Have you ever deleted any files by mistake and thought of a way to bring them back? Then this post will be useful to you. Here you will find a list of software which helps to restore files that have been deleted. They even help to bring back data even if they have been removed from recycle bin also. There are free software mentioned below.
Before trying to undelete any file there are some tips that might give a better chance of recovering them.
Do not write anything to the drive you want to recover the data from. This includes installing software, surfing internet or even booting from that drive. If any of these is done then there are chances that the deleted data may be overwritten by some other data.
Recuva is one of the best free software available to undelete / recover files that have been accidentally deleted.
Recuva can undelete files from your local files system as well as from your external medias including memory stick, digital cameras, flash cards and more. It supports all popular files formats including FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and NTFS 5.
PC Inspector File Recovery
PC Inspector File Recovery is another freeware that will help you recover deleted files, it supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file systems. The freeware will also help you find damaged partitions and recover files that are stored on network drives.
FreeUndelete is a software that can be used to restores accidentally deleted files. It supports the NTFS 1.0, NTFS 2.0, FAT32, FAT16 and works on Windows XP, 2000, NT 4 and Windows 2003 server.FreeUndelete is free for personal use.
Pandora File Recovery
Pandora Recovery is a powerful free tool that provides its users an effective way to attempt recovery of permanently deleted files. And that does not mean restoration of a file from Recycle Bin. Pandora Recovery actually recovers files permanently removed from Recycle Bin, files originally deleted using Shift + Delete keys bypassing Recycle Bin and files deleted from DOS prompt.
Pandora Recovery provides users with a free standalone edition, which can be used freely for personal use.
Restoration is another freeware which has options to recover files as well as erase them forever, the software does not require any installation and can run out of the box.