FreeUndelete: Portable Data Recovery freeware for Windows 8

With more and more data coming in, you always feel that no storage capacity is enough for you. This often forces you to delete an old folder or file and replace it with another. However, at times you tend to delete data that was important, and doesn’t matter whether it was deleted intentionally or unintentionally you still needed it badly. So what you would do in such a situation? Use a data recovery freeware! We have already seen some free Data Recovery Software for Windows that help recover deleted files & folders. Today we will check out FreeUndelete, a  portable freeware.

Portable Data Recovery freeware

FreeUndelete will help you to get your deleted files back. Even the files deleted from recycle bin can be easily recovered using FreeUndelete.

Portable Data Recovery freeware

Features of FreeUndelete

  • Portability: A feature that make this application stand out from others is its portability. That means you can now carry this software anywhere and start using it without any need of prior installation.
  • Useability: FreeUndelete is simple to use and doesn’t require any special skill to operate.
  • File System: File systems which FreeUndelete supports are NTFS 1.0, NTFS 2.0, FAT12, FAT16, FAT32.
  • Support: FreeUndelete can be installed and uninstalled very quickly.

How FreeUndelete portable works

The working of FreeUndelete is quite simple. Whenever you delete any file from the system, a free space is being created on the disk which is ready to store the new data. Unless and until a new data occupy that free space, that free space itself holds the data which has been deleted from the system. This is where the FreeUndelete software actually works to recover the data. One simple precaution that should be taken while using the software is that you should stop all the activities that you are doing on the disk else it would damage the content of the deleted files.

After clicking the drive, click on the Scan button which will search for the deleted files.

Recovering deleted files

The step to use the software to get back your deleted files is very simple and easy to understand. You don’t even require reading any user manual in order to use the application.

  • Click on the drive which you want to scan for the deleted files.

Get your deleted files back

  • After clicking the drive, click on the Scan button which will search for the deleted files.
  • As soon as you click the scan button, all the files which had been deleted earlier will appear.
  • Press the Undelete button and select the destination path where you want to have your deleted files to be placed.

Get your deleted files back

  • Finally check the destination path you will get your deleted files back.

Get your deleted files back

FreeUndelete is an awesome recovery software and the only disadvantage that I could feel while using FreeUndelete is that the results are not always effective, and sometimes filenames are not very clear, and you are not sure what it is.

FreeUndelete download

You can download FreeUndelete from here.

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Ankit Gupta is a writer by profession and has more than 7 years of global writing experience on technology and other areas. He follows technological developments and likes to write about Windows & IT security. He has a deep liking for wild life and has written a book on Top Tiger Parks of India.


  1. ErnieK

    In this thread you make no mention of other operating systems and give the impression that it is a Windows 8 specific program. It is not. See below for system requirements:

    Does not support Windows 98, Windows 98SE and Windows ME

    System Requirements
    Operating system: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 2003 Server or 2008 Server

    RAM: 256-1024 MB

    I assume that as it works in Windows 8 it will also work with Windows 7.

  2. Ankit Gupta

    Hi, thanks for dropping in with your comments . Well, although most freeware that we cover are not Windows 8 specific, we tend to mention Windows 8 as it is the latest version. Such freeware usually work on Windows and Windows Vista too.

  3. eagleeyez

    it’s NTFS not NTFC

  4. Ankit Gupta

    Thanks for the correction 🙂

  5. Andrew Symonds

    Looking for best undelete software for a long time? Your
    search ends here, software named Remo Recover Windows can come handy at all
    times and can be your desktop companion.

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