How to Find and Recover deleted file on Google Drive

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We all delete things accidentally and its happens sometimes. It might be due to deleting the wrong version of a document, or just accidentally hitting the delete button. With this happening we may get irritated, frustrated, but keeping cool and having a right knowledge can give you the outcome you want.

How to Find and Recover deleted file on Google Drive

In general, it is possible to recover deleted files and bring it back to the world of the living. For this, you don’t need to be a brainy or a nerd for that matter. Today, we guide on how to find and recover the file on Google Drive, if you have accidentally deleted it.

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Recovering files from Google Drive

By mistake, if you deleted something recently while using Google Drive or the Google Drive desktop app, you might be able to restore the file yourself. All you need to do is to follow the below steps.

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Right-click the file you'd like to recover.

Step 3: Click Restore.

Finding files from Google Drive

If suppose you are searching for a file and didn't get it provided, you didn't delete it, follow the below steps to find it.

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Activity Panel

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: On the left top, click My Drive.

Step 3: Now on the top right, click Info

Step 4: If you remember the name you stored the file, keep scrolling down until find you fille.

Step 5: In case, if you didn't get the file, go to the search bar and click the down arrow.

Step 6: Now, use the advanced search options to find your file, like "Type: Spreadsheets."

Step 7: If you didn't get any luck, you can contact Google, where they help you in recovering deleted files for a limited time if you use Google Drive with a consumer account.

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