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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 211 votes

    • 5 star: 116
    • 4 star: 61
    • 3 star: 11
    • 2 star: 9
    • 1 star: 14
  • Current version:

    3.9 stars

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 2.0 stars

    "Didn't recover a video clip"

    May 31, 2013  |   By gavin.burgess

    Version: Recuva 1.46.919

    Pros

    None, other than the price

    Cons

    Severely limited. Video clip was found and recovered by three other applications, two free, no problem.

    Summary

    Downloaded one that works

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Most valuable and universal product I ever used!"

    May 23, 2013  |   By Johnson789

    Version: Recuva 1.46.919

    Pros

    Recently my computer got corrupted with a virus, it froze on me and I was unable to retrieve anything on it. I was desperate to get recover my stuff on it. I used my husband's computer to search for a solution online. I found Recuva. All I can say is, it worked beautifully. I was able to get everything back. Thanks so much!
    More information: http://www.ipadconverter-mac.com/iphone-recovery/

    Cons

    This software is very simple to use - even for a computer tech illiterate like myself. I lost my website after my webhost screwed up and I didn't keep the backup on my desktop. I deleted is months ago. I even emptied my recycle bin. But after installing this program and using it, there it was and I got my website back :)

    Summary

    By far the easiest to use. I formatted my 3TB data drive containing over 10 years of photos and over 80,000 music files plus a lifetime of documents. My wife threatened to kill me over the photos. LOL Thank you for saving me. ECELLENT product and value!!! Believe me, I was a skeptic. Not anymore.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "For a free program, this is amazingly powerful"

    May 4, 2013  |   By wise-old-man

    Version: Recuva 1.46.919

    Pros

    - Easy to use
    - Small size
    - Wide range of Windows operating systems supported

    Cons

    - Sometimes crashes during the recovery process

    Summary

    Recuva works almost every time, is very very easy to use, and has saved my behind on many occasions. Another 5 star program from Piriform.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great free software"

    April 23, 2013  |   By shinypeepsicle

    Version: Recuva 1.46.919

    Pros

    Easy to use and very effective - about 95% fully recovered in my case. Lots of info about the recovered files so it's easy to see which ones you lost, even if you can't access the full file. Gives an indication of how good the recovery was for each file.

    Cons

    None so far

    Summary

    All in all, a good piece of free software, though I would say if it's vital you recover as near to 100% as possible, shut the computer down before it overwrites too much and pay an expert!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "BEST un-deleter app ever! Saved me from my own blunder"

    April 13, 2013  |   By upvibe

    Version: Recuva 1.46.919

    Pros

    When I researched Recuva, it had such positive reviews from users and was the highest rated- now I can see why. Recuva is unlimited in the amount of files you can recover and was the simplest and easiest application to download and interface with.

    It worked perfectly! I was able to restore all my files and with such ease. In that moment, I was forever in love with Recuva. I would highly recommend this application and I give it the highest rating possible.

    Cons

    None that I can find

    Summary

    I just wanted to make sure and take the time to write a positive review for Recuva. When something happens that is so devastating, such as deleting all my files that weren't backed up including irreplaceable interview video files, you remember it all clearly. I was desperate for help. Many of the supposedly "free" un-deleters have a limit on how many files you can recover for free and then they charge you (one often discovers this after already installing annoying app that puts toolbars on your browser, etc.) Recuva was saved me and was free, easy, fast and simple interface. I appreciated the integrity and honesty of this company.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Don't download"

    April 11, 2013  |   By jashua413

    Version: Recuva 1.46.919

    Pros

    It recovers files rather quickly depending on the size of the drive.

    Cons

    It didn't recover all the files and the ones it did, didn't play.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "ITS GREAT!!! but there's a little problem.."

    April 10, 2013  |   By Shinichi12

    Version: Recuva 1.46.919

    Pros

    it's great it really work!!

    Cons

    I have recovered my video file, but when i click it, it doesn't seem to play . its says " This video cannot be played ".
    Does recovering deleted files that was deleted long time ago matters?

    Summary

    HELP ME PLSSSSSSSSSS!!

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