There is a prog called Directory Snooper (dirsnooper.exe) that can do this. But it is not freeware, but will be useful during the trial period.
Does anyone know how to restore a file after emptying the recycle bin (not how to restore one that's currently in the bin)? I accidently deleted something and didn't realize my mistake until after I had emptied my recycle bin. I know that windows doesn't actually erase the data until something else needs the space (or something like that), so I stll have hope.