Two weeks into owning my iMac and I trashed a bunch of files. I see "recovery" software advertised. Anyone know anything that would be helpful?
If you still have them on the PC, that's by far the best way to recover them.
There are several recovery software options, but mostly quite expensive and none of them can guarantee that files can be recovered in a usable form.
Even when they are recovered, they won't be organised - it'll just be a collection of files which you'll need to check for integrity and then re-organise.
They also require an external HD to recover to - preferably a bootable one.
Having used a couple of them in anger myself, I'd consider them a last resort if the alternative is merely inconvenient.
And of course, it is wise to always have a backup; preferably a bootable clone kept up to date, but TM is a minimum reccomendation.
Please don't use the trash as a storage area - you can't delete selectively from there; it's all or nothing.