accidentally delted MP3's

if I accidentally deleted my mp3 files when trying to clear my library on either Itunes or WMP can I retrieve those files (mp3's) from some place on my harddrive? I hear the FBI can retrieve deleted files so I figuired there must be a way to do it?
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IPKON_NetworksConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Many software products on the market can recover deleted files.

Norton Utilities

All available from the web for either free (usually v limited in number of files - possibly 10) or small amount of cash - eg $20.

Generally, if you have only just deleted them, you have a high chance of recovering most, if not all of them.

BTW, have you checked the trash folder?

hiteshgupta1Connect With a Mentor Commented:
recovermyfiles is one of the best software to recover deleted files

also check following threads to know more about recovery softwares

nobusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
you can recover those files, however, be aware that you should NOT install anything on that disk, as it may overwrite the files you want to recover. That is why every expert terlls you to STOP USING that drive, Do NOT install anything on that disk !
If possible, connect the drive as slave to another system, and run the recovery software from this system.
one of the best is Getdataback; but here some more links :,collid,1295,00.asp            Free Recovery                              Spinrite                                    GetDataBack                                    Stellar                              RecoverMyFiles                  pc Inspector                                    Restorer 2000                  Easy Recovery                        Restoration                  Active undelete                        Handy Recovery                  flash recovery                                    ontrack
CaseybeaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
WHile I can't offer any more solutions than those posted, I have one huge IMPORTANT tidbit:

Do not even *USE* that disk for anything.  If you're using your computer now, STOP.  Shut down, turn OFF.   Use something else.  Go to the library, or whatever.   The longer you use that computer, the more files you can potentially lose, even from things like windows "temporary files" getting stored on the hard drive and potentially overwriting your files you want to rescue.    Your ability to recover accidently deleted files is improved greatly by not accessing the hard drive- at all.

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