Restoring Items in the Recycle Bin

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 14, 2015)

Remember that items in the Recycle Bin have not been permanently deleted. You can still retrieve them and move them to other places on your system. To do this, use the mouse to drag the object from the Recycle Bin to another location on your system.

If you want to quickly undelete an item to its original location on your system, you can do so by opening the Recycle Bin, right-clicking on the item, and choosing Restore from the resulting Context menu. This automatically removes the item from the Recycle Bin and places it back where it was before it was moved to the Recycle Bin.

 This tip (10864) applies to Windows 7 and 8.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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