What is the best software for recovery of deleted files?


We lost some files recently thanks to a worm that deleted them. What is a good recovery/undelete program that can help recover files that have been deleted, whether by accident or maliciously?

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Here are some tips you may need when you meet data loss problems:

1. If you meet the file loss situation, keep calm and stop using your computer to do any read or write operation until you find the way to recover the lost files because any wrong operation.

2. If you’ve lost a file, time is of the essence. As new files saved to Mac hard drive or storage devices, the original files gets overwritten. So do not use the drive or disk which your deleted files are stored before at all, until you have completed the scanning and recovery process.

3. The system crashed or the files loss situation happens occasionally, so remember build a backup for the files periodically is strongly needed.

4. If you meet the file loss situation again, stop using the Mac or storage device right now, use another computer to process the files recovery.

5. Remember this, no matter at the normal time or after files recovery, build a backup for the files periodically is the best method to protect your files from data loss situation.

This post offers you more tips you may need: http://www.uflysoft.com/data-recovery-mac/mac-files-recovery.html

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This somewhat depends on how it was deleted, if the computer has been used since, and if there was a 'wipe' function executed after the virus was removed.

Generally speaking, files are saved digitally as binary numbers, 0's and 1's. When a file is 'deleted', simply a 0 is written in place of a 1, etc. If that digit is not written over with new data, the old data is actually still there, just not visible to the system. With a virus/worm, the data is written over, and upon deletion of the virus/worm, the data is completely written over, so it may be tough in recovering the files.

Please refer to the link below for a good read, comparison, and recommendation. My guess, if permanantly deleted, you may need to use a professional recovery service.




Resource: The Best Data Recovery Software Guide
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Here's the one that always worked fine for me  RECUVA

It is free for personal use and you can download it here


The sooner you realize find was deleted the better.

Chances are file ( or better yer disk sectors) will not be ovewritten by other file.

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Hi All,

Get rid of data loss trouble by using with easy and simple File Recovery Software. With the help of this tool, user can recover or restore up to 250 GB hard drive data in a user friendly manner.

Try first demo version, then go ahead for full version software

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R-Studio Data Recovery would probably be my go-to choice. If you have to pay for it yourself, a downside is that R-Studio is one of the more expensive options. It works with FAT, NTFS, Linux and Mac OS, so it is also more versatile than most data recovery software. It is sector based recovery, so it can be a little unwieldy if you are trying to do a simple undelete of a file, but it will do the job. Recuva is pretty good too, better at recovering a single file because it allows you to easily scan the file table. Plus Recuva is free. There are many other options out there as well, but these two are solid choices.

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There are quite a good number of data recovery tools out there examples include Recuva, Restoration, Undelete 360, PC Inspector File Recovery, Undelete Plus, Wide Data Recovery but my favorite remains Recuva. 


Resource: Free Data Recovery Tools: Recover your deleted files
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Hello Dear,


I  already faced this problem at that time someone suggest me the Windows Data Recovery software that is helpful in recovering of corrupted files and folders from formatted Partition.This tool also recovers the files which are deleted by using shift + delete keys.



Adwer Drahal

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Tons of data recovery softwares have in the market today, but you select the software, which can able to solve variety of data recovery results.

Daniyar Kapkaev
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I`ve had the same problem. I couldn’t open photos, which I made by my old camera in computer, because they were damaged. After this I try to recover photos with special programs, but mostly of them didn`t see cameras flash driver. To recover photos I can advise you to use program hetman repair.

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Here is the method for all windows user who want to recover their lost data successfully, you should try RecoveryFix for Windows data recovery software. By the use of this tool you can easily recover missing or permanenlty delete files very smartly in less time. To know more about software visit here :- http://www.recoveryfix.com/recover-windows-data.html and download demo version.


Try also some Data recovery utilities. Some useful tools here you can free download and more information visit  http://best-data-recovery-tool.blogspot.com
Steven Lee
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In my opinion, there is no the best software but the appropriate for you or any other users to choose.

I also think that software can be divided in two kinds: freeware and paid software. I prefer to the paid one but not the freeware 'cause you will not know if the freeware bring you the virus or not (though there are many good freeware, but who knows if they will meet the bad one?). Even if the freeware doesn't bring the vuris, but how about the f...ing (you know what this means) ads? I've try one so called freeware and every click brough me a pop up dialog box...Wow! So I don't use freeware to perform Mac file recovery or Windows file rescue.

The paid software is a bit expensive. But It all depends how much your data is worth. And the support team of the paid software is more responsible for the users even though it is all about money. But who cares? All the user want is getting back the lost files OK, it's a little bit digressing. I just want to tell the guy who wants to recover deleted files mac these: No matter you store your files in the Mac hard drive or Windows PC hard disk, USB drive, memory card or other storage device, when the files were formatted and you need to recover the formatted files then you’d better not do the read/write process to your device because you do this, the new data will overwrite the original data and you will have no chance to get the lost data back. That means if you want to recover the lost files when you formatted the files, the first thing it not the “data recovery process” but the file protection.

1. When you realize the data were formatting, stop doing any operations on the device where the files were stored before.

2. When you decide to find ways to recover the files, don’t save the software or tool you have chosen on the path the files were stored before. These two important points can help you avoid the data overwritten situation. When you make sure this, you can start to find the solution to get the files back after formatting.

Steven Lee

And I will share the post here to show the method of file recovery here: http://www.uflysoft.com/data-recovery-mac/mac-files-recovery.html
Willison Lena
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Have you tried this:http://download.cnet.com/Tenorshare-iPhone-Data-Recovery/3000-18551_4-75885462.html


Can't recommend as I haven't tried it myself, but found this iPhone data recovery software in a Google search.Good luck.

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I know one data recover app can help to recover various files in 550+ formats from your computer storage devices quickly, safely and completely, it's so powerful, check the link to get it. http://www.iphone-data-recovery.com/data-recovery.html

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The best way to recover deleted files from computer is to use a data recovery software, see this step by step guide:



hope this helps.


Try also some Data recovery utilities. Some useful tools here you can free download and more information visit  http://best-data-recovery-tool.blogspot.com
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Two days ago, my computer deleted some important file automatically and I don't know way, I feel very helpless, so I search in google to find a way to find the files back, thank god, I found one,  it help me recover 65M files freely, the delted files also in the files recovery, so lucky, I share the solution, read this http://www.iphone-ipad-recovery.com/data-recovery.html.

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You can try MAC data recovery. This software features

Mac Data Recovery , Deleted File Recovery, Deleted Volume Recovery

Raw Recovery , Mac Photo Recovery, System Startup Disc , Recover Data from NTFS Partitions on Mac etc. 

For more information http://macintoshdatarecoverytool.blogspot.in

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