Recover Files is an award winning program that can undelete / recover deleted files after they have been deleted. Recover Files can recover deleted files even files removed from the Recycle Bin, network drive, compact flash card, portable drives, in a DOS window, or from Windows Explorer with the SHIFT key held down. Recover Files will work with Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista operating systems. It can be used to recover deleted files from all NTFS and FAT partitions.
Recover Files is a completly FREE Software. It contains absolutely NO ADWARE, NO SPYWARE, NO REGISTRATION, NO POPUPS, NO MALWARE or other unwanted software.
How It Works :
We have all been in the situation before where we accidentally deleted that important file that you had been working on the past week. When you go to pull it out of the Recycle Bin, your fingers get slippery from all that stressful sweat and you hit "Empty Recycle Bin" instead. Is that file gone for good? Did you really mess up this time? Well before you quit your job and become a monk - try out Recover Files.
You might not know it, but when you tell Windows to erase a file, Windows essentially does something like say "okay, I am now going to consider this file null and void, and will allow other data writing operations to use the space that it occupies". In other words, no actual 'erasing' of the file occurs until Windows has a need to write over the hard drive space that the file resides on. Recover Files do a thorough scan for files that are 'still there' on the hard drive and/or files that have enough data remaining that they can be salvaged.
Needless to say the sooner you attempt to recover the file the better your chances; also, smaller size files have a higher chance of being salvaged, and disks that have not been defragmented are better candidates for file recovery. Recover Files will probably be most useful when you are going to recover recently deleted files.