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Recuva

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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.2 stars

    out of 212 votes

    • 5 star: 116
    • 4 star: 61
    • 3 star: 11
    • 2 star: 9
    • 1 star: 15
  • Current version:

    3.9 stars

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 2.0 stars

    "Sucks, Is this really so difficult?"

    February 5, 2013  |   By trnscndr

    Version: Recuva 1.43.623

    Pros

    It seems to recover some files but you best recover onto another drive

    Cons

    Sucks, Why can't someone just make a basic option for reversing files being marked for deletion, if not overwritten?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Worked Great"

    January 20, 2013  |   By DTMFM

    Version: Recuva 1.43.623

    Pros

    Easy to use and smooth interface
    Easy to install
    Worked perfectly
    Free
    Easy wizard or advanced options

    Cons

    no cons worked great

    Summary

    Needed to restore an SD worked perfectly and did the job. I'm not even very good with computers. Great thanks

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Didn't recover from SD card, Windows 8"

    January 11, 2013  |  

    Version: Recuva 1.43.623

    Pros

    Perhaps it work for earlier windows.

    Cons

    Installed it, scanning SD card didn't find photos

    Summary

    Recuva didn't bring up deleted files on my Sd card. CardRecover showed recovered photos and asked for $39 to recuperate. I tried Pandora didn't work either. Wondershare wanted $35. Finally I found Digital Image Recovery from by Alexander Grau. My precious photos I deleted by accident on SD card using Android software on Thinkpad, I managed to recover with free Grau recovery software on PC, windows8. Thank you Alexander in Germany!!!!!
    http://digital-image-recovery.software.informer.com/

    Read more: CardRecovery - CNET Download.com http://download.cnet.com/CardRecovery/3000-2192_4-10472984.html#ixzz2Hhe9CMEG

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Great program functionality. Wish it didn't crash!"

    December 16, 2012  |   By JData

    Version: Recuva 1.43.623

    Pros

    You can recover corrupted files and deleted files. You can sort the files by date or file name, or browse through directories to recover the files.

    Cons

    Program crashes often.

    Summary

    It's the best free option I've found. If it was open source I'd sure like to debug it and see why it crashed so often for me.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "GREAT SOFTWARE"

    November 29, 2012  |   By capitanflorius

    Version: Recuva 1.43.623

    Pros

    THE BEST IN ITS KIND.
    IT RECOVER ANY FILE
    EASY

    Cons

    NO CON AT THIS MOMENT.

    Summary

    SEE MY DEEP RECENSION ON PAGE OF RECUVA PORTABLE (there is a portable version too that works very well.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does NOT work."

    November 11, 2012  |   By maryann_30

    Version: Recuva 1.43.623

    Pros

    None found.

    Cons

    1. Program should ahve asked me if I want to start with wizard or go to the interface. BTW, switching to the interface part is totally unintuitive, I had to cancel the wizard(thinking I was closing it).

    2. Most important, it does not find all deleted files. Yes, it does find some and it recoves fewer, but after extensive testing it proved totally unrelieable. It does not find nor does it show deliberately deleted files which is what its supposed to do so... zero stars. sorry.

    Summary

    Does not really work.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It works and it's absolutely free."

    October 28, 2012  |   By pseakins

    Version: Recuva 1.43.623

    Pros

    It quickly found all the photos I had accidently deleted in my camera. Reminds me of the old Norton QU tool and I'm sure works the same way.

    Cons

    No cons. The potential problems with undeleting are not easily understood by the novice. This does all it can to help.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing free software, and works a treat!"

    October 28, 2012  |   By Chipimoli

    Version: Recuva 1.43.623

    Pros

    It's free, and does it's job great. Doesn't take long at all to find files that have been deleted (but takes quite a long time to recover them, but quite frankly, if I'm getting my files back, I don't care in the slightest).

    Cons

    How to work it and what everything means and such isn't great, such as the red, yellow and green dots... didn't quite understand what they were. But, it's pretty self-explanatory. Would help more if it came with Support and instructions but it's not too hard to use.

    Summary

    I love this program. I clumsily delete stuff all the time and when I'm panicking thinking I've lost everything, this program is AMAZING. Highly reccomended, great for free.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Freeeeeeeee...and works...."

    October 19, 2012  |   By junior166745151

    Version: Recuva 1.43.623

    Pros

    Free, Free, Free, no paying for upgrading from limited recovery. no spam, adware, virus, and it really works and easy to use...

    Cons

    I have no idea..

    Summary

    Needed a software to recover off 2 SDHC card. I had broke one of major computer rules, BACK UP DATA. I had downloaded my sisters Pics and Vids off 2 SDHC (2gig & 8gig) cards to my computer to produce a home made movie on DVD. After I did that I deleted the cards files so she can continue to shoot pics & vids. A week later my computer mother board failed and one of my hard drives failed as well as a result of that happening. Well she wanted to kill me of course. But I did some research on data recovery software and found this one on the web. So I saved the day. I got them all back.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "2 years from accidental format is finally over!"

    October 13, 2012  |   By ejzllanes96

    Version: Recuva 1.43.623

    Pros

    -It's FREE (not like other recovery softwares)
    -It is also easy to use and was able to find ALL 400 plus pics.
    -Worked flawlessly
    -No malware attatched (honest software)

    Cons

    None so far. (Haven't tried it on recovering videos yet. Going to recover videos soon)

    Summary

    2 words, perfect software.
    Note: There is no need to fear from viruses. It's a clean, honest software :)

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