If you lose your data, be sure to check the recycle bin
first. If there are no files in the recycle bin, there is still
hope. Even though your files are deleted, the data may
still be recoverable because the reference to the file
has simply been deleted and not the data itself. As long as your file has not been overwritten, you have a
chance at recovery.
After trying many file recovery programs, I’ve decided
Recuva(Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File Recovery - Download
) is by far the best.
Recuva (pronounced “recover”) is a freeware Windows
utility to restore files that have been accidentally
deleted from your computer. This includes files
emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and
other files that have been deleted by user error from
digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will
even bring back files that have been deleted by bugs,
crashes and viruses!