General Restore Items from Recycle Bin in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to restore items from the Recycle Bin for your account in Windows 11.

The Recycle Bin provides a safety net when deleting files or folders. When you delete any of these items from a drive, Windows places it in the Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin icon changes from empty to full.

Removable drives, such as USB flash drives and memory cards, do not have a Recycle Bin by default. Files deleted from removable drives are permanently deleted since they do not go to the Recycle Bin. You can enable the Recycle Bin for removable drives to have deleted files from them go to the Recycle Bin instead.

If you deleted a file or folder to the Recycle Bin by mistake, you can restore that item to its original location or where you want.


Contents

  • Option One: Restore Last Deleted Items from Recycle Bin to Original Location using "Undo Delete"
  • Option Two: Restore All Items from Recycle Bin to Original Location
  • Option Three: Restore Selected Items from Recycle Bin to Original Location
  • Option Four: Restore Selected Items from Recycle Bin to Any Location




Option One

Restore Last Deleted Items from Recycle Bin to Original Location using "Undo Delete"


1 Perform one of the following actions: (see screenshot below)
  • Press the Ctrl + Z keys.
  • Right click on the desktop, and click/tap on Undo Delete.
  • Right click on an empty area of the File Explorer window background, and click/tap on Undo Delete.
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Option Two

Restore All Items from Recycle Bin to Original Location


1 Open the Recycle Bin. (see screenshot below)

2 Click/tap on Restore all items on the command bar.

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Option Three

Restore Selected Items from Recycle Bin to Original Location


1 Open the Recycle Bin. (see screenshots below)

2 Select the items you want to restore.

3 Perform one of the following actions:
  • Click/tap on the See more (3 dots) button on the command bar, and click/tap on Restore the selected items.
  • Right click on the selected items, and click/tap on Restore.
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Option Four

Restore Selected Items from Recycle Bin to Any Location


1 Open the Recycle Bin. (see screenshot below)

2 Drag and drop item(s) you want from the Recycle Bin to the location you want.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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