From GetData Software:
Recover My Files can recover lost files from formatted, corrupt, unallocated, missing, and raw drives, or files that have been deleted and bypassed the Windows recycle bin. Click on the files found to preview them in the display window or use the Text and Hex tabs to see the raw data. When you try Recover My Files, remember that you can browse results whilst the search is in progress. It is usually NOT necessary to let the search scan an entire drive. Once "Files and Folders" are found, SKIP the remainder of the search phase to rebuild recovered partitions and view your files. There are plenty of tips to running file and drive recoveries at the developer site.
Gets your files back, easy to use, very thorough in looking for deleted files. Worked to find files even after I paid a computer shop to find lost files. Wish I wouldn't have taken it to the shop as this was alot cheaper.
using on my old xp machine - sometimes it "forgets" that I actually purchased it, but easy enough to fix.