Kickass Undelete is a lightweight and feature rich file recovery tool, which lets you scan a hard drive partition and recover deleted files. The application is thorough, fast, and displays a comprehensive interface that provides you with stacks of information.
Kickass Undelete scans all of your hard drive, flash drive or SD card. It then shows you all of the files that have been found and allows you to recover them easily.
Key features include:
- Free and open source.
- Support for FAT and NTFS filesystems.
- Filter by filename and extension.
- Easy-to-use interface.
Overall, Kickass Undelete is a useful tool with an easy to understand user interface. It provides you with all of the information you need about the data that it locates, whether the files be in excellent condition, good (with no detected data loss) and bad (where data has been partially overwritten). Kickass Undelete has good search functionality that narrows down the field of search and it supports FAT32 and NTFS file systems.
It is worth noting that file undeletion will work best if it is performed as soon as possible after the file was deleted. When you delete a file the data is not lost, however new files being written to your hard drive may overwrite your data permanently, thereby making recovery impossible without forensic drive examination.