How to Retrieve Expired/Deleted Files from WeTransfer?

How to retrieve expired or deleted files from WeTransfer? Can users download files transferred via WeTransfer after expiration? Find the answers in this post.


By Lora / Updated on April 2, 2024

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What is WeTransfer?

WeTransfer is a cloud-based online platform. It allows you to transfer files to others, especially large files. Unlike other cloud storage, such as Google Drive, iCloud, and Dropbox, WeTransfer won’t run out of capacity and demand frequent cleaning.

You don’t need to create an account on WeTransfer to share files online safely. You can upload many types of large files quickly on WeTransfer and send the link for downloading to other Email addresses.

This service is completely free for transferring a maximum of 20 types of files that do not exceed 2 GB each time. With WeTransfer Pro, you can set an expiration date for those uploaded files.

Can I download a transfer that expired?

If you are using WeTransfer free, expired transferred files are completely and forever gone. You can’t download a transfer that expired. It’s impossible to recover expired files from WeTransfer. Because WeTransfer will need the server room for new uploads and promise the expired files are deleted.

If you want the expired files, you can contact the owner to upload them to WeTransfer again. Otherwise, there is no other way to download the expired files again. For WeTransfer files, you need to download the files as soon as possible.

How to recover deleted WeTransfer files from PC

If you have downloaded WeTransfer files on a PC but lost them, how to recover them? You can go to Recycle Bin first to see whether the deleted WeTransfer files are in it. If the files are too large or the Recycle Bin has been emptied, you can’t find files in Recycle Bin.

The easiest way to recover deleted or lost files is professional data recovery software. There are kinds of file recovery programs in the market, but how to choose the suitable one? It’s recommended to use MyRecover, which is designed to restore deleted files from HDD, SSD, SD cards, USB drives, cameras, etc., on Windows computers. It can easily deal with in kinds of data loss scenarios, accidental deletion, disk formatting recovery, Recycle Bin emptied, etc. Deleted large files can be restored easily. 

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Recover more than 200 types of files.
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Download this freeware to retrieve deleted files on your computers.

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Step 1. Launch MyRecover on the computer and hover the mouse over the partition where the deleted files are saved before. Click Scan.


Step 2. The software will scan the partition quickly with a quick scan and deep scan. You can recover files directly during the scan.


Step 3. After the scanning completes, you could quickly locate the files you want by searching the file names or sorting the scanning results.


How to recover deleted WeTransfer files from iOS devices

It’s easy to recover deleted WeTransfer files from iOS devices if you have available backup files, like iTunes or iCloud. However, there is a problem with restoring files from the backup. The previous backup file will overwrite the existing data. If you only want to recover part of deleted iOS data, professional iPhone data recovery software could solve the problem perfectly.

It’s recommended to use AOMEI Data recovery for iOS to recover deleted or lost iOS data, such as photos, videos, notes, contacts, call history, WeChat data, etc. Only within three steps, you can easily find the deleted files back from iOS devices.

AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS supports iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with iOS 10 and later. With advanced scanning technology, it can scan your iOS device quickly and save the deleted data on a PC without overwriting.

Step 1. Download AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS on your Windows PC.

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Step 2. Connect your iOS devices to the computer and tap trust the computer on your iOS devices.


Step 3. After the software identify your iOS devices, click “Scan Now” to start the scanning process.


Step 4. Select the type of data from the left panel and click the file you want to recover. Click “Recover” in the top right corner to save it to another location.


FAQs about WeTransfer files

Where are WeTransfer files stored on phones?

To keep the files downloaded from WeTransfer, the program creates a folder called 'WeTransfer'. For images, they will be saved in Pictures under a WeTransfer folder, while for videos, you can access them in your device's Movies folder.

Can you recall WeTransfer?

If you don’t use a WeTransfer account to upload files, you can’t recall the uploaded files. After you finish the upload, you can only wait until the download link expires.

How to remove already sent files?

You can open the confirmation email you received after uploading the files. Click the “Delete Transfer” button on the “Manage Transfer” page to delete the transferred files immediately. Alternatively, you can find all of the uploaded files via transfer history. Files on WeTransfer can be deleted from the transfer history.


If the WeTransfer files are expired, you can’t download them from the link anymore. You can only contact the owner to upload files again. For deleted files that have been downloaded to computers, you can use the reliable data recovery software-MyRecover to recover permanently deleted files on Windows computers.

For iOS devices, AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS is a good choice to recover deleted data without backups. But even the best data recovery software can’t guarantee a 100% success rate for data recovery. It’s recommended to make a regular backup in daily life. For Windows computers, AOMEI Backupper is backup freeware for windows to back up disks, partitions, and files to local or external hard drives, NAS, network, and cloud storage.

Lora · Editor
Lora is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is also a tester and editor of AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. -- "Keep testing, write the most useful tutorials for helping people recover the lost data for Windows and phones" is the most meaningful thing for her. Dedicated to creating helpful tutorials, she hopes her tutorial can assist users to effortlessly solve data loss problems on their personal computers and mobile phones.