No File Recovery

By SoftDD Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Overwrite hard-drive free space with random numbers to help complicate deleted file recovery with this simple freeware app. No File Recovery's dialog-sized interface needs only a single pull-down list and a pair of buttons for program operation. You're not going to need a manual to figure out this app.

Operating No File Recovery takes only a couple of clicks. You merely use the pull-down to select a drive, and press the Begin button. This app proceeds to lay down random numbers free block by free block. It isn't lightning fast, but a percentage completed indicator helps users gauge program finish. It's easy to stop the app before completion and restart the process at another time. However, the app can't return to the point where it was interrupted. Program speed is improved if all other apps are closed during the process.

Overwriting free space and deleted files with random numbers may not stop the FBI from recovering your deleted files, but No File Recovery should block nearly anyone else from uncovering your deleted data.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.9

Version 1.9 features multiple interface changes and changes for latest version of Windows.

General

Date Added January 30, 2012
Version 1.9

Operating Systems

Additional Requirements None

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Total Downloads 39,753
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

This free software will wipe all open space on your hard drive, so previously deleted files can not be recovered. When you delete files from your pc, they can be recovered from your hard drive as the data is not physically removed. Many files that you thought were long gone, may be recovered by using undelete software, whether they are important documents, pictures or videos, tax documents, audio files, and more. If you are selling, donating, or giving away your pc, then this program is a must. Running this program will fill up and overlay your empty disk space with random characters, and any attempts at file recovery will be useless. This will not harm any existing data, your free space will remain the same when this has completed, but all previously deleted files that you have removed, will be permanently gone so they cannot be recovered. (Runs on all Windows systems.)