ExtremeTech reports: "Of course, prevention (in this case read "backup") is the best medicine when it comes to lost files, whether as a result of disk malfunctions or your mistakenly deleting them. But for those of us with less foresight, there's utility software that can save our skins when it comes disappeared files. Today, we investigate three leading software products that claim to be able to find and recover files you've deleted or lost to a bad disk drive or media: iolo technologies' Search and Recover 4, Executive Software's Undelete 5, and Digital Photo Recovery 2.0.3 from Galaxy."
Every now and then you or someone you know may lose a file or a whole drive and want to recover the lost data. ExtremeTech wrote a very good article on three different file recovery software packages that are currently available. If you have never used this type of software before, this article provides some background on the current generation of these utilities.