Recuva

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 222 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.40.525
  • Total Downloads:
    1,160,303
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 28, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.02MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,521
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Recuva is a free file recovery program that makes it extremely easy to locate files that were once thought to be lost forever. The wizard-like approach and intuitive user interface will appeal to all user levels.

The program opens with a very sleek, professional user interface. We found it extremely easy to navigate right off the bat, but it does employ a wizard to walk you through the file recovery process. All we had to do was select either the C or D drive, or both, from a drop-down menu. If you have a general idea of where the file may be, you can pick from a list of file paths, including Pictures, Music, Documents, Video, and Compressed files. As soon as we clicked the Scan button, the program immediately went to work, and within seconds, it had pulled up a very long list of deleted files and their respective paths. The program's Advanced view gave us more detailed information of each file, including the file's size and creation time. Recovering selected files was also extremely easy and involved simply checking off the file or files and clicking the Recover button. Within seconds, the file was recovered and saved to our location of choice.

Though we don't think you'll need it, we were disappointed to find that the program doesn't include any kind of Help file. It does, however, include a link to the publisher's Web site, which contains a forum. All in all, Recuva is an excellent choice for anyone in need of reliable file recovery.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 222 votes

    • 5 star 118
    • 4 star 63
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 19
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5 stars

"Worked perfectly to restore lost photos from my camera!"

September 26, 2011  |  By tjlks

 |  Version: Recuva 1.40.525

Pros

Simple, free and effective

Cons

None. It couldn't restore all files, but I didn't expect it to.

Summary

Great product

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5 stars

"recovered my file"

September 16, 2011  |  By mtngzr

 |  Version: Recuva 1.40.525

Pros

It works!!

Cons

None found yet

Summary

I accidentally deleted my calendar file from a solid state external drive, which has no recycle bin function, Even tho recuva said the file was unrecoverable, I got it all back in 0.09 seconds. Thanks for a great program

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5 stars

"Outstanding program, solved my problem in minutes!"

August 30, 2011  |  By uofmich13

 |  Version: Recuva 1.40.525

Pros

FREE, installed quickly, and recovered a file that I'd overwritten (a JPG that I'd downsaved to a much-lower resolution) in under 5 minutes! (including download/install time!)

Cons

None to be found... but I only used it for 5 minutes to recover an original JPG that I'd pulled off an SD memory card.

Summary

Outstanding resource for recovering accidentally recently-deleted files. Thank you, Recuva!

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5 stars

"Just incredibly wonderful! AND TOTALLY FREE!!!! :)"

July 11, 2011  |  By seatick

 |  Version: Recuva 1.40.525

Pros

Thought my phots on my SD card were lost forever! Took awhile to find this great download but when I did, only took about 10 minutes to retrieve my pics and have them safely tucked away in a folder. LOVE THIS PROGRAM! And thank you to the developer!

Cons

Nothing, nothing, NOTHING!!! Was easier than I thought and did just what I needed it to do. Wonderful little bit of software here!

Summary

So many retrieval programs come on as "free" but this is the only one I found that really was. No b.s.ing around, got my pics and was done in a flash. I'm so happy I found this, it ended my tear filled day on a very happy note! Thank you so very much for allowing me to once again have my beautiful photos back!

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3 stars

"It is OK but didn't find the programs I deleted"

June 13, 2011  |  By mattenleys

 |  Version: Recuva 1.40.525

Pros

Easy to use interface

Cons

takes a long time to sift through your hard drive

Summary

Worth the download

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5 stars

"It Works !!!"

May 21, 2011  |  By r36613

 |  Version: Recuva 1.40.525

Pros

Finally I found software to recover my memory card from error.

Cons

I found nothing i dont like

Summary

It works, my file is recovered and its FREE !!!

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5 stars

"Free, Works Great, Free"

May 21, 2011  |  By glentsch

 |  Version: Recuva 1.40.525

Pros

Works well on recovering back up hard drives

Cons

Has issues recovering computers drives that have the operating system on it

Summary

If recovering from an external back up drive this software is great and saves you money from having to use a pay program or data recovery service

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5 stars

"great program."

May 20, 2011  |  By afenyo

 |  Version: Recuva 1.40.525

Pros

easy to use

Cons

none so far

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4 stars

"Does what it's supposed to do, does it well."

May 17, 2011  |  By moh1249

 |  Version: Recuva 1.40.525

Pros

Easy to use. Relatively effective. Good interface.

Cons

None that I can see.

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5 stars

"Exellent and easy to use!"

May 12, 2011  |  By zorian78

 |  Version: Recuva 1.40.525

Pros

Deep search all drives was great!

Cons

None, it's great!

Summary

It helped me retrieve pictures I'd accidentally erased.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.40.525
Version 1.40.525 adds support for Windows 7 SP1 and support for BartPE and improves file recovery from Apple iPods.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date March 28, 2011
Date Added March 28, 2011
Version 1.40.525
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.02MB
File Name rcsetup151.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,160,303
Downloads Last Week 4,521
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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