Recuva

Recuva 1.52.1086

Recover accidentally deleted files

Recuva is a supremely user-friendly file recovery tool. View full description

PROS

  • Very easy to use
  • Gives you a last chance to restore deleted files
  • Deep scan option

CONS

  • Results are not guaranteed
  • Scans can be slow, especially Deep Scans

Excellent
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Recuva is a supremely user-friendly file recovery tool.

Deleting files by accident is something that happens more often than you think, no matter how computer literate you are. This is why it's always a good idea to have a tool like Recuva. With Recuva (pronounced as "recover") you can restore files that have been accidentally deleted from the computer, a USB drive, an MP3 player or even a memory card from your photo camera.

A very handy recovery wizard takes all the guesswork out of finding your files. All you have to do is select they type of file you want to recover (photos, emails, videos, etc.) and where it's likely to be (recycle bin, on a media card, etc.). As soon as Recuva's finished, you'll see a list with all the recoverable files, which you can sort in several ways or search with a customizable filter tool. Then simply select the files you want to recover and you're ready to go.

Obviously Recuva is just a software tool and can't perform miracles. The sooner you use the program after deleting files, the more chance you have of recovering them. Also, try saving them to a different drive: it improves the success percentage.

If you've accidentally deleted some important files, don't freak out: try using Recuva and you'll probably be able to restore them!

Changes

  • Added content searching for specific text in deleted files
  • Added regular expression matching to the filter
  • Added preliminary support for Windows 8
  • Improved support for BartPE (added new folder creation)
  • Fixed filter drop down highlight issue
  • Improved recovery of compressed files from drives with non-standard cluster size
  • Many minor UI improvements
  • Latvian language added

— User reviews — about Recuva

  • surendhar Selvakumar

    by surendhar Selvakumar

    "Great job"

    Excellent software. Helped me to recover all my deleted files. Really loving it. Thank you, man. More.

    reviewed on December 11, 2016

  • elinarq

    by elinarq

    "I think I won't pay for the full version."

    It seems that many files can be detected, but when the were recovered, I cannot open them. More.

    reviewed on October 9, 2016

  • ayrtansenna

    by ayrtansenna

    "Gets the job done perfectly"

    Worked perfectly when a lot of others didn't. I am impressed. More.

    reviewed on May 17, 2016

  • pokedtodeath

    by pokedtodeath

    "not helpful"

    This program has not saved anything ever. Tried it about three times and still nothing. More.

    reviewed on December 28, 2015

  • dpaulin

    by dpaulin

    "False. Hope."

    Seemed to work great - found a lot of files, listed them in "excellent" condition. Unfortunately, when I &quo... More.

    reviewed on November 3, 2015

  • macwacko

    by macwacko

    "It is great and i wasn't disappointed!"

    I found out that my "system protection and restore" was turned off for my hard disk. And hence realize... More.

    reviewed on October 19, 2015