View Full Version : I need a free antierasing program. PLEEEEASE!!!

04-22-2007, 04:53 PM
Hi guys:
I had bad luck, and while I was erasing a few files, I used the "Shift key" + "left click" mouse to choose the files that I wanted to erase. The case is that without realizing, Windows made the mistake (???) and "highlighted" many more files that the ones that I wanted to erase. So I ended up erasing several gigabites of files that I really need. Does anybody know of a free antierasing program that I could use? My OS is W-XP-Pro, but the antierasing program attached to the recycling didn't help. [after the erasing, I didn't touch any more any of the files of the HD in which the files were erased in the hopes that I can "unerase" them].
I'll really would be very thankful for any ideas or info in relation to this problem.
:confused: :mad:

04-23-2007, 05:03 AM
Have never used any such programs myself. But a Google search on 'free undelete' may help.

Paul Komski
04-23-2007, 10:26 AM
Presumably you meant deleted and not erased. Erasing uses programs that render files not recoverable. If all you did was bypass the recycle bin by using the shift key and you dont write anything more to the drive then there is a very good chance of recovering the data.

Sylvander regularly recommends undelete on an EBCD (http://ebcd.pcministry.com/) but if you want a smaller download to scan your system and see what is recoverable or not I would suggest GetDataBack (http://www.runtime.org/) or WinHex (http://www.x-ways.net/winhex/).

I'm not sure if the EBCD utility works on NTFS partitions in which case using GetDataBackforNTFS would probably be the most consistently successful. Its free if you recover files one by one using another app to first open the file and then save them. WinHex is a forensic application that is very good but not always the easiest to learn to use.

05-01-2007, 07:33 PM
Pandora Recovery is a freeware file recovery program I've had some success with recently
Here is their website:


05-01-2007, 08:07 PM
"Zero Assumption Recovery" worked for me on a bad usb flash drive. it's limited to how many files you can use at once, but you can rerun it unlimited times.