15 un-delete programs, a list

Only 3 that I would recommend, and 2 I didn’t test.

Found yourself in the “Oh crap, I’ve just delete some files by mistake”  moment?  I did recently, and it spurred me on to update this list I created in 2008.

Some terminology

I’d use it Yes means it found all 19 jpg files I accidently deleted.
No means it didn’t find all those files and/or the program crashed.
Free Free as in Free and/or Free, but the developer accepts donations.
Have to install? Do you have to install the program onto your computer.  No is preferred.

 

I’d use it

Program Free? Have to install? Quick Review
Recuva Yes Yes 19 Feb 2010
File Scavenger v3 No Yes 23 Feb 2010
Active@ Undelete No Yes 23 Feb 2010

Not tested

Program Free?
CD Recovery Tool – CD, DVD, HD DVD, Blu-Ray etc. Yes
NTFS Undelete Yes

Ekkk, wouldn’t use any of these 

Program Free? Have to install? Quick Review
DiskDigger Yes No 4 Aug 2010
GetDataBack No Yes 25 Feb 2010
PC Inspector File Recovery Yes Yes 25 Feb 2010
PC Inspector – Smart card Recovery Yes Yes 25 Feb 2010
PhotoRec Yes No 19 Feb 2010
Recover FIles 3.21 No Yes 25 Feb 2010
Recover My Files v4.5.2 No Yes 25 Feb 2010
Restoration Yes No 19 Feb 2010
SoftPerfect File Recovery Yes No 25 Feb 2010
Undelete Plus No Yes 25 Feb 2010

 

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