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Recuva

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 227 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.52.1086
  • Total Downloads:
    1,338,326
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 08, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,500
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Recuva undeletes files; recovers data from corrupted, damaged, and reformatted discs; restores unsaved Word documents; and securely deletes files so they're unrecoverable, even by Recuva. Fast, focused scans find just the files you want and deep Scans find lost, damaged, and deleted files anywhere in your system, including portable, removable, and unmounted drives and even CDs and DVDs.

Pros

Wizard: The Recuva Wizard dialog let us scan All Files or just Pictures, Music, Documents, Video, Compressed, or Emails. We could also scan by File Location ranging from "I'm not sure" to CD/DVD and enable the Deep Scan option.

Context menu integration: The Advanced Options include adding "Scan for deleted files" to Explorer and Recycle Bin context menus.

Portable version: Recuva includes a fully portable version that fits on a USB drive. It runs without an installer, so it can find and recover files in damaged systems.

Cons

Advanced Mode switchback: The Advanced Mode shows file paths, info, and headers in a list view instead of thumbnails, which is fine, except there's no way to toggle back to the normal view.

Online help file: Recuva's Web-based Help file supposedly keeps the download smaller, but including a Help file would take up less space than the portable version that's supposedly useful when Internet connections are down. To us, that seems like a good time to have a local copy of the Help file.

Bottom Line

Like CCleaner, Recuva is fast, reliable, and delivers a lot for freeware. Try it before buying a recovery tool.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.0

    out of 4 votes

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    • 2 star 2
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  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 227 votes

    • 5 star 120
    • 4 star 63
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 19
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2 stars

"Not worth the money"

September 01, 2015  |  By ITman2198

 |  Version: Recuva 1.52.1086

Pros

Downloaded fine and completed scan quickly

Cons

Only found and recovers a few photos out of hundreds. Support was useless. Started getting peppered with emails trying to sell me other apps. Get lost!

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2 stars

"A better program than Recuva??"

August 21, 2015  |  By tvdboogaard

 |  Version: Recuva 1.52.1086

Pros

Reply by tvdboogaard on July 29, 2015
Jayblank,what is the name of that better recovery program? Thank you.

Reply by howardferns on July 15, 2015
What was the much better program?

Cons

Reply by tvdboogaard on July 29, 2015
Jayblank,what is the name of that better recovery program? Thank you.

Reply by howardferns on July 15, 2015
What was the much better program?

Summary

Reply by tvdboogaard on July 29, 2015
Jayblank,what is the name of that better recovery program? Thank you.

Reply by howardferns on July 15, 2015
What was the much better program?

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5 stars

"AMAZING PROGRAM"

August 04, 2015  |  By Mitchell Harvey

 |  Version: Recuva 1.52.1086

Pros

Free to use for basic file recovery.
Recovered al of my files not a problem in the world

Cons

If there is anything to complain about, the User interface could be cleaned up a little more

Summary

I corrupted my hard drive and spent hours of downloading programs to recover files, before being shown ugly "Please purchase the full version" screens. This is the only program that I have come across that has a free version that is ideal for data recovery. Would recommend this to anyone and everyone that has corrupted their hard drive

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3 stars

"Unsatisfactory"

July 13, 2015  |  By jayblank

 |  Version: Recuva 1.52.1086

Pros

Was able to recover a few photos that were accidentally deleted.

Cons

I had hundreds of photos accidentally deleted from the recycle bin 12 hours ago, and haven't used the computer since. I downloaded this program, ran it three times to recover my photos, and am very disappointed in the results. It found many, but only a few were actually recoverable. The rest said the file type wasn't supported when I tried to open them, even though they were still listed as jpg.

Summary

I found a much better recovery program.

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5 stars

"Great software"

December 26, 2014  |  By Laterona

 |  Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

Pros

This one was the only one of 4 recovery utilities which recognised ALL of the 66 photo┬┤s deleted from my camera card. Recovery was very easy and fast.

Cons

No cons. It just did it for me.

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5 stars

"Recuva saved my daughter's baby photos today"

December 06, 2014  |  By pickripper

 |  Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

Pros

-Quickly scanned the drive and found recoverable files
-Can sort recoverable items by file type (photo, video, file, etc.)
-Gives the option of a "deep scan" if the initial quick scan doesn't find what you're looking for.

Cons

None that I can see. The free version saved my my daughter's baby photos from being lost forever. What more could a thankful dad wish for?

Summary

If you've got the kind of problem that Recuva specializes in, it's worth giving it a try. It might not be able to recover every file from every drive in every scenario, but it worked really well for me.

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1 stars

"Nothing at all"

October 30, 2014  |  By KatieInAthens

 |  Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

Pros

Went fast.

Cons

Didn't find anything at all and I'm missing hundreds of documents I tried to transfer from one account to another in Windows 8. I didn't delete them!

Summary

It did the scan fast but found nothing. Waste of my time. This was the free version.

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1 stars

"FREE TO USE OR DO YOU HAVE TO BUY IT"

October 27, 2014  |  By griffrag4745

 |  Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

Pros

unknown just requesting info

Cons

unknown just requesting info

Summary

does it recover only so much data before it ask you to upgrade or what???

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3 stars

"Isn't always successful."

August 18, 2014  |  By kusmo

 |  Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

Pros

Worked well in the past when I recovered video files off a unfinalized dvd.

Cons

Didn't work when I tried to recover photo files of a micro SDHC card.

Summary

Works only sometimes, so try other products. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 8.0 recovered 95% of the lost photo files on the micro SDHC card. You will have to buy program if data to recover is over 1Gb.

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4 stars

"Does the trick"

August 16, 2014  |  By jefferywood2012

 |  Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

Pros

Nice program! lightweight, fast & efficient

Cons

its not freeware :(

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.52.1086
  • Added Ext4 file system support.
  • Improved NTFS Deep Scan.
  • Improved accuracy of scan statistics.
  • Improved VHD Image loading. (Recuva Professional only).
  • Improved localization and language support.
  • Minor GUI improvements.
  • Minor tweaks and fixes.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date April 08, 2015
Date Added April 08, 2015
Version 1.52.1086
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.22MB
File Name rcsetup152.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,338,326
Downloads Last Week 3,500
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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