I have an external HDD drive that a large amount of files deleted accidentally. I was able to cancel it but within a second or two of the deletion 75% of the files in the folder were already deleted. What I'm wondering is, if there is a time limit in which a file recovery program must be used in order to try to recover as much files as possible. Or will it be fine if I wait as currently I need a new hard drive to recover the files onto. If it matters, I don't plan on using the hard drive until I am ready to recover therefore no writing or reading from it at all. Currently I don't have a hard drive ready or the time to recover it right now (approximately 2 days of estimated time to recover).