One of the most often asked questions that people ask is, How Do I Get My Data Back? Well, it’s really not a black magic or rocket science. It’s just a matter of having the right tools..

Files you have deleted and then recently emptied from your Recycle Bin are often still present on your hard drive (or USB drive, or media card, etc.) and can be recovered using free file recovery software. There are many free file recovery programs that could help recover your accidentally deleted files.

Recover the files you thought were gone forever with any one of these free recovery tools:

IMPORTANT: You can greatly increase the chance of recovering a file by minimizing your computer usage until you are done. Stop What You’re Doing

1) Recuva

Accidentally deleted an important file? Lost something important when your computer crashed? No problem! Recuva recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player. And it’s free!

2) Puran File Recovery

Puran File Recovery can be used to recover deleted/lost files/partitions. Files can be recovered from formatted disks too. Almost everything that is detected as a drive by Windows can be scanned irrespective of its file system. Be it Hard Disks, Pen Drives, Memory Cards, Mobile Phones, CDs, DVDs, basically any storage medium.

3) Undelete Plus

It can also recover files that have been emptied from the Recycle Bin, permanently deleted files within Windows using the Shift + Delete, and files that have been deleted from within a Command Prompt.

4) Pandora Recovery

Pandora Recovery Wizard is a free tool that helps you locate and recover lost or deleted files from your system.

5) SoftPerfect File Recovery

A free and useful 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.

6) PC Inspector File Recovery

PC Inspector File Recovery is a small software that can retrieve deleted files, as well as find lost drives or data, even after you have formatted the disk. The application does a great job at recovering files of various formats (including AVI, JPG, PNG, EXE, WAV and ZIP), while using a moderate amount of system resources, and it comes with a very well-developed help file.

7) FreeUndelete

FreeUndelete restores deleted files, including those removed from Windows Recycle Bin. In case of accidental removal of files on a NTFS (1.0 and 2.0) (default for Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and NT), FAT32, FAT16 or FAT12 file systems this is the utility to help.

8) ADRC Data Recovery Tools

ADRC Data Recovery tool zooms in to do only critical recovery functions with minimum complexity so one could recover the data easily. It gives you full control to undelete files, disk image back up, restore a backup image, copy files from hard disk with bad sectors, disk cloning, backup, edit and restore your boot parameters.

9) TOKIWA DataRecovery

This is a freeware and made by TOKIWA to undelete accidentally deleted files even from recycle bin.