Recuva v1.53.1087

billon on 10 Oct 2019
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Recuva 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.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract recuva.exe or recuva64.exe (for 64-bit OS), and optionally Lang directory to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file in the same folder, paste the following:


    and save it as portable.dat
  3. Launch recuva.exe or recuva64.exe
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

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.


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.


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!

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?

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.

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:


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.

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?

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

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.

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