I am trying to recover some files from a hard drive that was formatted. I didn't think I would ever need these files, but now I do need them (don't ask why). I am using a freeware program called "Undelete Plus". It is able to see my files when it does a scan, and it even will restore the files to another drive for me. I was pretty excited at that point, but then when I try to open the files, they are junk. I attached an example. I have a variety of xls, doc, jpg, bmp, and mpg files I want to rescue.
Do you think I would have any better luck with a different software, or will they all pretty much give me the same disappointing result?
Is there any way to repair these files from the condition that "Undelete Plus" returned them?