I just recovered from using a batch of these. And, they are very confusing.
What they do is recover the data in the format that it's written in - which may not resemble anything that you're familiar with. The key is to scanning through them to see what you recognize. It's a long, trying process - but if your informatio was recovered, it'll be in there somewhere.
Having tried most of the above programs, I'd suspect that Active Undelete is probably the easiest to use. But along with that ease comes a loss of flexibility (IMO).
I chose to go with these 2 programs to recover my stuff:
PC Inspector File Recovery (a free program) Link: http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm
GetDataBack(2 versions - one for NTFS and one for FAT) - $80 each, $110 for both. Link: http://www.runtime.org/
While these programs are more complex than Active Undelete - they offered me the flexibility to recover exactly what I chose to recover.
One warning tho' - recover as much as you can with your first try - and then save it somewhere so that you can easily get at it when you need it later!
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