You have to very careful when letting kids use your digital camera as they can inadvertently delete your pictures that you snapped so painstakingly. I learned it the hard way when my five year old niece managed to erase all the pictures of my Santa Monica holiday. Fortunately there are so many file recover tools available online that you can use to recover your deleted or presumed to be lost files. R-Undelete is one of these file recovery tools that can help you restore the files that you have taken to be lost forever.
R-Undelete comes in two editions – Home edition and the paid edition. The Home edition is able to recover files only from a limited set of file systems like FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT. On the other hand, the R-Undelete paid edition is able to recover files even from the NTFS4 and NTFS5 file systems. Since most of the USB pen drives and memory cards use the FAT based file systems, the R-Undelete Home is works very well on these storage devices.
R-Undelete Home works in three steps. In the first step, you have to choose the presumed location of the lost files. This basically means that you have to choose one of the partitions or disk drives available on your PC. If recovering files from a memory card or USB pen drive, you should attach it to your computer before launching R-Undelete program so that these disks can be detected.
In the second step, you have to choose one of the scanning methods. There are three methods available – fast search, detailed search and scan using scan information file. Fast search performs a cursory search of the partition for the deleted files. Detailed search takes a longer time but can find more lost files. And the scanning using previously saved scan information file is useful if you want to resume scanning of a path and want to avoid rescanning the same files once again.
Finally, when you see the results, you can select the files that you wish to restore or recover and proceed to save them somewhere on a different disk. The files cannot be saved on the same disk because it would corrupt the existing data on that disk.
Verdict: R-Undelete Home is a fast and effective tool for recovering your deleted files. Using the Home edition, you can recover files only from the FAT based partitions while the paid version can recovery files also from the NTFS partitions.
You can download R-Undelete Home from http://www.r-undelete.com/.