Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7
3.5/5 from 20 reviews.
Description:We have all had it happen at some stage. Sometimes the wrong answer to a cryptic Windows question has sent files to oblivion. Maybe a program crash or virus wiped files from your system. Suddenly you realise that an important file - or entire directory - has been lost or deleted. Contrary to what you might think, it is possible and quite easy to recover a deleted file (even if the recycle bin has been emptied). However the most important step with any file recovery technique is to avoid using the computer - especially the drive that holds the deleted files. There is a good chance the file is still present but if you use the computer, the possibility of file recovery decreases.
File recovery has many descriptions: you can undelete, recover deleted files, restore or recover a lost file. Regardless of what you call it, the freeware program File Recovery 4 can help get your file back. All you do is download and install the program on the computer where you want to restore the files - try to avoid the same drive as the deleted files. Follow the simple steps and fingers-crossed the file will be recovered. It can undelete a lost file from FAT, FAT16, FAT32 or NTFS file system format. Plus it can finds partitions automatically, even if the boot sector or FAT has been erased or damaged.
File Recovery 4 can also recover most common files types. Even if part of the file is damaged and beyond recovery, you may be able to restore some useful fragments - recovering half of a lost 10,000 word assignment is better than having nothing at all.
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To restore a small file generally takes very little time, but where there are a large number of files or huge file sizes (such as video), it may take longer to undelete your lost files. If the file recovery process looks like it is going to take a while, it is important to let the software run to completion - this is especially true if you are trying to restore files from a computer that you regularly use. Don't be tempted to keep working on the computer for any other purpose during the file recovery process - this includes using the internet or email. It makes the situation worse. Finally, to help ensure that you don't need to go through the stress of losing files, you should have a back-up plan to protect files against future loss.
File Recovery by Fred M.
Just want to thank you for the file I downloaded last night. I downloaded the PC Inspector File Recovery program and it is working great! I am working on my Pastor's computer, and the hard drive was corrupted. Now I am able to save off the work he had on there!
File Recovery 4 by Bill M.
Recently my media card got corrupted with some priceless unrecoverable family pictures of my sister. I was unable to find anything that could recover them with out spending money I didn't have. Your software allowed me to recover the data and worked great.
Thank you very much for the recovery software by Michael L.
I just wanted to write you with a giant THANKS! I was quite frustrated that a random glitch in either my Kodak Easyshare camera or in my Kingston x50 2GB SD card had made the card "unreadable". The file recovery started to "intesively" work its way though the damaged card (I had been unable to access it all in any way before) I breathed a BIG sigh of relief - it recovered 113 photos.