Recuva v1.53.1087 Updated

Midas on 14 Jun 2018
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Recuva (pronounced "recover") helps recover files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players.

The program has a friendly "wizard"-style set up for finding documents by type (pictures, documents, etc.) or an advanced mode to search manually through all deleted files.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 'Portable' ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch recuva.exe or recuva64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Improved Ext4 and Ext3 file system support.
  • Improved Fat32 partition file scanning.
  • Optimized Secure Overwrite on Windows 10.
  • Enhanced drive and partition detection.
  • Improved keyboard navigation.
  • Minor GUI improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.

17 comments on Recuva  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

a 2007-03-08 09:58

it's diffently a beta app, but given time im sure it will be alot more (feature filled) and overall better. also check out ccleaner if havent already.

Local 2007-09-06 05:19

Just had the perfect *sob* chance to test this out.
On a Sata drive where windows disk cleanup decided to delete all files it could find no overwrites and recovery within minutes this program picked up about 50MB of 97GB.

Not too successful.

I'm currently running Undelete plus
and so far (at 16% complete) it has recovered 23GB

I'm going to stick with that every time

indyram 2007-11-15 07:32

Programs like this
all say they recover jpg pictures
but they are not viewable
Can' t open or header error pops up
Does anyone know what to do about it

lingling 2008-02-05 09:20

Looks like download the zip file from special location on website, not the normal install file. Also, the program has setting "save to ini" that is what portable people probably want to use. It's not set by default. have to check the box.

st_fly 2008-02-09 17:58

Well these programs are great for deleted files, but for serious disk crashes/corruption, they just don't cut it. I recently had a drive disaster during a hard disk upgrade, and the file and directory structure if the old HD got corrupted beyond repair, used EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro, it recovered almost all the crucial files, most 300MB or more in size. Its shareware though and I'm afraid I used a pirated version but it was an emergency, anyways, my point is that these undelete software are really just casual file undeleters, not data recovery solutions.

EdB 2008-02-27 04:31

After reading on another site that this prog has problems securely deleting files on Vista, I tried it. Yep. Sure enough, it recovered lots of deleted files, but the secure delete function of it leaves a LOT to be desired.

Indyram 2008-03-24 10:21

Nice and improved version
Finally it is able to resurrect pictures with
header information intact
Great indeed

Webfork 2008-03-31 20:07

Nice interface and the developers seem to be actively developing the tool. I have been unable to see a difference in quality of restoration versus other tools. However, I use the also-portable "Restoration" program in tandem for data recovery.

wolfmondschein 2008-10-02 02:09

If you follow the correct download links you can get a zipped version of Recuva that hasn´t got to be installed. Worked fine for me on files with letters ´ÄÖÜäöü´ where undelete plus didn´t even find anything. A more comfortable user Interface would be appreciated

Keep up the good work

Nick 2008-12-18 20:48

Can this app find deleted files based on header information or just the file extension?

ie. I have a flash card that contains JPG photos that has been damaged, if I tell Recuva to find all JPG files, can it detect the JPG header from the binary data or does it just recover based on filenames?

soso-lala 2009-03-01 16:14

@Nick : I think both - I would't proof it. ;)

BTW: Recuva is a really, really smart App - I can't find any with similair file recognition.

Jeremy 2009-03-04 07:54

Recuva is good for newly deleted files and if you cleared your flash memory from a flash drive or digital camera, but for more serious problems I have found two programs to do really well:


VeikoK 2009-11-25 11:00

This f*ng programm sends everytime I start it, some information to the internet, regardless I turn the option "check for updates" or not!
Don't you Recuva, if you want to be your privacy respected.

Darjan 2009-12-22 17:20

How can I recover my files on the secure USB flash drives, is there any quick solution in this case?

Just Art 2010-06-18 00:55

This program has saved my butt twice now. The first time was a massive cut and paste operation from a camera flash drive to a hard disk The cut worked, the paste failed and all the .jpg files looked to have been deleted. Recuva saved the day! It got 'em all back. Today a woman pulled the flash card out of the camera hot and whatever happened, it then looked like it wasn't formatted. Neither the computer nor Recuva could find anything. So, we did a quick format and then ran Recuva - viola! All the .jpgs on that flash card (two hours worth of work) were ALL recovered! Talk about a butt-save operation!! Awsome!

Rick70 2011-05-11 15:06

Be careful, Recuva can view all deleted and un deleted images even ones on a pass word protected USB drive. So if you think your sensitive images are safe with a pass word just run recuva and you will be able to view all your pass word protected images without using your pass word.


shnbwmn 2015-12-29 14:19

I had high hopes for this program, but alas, when I desperately needed it to work it failed me. The only program that managed to recover everything was EaseUS Data Recovery. None of the free stuff worked, or if it did recover anything it a) was corrupt, or b) couldn't recover the tree structure (after specifically ticking the option to do that). Not being able to recover the documents in their respective subdirectories also makes the program useless.


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