Frequently Asked Questions

Is there free data recovery software for Windows 10/11?

Yes, you can invoke WinfrGUI to get back deleted files. It has the following advantages:

Simple. Recover deleted files in Windows 10/11 with just a few clicks.

Friendly interface. The graphical user interface makes it clear to the user at a glance.

Free and efficient. 100% free recovery of media/office/compressed files etc.

Compatible and safe. Support Windows 10/11, NTFS/FAT/exFAT/ReFS.

Can I recover deleted files/photos/folders from Windows 10/11?

Yes, you can. WinfrGUI supports recovery of files with directory structure and file names under NTFS/FAT/exFAT/ReFS file systems. Including media files/office files/ZIP files, etc.

How to recover deleted files in Windows 10/11 without third-party software?

If you want to recover deleted files in Windows 10/11 without third-party software, you can find them in the Recycle Bin or use the File History feature. The latter can even help you recover permanently deleted files that were overwritten long ago – but only if you turned the feature on before the data loss event.

How to recover deleted file from recycle bin?

When a file is permanently deleted from the Recycle Bin, it is invisible to the user but still resides on the hard drive until it is overwritten with new data. Therefore, WinfrGUI can be used to recover some or all of the data.

Where do permanently deleted files go in Windows?

When you empty the Recycle Bin containing deleted files or use the Shift + Delete shortcut to delete files, Windows marks the files as deleted and deletes all pointers to them, which is why these files are invisible to the user.

Also, the space used by deleted files will be marked as free space. So technically, deleted files will still physically exist on your computer until Windows overwrites them with new data.

How can I recover permanently deleted data in Windows 10/11 without backup?

If you have the File History feature set up on your computer, you can use it to recover deleted files. If not set, you can use WinfrGUI to recover deleted data.