How to Recover Lost Notepad File on Windows PC

Sometimes, by mistake, you may delete some important text, document, files, folder or anything and later on, you regret losing them.

But you landed at the right place where you can easily recover deleted notepad files without going anywhere.

Here we will discuss two best ways to recover lost notepad file and bring back your deleted files even if it is deleted from your Recycle bin.

recover lost notepad file

Note down that when a file, folder, a text is deleted from your computer, still some traces of that deleted files remain in your computer.

There is also a manual method to recover but sometimes that doesn’t work, but with the recovery software, you can easily recover your lost file, text, folder or anything.

The data you had lost may be in any format such as PDF, TXT files, Spreadsheet or any type, the software can easily bring back your data.

Here we see two ways to recover deleted notepad files

  • Manually recovery
  • Using recovery software

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How to recover lost notepad file on Windows PC

Method 1: Manually recovering a lost file

STEP 1: Open start menu, and enter %AppData% press Enter.


STEP 2: Now you will directly land to C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming

search roaming

STEP 3: On the search bar, search for the file you have lost.

If the file is present then it will be displayed on a search list (see above screenshot).

NOTE: Do not make unnecessary changes as you may be lost some other files.

If you still didn’t get the exact file you want to recover then next method suits best for you. Using recovery software is the easiest method and without any fear, you can recover deleted quickly.

Method 2: Using Stellar Phoenix Windows data recovery

This is the recommended method and easiest of all. There are many recovery software present in the market but steller phoenix Windows data recovery is a better option. Follow some simple steps to recover deleted notepad file.

STEP 1: Once you have successfully installed the software, launch it.

STEP 2: Now you will see the different file, folder option you wish to recover. Select the desired file you want to recover. There are many options such as Files & Folders, Emails, Multimedia files or you can also select everything to recover everything you had earlier on your computer.

select file recovery

STEP 3: The the option appears to choose the Drive or location from where you want to recover a file.

recovery disk location

STEP 4: After selecting the desired location, tap on Scan button. Wait for a moment, to scan your deleted files.

scan recovery

STEP 5: Once scanning process finished, you will see all recovery files. You can individually preview the file from the list. Tap on Recover option to recover your file.

preview scan file

STEP 6: Browse Destination of that file and tap Start saving.

save recovery file

This finishes your recovery process. Check out file destination on your computer and there you will see your lost file.

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I hope you like this tutorial on how to recover lost notepad file and hope you have successfully recovered it easily.

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