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  • 4.0 stars

    "There is Recuva Portable too"

    May 25, 2014  |   By Jackller

    Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

    Pros

    I tried recuva and did get the files but when I recovered them only some were visible while others it said that the file may be damged corrupted etc etc.

    Cons

    i once used recuva to help a co-worker recover here files. it did recover the files but the problem is the directory location where they used to be isn't there anymore. we have to manually move the files to the subfolders they once were.

    Summary

    I've used Recuva for a while. I have the regular version installed and the portable version on my flash drive. FYI there is a portable version of recuva, which can be found here:
    http://bit.do/http-www-piriform-com-recuva-download-portable

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Worthless and a waste of time."

    April 20, 2014  |   By onahas

    Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

    Pros

    Can find few text and photo files, and the folders

    Cons

    Will recover more than 90% of the files in unreadable format (.NTE) after 16 hours of search (1 TB HD)

    Summary

    Worthless and waste of time.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A Complete Lifesaver!!"

    April 2, 2014  |   By issi64

    Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

    Pros

    Easy to use
    Free
    Does exactly what it claims and then some

    Cons

    None that I can see

    Summary

    I stupidly hit save instead of save as when editing a gmail attachment in word. Even worse, I overwrote the file by downloading the same attachment again. Anyway, I desperately searched the internet for answers, and came across Recuva. It worked like a charm and I was able to recover my lost work. I normally don't write reviews, but I had to log in and create account today, just to express how amazing this simple program is. It saved over two hours of work!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Succeeded where others failed"

    March 2, 2014  |   By SesameRed

    Version: Recuva 1.50.1036

    Pros

    Download of Recuva was recognized as safe by my Norton's program. Recuva immediately located the video file I accidentally deleted and quickly loaded it back onto my computer. I had tried another well known recovery program and it kept crashing while I was trying to locate the file. In addition, I have used two other recover programs in the past that didn't work well. Recuva seems pretty solid so far.

    Cons

    None. Very simple to use.

    Summary

    I took the advice of an About.com writer to try this program first and it has good ratings from users. There weren't that many though, so I thought I should add my two cents in.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Really nice! I just recovered files from a bad CD disk."

    February 24, 2014  |   By AlcoveSpring

    Version: Recuva 1.50.1036

    Pros

    The regular recover mode works for some files. The Deep Scan option takes longer. But, it can find a lot of files. The advanced mode allows you to see thumbnails of image files before you recover them - if a thumbnail is available.

    Cons

    My only tiny complaint is that I cannot sort by file type in the results. But, that is a minor issue.

    Summary

    Good program. Valuable program. Works well.

    I had a CD that my computer could not read. I was able to use Recuva and get all the files off of it. They were large photos. I was very happy that I was able to get them.

    It has been suggested to me that, besides having a program like this, computer users should have a "Hold" folder where you put files that you are not sure if you are going to need again before deleting them. Once you put them in the Trash and empty it, there is always a chance that you won't be able to recover them with any program. I have tried this myself. It is a difficult habit to get into.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Did what it says it'll do!"

    February 11, 2014  |   By incogitatus

    Version: Recuva 1.50.1036

    Pros

    Recovered ma schtuff!

    Cons

    That I had to download it ;)

    Summary

    Awesomesauce. Use it!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing recovery program!"

    February 3, 2014  |   By TemptPhate01

    Version: Recuva 1.50.1036

    Pros

    Quick recovery
    Efficient
    Very VERY thorough

    Cons

    There aren't any cons, in my opinion.

    Summary

    The speed and efficiency in which this program located and restored a lost file was AMAZING! Recuva is my superhero today :)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Looks nice but always crashes before finished the scan"

    January 23, 2014  |   By pablorages

    Version: Recuva 1.50.1036

    Pros

    looks good and seems easy to use

    Cons

    Even though I had 500G free on my drive and most of the RAM unused it gives an "out of memory" message notice before the scan is finished

    Summary

    looks good but seems to struggle with even simple faults it might encounter ... perhaps it works better in the pay version but I wasn't willing to pay for it if I couldn't see it doing something first

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfect. Saved my mother's Xmas. Thank you!!"

    January 7, 2014  |   By stan_cnet

    Version: Recuva 1.49.1019

    Pros

    Worked perfectly. No problem. No bloatware. No virus. I'd give it 10 Stars if I could. My mother was brought to tears seeing the deleted photos come back to life in front of her eyes.

    Cons

    Nothing negative.

    Summary

    Worked perfectly. No problem. No bloatware. No virus. I'd give it 10 Stars if I could. My mother was brought to tears seeing the deleted photos come back to life in front of her eyes.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Love it - well designed & easy to use"

    October 4, 2013  |   By Tony-81

    Version: Recuva 1.48.982

    Pros

    It saved me when I thought I had lost my work

    Cons

    None really

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