Recuva

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 225 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.42.544
  • Total Downloads:
    1,285,063
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 01, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,078
  • 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

    4.6

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star 15
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 225 votes

    • 5 star 120
    • 4 star 63
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 19
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5 stars

"It was awesome!!!!! It backed up my Pictures instantly!"

June 09, 2014  |  By ArekuSayomoto

 |  Version: Recuva 1.42.544

Pros

Photos pic

Cons

Maybe it might miss some!

Summary

Pictures lost

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5 stars

"Best Freeware ever."

June 20, 2012  |  By luckyonemilion

 |  Version: Recuva 1.42.544

Pros

It saved me days of work.
It did exactly what it said it would.
It allowed me to use it even though I have no money, would have loved to donate though.

Cons

No cons at all.

Summary

This program saved my skin, group project is due in media tomorrow they gave me one job, complete the claymation. I went to move it onto an SD card and somehow managed to delete it. Enter panic mode I have three other guys in my group if the claymation wasn't there we all have to stay back at school when everyone else goes to the movies, no extensions no exceptions (one of my group members was in a car accident still no exceptions)

Anyway who ever is responsible for this program thankyou so much I really cant say how grateful I am.

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5 stars

"I LOVE IT!!!!!"

June 17, 2012  |  By Not_to_techie

 |  Version: Recuva 1.42.544

Pros

OK..So today is Fathers day and I made a BEAUTIFUL video of my 4yr old son with his dad on my camera.. of course my son wanted to see it so I let him watch the video.. I turned my back for a minute.. n he tapped my leg saying it wasn't working anymore.. I looked on the camera and it was GONE!!! He deleted it.. I was heartbroken.. After I stopped crying n feeling sorry for myself.. I went into problem solving mode. I came across the pandora recovery software first but it didn't work for video.. so I tried this one and IT WORKED!!! It recovered my 3GP video file.. I was SO HAPPY AND GRATEFUL that I donated to the company.. They're giving this MIRACLE away for free so donating was the least I could do. THANK YOU PIRIFORM!!

Cons

ABSOLUTELY NONE!!!

Summary

Give it a try, the interface is SUPER easy to use and it worked for me.

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5 stars

"My new favorite software"

June 09, 2012  |  By lyfarmo

 |  Version: Recuva 1.42.544

Pros

Did exactly what it said it would do

Cons

None I encountered

Summary

After six hours creating a huge powerpoint project with audio, I deleted the *old* file from my USB drive (at 11:30 pm) only to discover that it was the file I had been working with....aughhhh! Recuva restored the file perfectly and now I can go to bed instead of spending hours rebuilding it from scratch. Thank you, thank you, thank you Recuva, and goodnight!

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4 stars

"Great way to recover your lost files."

May 31, 2012  |  By adeosun

 |  Version: Recuva 1.42.544

Pros

For the absent minded moments of file deletion without adequate review it is simply a wonderful tool.

Cons

Not fast enough on full scan

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5 stars

"YOU SAVED MY A$$!!"

May 24, 2012  |  By codefreak

 |  Version: Recuva 1.42.544

Pros

I deleted all the files off my camera's memory thinking I backed it up. well I didn't!!. Recuva was able to get the MAJORITY of the pictures back. - lesson learned. thanks recuva!!

Cons

restore all the pictures :)

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5 stars

"Perfect!!!"

May 16, 2012  |  By bdown11

 |  Version: Recuva 1.42.544

Pros

fast, easy, works

Cons

none in my experience

Summary

Accidentally (of course) deleted a scholarship essay from a flash drive. Literally took all of 5 minutes to download Recuva and get my file(s) back. Thank you Recuva!

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5 stars

"Great product!"

March 24, 2012  |  By Brood_The

 |  Version: Recuva 1.42.544

Pros

It does what it promises. And is easy to use.

Cons

Had to fiure out how to select a couple of files. Is of course Windows like, but still ...

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5 stars

"Software that does what it says it can do. Brilliant!"

March 17, 2012  |  By richdavis2018

 |  Version: Recuva 1.42.544

Pros

Its Free.
It Works.
It scans through your file system with relative speed.

Cons

For someone who is not computer savvy, the program may appear a little cumbersome.

It does bring back multiple copies of the file if you've made changes, so you need to be careful to restore which version you need.

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5 stars

"So good, I didn't need to use it!"

March 04, 2012  |  By Steven W Rose

 |  Version: Recuva 1.42.544

Pros

Easy to install and use
Provides great info on what has been deleted and probability of recovery.

Cons

None encountered.

Summary

I used this on an SDHC card where the erased files had not been moved to the recycle bin on the card or on the computer. I was afraid that I had erased files that had not yet been transferred. Recuva's initial screen showed that the erased files were ones I had transferred, and put my mind at ease. There was no need to actually recover the files, so my rating is based on the installation, user interface, and ability to get the information from the SDHC card when there were no other options. I can hardly wait until I have a real problem! (~)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.42.544
Version 1.42.544 has improved file searching on Windows 2008 R2.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date December 01, 2011
Date Added December 01, 2011
Version 1.42.544
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.22MB
File Name rcsetup152.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,285,063
Downloads Last Week 4,078
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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