Answer to: How to recover deleted filesIf you stop using the drive it's possible to recover deleted files that have not been overwritten by using recovery software such as Data Rescue II, File Salvage or TechTool Pro. Each of the preceding come on bootable CDs to enable usage without risk of writing more data to the hard drive. Two free alternatives are Disk Drill and TestDisk. Look for them and demos at MacUpdateor CNET Downloads. The longer the hard drive remains in use and data are written to it, the greater the risk your deleted files will be overwritten. Also visit The XLab FAQs and read the FAQ on Data Recovery.