I am introducing you a free Windows utility which benefits you in two ways. Before name it, go through the following.
Loss of data is really painful because it sometimes results in financial losses, loss of time, firing from your boss etc. As the saying goes “err is human” and we can’t avoid the chances of accidental file deletion even though the chances are very rare. But some times you may loss data due to machine error like system crash, hard disk failure etc. If you are in such a situation or never want to be in such a dilemma, you need a file recovery solution.
On the contrary, if you can recover your deleted files that you may think gone for ever or untraceable, anyone with access to your drive can also make use of any recovery program to recover your confidential files and misuse it.
In the above both two cases, I suggest you to use a single recovery program that can be effectively used not only to recover your deleted files but also to remove your deleted files for ever.
Recuva : A Free and Reliable File Recovery and Removal Solution from Piriform the Creator of CCleaner
First of all, I like Recuva because it is from the creator of my favorite registry cleaner, CCleaner. As stated above it works in two ways a) for recover deleted files b) for permanently remove deleted files.
How to Use Recuva to Recover Deleted Files
Install the program from here. It is very small in size. Then run the program. Just select the drive and choose the file type or type the path in the designated field and click scan. If you could not see the file you want to recover in the scanned list, opt for deep scan enabled when prompts. Enable deep scan option pops up soon after the completion of regular scan and unlike regular scan deep scan takes several minutes based on the drive capacity chosen. To recover files from the scanned list, select files, then right click and from the context menu select Recover (see the above screenshot).
How to Use Recuva to Permanently Remove Deleted Files
Follow the above scan procedure and then select the files you want to remove permanently. Select Secure Overwrite Highlighted from the context menu.
Note : You can use portable version of Recuva to carry the program on your USB flash drive where ever you go and use it on PCs not having internet connection to download the program. As Recuva call it “your ideal portable Swiss Army Knife to recover files — anywhere, anytime.”