Tuesday, June 23, 2009

If You Delete a File By Mistake, You Can Get it Back

No matter how careful we are, we all make mistakes. Fortunately, when we mistakenly delete files from our computer there are ways to recover them. We can “undo” the delete.

When a computer, camera or a similar hardware device deletes a file it doesn’t actually remove the information. Deleting a file simply marks the space where it was stored as empty and available. Until that space is needed again, nothing happens to the data. This is a bit like leaving something in your hotel room when you check out. It stays right there until someone comes in and disposes of it.

So if you delete a file by mistake, chances are you’ll be able to get it back. You just need software to search the “empty” spaces to find and retrieve it. That’s the job of UndeletePlusPhoenix Technologies’ file recovery software that works with PCs, flash drives, digital cameras, and other products that store data. Simply scan for deleted files, select those you want back, and click a button to restore the information or image you thought was lost forever.

Of course, not all files can be recovered all of the time. If housekeeping has already cleaned your hotel room, you probably can’t retrieve that left behind item. Computers are designed to reuse the space that deleted files occupied. As a result, deleted files can be permanently damaged or destroyed. Fortunately, most computers have lots of space available for saving data, so there’s a good chance that your recently deleted file will be retrievable. The longer a file has been deleted, the less likely you’ll be able to recover it. UndeletePlus will inform you of the chances for recovering the file you want to retrieve.

UndeletePlus helps you find the deleted file you want to restore by allowing you to:
- Filter the scanning results by file name, size, type, and date created.
- Sort the results by name, size, recovery status, and original location.
- Preview the file’s contents – text or image as appropriate – so you can be sure you recover the one you want.
- Recover multiple files simultaneously so you don’t have to pick just one.
- Recover files and save to a different drive or partition so that restoring the files doesn’t damage anything on the original drive, not even other unrecovered files.

Mistakes don’t have to be irreversible, especially computer ones. For accidental file deletion, Undelete-Plus lets you undo the error. Try it out for free at http://www.undeleteplus.com/.

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