Accidentally deleted an important file? Lost something important when your computer crashed? No problem! Piriform has comes out with the solution. With Recuva, you can recover files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player. And it's free
I've tried this application before when my hard disk get crashed. Even after formatting my external hard disk, the data can still be recovered. This freeware is one of the must-have utilities for each of computer user. In case you are accidentally deleted your files, of the storage medium is damaged, there will be no more worries because Recuva will inspect the whole of your disk thoroughly.
You can specify the directory for the location of your lost data. You can even specify what type of data you are looking for. This software has comes out with two main method of scanning the lost data:
1. Basic scanning. This type of recovering mode is to be used when the data lost within few days of hours. Time taken for complete scanning is fast. However, the percentage of successful recovery is low. If you still can't get your data, you can proceed to the next scanning mode.
2. Deep scan method. Recuva will scan the whole computer storage media thoroughly. It is a time consuming method but the percentage of recovery is high. As I told before, I used to recover my data by using this method and it is a big successful. Almost all my lost data can be recovered. However, you might have some trouble to rename the data as it will change the name of your lost data automatically. So you have to be patience while renaming the data
here is the download link
hope you enjoy using Recuva