is there a way to recover the original Data file once it’s been permanently deleted?
It’s not a file. It’s a folder with your show in pieces.
Let’s go with no. You should wear your Producer Hat and decide what you would do if the original show never comes back.
When you delete something, Windows doesn’t actually destroy anything except the drive address (location) of the work. UnDelete Programs try to go through your drive looking for work without addresses.
If you have a full or very busy hard drive, UnDelete will fail because deleted work will be in fragments and pieces in widely scattered locations and mixed in with other works and deletions.
In a world of large, roomy drives, fragmentation isn’t a big deal, but it used to be something you had to pay attention to.
Say somebody donates a very large, but valuable book to a library. There isn’t enough room on any one shelf for the book, so the librarian carefully rips the book apart and puts the fragments on available shelf space, and then writes it all down.
When somebody wants the book, the librarian looks at the list and puts the book back together.
If the library decides to remove (delete) the book, they burn the list.
When somebody wants the book then, the librarian looks for the list and says the book is no longer available even though all the words and pages are still there…somewhere.
If the library really, really, runs out of room, they start throwing out fragments that have no written address. That’s the kiss of death.
That’s what you have. A full, fragmented, busy drive doesn’t lend itself to UnDelete programs. But its up to you.