We have all come across situations where we felt the need to restore a file that was deleted even from the Recycle Bin. Data recovery is possible when the files have been deleted from the hard disk, as only the reference to their location in directory structure is removed, and the space they occupy becomes available to write more data. The original file can be restored before any data is overwritten on that space. Kickass Undelete is a portable recovery tool for Windows which can recover all the deleted files on your hard drive or removable flash drive.
To start, select the drive which contains the deleted files from the left pane, and click Scan button on the right side to start scanning for deleted files. Kickass Undelete will scan and list all the deleted files on the selected drive.
Once the scanning process is complete, you can select the required files from the list. The file list can be sorted by Name, Type, Size and Last Modified. Select all the desired files and click Restore Files button available on the bottom right corner of the interface.
During testing, we felt that there should be an option to define type, size and modification date before scanning for the deleted files. We hope that the developer will include these options in the next release. Kickass Undelete is an open source application and works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.