Hi all. What is the best free program to recover deleted files from an external HDD? The external HDD was encrypted by Truecrypt and I deleted a large amount of data that I now realise I need. As the data was roughly 40GB it couldn't fit into the recyle bin and it was "permanently deleted". Will it be possible to recover the data? I was trying to format my brothers laptop to reinstall Windows and there wasn't enough space on the external HDD to move all of his data onto it, so I had to delete the old backup of his laptop from the external HDD. I deleted the backup data, then started to make a new backup and the laptop HDD died half way through... So I have now lost all the data from the laptop and also the backup from the external HDD. So it looks like the only way for me to recover the data is to somehow get it back from the dead HDD, which is probably unlikely, or recover the data from the encrypted external HDD. What a headache! Any help would be much appreciated.