I have permanently deleted a folder by manually pressing the delete key on my external hard drive and realised not much later that I still need the data in that folder.
I immediately turned off my HardDrive and thought about the options I have for recovering the data. Because I worked on that HardDrive (sorting through files etc.) there are many deleted files and folders. I am very sure that I only need one folder back.
photorec will recover all the deleted files, but I can't chose which one, and to be honest, it's a mess searching through 40 GB+ of files to find the few I actually need. To make things a bit more complicated, the HardDrive's filesystem is HFS+.
Free-Trial Data Recovery applications have showed said deleted folder and listed the correct folder size, but require payment in some way to actually recover this folder.
Is there a - preferably free - method to recover only chosen files from an external HardDrive? I