I helped a customer today who accidentally deleted an entire folder of his Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents. This included a lot of his important schoolwork and he was looking for Mac file recovery software to help him retrieve these lost and deleted documents. I guided him to download the free trial of Data Rescue 3 Mac Recovery Software to his external hard drive to minimize any further data loss (by overwriting on the drive in question) and I then walked him through running a Deleted Files Scan with Data Rescue 3
When the Deleted Files Scan completed, he contacted me and I was able to show him how to recover his files to his external hard drive. After going through all of the documents that he recovered, he was able to find all of the files that were in the folder that he deleted. He was very happy that he was able to use Data Rescue 3 to retrieve his documents.