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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How to restore the deleted files from your Computer

There are several tools to restore the files which were mistakenly deleted. I just found this tool, RESTORATION, which can restore the deleted files. RESTORATION is a free utility, and not a new one, but I found it pretty impressive, have a look at the features, listed below.

Features of RESTORATION –

  • Standalone application.
  • Very small .zip download is required (164 KBs).
  • Works pretty fast, it took around 63 seconds to scan a 50GBs partition, which produced a list of 18018 deleted files (on Windows 7, 3GB RAM and Intel Core2Duo 2.0GHz processor).

restoration results for a 50gb hdd partition

  • User interface is pretty simple, as shown above, you just have to select the drive you want to scan, using a dropdown menu, specify the filename or part of it (not necessary though), check/uncheck the parameters, click on ‘Search Deleted Files’, if found the file you are hunting for, simply click on ‘Restore by Copying’.
  • I tried recovering some PDF and image files and it worked fine.
  • Works fine on all version of Windows (even with Windows 7).

However there is no guarantee when it comes to restoring a file using any application, the time span between deletion and restoration process, and the size of file, both these parameters are inversely proportional to the probability of getting a file restored.

Give it a try if you need a utility to recover deleted files.

Download RESTORATION



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