Hi Jeff, You will need an undelete programme to do this successfully and I am afraid none of them are free. I recently tried 3 different programmes to see if JAWS was accessible with them. The one I found, and eventually purchased, was called File Saver and it is really good and as accessible as it can get with these type of programme. It cost around £16 including VAT etc and once paid for and downloaded, is usable straight away. Best thing of all is that it uses an interface similar to Windows Explorer. Check it out at http://www.file-saver.com Cheers. John. _____ From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of jeff flint Sent: 05 January 2012 15:26 To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [access-uk] retrieving deleted files I have accidentally deleted a bunch of files from my laptop. Deleted from even the recycle bin. They have no backup and I am an idiot. That said, I remember being told that nothing is every ever really deleted. Is there a program that can find deleted files? I am using XP and Jaws 12. Jeff, definitely not a smiley face.