Saturday, 13 January 2007

Recover deleted files with Restoration

Restoration is an easy free software that will help you to find and recover files you have accidentally deleted from your recycle bin as well as those you have deleted using the Shift and Delete key combination.

Restoration is a very tiny executable (163 Kb!) that you do not need to install; you can run it from your Hard drive, floppy or Pen Drive, if and when you need it. It works in Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP. When you run it you will see a list of deleted files, choose and select those you wish to recover and just wait for their restoration.
As you certainly know delete files usually stay on the hard drive until they are overwritten, therefore in order to enhance the probability of restoring files correctly you must have as much free space as possible on your hard disk - since this condition will reduce the chance of overwriting. Clearly the likelihood of success is higher when the restore process is closer to the moment of deletion.
If you wish to restore an entire folder, not always all files or folders will be perfectly retrieved, in this case you ought to try searching and restoring them one by one.
Restoration has also another interesting function that makes it almost impossible to restore all deleted files, which might be useful after deletion of confidential documents.

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