Have you ever deleted a file and emptied the recycle bin? You are not alone. You may think your data is forever lost, but do not fret. With a few simple tools you can recover this lost data. The information itself can live on until it is overwritten by new files. This is the common way that hard drives work. The data is not truly deleted, but only placed in a queue to be overwritten. If you deleted something you want to recover, simply stop using the hard drive and use a software program to help recover these lost data files.