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Recovering deleted files with ease for free

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We've all been there, searching high and low for that assignment that is due tomorrow, or looking for some photos you captured, only to find they've been deleted, accidentally moved to the recycle bin somehow, and emptied.

Fret not! Just because you've emptied the recycle bin in Windows, or because a memory card appears to have no files on it, does not mean the files are actually completely gone. This depends on a few factors, such as how long ago the file was "deleted", and how much data has been written to that drive or device since that point.

Recuva is a free application for Windows, designed for file recovery, or to "undelete" files. Recuva is very simple to use, with a wizard to guide you through the recovery process. It's as simple as choosing the drive/device you wish to recover data from, and the specific file types you're looking for (or all file types). Recuva can even restore files from damaged or formatted drives, as well as restore unsaved Word documents by intelligently rebuilding them from their temporary file data.

Recuva is a very effective tool to consider in many cases, without having to resort to purchasing a commercial data recovery product.

Check it out at http://www.piriform.com/recuva
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