FreeUndelete is one easy but powerful data recovery software and can be used for free to recover the lost data for individuals. FreeUndelete restores deleted files, including those removed from Windows Recycle Bin. In case of accidental removal of files on a NTFS (1.0 and 2.0) (default for Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and NT), FAT32, FAT16 or FAT12 file systems this is the utility to help.
It is our pleasure to emphasize that FreeUndelete is free for personal use. There is no charge, direct or hidden, to download and use a fully functional copy of the program. The program does not install any spyware or adware along with it. It does not populate user’s desktop with pop-up ads or forcefully subscribe user to mailing lists. Please note that purchase is mandatory for use in business environment. Registered business users get guaranteed customer support service. For private users customer support is not guaranteed and depends on support staff workload.
Supported file systems:
NTFS 1.0, NTFS 2.0, FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32
The recovered files are saved into a new user-selected location to prevent overwriting the deleted files on the original media.
Proper Usage Techniques
A deleted file is essentially an area on disk designated as free and ready to accept data (such as contents of some other file). Luckily, unless the area has already been overwritten, it still holds the contents of the deleted file. Due to this fact it is possible to undelete files.
This fact also dictates the following procedure for using FreeUndelete:
Stop any activity on the disk you are going to undelete files from! Remember that writing to that disk can damage the contents of the deleted files. Examples of disastrous activity include: copying files to the disk, installing programs there or running programs that use the disk as their swap media.
Download and install FreeUndelete. Whenever possible, save the setup executable and install the program to a disk that does not hold files you need to undelete.
Run and use FreeUndelete.
Tip: It is common that the only drive user has is C: and this is also the drive from where files need to be undeleted. In that case a good solution is using a USB flash drive as FreeUndelete download and install destination.
Features Of This Data Recovery Software
File systems supported: NTFS 1.0, NTFS 2.0, FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32
Operating systems supported: Windows XP, 2000, NT 4 (SP2 or higher required), Windows 2003 Server
Easy to use, no special user skills required
Full install/uninstall support
Does not support Windows 98, Windows 98SE and Windows ME
Operating system: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 2003 Server or 2008 Server
RAM: 256-1024 MB
Hard Disk: minimum 10 MB of free space required for installation
Display: 640 x 480 or higher resolution, 256 colors
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