Free Undelete Utility from OfficeRecovery.com
Many a times I have a practice that after deleting a file and I periodically right click the 'Recycle Bin' and chose 'Empty Recycle Bin', to save/conserve and reclaim disk space. Recently I had a necessity of a few files that were such accidentally deleted (or rather expunged off). I came to know of (though I have heard of before) Undelete utilities from a few discussion groups but the downside with many of them is that most of them are commercial applications. Though a few of them are offered as free downloads, they come up bundled with shareware and we run the risk of getting spywares and other malware applications loaded onto our system.
During this search, I came to know of 'OfficeRecovery Undelete Utility'. Of course, while running it was also running 'TaskManager Extension' to ensure that it does not trigger any malware applications. WinPatrol Scotty was anyway monitoring my system for any spyware activities. Interestingly, I found out that this is clean of any spyware and it even rescued the expunged documents.
But remember that such recoveries are possible as soon as you run the Undelete utilities since if the allocated disk areas is reallocated to a new content, the files are gone once for all. The Undelete utility actually scans for disk tracks and recovers the contents from the said places.