Recuva is made by the same people behind CCleaner. It basically allows you to take something that you’ve tossed from the Recycle Bin, and hopefully recover it. The real reason behind the fact that you can recover files? If you haven’t overwritten the sectors on the hard drive, then you can recover. Thus, if you defrag a lot, there is still hope for you probably depending on where the files were located. In any case, it’s freeware for Windows so get to it and see if you can’t recover those homework files you accidentally tossed.

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