4 Ways: How to Recover Deleted Files on ASUS Laptop

What to do when you have accidentally or permanently deleted files on ASUS laptop? Don’t worry, we provide you with four options on how to recover deleted files on ASUS laptop in this post. Please check them out.


By Ellie / Updated on April 3, 2024

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How do I recover deleted files on my ASUS laptop?

“My seven-year-old son has used my ASUS laptop this morning without me knowing it. After I found it, I stopped him right away. When I checked my files on my laptop, I found several important files have gone. I’m not sure whether my son deleted my file or if they have just disappeared for any other reasons. Whatever I just what to know how to recover deleted files on my ASUS laptop.”

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How to recover deleted files on ASUS laptop [4 ways]

Aside from being deleted, there are far more reasons to account for files missing:

Here we provide you with 4 options on how to recover deleted files on ASUS laptop. Please note that the last three ways can also be used to recover missing files caused by the other reasons mentioned above.  

Way 1. Get back accidentally deleted files from the Recycle Bin

The first option on how to find recently deleted files on ASUS laptop is to check on the Recycle Bin. But you should note that this method is not suitable for recovering files that are permanently deleted.  

Step 1. Double click Recycle Bin on your desktop to open it.

Step 2. Locate the files you have just deleted. Right-click these files, then click Restore. Then your files will come back to the location where it was before being deleted.

Click Restore

Way 2. Recover deleted files on ASUS laptop via data recovery tool

If you have permanently deleted your files on ASUS laptop or your files are missing because of a Windows update or virus attack, don’t worry, here is an easy way to solve the problem. MyRecover, a free data recovery tool for multiple Windows versions, can display all the deleted files, including photos, texts, PDFs, etc., on your ASUS laptop and help you recover the specific files you choose. Let’s take how to recover deleted photos from ASUS laptop as an example to show how easily and quickly it is to use ADR to recover files. 

Step 1. Download, install and launch MyRecover on your ASUS laptop.  

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Step 2. Hover the mouse over the drive that you used to restore your deleted/missing files. Click  Scan.

Scan D Drive

Step 3. Then the scanning process will start automatically. You don’t need to wait for the process to complete if you find the data you want to recover.

Scan Lost Data

Step 4. Choose the files that you want to recover. Click Recover xx files and choose a destination path to save the restored files.

Choose Lost Photos

Way 3. Restore ASUS laptop deleted files from backup

Another way to restore permanently deleted files on ASUS laptop is to use the Windows built-in utility Backup and Restore. It helps to back up your files on another designated drive so you can restore them whenever you want. But the precondition is that you have this utility enabled on your ASUS laptop in advance.

Step 1. Input Control Panel in the Windows search bar, and start it.

Open Control Panel

Step 2. Click System and Security and then Backup and Restore (Windows 7).

System and Security

Step 3. Click Select another backup to restore files from. (Here you can see if you have enabled Backup and Restore or not.)

Select Another Backup to Restore Files from

Step 4. Select the backup and then click Next.

Select a Backup

Step 5. Search for your deleted/missing files by using the Browse for files or Browse for folders option.

Restore with Windows Backup

Step 6. Choose a location to save the backup, select your files and click Restore to recover them.

Way 4. Using File History to retrieve deleted files on ASUS laptop

File History is the final way that will be introduced to recover deleted files on ASUS laptop. The same as the Backup & Restore utility, you’ll need to turn it on manually in advance on your ASUS laptop in order to use it.

Step 1. Go to Control Panel > System and Security > File History.

File History

Step 2. Click Restore personal files. (Here you can see if you have turned on File History or not.)

Restore Personal Files

Step 3. Select the files you need to recover and then click the Restore button.

Restore Deleted File


This post primarily introduces four proven options on how to recover deleted files on ASUS laptop. You can choose the one you prefer. But actually, we highly recommend MyRecover. Not only it can be used without any limitations, but also it recovers files very easily and fast.


1. Where is Recycle Bin on the ASUS laptop?

You can change the desktop icon settings by selecting Start > Settings > Personalization > Themes > Desktop Icon Settings. You will see the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop after you check the box for Recycle Bin.

Recycle Bin Icon

2. How can I recover files from a dead laptop?

If your computer won’t boot or has physical damage, you can move the internal HDD and connect it to a working computer using a hard drive enclosure. But the prerequisite is that the HDD of the damaged computer is still workable. Then you can scan the disk on the working computer and restore files via MyRecover.

3. What does “permanently deleted” mean?

By means “permanently deleted”, normally refers to:

  • Use the “Shift + Delete” keys to delete files
  • Empty the Recycle Bin accidentally
  • Enable the “Do not move deleted files to Recycle Bin” option.
  • Use the command line to delete any file
Ellie · Editor
Ellie, a professional and experienced writer who is good at solving iOS-related problems and writing iOS backup/transfer tips.