Series Number Seven on Resources for Digital Nomads
"Restoration" by Brian Kato restores files that have been deleted. I have not disabled the Recycle Bin, but if you have been reading this blog then you know that I have "hidden" the recycle bin and my deleted files automatically bypass the recycle bin.
You can read a hack on how to skip the recyle bin at this Saman Sadeghi post. Below is a screen shot of the Restoration utility window and controls on my PC.
From the SNAPFILES Website:
"Restoration is an easy to use and straight forward tool to undelete files that were removed from the recycle bin or directly deleted from within Windows, and we were also able to recover photos from a Flash card that had been formatted. Upon start, you can scan for all files that may be recovered and also limit the results by entering a search term or extension. In addition, it also provides the option to wipe the found files beyond simple recovery..."
Restoration is a small "undelete file" freeware utility that does not require installation. I rarely use this utility, as I am very careful about performing regular data backups and am cautious about deleting files.
Read more about the highly user rated "Restoration" and download it for free at Snapfiles Dot Com.
Update: Use Darik's Boot N Nuke (DBAN) to permanently remove files from your drives. This is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN is appropriate for bulk or emergency data destruction and you can download it free at this SourceForge.net link.
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