Nothing's more frustrating than realizing you need that file you just deleted. It seems like there's no way to fix that mistake, but there is!
Recuva scans your hard drive for deleted photos and other files such as emails, videos and documents. Recuva can also handle flash drives, memory cards and iPods.
Just choose a drive, if you have multiple hard drives to scan. Recuva then lists any deleted data that can be recognized as files. It also rates the condition of each file. Some files may already be partially overwritten.
A checkbox accompanies each item in the list. Just select which you want to recover and click the Recover button. Recuva prompts you for a place to save the recovered files.
The whole process can take a while, but it's well worth it to save your important information.
Note: The free version of the program is the one on the left. It doesn't come with support from the developer. Under "Download From," select Piriform.com and save the file. Then run it to use the program.