Restore Deleted Files
How many lives does a file have on the Windows?
We all know cats have nine lives, but did you know files have three lives?
When we create a file, it has its first life, an existence which continues until you delete it. Deleting the file isn't its end. All you need to do is just open the Recycle Bin on your desktop, select the file and drag it onto the destktop or into an directory to recover it. Or you can double-click on the Recycle Bin, select the file, and choose Resotre from the pop-up menu to restore it to it original folder. Cheers! Your file get its second life.
Chance of Restore deleted files after emptied the Recycle Bin
Now, what happens if you empty the Recycle Bin? Surely that's the end of the file's existence? To all appearances, yes. The file will appear to have been completely annihilated. But that's only because Microsoft reckons once you have deleted a file and emptied the Recycle Bin, you and the file have had enough chances. But with an undelete utility there's a good chance you can resotre deleted files yet again for its third life. It's a good news for those of us whose fingers work faster than our brains.
The Recyle Bin may be a marvel but it does have its limits. For starters, the Recycle Bin doesn't catch every file you deleted. All files deleted from the desktop or Windows Explorer end up there, as do files deleted from within compliant programs. Files deleted at the DOS prompt bypass the Recycle Bin, any files you delete from removeable media such as floppy disk, ZIP disk or USB Storage Device, and files deleted from compressed folders.
What's a 'compliant' program? You'll find most reputable commercial programs are compliant. That is, if you delete a file from within one of these programs it will be sent straight to the Recycle Bin, from which you can restore it if you need to. The way to check whether a program is compliant is to try deleting a test file, and then look for it in the Recycle Bin, so you can Restore the deleted files.
Why files don't disappear?
So, what's going on? How is it you can delete a file and yet it remains on your disk? Let's start by looking at what happens when you delete a file and it's placed in the Recycle Bin.
In fact, the file is not moved to the Recycle Bin at all. Instead, the file stay in the same place but its directory entry is removed and placed in a hidden folder called Recycled.The file is renamed. The original name and location of the file are stored in a hidden index file, called INFO2, located in the Recycled folder. When you open the Recycle Bin, click a file and choose Restore, the original path is read from the INFO file, the file is renamed and its directory entry restored.
Delete files Bypassing the Recycle Bin
To delete a file without sending it to the Recycle Bin, select the file and then press Shift+Del(that is, hold down the Shift key and press the Del key). You'll be asked whether you're sure you want to delete the file. Click Yes. This is a good way to ensure sensitive files don't remain lurking in the Recycle Bin, but to completely erase all traces of a file you should use a third-party eraser utility.
Resotre deleted files
Unfortunately, at present the job of recovering the file is beyond Windows. But it's not beyond the abilities of numerous third-party undelete utilities
There is a good utility, That's File Recovery Software
. If you need to restore deleted files, you can download File Recovery Assist
. Please attention, you can't placed it or install it into the hard drive where the lost file is located, else you may overwrite it's contents.