Maybe you deleted some files by mistake and want to recover them back. You can do that by clicking on Restore in the Recycle bin context menu. But what if you have already emptied the Recycle Bin? There is a way out, and that is by using freeware Pandora Recovery. If you find that you want to recover deleted files, then minimize or stop using your computer right away and install a file recovery software and scan for them. This will can greatly increase the chance of recovering a file.
Pandora Recovery is a free tool that can recover your permanently deleted files quickly. It also has a very good and easy-to use interface. Even I was amazed when I used Pandora Recovery the first time. It showed my old files that I deleted from my hard disk.
You just need to click on the drive or folder you want to scan for deleted files it will do the needful instantly. You can select “Show deleted files only” if you want that only deleted files should be shown. If you are not familiar with the interface that Pandora offers you can switch to its Wizard which is very good.
If you don’t find your deleted files with the Normal Scan you can even try Surface Scan, it would deeply look into your hard drive and would completely scan your drive, it may take little longer than while but it would find your files.
You can preview images first before you decide whether you want to recover them or not. With this app you can recover archived, hidden, encrypted and compressed files. The software recognizes FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and NTFS/EFS.
The application is comparatively not so popular among Windows users, as there are many other good free file recovery software out there like Recuva, but I would recommend you to try out this application. It is fast, free, tiny and comes with the best wizard to help you undelete files.
Pandora Recovery can recover the following file types:
- JPEG images (*.JPG), PNG images (*.PNG), GIF images (*.GIF), BMP images (*.BMP).
- MP3 files (*.MP3).
- Zipped files (*.ZIP)
- Microsoft Office 2010/2007/2003 Documents – DOC files (*.DOC), DOCX files (*.DOCX), XLS files (*.XLS), XLSX files (*.XLSX), PPT files (*.PPT), PPTX files(*.PPTX).
You can download it from here.
EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition, PC-Inspector File Recovery, NTFS Reader, Glary UnDelete, Recuva, Avira UnErase Personal and Restoration are some other free data recovery software you might want to check out.