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Deleted Data Recovery Software

Updated on November 14, 2010

Deleted data recovery software is everywhere online and can be quite expensive and also one needs to beware of companies that advertise "deleted file recovery freeware" there' is more than likely a catch to what they purpose. At most times to find deleted files can be be done by using the software you already have on your computer.It's all too easy to unintentionally delete files by accident, especially if you think you are done with the file your working on.

Only to realize afterward that you aren't and it is way too late to retrieve that lost file. Many people assume that a deleted file is lost forever, but sometimes this isn't actually the case. Many files can be recovered once they have been deleted, as long as the data hasn't been completely overwritten on your hard drive in which case you may need to purchase a hdd data recovery software. Here's how to go about attempting to recover those deleted files and data recovery software can be right there on your computer, this is by using your Windows XP operating system.

Recycle Bin

This is one of the basic procedures you can do, OK double click and Open the recycle bin from your desktop or in Windows Explorer. Now if you haven't emptied the recycle bin since your last worked on the file that was deleted then you won't need to worry too much about retrieving it, the file will still be found in the recycle bin along with other deleted items. Now Right-click on the file you want to recover from the recycle bin and then choose the "Restore" option; the file will now be recovered to the location from which it was originally deleted. Pretty easy option for anyone to do there's no rocket since to that one.

Other Software

Now in this case if you have emptied the recycle bin prior to deleting any files or data never fear, it's still possible to recover those deleted files. For this, you will need some form of data recovery undelete software, such as Uneraster or WinUndelete to name a couple but do a search online. Once you have found the appropriate software you can then install the software on your computer and launch the program so you can then to begin the data-recovery process.

Recovery Time

Now depending on whether or not the data has been overwritten, you should still be able to recover the deleted files and restore them to the original location where they were occupied before they were deleted. In order to improve the chances of all your files being recovered, you should attempt to un-delete them as soon as possible after they have been deleted this will improve the recovery process. If you just realized that you have accidentally deleted any data or files but still are not able to  install any un-delete software, you can greatly reduce any chances of your data being overwritten, this is by not saving anything to the drive itself where the deleted data was.  Should the drive be your main and only drive that stores data, then the best way to do this is to quickly turn off your computer and do not use it again until you are able to find and install an un-delete software program. If at all possible, you should purchase un-delete software that can be inserted or placed on a bootable CD, then you should be able to run your data recovery without the risk fear of the operating system overwriting your data while the software is running. There may be no need to purchase any data recovery software if you first try the above instructions, so give it a go it might just save you money.


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      save my system 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom - London

      Deleted data recovery software is everywhere online and can be quite expensive and also one needs to beware of companies that advertise "deleted file recovery freeware" there' is more than likely a catch to what they purpose.


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