A tool to restore accidentally deleted files from hard disks and other storage media. It supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and NTFS5 with compression and encryption.
Pros: SoftPerfect File Recovery is a free and useful tool to restore accidentally deleted files from hard and floppy disks, USB flash drives, CF and SD cards and other storage media. Most popular file systems such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and NTFS5 are supported even when compressed and encrypted.
It happens many a times that only after the waste basket also is cleaned up that you realize a file should not have been deleted. But at that stage one needs specialized help to be able to do anything. This application is one such tool that can help recover the file. The application comes as a simple exe file and is ready to go on download. The interface is very simple too. Initially you do a search to find what folders available for recovery. One can specify the file type one is looking for to narrow down the search. Click to select the file and simply click on the recover icon to get it back. This application works for all types of storage including the USB flash devices too.
Cons: Only possible problem, not a problem of this application, but the way the storage space is distributed for files again may cause pieces of the file to be allocated to a new file and hence hinder the complete recovery. Thus sooner the attempt to recover a file is made, higher is the probability of good recovery.
Overall: The application works very well for the stated functionality, has a very simple interface that is absolutely easy to learn - 4 stars category.