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WinUtilities Undelete 3.1

Find and recover accidentally deleted files with the minimum of hassle

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 09 November 2011
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Developer: YL Computing
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WinUtilities Undelete 3.1
Find and recover accidentally deleted files with the minimum of hassle

WinUtilities Undelete is a straightforward tool for recovering accidentally deleted files.

Run the program, choose the drive containing your deleted files, and WinUtilities Undelete will scan the volume for you. You'll then be able to browse directly to the folder in an Explorer-like interface to find your document, or you can browse all the deleted files in a new "All Deleted Files" folder. The program will highlight the condition of each file, so you can easily see your chances of a successful recovery, and these can then be undeleted with a right-click option.

As per usual with this kind of tool, the list of deleted files can be a lengthy one, making it more difficult to find what you need. So it's good to see there's a Search option available to help. Right-click in the right-hand pane, choose the Search option, and you can opt to search for files matching the text you provide.

The author's website also claims the program allows you to "preview images and binary files before recovery", however we couldn't see how to do this, and that's a minor annoyance. You can view the text names of deleted images, for instance, but no thumbnails, so you'll need to recover them before you can see precisely what they are.

Verdict:

WinUtilities Undelete is a capable enough undelete tool, although it would benefit from a better interface, and the ability to preview files before you try to undelete them

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