People usually believe that files have been permanently deleted when they cannot find the deleted data in recycle bin. When you delete one or more files on Windows XP disk drive by pressing Shift + Delete keys, the deleted data will not go to recycle bin. In this situation, you may think that all deleted data has been permanently deleted. It is true that all data will be deleted immediately without going to recycle bin when you delete it by pressing Shift + Delete keys on Windows XP, but the data will not be permanently deleted before you write new data to the disk drive. As the deleted data is not overwritten by new data, you are able to undelete files on Windows XP by using iCare Data Recovery. This software helps shift deleted files recovery on Windows XP before all deleted data being overwritten.
A memory card is usually used in digital camera or smartphone for data storage. Sometimes, you might delete photos on a memory card when it is inserted in your camera or mobile phone. Or you might delete photos videos on memory card when you connect it to your Windows XP computer to transfer or write some data. When you delete files from memory card on digital camera, cell phone or your Windows computer, the deleted data will be erased immediately. If you cannot find a useful way to restore those deleted photos, they might be deleted permanently. As a data recovery program for all Windows users, iCare Data Recovery enables you to recover deleted photos videos from memory card on Windows XP after permanently deleting.
iCare Data Recovery is able to recover permanently deleted files on Windows XP in all following situations:
Recycle bin only stores files deleted from Windows internal hard disk drive, so deleted data will not be moved to recycle bin when you delete it from a removable disk like memory card, thumb drive, pen drive, portable hard drive, etc. Sometimes, you may run into the situation that deleted files do not go to recycle bin even when you delete them from Windows XP internal hard disk drive. Why? Here are some possible reasons:
1. The recycle bin is full. Deleted files will no longer move to recycle bin if it is full and has no enough free space to store any delete file. Therefore, you should regularly check recycle bin on Windows XP and delete unnecessary files.
2. Deleted files will not be moved to recycle bin if you set "Do not move files to the recycle bin. Remove files immediately when deleted".
You might install antivirus software on your Windows XP computer in order to protect it from being attacked by virus or spyware. If your Windows PC is infected with virus, you can also run the antivirus software to erase viruses. However, sometimes antivirus software might mistakenly remove some important folders on your Windows computer. Usually, all files stored in the folder will be erased permanently when anti-virus software removed the folder because it considers it as virus. When you are unable to find some important folders or files after running an anti-virus program on Windows XP computer, you had better stop writing new data to the disk drive where data got lost and then use iCare Data Recovery to restore all lost files.