Free Undelete - File Recovery Software

Free Undelete is a file recovery tool that can be used to help restore or recover lost or deleted files from Fat12, Fat16, Fat32, or NTFS filesystems. It is entirely freeware for personal use only. Business users must purchase a license.

Free Undelete | File Recovery Software

Free Undelete - Recover Deleted Files
Free UnDelete - file recovery in action

FreeUndelete is a software tool used for recovering accidentally deleted files on Windows systems. It's designed to retrieve files that have been deleted from the Recycle Bin or deleted while holding down the Shift key (bypassing the Recycle Bin). The tool is capable of recovering files from various types of storage media such as hard drives, USB drives, memory cards, etc.

However, it's worth noting that the effectiveness of file recovery tools depends on several factors:

  1. Time elapsed since file deletion: The longer it has been since the file was deleted, the greater the chance it has been overwritten by other data on the disk, reducing the chances of successful recovery.
  2. Disk activity: Continued use of the disk after file deletion increases the likelihood that deleted files will be overwritten, decreasing the chances of successful recovery.
  3. File system type: This recovery software works best with the NTFS file system commonly used in Windows operating systems, though it may also work with FAT file systems.
  4. File fragmentation: Fragmented files may be more difficult to recover intact.

As with any recovery tool, you should stop disk activity and save recovered data to another disk, to prevent overwriting areas containing deleting file information.

Free Undelete Specifications | Official Site | Download

Authors Website: Project Page
Developer: Originally created by Recoveronix Ltd
Extracted Size: 764 KB
License: Freeware (for personal use)
Downloading: You can get this free file recovery software here:
Free Undelete Download

Run Free Undelete Portably from a USB drive.

To run it as a stand alone application:

  1. Use the 7-zip tool to extract the contents of the Setup MSI file to a folder.
  2. Rename the following files:
    • fru.entity.chm to fru.chm
    • fru.entity.ico to fru.ico
    • fru.entity.ini to fru.ini
    • fru.entity.xml to fru.xml
    • fru.gui.exe to fru.exe
    • fru.layout.txt to layout.txt
    • fru.orcmn.dll to orcmn.dll
  3. Use fru.exe to run the program