How to Undelete Files with Freeware?

"Hello, I accidentally deleted a Word document that I need for a project and emptied the recycle bin before I realized what I did. How can I get a file back after I empty the recycle bin?"

This article will talk about why deleted files can be recovered and how to undelete files.

Why can you undelete files after you deleted files?

Windows marks files for deletion and removes them from the file system database when you delete them. This doesn't mean they are immediately gone. In fact, all that initially happens when you delete a file is Windows makes note that the space occupied by the file is listed as available space for storing new information. Until something new is written to the part of the drive where that old file was stored, your file is still there. Depending on how many sectors that file occupies, pieces of the file could exist on your drive for a very long time. If you very recently deleted the file, there's an excellent chance you will recover it, especially if you haven't downloaded a bunch of new files or created several gigabytes of data. The trick is finding the right tool to get them back.

How to undelete files with undelete files software?

For simple recovery of deleted files, one of the easiest solutions is easy recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition. The data recovery software works by scanning your hard drive for sectors containing files marked for deletion and then copying the files to space on your hard drive the operating system has marked as available disk space. When you run a scan with Data Recovery Wizard, it will find thousands of files on your hard drive, most of which are temporary files deleted when your browser cache is emptied. The "Search files" and "Find file by name" options make it easy to identify files by either file size or alphabetically by filename if you already know what you're looking for.

EaseUS Offers the most comprehensive file undelete and unerase software: Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7. Free, easy to use FAT/NTFS undelete software. This undelete and unerase software has three recovery modules designed for specific data loss scenarios.

Deleted File Recovery - It can undelete files even if emptied from Recycle bin.

Complete Recovery - Designed to undelete files from hard drives formatted, file system crashed, and without drive letters on FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and EXT2/EXT3 file systems.

Key Features:

  • Undelete files & folders emptied from Recycle Bin or use of Shift+Del key.
  • Unformat partition from hard drives formatted on FAT 16, FAT32, NTFS and EXT2/EXT3 file systems.
  • Recover files & folders deleted through Windows Command Line or from DOS.
  • Recover/Unerase temporary backup files created by applications like Word, Photoshop etc.
  • Support localized and long filenames.

Partition Recovery - This module is designed for data recovery from Hard Disks with hidden partitions, crashed file system, mistakenly deleted or damaged partitions, drives with failed operation/file system, drives suffered from virus.

Key Features:

  • Undelete files & folders emptied from Recycle Bin or use of Shift+Del key.
  • Recover files & folders deleted through Windows Command Line or from DOS.
  • Recover/Unerase temporary backup files created by applications like Word, Photoshop etc.
  • File recovery from deleted partition, lost or missing partition or formatted logical drive.
  • File recovery from 'Ghosted' (or 'imaged') hard disk drives.
  • File recovery from repartitioned (such as Partition Magic resize partition error) drives.
  • Support localized and long filenames.

Undelete files with following steps:

1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition

2. Select the file types you want to recover. Tick 'Search all lost files automatically' to find all lost file types.

Select file types

3. Run "Deleted File Recovery" module, where you'll find all the hard disks and all partitions in each hard disk. Choose the disk on which the deleted files are located and click "Next".

Choose partition to undelete files

4. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition will build directories to find deleted files.

Build directories

5. Select the files and click "File Preview" to preview.

Preview files

Following the above steps, you can undelete files with "Deleted File Recovery" module. If you are not able to recover deleted files with the above steps, go back to home window and select the option "Complete Recovery" or "Partition Recovery".

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