Searching for a undelete-program


Does anybody where i can get a good undelete-program for Windows 98 sec, which can undelete allmost everything?

Initially, with the Recycle Bin configured to its default settings, undeleting files should be relatively unnecessary. But, accidents happen. Although I haven’t had the need to check, there may be 3rd party UNDELETE utilities available on the Internet. A good meta-search engine should resolve that query. Another resort would be . . . . .


If you have access to MS-DOS installation diskettes, you can extract UNDELETE.EXE and try it. I’ve had no problem undeleting files on systems running the Win9x OS, although there are a couple restrictions to keep in mind:

  1. Use the MS-DOS Undelete utility in MS-DOS mode only! [See below]
  2. Use Undelete immediately following an accidental deletion. Doing something that results in a disk-write may overwrite whatever file it is that you want to undelete.
  3. Use the Undelete utility only on files named under the old FAT16 8.3 convention, i.e., filename.ext. [See below]

Remember, trying such actions described above are done AT YOUR OWN RISK.

IMPORTANT!! - Please read the following information which is a verbatim transcript from the Win98 SE Reskit.

Good luck!

"Your existing MS-DOS-based programs should run from Windows 98. If you experience problems with an MS-DOS-based program, you can set it up to run in MS-DOS mode, the single application environment.

To run an MS-DOS-based program in an MS-DOS environment (MS-DOS mode)

Create a shortcut to the MS-DOS-based program.
Right-click the shortcut icon, and then select Properties.
Click the Program tab, and then click Advanced.
Make sure that the MS-DOS Mode box is checked.
When you run a program in MS-DOS mode, it forces Windows 98 to shut down and loads the program in an MS-DOS environment. You will not have access to devices that require protected-mode (Windows) drivers.

Applications that run in MS-DOS mode may require additional conventional memory, also referred to as the Transient Program Area (TPA). Optimize the TPA by loading MS-DOS support for devices in the upper memory area (UMA). Refer to the following examples provided with Windows 98:

MS-DOS Mode for Games
MS-DOS Mode for Games with EMS and XMS Support

Disk Repair and Optimization Utilities
Most legacy disk repair and optimization programs use direct disk reads and writes (INT25/INT26) for disk access. Because of this, Windows will block these disk repair and optimization programs from executing, in order to protect the data on your disk. This is necessary in a multitasking environment to prevent disk corruption caused by multiple utilities running simultaneously. It is strongly recommended that you upgrade to disk repair software that was designed for Windows 98. For more information, contact your software vendor.

If you bypass the disk-locking features of Windows 98 using the Lock <drive letter>: command at a real-mode prompt, and run one of these utilities on a FAT16 drive, you will destroy all long file names. This may not happen on a FAT32 drive as most of these utilities will see the physical FAT32 drives as “device-driven” and will not function.