How to Recover Deleted Files from Google Drive

Accidental or intentional deletion of important files is not uncommon these days. The problem arises when you realize you deleted the wrong file and there is no way to restore it. This is why Google Drive was created. It provides you a platform where you can keep the backup of your important files so that you never lose them.

Sometimes you permanently delete files from Google Drive. The question is “how can you recover deleted files from Google Drive”?

If you want to recover deleted files from Google Drive, you have come to the right place.


Recover Deleted Google Drive Files from Recycle Bin

Google Drive has a Trash folder that contains all recently deleted files. But before you start looking for the deleted files in the trash section, know that there is a direct way to undo delete operation on Google Drive.

As soon as you press the delete button, the cancel option appears on the screen. If you press this button, the file you deleted will be placed back into the drive.

However, this option is only available for the first few seconds. If you are unable to quickly undo the action, you will need to restore the file from the trash folder.

Here’s how:

Allez voir le dossier Corbeille dans "Mon lecteur".
Double-cliquez sur le fichier que vous souhaitez restaurer sur votre appareil.
Vous verrez deux options, à savoir Restaurer le fichier ou Supprimer à jamais.
Sélectionnez le bouton "Restaurer" pour sauvegarder le fichier.

Google Drive File Recovery Software

If none of the above techniques work, your last resort is data recovery software. These software are designed to help users recover files that they have deleted from Google Drive and Drive Recycle Bin.

The software may be available for free or cost you a few dollars, depending on the provider you choose. Paid plans are better than free versions as they guarantee fast recovery services.

Note that the files you deleted from Google Drive will remain in the Trash folder for the next 30 days. Once this period has elapsed, the files will automatically be permanently deleted. Likewise, files that you manually delete from the Trash will be permanently deleted.

If you want to recover files that have been deleted from the Recycle Bin, here is what you can try:

Récupérer ces fichiers à partir de Google Vault
Récupérer les données supprimées à l'aide de la console d'administration de G Suite

Google Drive has an inbuilt feature that allows users to recover overwritten data easily. This happens when the user performs the Save operation for the wrong files. The function does not actually save changes, but it restores data and information that you may have changed or deleted from the previous version. Double click on the file you want to restore and select “manage version”.

Here you will find all the latest versions of the file along with the date. Select the appropriate version of the file, click on the three dots that appear right next to the file, then click “Download”.

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