Pandora Recovery is a relatively lightweight, yet powerful, free data recovery tool, which provides you with an effective way to attempt recovery of permanently deleted files.
It is capable of recovering files that have been removed from Recycle Bin, deleted using Shift + Delete keys (bypassing Recycle Bin) and also files that have been deleted from DOS prompt.
Pandora Recovery allows you to browse, search, preview and recover files deleted from NTFS and FAT volumes. It supports different kinds of storage devices such as hard drives, flash drives and memory cards. Pandora Recovery can successfully process archived, hidden, encrypted and compressed files and can recover Alternate Data Streams (ADS).
Pandora Recovery has a standard looking interface, complete with wizards, hints and help. It allows you to browse and search a tree of deleted files to help you find your missing data. It does so using some quite powerful techniques; having the ability to scan drive clusters, harvesting files whose MFT record has been reused by the OS, has been damaged or even recreated. Overall, Panda Recovery is a useful tool to have in your toolbox. This is mainly due to the ease of use and functionality of this useful application.