Sometimes, by mistake, you may delete some important text, documents, files, folders, or anything, and you may regret losing them.

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

Here we will discuss the two best ways to recover lost notepad files and bring back your deleted files, even if they are deleted from your recycle bin.

recover lost notepad file

Note that when a file, folder, or text is deleted from your computer, some traces of those 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 quickly 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 quickly bring back your data.

Here we see two ways to recover deleted notepad files

  • Manually recovery
  • Using recovery software

Related: 2 free methods to unlock password-protected PDF file

How to recover a lost notepad file on Windows PC

Method 1: Manually recovering a lost file

STEP 1: Open the start menu and enter %AppData%. Press Enter.


STEP 2: Now you will directly land at 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, 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 the following method best suits you. Using recovery software is the easiest method; without fear, you can recover deleted files quickly.

Method 2: Using Stellar Phoenix Windows data recovery

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

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

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

select file recovery

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

recovery disk location

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

scan recovery

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

preview scan file

STEP 6: Browse the Destination of that file and tap “Start Saving.”

save recovery file

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

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