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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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4 stars

"Ignore stars - see below (haven't used - yet)."

August 25, 2013  |  By rj-work

 |  Version: Recuva 1.48.980


Probably very good judging by other reviews.


Probably very good judging by other reviews.


I thought this was a general backup/restore program (to help you to "recover all your data files" if disaster occurred. Now realized not true - normal purpose (I think) is to recover just one file if accidentally deleted, but apparently does this like magic!! Hence will keep the program - it is always possible it will be needed, by myself or friends!

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5 stars

"Amazing software!!"

August 13, 2013  |  By girish_sahani

 |  Version: Recuva 1.48.980


This is an awesome software! By mistake i deleted an important file and it recovered the file within seconds of installation :-)!!

Plus it is free!!

Thanks a lot Piriform :-)!!


None that i found.


Higly recommended!!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.48.980
Version 1.48.980 includes UDF drive support, user choice for recovery involving long path names, and new options for recovering to drives with insufficient space.
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date August 12, 2013
Date Added August 12, 2013
Version 1.48.980
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
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Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 4.22MB
File Name rcsetup152.exe
Total Downloads 1,285,063
Downloads Last Week 4,078
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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