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This happens with everybody, who regularly clears his Recycle Bin and deletes the old junk from there. You just clear the Recycle Bin, and after some time you find yourself searching for one of the deleted files, which you thought will never be required by you.
What do you do ?
Recuva is a utility just made for this situation.
Recuva (pronounced “recover”) 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!
The features, which I specially like about Recuva are…
- Its simple interface and easy to use filters
- Availability for work on external media like MemoryStick, Digital cameras, Floppy disks, Flash cards, Media Cards etc.
- Ability to work on virtually all platforms like FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5
- Ability to restore different file formats like office documents, images, video, music, email, anything else.
However, as with every file recovery web tool, the ability of Recuva to recover the deleted file diminishes as the time passes, because there are more and more chances that the sectors and disk space, where the file content were stored, have now been used by some other file. So act fast.
Overall a nice free utility.