In more than one instance, I've been in need of a decent file restore utility, you know, for those times when you like to use the shift key with the delete because you just know you'll never need that file again?
Recuva (pronounced Recover, according to their website, is "a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied
from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted by bugs, crashes
and viruses!" Even if you think you'll never need it, go ahead and download it and put it away somewhere. I guarantee a time will come when you'll be glad you did.
Click this link to visit http://www.recuva.com and download Recuva.