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!
Restore lost files
We’ve all deleted files by mistake, or without realizing we’d want them at some future point. Photographs, documents, music files – we’ve all had regrets. With Recuva, you can get them back quickly, safely, and easily. This compact Windows program does the work for you, scanning your drives for the files you need, then recovering them in a flash.
Thumbdrive, Camera and iPod support
Recuva works on any rewriteable media you have. 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, Recuva’s got you covered.
Recovery from damaged or formatted disks
The dreaded hard drive crash. The file you forgot to backup before you reformatted a drive. Recuva can handle them too. It can scan through formatted disks that look blank and recover your files. With damaged or corrupted disks, Recuva will bring back what it can.
Recuva’s basic scan will run through a large hard drive for deleted files in seconds. No matter what size of hard drive or media you’re using, Recuva gets to work fast so you can find what you’re looking for sooner.
For beginning and intermediate users, Recuva has a quick-start Wizard that guides you through the process of recovering your files. Let Recuva know what kind of files you’re looking to recover, where they were located, and the program does the rest. For advanced users who want more fine-grained control, the full Recuva interface provides more options.
View images before you restore them
Be sure you’ve found the right picture before you restore it with Recuva’s preview feature. Once you’ve tracked down a set of files that look like they might be your holiday photos, you can use the Preview tab to scope them out within the Recuva window. It’s fast and efficient, so you only restore the files you need.
Securing your data – overwriting deleted files
If you can recover your files with Recuva, a hacker can too. That’s why Recuva has Secure Overwrite: a way to erase any traces of your files, even if you deleted them in Windows Explorer. Securely overwrite your files through Recuva and nobody will ever recover them.
Deep Scan Option
Not every deleted or damaged file is easy to find. Some of them take a bit more digging. Recuva’s Deep Scan option helps you find even more files buried on your hard drive or removable drives. It takes a bit longer but it’s worth it.
Take file recovery with you anywhere you go with the portable version of Recuva. Small, fast, and friendly (just like its desktop version), Recuva Portable fits on a USB drive so you can make it part of your portable toolkit. No installation required!
Recuva is available in many different languages, so it can help you no matter where you are and what language you speak.
Improved analysis of exFAT drives.
- Added U3 portable installer.
- GUI fixes for non-standard DPI (large fonts).
- Improved error messages for files that cannot be overwritten.
- Dropped support for Windows 98 to improve performance.
- Fixed bug in language selection.
- Minor bug fixes