How many times have you done it? After deciding to spring clean your computer you empty the Recycle Bin only to realise that it contained some files that you meant to copy out. Or you may be browsing through files over the network and delete some files on another machine, bypassing the Recycle Bin altogether. We have all found ourselves needing to restore files that have been deleted in haste, and this is something that Wise Data Recovery can help with.
The name of the program is about as descriptive as you could hope for, and this is an example of an app that does precisely what you would expect it to. There are no fancy extra features to be found here, but what this free recovery tool does, it does well and makes everything as simple as possible. Scans of hard drives are performed surprisingly quickly and you can tell at a glance what chance you have of restoring the data thought you might have lost.
Wise Data Recovery enables you to browse through recoverable files in their original folder structure – although you may find that folder names have been obliterated – and uses a traffic light system to let you know the status of any file. Files marked with a green icon are in good condition and should be recoverable without problems while those with a yellow icon are in a poor condition. This may mean that you are able to recover some data from them, but anything that has been assigned a red icon is unrecoverable.
There is also a search option on hand to help you to track down files that include certain words and you can either work through files restoring them on an individual basis, or you can selected large number to recover at the same time. For a free tool this seems like an impressive program and in tests it was able to successfully recover files that had been deleted some time ago. If you have lost data, this is well worth taking a look at.
You can find out more and download a free copy of the program by paying a visit to the Wise Data Recovery review page.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk