Kickass Undelete is a lightweight tool which enables you to scan a partition on your hard drive and recover deleted files from it.
It displays a more than comprehensive interface which makes it a breeze to scan your entire hard drive in search of files you may or may not have wanted to delete. The application can recognize the structure of your hard drive and displays all the available partitions in a list. It’s from there that you select a drive and scan it.
The time it takes to scan a drive depends on its size but takes only a few minutes even in the case of very large drives. After the search is complete, all the found files are displayed in a list. Besides the file name, Kickass Undelete also provides you with information about the file type, size on disk and the date it was last modified.
A file has more chances of being fully restored if you use a recovery tool as soon as possible. The data of the deleted file is not permanently lost but it can be overwritten as time goes by. To help you figure out what your chances of recovering are, after the drive scan is complete, the application also creates a column that informs you about the state of the files. The files can be in excellent condition, good (with no detected data loss) and bad (where data is partially overwritten).
Kickass Undelete supports both FAT32 and NTFS formats making it a practical application for most systems out there. To restore the file to your computer, you simply need to select it from the generated list and then choose where to place it. You can do this to multiple files as well.
Since the number of detected files can be overwhelming, the application provides you with a search function that helps you find what you are looking for in an easier way.
In conclusion, Kickass Undelete is by all means a handy tool that makes file recovery easy for all kinds of users.