Recovery of permanently deleted data may be a big problem for many of you. There are many options available online and offline to tackle with this problem. We often delete data permanently with shift+delete but later on we realize that some part of that deleted data was useful. Now I am going to tell you the major reasons for data deletion and methods to recover the data.
Major reasons for permanent data deletion :
- Virus attacks
- Accidental deletion of files
- File system damage
- Using Shift+Del key by mistake
- Formatted hard drive or partition
- Drive corruption or sudden system shutdown
- Accidental deletion of windows partitions
Don’t panic if you have been a victim of such things. There are many kind of software available for recovery of such data.
What actually happens after permanent deletion of files or folders?
When a file or folder is deleted from your computer, its contents aren’t immediately destroyed. Windows simply marks the hard drive space as being available for use by changing one character in the file table. If you manage to start an undelete process before windows overwrites that part of hard disk with new files. You can set the flag back to “on” and recover your file.
As I know, you can download some free recovery software as follow to recover deleted files or folders.
Panda Recovery Software helps you to recover files deleted using shift+delete keys and also the files removed from your computer’s Recycle Bin. It bypass the Recycle Bin and files deleted from DOS prompt. It allows you to find and recover recoverable deleted files from NTFS-formatted disks, regardless of the file type. You can recover pictures, songs, movies and other documents of any formats or extensions. The setup file for Pandora Recovery is of 2.12 MB in size. To download the setup visit the following link.
DataRecovery is another freeware developed by TOKIWA to recover permanently deleted files or folders. It allows you to undelete accidentally deleted files from Recycle Bin. It supports file allocation tables such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS. It is helpful in both NTFS compressed files and EFS encrypted files. You can use the link provided below to download the zip file which is 198KB in size.
Undelete Plus is also quick, effective and easy to use tool to restore you deleted files. It can help you recover files deleted from Recycle Bin, shift+delete keys and also the files deleted within a Command Prompt. It can be used in almost all the operating systems such as Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista. It also supports the file allocation table supported by the above mentioned TOKIWA DataRecovery. Image recovery from CompactFlash, SmartMedia, MultiMedia and Secure Digital Cards is also possible. You can visit the link below to download Undelete Plus which is 583 KB in size. It requires no installation and it is portable.
These were some of the best tools which would help you to recover permanently deleted files from your PC.
Note：Stop using the current disk as main disk, please keep it unchangeable before recovering the files.