It’s happened to everyone: you click a file and
delete it by mistake. You look into the recycle bin, but
the file isn’t there. There are no current backups,
of course, and hours of work seem to be lost forever. This
is where Super Undelete comes in; it may still be able
to recover the file and save your work.
How to Use
After starting Super Undelete, a wizard appears that
will guide you through the recovery process step by step.
In the first step, it displays a list of the drives
connected to your computer. Select the drive you wish
to recover the file from. Click Next to continue.
In the next step, A deleted file explorer will appear.
You can find what you are looking for in it.
Click "Find special file" button to enter
a Search criteria. This can help you filter out the file
you are looking for. You can enter the full name, or
you can use wildcards (*) or only specify the parts of
the name that you remember. If you are looking for a
Microsoft Word document for example, you may wish to
search for “*.DOC”. If you wish to specify
multiple search terms at the same time, separate them
with a semi colon.
Super Undelete now scans the selected hard disks for
deleted files. The progress is shown within the search
result table, which is initially empty. Please be patient
as the search process can take a while. When the search
is done, the program lists all found files that are matching
your search criteria. The searched files table contains
the name, original path, size, type and the condition
the file is in. You may notice that the first letter
of some file names has been removed – this is done
by Windows on FAT disks to make the file invisible to
If you find the file you’re looking for, select
it. You can select multiple files by holding down the
CTRL key while pressing the left mouse button. After
you have selected all files you want to recover, press
the "Restore to" button to begin the recovery
process. Super Undelete will then try to restore the
selected files so that they are available to Windows
Condition of a file
Super Undelete displays text in the category condition
for every deleted file, stating the probability of a
successful restoration of that file. Two possible conditions
Good: The hard disk location occupied by the file seems
to be unoccupied by another file at the moment. There
is a good chance that the file may be restored successfully.
Poor: The hard disk location occupied by the file has
been partially replaced by other files. There is, nevertheless,
a chance to restore the file, at least partially.
Please note that that these statements are estimates
only. There is no way to definitely evaluate what has
happened to the hard disk location occupied by a file
since its deletion.