Could someone please tell me if it is possible to retrieve a file once it has been deleted from the recycle bin. I've heard that there is a way to retrieve deleted files of this type, but I'm not sure if it's possible!
Not really, once Windows counts a file as deleted it needs additional software to dig it out, even though the file is present and quite intact until overwritten. Handyrecovery is just one of several free packages that can do the job rather well.
I've just tried using Handy Recovery, but without success, the problem with this program is that you can't search for a specific name for a file and also I don't know which folder to look in, because once it leaves the recycle bin, I don't know where it's gone!