If you want to recover files from a specific folder, you can restore them from Recycle Bin. The other way is to use the best free data recovery software: MiniTool Power Data Recovery. In this article, MiniTool Software will introduce these two ways in detail.

How to Recover Files from a Specific Folder on Windows?

The folders on your computer should contain some files that you have categorized yourself. Usually, these files are important to you. For example, you could put all your children's photos into one folder. Then you can easily find those photos in one place. You can put your wedding photos in another folder for distinction.

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How to Recover Deleted Folders on Windows?

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However, you may delete some files in your folder or folders by mistake. Then, you want to get them back. Is it possible to recover deleted files from a folder? How to recover data from a specific folder on your Windows computer? How can you recover deleted files from a folder without software?

If your files are not permanently deleted from your computer, you can restore them from Recycle Bin immediately. But, if you can’t find your files in Recycle Bin, you will need to use a professional data recovery tool to rescue them. MiniTool data recovery software is a good choice.

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Both of these two ways are easy to use. In the following parts, we will show you how to apply these two ways to recover data from a folder or recover data from a specific folder on your Windows computer.

Way 1: Restore Files from Recycle Bin

When you simply delete a file from a folder on your computer, the file is moved to Recycle Bin and stays there until you permanently delete it from Recycle Bin. The file that goes into Recycle Bin is not permanently deleted. If you regret it, you can go to Recycle Bin to restore it.

It is simple to do this: you can find that file in Recycle Bin, right-click it, and select Restore to make it go back to the original location.

>> See where restored files go from Recycle Bin on Windows.

If you can find your needed file in Recycle Bin, you are lucky. You don’t need any third-party data recovery service to help you perform data recovery. However, if your needed files are permanently deleted or you have emptied Recycle Bin, you will be unable to use this way to recover data. In a situation like this, you can choose to use a third-party data restore tool to get your files back from a specific folder.

Way 2: Recover Data from a Specific Folder Using MiniTool Power Data Recovery

MiniTool Power Data Recovery is a professional data recovery software that can work on all versions of Windows (Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, etc.). You can use it to retrieve deleted files from hard drives, external hard drives, SSDs, SD cards, USB flash drives, pen drives, and more.

This MiniTool data recovery software has some user-friendly data recovery features. For example, it supports recovering data from specific locations. For example, it can recover data from desktop, Recycle Bin, and specific folders.

This tool has a free edition, which allows you to recover up to 1 GB of files without paying any cent. If you are not sure if it can find your needed files, you can first try this freeware.

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Here is how to recover deleted files from a specific folder using this software.

Step 1: Download and install this software on your Windows PC.

Step 2: Launch this software to enter its main interface.

Step 3: If you only want to recover certain types of files, you can click the gear icon from the left menu to enter the Scan Settings interface. Then, you can select the target file types. After that, you need to click the OK button to save the settings and go back to the main interface.

scan settings

Step 4: Hove over to the Select Folder section under Recover From Specific Location, then click the Browse button to continue.

click Browse

Step 5: The Choose Directory interface will pop up. Then, navigate to the folder you want to recover data from, click it to select it, and click the Select Folder button to start scanning that folder.

select the target folder to scan it

The software will begin to scan the selected folder. To get the best data recovery effect, you’d better wait until the entire scanning process ends.

Step 6: After scanning, you will see the scan results that are listed by path by default. You can open each path to find your needed files.

These features can help you quickly find the files you want to recover:

  • Type: after you click Type, the scan results will be categorized by type. Then, you can click the target file type to quickly find your files.
  • Filter: click Filter, then you can filter the scan results by file type, data modified, file size, and file category.
  • Preview: this software allows you to preview up to 70 types of files. This feature can help you verify the files you select.
  • Search: if you still remember the name of the file you want to recover, you can type the name into the search box and press Enter to directly locate the file.

some features to help you quickly find files

Step 7: Select the files you want to recover. You can select multiple files from different paths or types at the same time. Then, you need to click the Save button and choose a suitable location from the pop-up small interface to save these selected files.

The location you select should not be the original folder of the deleted files. Otherwise, the deleted files could be overwritten and become unrecoverable.

choose a directory to save files

You can use the recovered files immediately. When everything is OK (all of your needed files are recovered), you can move the recovered files to the folder where you have saved them.

If you want to use this MiniTool data restore tool to recover more files, you need to use a full or advanced edition. MiniTool Software offers personal and business editions for different users. You can go to MiniTool Store to select a suitable edition according to your situation.

Bottom Line

From this article, you can find two ways to recover deleted files from a specific folder. Both of these ways are easy. As for MiniTool Power Data Recovery, you can also use it to recover files from SSD, Samsung drive, Seagate drive, and more. It is a good data restore tool that is worth trying.

Should you have other related issues, you can let us know via [email protected].

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