Recuva Data Recovery

Recuva Data Recovery Free



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Video tutorial & screenshots

  • Found files
  • Scan
  • Select location
  • Select file type
  • Install
  • Recovering a deleted photograph
  • Searching for e-mails
  • Setup wizard
  • Scanning drives

Editorial review

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Max Santillana Senior editor

This review applies to version 1.4. The latest version of this software will soon be reviewed by our informers.

Recuva is a free file Recovery program from the creators of CCleaner. It is capable of recovering lost or deleted files from local drives and external drives.
And with an integrated wizard, users will be guided onto the whole recovery process with ease.
The program’s interface is clean and simple, whether using the wizard or the advanced mode users will find it easy to search for deleted files even if removed permanently from the recycle bin.
If using a modern processor the program’s search speed on normal mode is amazing. There also is a deep scan option which takes a closer, slower and deeper drive scan used in most cases to recover data even from formatted drives. It even has the capability of recovering damaged files; these are non deleted files which have disappeared as the result of crashes or other type of damage.
Recuva offers additional options such as restoring the whole folder structure, exclude zero byte files, show hidden files during scan, and save any settings made for later use. Even though the program doesn’t include any custom filtering it’s one of the best free recovery programs available.


  • Recovers damaged files.
  • Recovers from formatted disks.
  • Recovers from usb, sd & other external media.
  • Wizard makes it easy to use.
  • Free.


  • No filters.
  • Will not recover files deleted with ccleaner.
This software was checked for viruses and was found to be clean. Click here to see antivirus report.

What's new in version 1.4

- Added support for Windows 7 SP1.
- Added support for BartPE recovery CD.
- Improved file recovery from Apple iPods.
- Improved error handling on drives >1TB.
- More efficient memory usage when >1M files are found.

What's new in version 1.3

This new release fixes a few minor issues reported on our forum and by our users who email in suggestions.

Change log:
* Improved support for scrolling context menu.
* Improved language support.
* Improved context menu in info panel.
* Minor changes to recovery algorithms.
* Minor UI changes.

Publisher's description

Accidentally deleted an important file? Lost something important when your computer crashed? No problem! Recuva recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player. And it's free!

Latest comments

  All comments (7)
  • 0
    Surbhi Gupta 24 days ago

    It is excellent software. Please do use it to recover data. It's the best. I would surely say that it is not fake. It's 100% genuine software.

  • 2
    Martin 2 months ago

    Excellent tool, recovered 300gb of data within 10 hours whereas other tools took 2 days and did not recover as much data.

  • 0
    Palash Nigam 2 years ago

    i'm proud of havin' it the recvery is AWESOME

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