It's been a while since I've had to do deleted file recovery from a machine, so I thought I'd post a short note based a recent conversation that I had with a friend of mine. Incidentally, the last time I looked into this I ended up using a Knoppix Linux Live CD. But a quick search suggests... that the undelete business is alive and well. So after trying a few disappointing tools, I found that Recuva met the need (it worked, it was portable, and it was free). It did a fine job of quickly recovering most of the recently deleted files, but as expected - struggled on the ones that had been deleted a while ago (several weeks old).