UndeleteWizard

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Accidentally deleted a file? Not a problem. Recover it for free with UndeleteWizard.
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Recover Deleted Files With UndeleteWizard
UndeleteWizard is free software that will recover deleted files from your NTFS file system. This program recovers files directly from your hard drive, even if you empty the Recycle Bin. Before downloading UndeleteWizard, here are a few things to keep in mind:

When a file is deleted, it remains intact on the media, but the space that it occupied becomes marked as free. When another file is saved to the hard drive could overwrite the contents of the deleted file.

We strongly recommend that no applications write to the drive where the deleted file is located. Every new file, no matter its size, could overwrite the deleted file.

Here are some helpful hints on what you should do when you realize that you have deleted a file that you need:
Try not to install any new program on your system until you have recovered your file. Installing new programs will increase the chances of the file being overwritten.

Make sure to keep the system as close to unchanged as possible. Do not open or close any files or programs. Doing so may create temporary files on the hard drive and could corrupt the deleted files.
There are 2 ways to use UndeleteWizard, depending on the configuration of your system.
  1. If the files you are trying to recover are located on your system disk (customarily disk C:) or if you only have one disk in the system, we recommend not to install the program to your system disk. Doing so would most likely overwrite the file you are trying to recover. We provide an ISO image to install UndeleteWizard. Use a separate computer to create a CD or DVD and then run the program directly from that disc.
  2. If the deleted files are not located on the system disk, then you will be able to install the program using the UndeleteWizard windows installer.
Once you have run the program, then locate the files you are looking to restore.
If possible, try to recover files to a separate disk or partition. If files are recovered to the same disk or partition, they could become corrupted. Recovering to the same disk or partition also increases the chances that the file could be become unrecoverable.
UndeleteWizard has now recovered your files!