Can text, image, video or any other file types be recovered once deleted permanently?
If you still panic about how to recover an accidentally deleted file, take a deep breath to probe further.
What actually happens when you delete a file?
When you delete a file from the computer memory it doesn’t get erased instantly. The file gets completely erased from the hard disk only when it’s over-written by a new file.
When we click ‘Empty Recycle Bin’ the file doesn’t get deleted. Windows just changes the files path and name to indicate the space it occupied is no longer needed and is available for use. Any time the Operating System needs space for any other file it may be overwritten. Thus, every time your computer writes information to your hard drive your chances of recovering the file go down.
Until the file gets overwritten by the Operating System it still exists on the hard disk and is fully recoverable by using file recovery utilities.
Undelete Plus is one such recovery tool which enables you to recover files that have been evacuated from the recycle bin, in a DOS window or from a network drive.
It works under Win 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 operating systems and supports all Windows file systems for hard and floppy drives including FAT12/16/32,NTFS/NTFS5 and image recovery from CompactFlash, SmartMedia, MultiMedia and Secure Digital cards.
The program scans a selected drive and delivers the list of files that can be recovered along with the file type, folder path and the status for each file (very good, good, bad etc.) indicating the chances of complete recovery which makes the job to find and recover a specific file easier.