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Jason Dunn
06-17-2008, 12:53 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.recuva.com/' target='_blank'>http://www.recuva.com/</a><br /><br /></div><em>&quot;Recuva (pronounced &quot;recover&quot;) is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted by bugs, crashes and viruses!&quot;</em><br /><br /><img border="0" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//dht/auto/1213657859.usr1.png" alt="" /><br /><br />A few months ago I was looking for a file undelete tool; I use <a href="http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/v3/index.htm" target="_blank">PhotoRescue</a> for scanning memory cards if I accidentally delete an image from a memory card, but I didn't have a good solution for scanning a hard drive (frustratingly, PhotoRescue won't let you select a hard drive, even a portable hard drive, as a source for photos to scan). I haven't tested this, but it looks like a nice solution - and if it's anything like the excellent <a href="http://www.ccleaner.com/" target="_blank">CCleaner</a>, it should work quite well. The same company also has a free defragger called <a href="http://www.defraggler.com/" target="_blank">Defraggler</a>. You've got to love free, high-quality software!

06-17-2008, 09:18 PM
I have tested this and several other products, but when it comes to my NTFS formatted harddrive, it doesn't succeed often to recover files. I don't know if it could be NTFS...Years ago FAT Drives were quite easy to recover files from..