How to Undo Deleted Text on Computer [3 Ways]

Are you wondering how to undo deleted text on computer? If you have deleted text by accident, please check out this post to get them back.


By Dervish / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Help! How to undo deleted text on computer

Many users are used to using Notepad to create and edit text files. Since it does not have auto-save feature, sometimes users complain about losing unsaved text files. Some users even delete text files by mistake to free up disk space.



I deleted a text file containing a password by mistake when I was cleaning up space, and when I realized it was no longer in the Recycle Bin. Is there any way to recover it?

- Question from Reddit


This is a real case. More and more users are suffering from mistaken deletion due to notepad files, and they need to recover the deleted text to the computer. Don't worry, no matter what operation the deletion is based on, Shift + Delete, emptying the Recycle Bin or shredding the file, it is possible to recover it.

Although the space occupied by the text file is freed and the user can no longer retrieve it, this only erases the surface information of the access path. It actually remains on the disk until new data overwrites it in the same location, and then it is gone forever.

So, as long as there is no new data overwriting the text file, you can recover it successfully.

How to Undo Deleted Files

How to undo deleted text files with 3 ways

How do you undo deleted text files on Windows? There are 3 ways to solve it, including Backup and Restore function, Previous Version, and a trusted data recovery software.

▶ Method 1. Undo deleted text via Backup and Restore

If you have a good habit of backing up, then it is not really difficult to retrieve deleted files. But please make sure you have enabled the feature.

Step 1. Open Control Panel, go to System and Security, and click Backup and Restore (Windows 7).

Back Up and Restore

Step 2. Click Restore my files.

Restore files

Step 3. Here, click Browse for files and select the deleted text files you want to recover. Then, click Next.

Browser for files

Step 4. Select the location to save it.

Select the File

▶ Method 2. Undo deleted text though Previous Versions

Besides, if you have enabled File History or Restore Points, you can also get deleted text back using Previous Versions.

Step 1. Open File Explorer first, and turn to the folder where the text files were stored before.

Step 2. Right-click the folder and select Properties option.

Step 3. Navigate to Previous Versions, choose the file you want to recover and click Restore.


▶ Method 3. Undo deleted files with the top data recovery expert

If you have neither backed up nor created a restore point, how to undo a deleted text on computer? Don't worry, data recovery software can help you solve all your problems.

As a market-leading data recovery expert, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional supports recovering up to 200 types of data from storage devices, including PowerPoint documents, Excel documents, Word documents, video, audio, photos and more. It can help you recover lost/deleted data in 3 easy steps through intuitive graphical user interface and detailed operation guide.

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Tip: If you deleted partitions by accident, you can also recover lost partitions with it.

Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, click Recover > Recover Data on the main interface.

Recover Data

Step 2. Select the drive where the text files stored and click Start Scan.

Recover Windows Data

Step 3. When the scan finish, all deleted files will be listed. You can choose the target text file to recover it.

Select Recover Data

Step 4. Then, you should select a path to save the recovered text file.

Select Saved Path

Step 5. When the recover is over, click OK to exit it.


Final words

In this page, a comprehensive guide on how to undo deleted text on computer is introduced with details. To recover lost files quickly and easily, you can't miss AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

In addition to recovering data, there are other features waiting for you to unlock, such as, create a bootable USB, allocate free space, wipe disk, convert disk between dynamic disk and basic disk, move installed programs to another drive, and so on.

If you want to recover lost files on Windows Server, please switch to AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.