Recuva 1.52.1086

Recover and restore your crucial files with this tool

  • Category:

    Files

  • Version:

    1.52.1086

  • Works under:

    Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows 2000

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.2 (343)
Recuva 1.52.1086
Recuva 1.51.1063

Recuva is a piece of software designed to help users of any experience level recover files that were deleted accidentally.

Even the most advanced computer users sometimes make mistakes, and accidentally deleting files is one of the most common mistakes made by pros and amateurs alike. With a tool like Recuva, which is pronounced like a slang version of 'recover', you can prevent and correct those mistakes when they occur. The software can fully restore files that were deleted by mistake from a camera memory card, MP3 player, external USB drive, or the computer itself.

You might be wondering how something as complex as file recovery can be handled by such a simple and intuitive piece of software. The answer lies in the way the software combines advanced functionality with user-friendly utility. A recovery wizard helps you with all the hard work, and it doesn't take much from you to use. After the software is installed and launched, it will ask you to select a file type to be restored. The software will ask for generic search parameters in order to find your file. You can ask it to look for videos, emails, images, audio files, and more. You can also tell the software where it should start looking for the file or files.

Once you've set all your parameters, you can start the search process. The scans are a bit slow, and while there is a Deep Scan feature, it can take quite a bit of time to complete even with a fast system. After the software finishes searching, it will show you the list of files that it has found that can be recovered. You can then sort those recoverable options via many different metrics, and you can search through those files with the advanced filter option. When you have found the file or files you wish to restore, the software will do the rest.

It's important to remember that Recuva is nothing more than a piece of software. It isn't some sort of foolproof genie that can restore files deleted long ago. When a file is deleted, the system typically doesn't reset the actual data in the hard drive, it simply removes the file signatures surrounding the raw data. This prevents the system from reading the data as a file, but it leaves the data intact. However, that data can be overwritten now that it isn't locked as a file. The longer you wait to try to recover a file, the more likely it has been overwritten and hence can't be recovered.

Recuva is built specifically for situations where you delete a file and immediately want to restore it. In this regard, it performs quite well. The newest version of Recuva features a number of additional options, like the ability to look for specific text content in files that have been deleted. An issue with the highlighting of the drop down menu for filters has been repaired, and some small updates have been applied to the user interface.

Pros

  • Highly Intuitive
  • Deep Scan Function
  • Restore Deleted Files

Cons

  • Inconsistent Results
  • Slow Scans

Did you or someone you know just delete a file by mistake? There's no need to freak out about it - all you have to do is Recuva them!

RECUVA: AN OVERVIEW

For good or ill, the modern world is an almost indescribably interconnected place. Everyone is linked to everyone else, and the other side of the planet is just a mouse click away. The data that we all use and store - data that makes such hyper-connectedness possible - is immense in scale and scope, so it's no surprise that the accidental deletion of a file or program from one's devices is a surefire way to make even the most stalwart of us moan in distress. But thanks to a new file recovery tool called Recuva (whose name sounds like "recover"), groans of anguish will soon be replaced by laughter and sighs of relief.

This tool is super friendly to the end user. Installation is a snap, and restoring files is handled by a simple recovery wizard. That means than anyone, whether they be novices or technophiles, can recover their accidentally trashed files. Device and file type are no object. Users can snatch emails, videos, chats, text documents and everything else under the sun from the brink of oblivion regardless of their location - PCs, cameras, portable memory, drives and so on. As long as you're using Recuva, your files are never really gone, they're just on vacation!

With all of the above in mind, prospective users need to understand that this program won't replace their brains or the necessity of using file storage best practices. Users should save early and often, use unique names for files, and save in separate and redundant locations if they can. If and when one uses Recuva, time is of the essence. Files degrade over time, so if you wait too long no tool or app will be able to help you get them back, no matter how great they are.

PROS

* Recuva is a lifesaver - a veritable "re-do button". It offers users a last-ditch option in file recovery, working across multiple locations and for multiple file types.

* Recuva is about as easy to use as any piece of technology available today. Some programs and utilities are a real pain to use, but this file recovery app isn't one of them.

* Recuva is free to use.

* The default mode is perfectly acceptable, but options for deeper, more thorough scans exist for users who want them.

CONS

* For now, Recova is a PC exclusive. That means Mac users are out of luck, at least when it comes to using this particular tool for file recovery.

* Scans can sometimes be slow, and if you opt for a deep scan, you may have quite a wait ahead of you.

CONCLUSION

Recuva is a fantastic (and long overdue) tool designed to do a great job at file recovery and restoration. It handles itself with aplomb, so PC users will be well served in giving this tool a trial run. Check it out today!

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