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Most likely at some point you have accidentally deleted an important document or picture. Today we will give you 10 options to recover those files. We hope you find this information useful.

  1. PhotoRec

A powerful recovery tool, it operates with command line and it can recover your data without need to use the file system. This is ideal when you can only see the storage unit, but you cannot access it. Works with other platforms besides Windows.

  1. Recuva

This tool makes the recovery quite easy and practical. You can deep scan the units and recover the deleted data and even recover files from damages or formatted units. It is capable of recovering information that was deleted accidentally by certain applications such as the Word temporary folder. This application is relatively easy to use, but if it is too overwhelming, there is an assistant to guide you through the process.

  1. TestDisk

Sometimes the unit file system gets damaged and it is not possible to access the information. The first two options on this list can help you, but if there is a lot of information to be recovered, these can take time. The best option is to recover the file system. TestDisk can repair a damaged file system so that the files can be accessed again and the unit can be used without reformatting. This application is capable of constructing the Windows formats and it is available for multiple operating systems.

  1. Ultimate Boot CD

A great suite, this one offers a number of diagnosis tools to scan, edit and save the storage units of the computer. It can also help you in case that you cannot start up the operating system. TeskDisk and PhotoRec are part of this suite.

  1. UndeleteMyFiles Pro

Describes itself as “a professional free tool to recover files deleted accidentally”. It contains the usual tools to recover date, and in addition it can search for deleted files and restore these. However, the best feature is that it creates an instantaneous image of the disk.

  1. Pandora Recovery

It checks the unit where the data was deleted and it can preview images and text files before restoring. It can find and restore compressed, hidden and encrypted files, in addition to offering information about whether the recovery process is going to be successful.

  1. Restoration

If you are looking for a practical and effective solution for data recovery, Restoration is for you. It is a small portable application, incredibly only 400 KB in size, so you can take it with you in a flash memory and execute it perfectly in any computer with Windows operating system.

  1. GlaryUndelete

This application does a deep scan of your disks to find deleted files, and it shows the properties of each one. In addition, it offers an estimate of the probability to recover these files. You can filter the results of your search to find the files you are looking for or to order these by the recovery probability.

  1. Orion File Recovery

It is not as ambitious looking as the other software, but it is easy to use. To begin, an assistant asks you step by step what you are looking for: file type, location and name. It also has a function to permanently override if you wish to completely delete the data on the disk.

  1. Wise Data Recovery

A clean minimimalist application, Wise Data Recovery may not be as sophisticated as the rest on this list, but the interface is adequate for beginners. It is all you need to recover data effectively and without too much hassle.