Tech Tip #23: I Deleted a File By Accident

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy!

Q:  I deleted a file! I need it back! What do I do?

A.  Here’s what you do:

  • find the recycle bin on your desktop
  • right-click on it and select ‘restore’

If it’s there, restore it. It’ll end up back where it was before you deleted it.

If you deleted it from your flash drive, it’s gone. There are programs for undeleting from external drives, but they cost money. I’ll cover those later.

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2 thoughts on “Tech Tip #23: I Deleted a File By Accident

  1. T Colling

    thank you for such great tips — I appreciate receiving them.

    • Thanks for dropping by, T Colling. Any special questions, leave a comment and I’ll try to answer them. Come back often!

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