Whether it’s a slip of the finger or a glitch in Windows, doesn’t it always seem that it’s the most important files that get deleted and can’t be recovered?

When you lose a word processing document, spreadsheet, source code file, or some other important file, hours of hard work can go up in smoke in a digital second when a valuable file disappears.

Sure, Windows has a Recycle Bin, that’s SUPPOSED to let you recover a deleted file, but it doesn’t always work. Worse, files that are deleted by application software, or when you hit SHIFT->DELETE, delete files en mass, or when an application crashes, bypass the recycle bin altogether so there is no chance of getting them back once that happens.