Recuva Download for Windows

Recuva is an undeletion program for Windows, developed by piriform. It is able to undeleted files that have been marked as deleted; the operating system marks the areas of the disk which they were stored as free space. Recuva can recover files deleted from internal and external hard drives, usb flash drives, memory cards, portable media players ao all random-access storages medium with a supported file system.

Recuva was described by vnunet.com as an “effective tool for undeleting or salvaging files we sent for recycling and deleted, in the past.”. The program works on FAT, exFAT and NTFS file systems of Windows. It is able to recover lost directory structure and automatically renames files when typing to recover two files of the same name. As of version 1.5.3 it can also recover files from Ext2, Ext3, and Ext4 files system of Linux.

As with other files recovery programs Recucva works by looking for unreferenced data, but if the operating system has written new data over a deleted files then recovery will often not be possible.

Recuva can run on any PC running Microsoft Windows 98 or late.

  • Windows 7 (all edition, including 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (all edition, including 64-bit)
  • Windows XP (Home, Professional, Media Center, Tablet Edition, 64-bit)
  • Windows 2003 and 2008 Server (all edition)
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 98.

FREE Install our standard version of Recuva.

Technical Specifications.

Recuva is an undeletion program for windows. It is able to undelete files that have been marked as deleted; the operating system marks the areas of the disk in which they were stored as free space. Recuva can recover files deleted from all of the above internal and external devices or all random-access storage medium with a supported file system.

Let’s see how to recover files using Recuva step by step.

  1. Download Recuva free
  2. Run the setup and install
  3. Open Recuva from the desktop
  4. On the recovery wizard, welcome screen click next
  5. Select the file type to recover and click next (leave all files if you are not sure which type you need)
  6. Select the location or drive to scan and click next.
  7. Click start screen (Check-in Deep scan if you have failed previous try to recover the file)
  8. Recuva will scan storage and will prompt a list of files which is possible to recover.
  9. Select required files and restore them on new storage or location.

Recuva video guide

Troubleshooting – If you’ve got a problem installing or running recuva, check here