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Recover accidentally deleted files

Recover accidentally deleted files
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It's really frustrating, and it's happened to all of us: Accidentally deleting a file that you need. The good news is that if you act fast you might be able to recover the file.

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When files are deleted they aren't actually erased, they're just hidden until another file overwrites them.

FreeUndelete scans your drive and finds these files. When I ran it, I found thousands of files that had been deleted, but not overwritten.

Once downloaded, just click the drive you wish to scan, then click Scan. You will be presented with a list of deleted files. Once you find the files you wish to retrieve, just click Undelete.

If your computer only has a C: drive, FreeUndelete suggests that you use a USB flash drive as a destination for your recovered files. Otherwise you might overwrite some deleted files as you recover other deleted files.

Of course, you can sidestep the entire worry with an always-on, online backup service like my advertiser Carbonite. Recovering a deleted file is as easy as restoring it from your online backup.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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