Recuva Data Recovery

Recuva Data Recovery



This program received 4 awards

Video tutorial & screenshots

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

Editorial review

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Max Santillana Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 1.4
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.

What's new in version 1.5

- Added Ext2 and Ext3 file system support.
- Added recovery from volumes without GUID.
- Improved SSD detection and support.
- Improved Secure Overwrite on Windows XP.
- Optimized FAT32 volume deep scan algorithm.
- Improved partition detection on VHD images. (Recuva Professional only).
- Improved Show drives options.
- Minor GUI improvements.
- Minor bug fixes.

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

Recuva Data Recovery is a powerful program that recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card or MP3 player. It can be used whether you need to recover priceless photographs from your digital camera's memory card, files you backed up to an external hard drive or the documents you carry around every day on your USB key.

Latest comments

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  • 0
    HOME Last month

    The best ever for deleted things.

  • 2
    Guest 9 months ago

    Can I use it for Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

  • 0
    Guest 9 months ago

    How did I find and install this? All of this information is not necessary. All I need to know is exactly how the app is called and how to use it.

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