Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Recovering Accidentally Deleted Files with Undelete Plus

After accidentally deleting about 100gb of recorded TV programs, 
I spent a bit of time looking around for a utility that would 
let me recover them easily (God knows why this isn't built into Windows...)

After trying a lot of utilities, I eventually found Undelete PLUS. This scanned and found all the deleted files very quickly and I was able to copy them to another drive.

The program's UI is not particularly intuitive, and a general flaw with all these programs is that you must copy the recovered files to a separate disk to avoid destroying other yet-to-be recovered files (which is a pain with 100gb of files...)

However, it's free, and it works! Download or bookmark it in case you need it one day.

(I'm using Windows XP SP2 with NTFS formatted drives.)