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I accidentally emptied my Recycle Bin of files. Is there any way to recover these files?

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possible duplicate of How do I recover lost/inacessible data from my storage device? – Marcks Thomas Mar 13 '14 at 14:58
The Recycle Bin is a garbage can. If you don't want to throw the files out then don't delete them in the first place. Saying that you accidentally emptied the Recycle Bin leads me to believe that you don't understand it's purpose. It is a garbage can. It is not a location to store things that you want to retrieve later. If you don't want to lose files by accidentally emptying the Recycle Bin then don't put them there in the first place by deleting them. – joeqwerty Mar 13 '14 at 20:44

Once you have deleted them from Recycle Bin they are gone (sort of) from your system. You will need to use a file recovery tool. I personally use Recuva, which as served me well, but there are plenty to choose from. If you are using Mac I can not recommend tools as I don't have enough system knowledge here.

Might I also note if you have files in Recycle Bin they will get deleted after a set period of time, so I suggest you don't put files in there you actually want to keep.

For Linux I have used PhotoRec, but this also works for Windows and Mac.

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Just small note - did you mean "I can not recommend tools for such Operating Systems"? – VL-80 Mar 13 '14 at 14:51
@Nikolay | Apologies. I have updated my answer and added an additional source. Thanks for pointing that out. – Matthew Williams Mar 13 '14 at 15:02

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