Nowadays, we could not imagine our lives without technology, especially without our personal computers or laptops. On those powerful devices we store very important data – from memories we do not want to forget to very important work-related documents. And sometimes, in an unfortunate turn of events, those files can get deleted.
You may have deleted the files by yourself, when you were not paying attention. Or maybe, your relative has deleted them accidentally. Or for some reasons, your hard drive has become corrupted. No matter what is the reason, there is a very easy way to recover your lost files thanks to the witty producers of your operating system and special tools. When you delete a file from your computer, it doesn’t get deleted permanently. It simply becomes labeled for rewriting. So, file recovery is possible unless you have chosen to delete the file permanently or the hard drive on which the file is stored is destroyed.
All the previously mentioned undelete softwares are good, but sometimes they may not be able to locate and recover some of your files. Also, many of them are slow and not so simple to use. Recoverit Data Recovery is a powerful and professional tool which is extremely fast and reliable. It can recover almost all of your files, from any drive.
Download and install Recoverit file recovery on your computer, follow the next steps to perform undeleted files.
Step 1 Launch Recoverit and select "Deleted File Recovery" data recovery mode to get started.
Step 2 Select a hard disk drive to search your deleted files. Click "Start" button to process.
Step 3 Recoverit will start to scan data, you can preview some recovered files after the scan. Or you can go to scan again with "All-around Recovery" which will search more files.
Step 4 After the deep scan, you can preview all recovered files and select the target files to get them back.
The other undelete freewares which will help you recover lost files.
Recuva is one of the best and most powerful undelete freeware tools. Besides this, it is very easy to use Recuva. You simply have to answer the questions which a wizard asks. Those questions are simple; the wizard asks you what type of files you are looking for and where do you want to search for the files.
If you feel comfortable with it, you may even use Advanced Mode, which provides more options. Recuva is reliable and fast software which helps you recover almost any file type.
Undelete 360 is actually an undeleted freeware of a commercial product. That is why some features are left out, such as file filtering. The biggest disadvantage of this freeware is its speed. Sometimes the scanning may take up a lot of time.
However, Undelete 360 has some other great advantages. It is able to pick up files that other file recovery tools usually miss. Also, even though it is a freeware you have the amount of recovering files is unlimited.
TestDisk partition recovery is a special undelete freeware for recovering lost files. It doesn’t recover only files that you’ve lost. This tool is able to recover the entire missing partition.
It is a command line tool, so there is no an easy GUI interface for users. Follow its instructions and then it will scan for the missing partition. When the scan is finished, you will be able to recover the lost partition in no time.
Wise Data Recover is possibly one of the easiest file recovery tools to use. There are no menus or options. You simply choose the drive you want to scan and then wait for the results.
However, this software does not recognize any external drives such as usb drive.
PhotoRec is a very powerful undelete freeware tool. It works with most file systems and it is compatible with almost every system (DOS, Windows, OS X, Linux, and more).
However, many people get terrified by its DOS-like interface. But, don’t worry. Even though it may look complicated, this software is very easy to use. Just read what it says and follow the instructions.
Even though it is a free undeleted Freeware, FreeUndelete is not a very good one. It is very slow, aging and free for personal use only. This is the truth when it comes to FAT drives.
But, when it comes to NTFS drives, FreeUndelete showed its worth. It was able to identify many deleted files. FreeUndelete presents the deleted files in a folder structure, making it easy for you to locate your lost files.
Another great free undelete freeware on our list is Paragon Rescue Kit. This tool is very useful when your PC won’t boot at all. Paragon Rescue Kit Free comes with an image which you can burn to CD. Then when the disaster strikes, you simply boot from the CD.
This free software can possibly help you to fix your computer. In the worst case scenario, you will have all your files saved.
Glary Undelete is a very basic free file recovery software. You simply have to choose a drive you want to have scanned and then wait for the program to finish. Its bad side is the software’s speed, since it is slower than the rest of the mentioned undeleted freewares.
Even though there are not many extras, Glary Undelete scores an A on the fundamentals.
Pandora Recovery is a great undelete freeware which presents the files after they have been found.
You can also browse the files in an Explorer-like folder view or go for a tool which filters the files by name, size, creation and “last modified” dates.
|Software||Supported File Types||Speed||Supported Devices||Platforms||Price|
|Recuva||Almost Any Document, Image and Video File Type||Fast||NTFS and FAT||Windows||Free|
|Undelete 360||Almost Any Document, Image and Video File Type||Fast||NTFS||Windows||Free|
|TestDisk partition recovery||Almost Any Document, Image and Video File Type||Average Speed||NTFS||Windows||Free|
|Wise Data Recovery||Almost Any Document, Image and Video File Type||Average Speed||NTFS||Windows||Free|
|PhotoRec||Almost Any Document, Image and Video File Type||Fast||NTFS||Windows, Linux, OS X||Free|
|FreeUndelete||Almost Any Document, Image and Video File Type||Fast||NTFS||Windows||Free|
|Paragon Rescue Kit||Almost Any Document, Image and Video File Type||Fast||NTFS/td>||Windows||Free|
|Glary Undelete||Almost Any Document, Image and Video File Type||Slow||NTFS and FAT||Windows||Free|
|Pandora Recovery||Almost Any Document, Image and Video File Type||Fast||NTFS||Windows||Free|
|Recoverit||Any||Very Fast||Almost all devices||Windows, OS X||Free Trial/ $39.95 Lifetime License|