Have you ever lost unwanted data, and desire to get all of them back? The best way to recover from unexpected data loss is to be properly prepared. With one of the following tools on hand, you'll always be ready to save your data from the Reaper.
While the best defense against data loss is redundant and real-time
backup, we understand that sometimes data loss sneaks right up on you.
Whether your vacation pictures didn't make it safely from your camera to
your computer or a bumbling roommate deleted the paper you've been
working all week on, having emergency data recovery tools handy is
crucial to getting your data back before it's gone forever. Earlier this
week we asked you to share your favorite data recovery tools with us.
We tallied up your favorites and now we're back with the nominees for
best free data recovery tool.
Restoration is a tiny, no-frills, portable recovery tool. You can use it
in all versions of Windows and Windows file systems. It lacks some of
the advanced functionality of other nominees but does have basic
file-name search and the ability to sort by file parameters such as size
and filename. Despite its tiny size, it performed just as well as the
other nominees when tasked with restoring files from our test disks.
Restoration weighs in at a mere 406k and would make a great addition to
any Windows-based USB toolkit.
Undelete Plus (Windows)
source: Goshareware Data Recovery Forum