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Portable DiskDigger provides free file recovery for Windows

It never hurts to have one more data recovery utility in your portable toolkit, especially when it's free.

Like Recuva, Disk Digger is dead simple to use, and does a good job at recovering the deleted files most users really care about - photos, music, videos, and documents. The preview pane supports most image types and some documents, and you can choose to recover a portion of files DiskDigger finds. Scanning speed and restoration success was on par with Recuva in my testing.

On Vista and Windows 7 make sure you run DiskDigger as an Administrator, otherwise you might run into problems. Though I received an error message after launching it on Vista Ultimate x64, it ran without further problems after clicking continue and did a good job locating and restoring lost files.

In case you have issues getting the file from the author's page, it's mirrored at Snapfiles as well.

Tags: data-recovery, deleted-files, file-recovery, format, freeware, portable, recuva, undelete