Jun 30 2010
I am pretty sure that you have lost your valuable computer data due to yet another folly of yours. Of course, that is precisely why you are here. But there is no need to worry as you are not alone in this regard. There are thousands of other users as well, including me, who may have lost computer data due to some reason or the other. Yes, the reason for each individual may be different as discussed in the subsequent section. But these files can well be recovered using a file recovery software.
There could be various reasons by which you can lose your valuable file such as:
• Permanently removing items of Recycle Bin using Empty Recycle Bin option.
• Using the Disk Cleanup feature to empty the Recycle Bin.
• Permanently deleting files using the ‘Shift+Delete’ keys.
• Deleting files from Command Prompt.
• Abrupt or improper system shutdown.
• Files getting deleted due to corrupt operating system.
• Files deleted because of virus or malicious programs.
• Other miscellaneous reasons such as power outages, human errors, etc.
How a permanently deleted file can be recovered:
When a file is deleted from the system, everybody perceives it as nonrecoverable, which is true but only partially. Because when it is deleted, only its pointer that targets to the file database is removed whereas the file remains there physically. Also, when the file is deleted the operating system is informed that the space utilized by the deleted file is now available for new files. Hence, it can be assumed that the file remains there as long as there is another written at the same location. This is to suggest that if you want to recover the file, you should ensure not to create a new file because it may get save at the same location.
However, to recover the deleted file you should use a third-party file recovery software. Such file recovery tools are read-only in nature that recover the deleted files without overwriting the contents on the hard disk.
Stellar Phoenix File Recovery Plus is a file recovery software that recovers lost, deleted, or formatted data from both FAT and NTFS file systems. In all, this file recovery software supports file recovery from FAT 16, FAT 32, and NTFS & NTFS5 file systems. It is able to recover more than 200 file types from various storage media such as hard drives, external hard disks, iPods, etc. In addition, this file recovery utility is capable of recovering deleted emails from Outlook Express and MS Outlook. It is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, and 2000.