Recuva User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Recuva saved my daughter's baby photos today"

    December 6, 2014  |   By pickripper

    Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

    Pros

    -Quickly scanned the drive and found recoverable files
    -Can sort recoverable items by file type (photo, video, file, etc.)
    -Gives the option of a "deep scan" if the initial quick scan doesn't find what you're looking for.

    Cons

    None that I can see. The free version saved my my daughter's baby photos from being lost forever. What more could a thankful dad wish for?

    Summary

    If you've got the kind of problem that Recuva specializes in, it's worth giving it a try. It might not be able to recover every file from every drive in every scenario, but it worked really well for me.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Nothing at all"

    October 30, 2014  |   By KatieInAthens

    Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

    Pros

    Went fast.

    Cons

    Didn't find anything at all and I'm missing hundreds of documents I tried to transfer from one account to another in Windows 8. I didn't delete them!

    Summary

    It did the scan fast but found nothing. Waste of my time. This was the free version.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "FREE TO USE OR DO YOU HAVE TO BUY IT"

    October 27, 2014  |   By griffrag4745

    Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

    Pros

    unknown just requesting info

    Cons

    unknown just requesting info

    Summary

    does it recover only so much data before it ask you to upgrade or what???

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Isn't always successful."

    August 18, 2014  |   By kusmo

    Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

    Pros

    Worked well in the past when I recovered video files off a unfinalized dvd.

    Cons

    Didn't work when I tried to recover photo files of a micro SDHC card.

    Summary

    Works only sometimes, so try other products. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 8.0 recovered 95% of the lost photo files on the micro SDHC card. You will have to buy program if data to recover is over 1Gb.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does the trick"

    August 16, 2014  |   By jefferywood2012

    Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

    Pros

    Nice program! lightweight, fast & efficient

    Cons

    its not freeware :(

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Did not recover all my data"

    August 13, 2014  |   By Garylinlinyi

    Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

    Pros

    Easy to navigate
    Recovered some of my data

    Cons

    Did not recover all my data. I purchased Wonder Share and it managed to recover ALL my lost data! Its cheap, check their site:
    http://www.flash-video-soft.com/data-recovery/

    Summary

    Due to virus all the files in my memory card are deleted. Through this software i recovered some of them

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  • 1.0 stars

    "got some funky malware from the free download"

    July 13, 2014  |   By lonneal

    Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

    Pros

    Did not get to use this - had to delete everything since a program called Trovi hijacked my browsers and set off my anti-virus software.

    Cons

    Having my browsers hijacked, having part of the program blocked by my anti-virus software, too bad it didn't stop the Trovi program from hijacking my browsers before it blocked the installation

    Summary

    Can't really express my loathing in terms that are suitable for public view. Too bad, if it worked I would have purchased the paid version, but now I never want to hear about these..........well, you know, again. How could CNET treat these.......well, you know, as legitimate?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not very good"

    June 24, 2014  |   By Randysmlive

    Version: Recuva 1.51.1063

    Pros

    great at identifying files that other recovery programs could not

    Cons

    I tried to recover 25 xlsx files in "excellent" condition, 8 pdf files in "excellent" condition and 17 docx files in "excellent" condition. MS word & Excel were not able to open ONE SINGLE file. Only 3 of the PDF files were usable. What does "excellent" condition mean? Scan of a 1TB hard drive took 23 hours!

    Summary

    Don't waste your time with this program

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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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