Sometimes we accidently delete important files from our computer and if the file is deleted using Shift+Delete method then it will not be listed in Recycle bin. So, we need a solution that allows us to recover deleted file from our computer. Recuva is a data recovery program that recovers permanently deleted files from the computer, Pen Drive and iPod.
Free File Recovery Solution for your Computer
- File: Recuva
- Developer: Priform
- License: Freeware
- File Size: 2.4 MB
- Supported OS: Windows 7, Vista, XP
- Recuva Features
- Portable Version: Available
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How to Use Recuva
After Installation Run Recuva and wait for the wizard to be opened.
In the next option you’ll get options to choose the type of file you want to restore. If you’re unsure about the type of file then choose “Other” and click Next.
The Next Option will ask you about the location of the File. If you know the location of the file, choose appropriate option or else select ‘I’m not Sure’.
Click Start to Scan your Computer to retrieve the list of Deleted files. The average scan time taken by Recuva is quite good. However, Deep Scan takes enough time to complete.
Select the File you want to Recover. You can also search for a specific file name or file extension in the search bar.
Recuva Test Results
To test Recuva’s strength we intentionally deleted some files using shift+delete from our Computer, Portable HD and Pen Drive. After deleting we ran Recuva scan and tried to recover those files.
The test results went really good and we were able to restore all the deleted files. We also recovered some old and already deleted files. But, you cannot recover files if the Operating System of your Computer has already written new data over memory location of deleted file. In Such case, It is tedious to recover files for any kind of data recovery tools.
Performance and Physical Memory Consumption
Performance wise Recuva runs fast and it is bug free. During the testing, Recuva took approx. 130 – 140 MB of Physical Memory while running in the desktop, which is fair enough.
In a nutshell, Recuva is an best fast file recovery solution available as Freeware. If you’re looking for file recovery solutions, you should try it.None found.