Question from Sanjeev Mishra
I had made all my notes digitally on my computer in folders for prelims and mains GS. But, by mistakenly one of my friends deleted that entire folder. I had arranged all the important notes and topics in that(including many of your posts).
I suggest you try to recover it using “Recuva” Software. I was able to recover some deleted files using the same free software. (although it depends on your luck, if you had formatted your harddisk and later large files are ‘written’ over the same ‘blocks’, this trick may not work.)
How to Use Recuva to Recover Deleted Files
Copy pasting the article from http://data-security-freeware.blogspot.in/2011/04/recuva-recover-deleted-files-for-free.html
STEP 1 Install a free software named “Recuva” on your computer. (Click Me to download it from softpedia, size only 1.6MB)
And make sure the storage device where your deleted files located can
be detected by your PC. If your deleted files are stored on external
device (USB, memory cards or external drive etc.), connect them to your
PC via USB cable or card reader etc. Open the software. Select the file
types (Pictures, Music, Video, Compressed, Emails) or “Other” to show
STEP 2 Select file location. There are four situations
available for your choice. Or you can directly go to the destination by
browsing from “In a specific location”
Click “Next” and you should see the following scene. Here you have two
options: Enable Deep Scan or not. My suggestion is DO NOT Enable it
right now as Deep Scan is quite time-intensive. Only when your deleted
files are not found, then go to this mode.
STEP 3 Scanning Process. Once you have clicked “start”
button. Scanning process is entered. But do not worry if you didn’t
select Deep Scan, the scanning will be quite fast even take only few
After the scanning is over, take a breathe! You’ll see lots of files
found and most cases not all are what you want. Do not worry. Follow the
instruction “Switch to advanced mode”.
Then you will come here with more options to filter the found files. It
will be much easier to get what you want (if you are lucky enough).
STEP 4 Save the Recovered Files. Once you find your
deleted files, highlight them and click “Recover”. Your selected files
will be recovered quickly. Congratulations!