Recuva Free Data Recovery Tool

Recuva is a free portable data recovery tool that enables a user to recover deleted files. It has the capability to recover files deleted from a hard drive, USB flash drive, memory stick, sd card, mp3 player, the recycle bin, and more. The tool supports all major Windows Operating Systems and can be stored and then run from a removable device such as a USB flash drive.

Recuva Recover Deleted Files

Recuva - Recover deleted files

Recuva is a data recovery program designed for Windows operating systems. It is developed by the same company that created popular software like CCleaner Portable. The free and portable utility is designed to help users recover deleted files from hard drives, external drives, memory cards, USB drives, and other storage devices.

After having used the free version of this software several times to recover lost or deleted files, I strongly recommended anyone add this great tool to their portable USB app collection. It is simple, intuitive, and most of the time, just works to restore lost files.

Key features include:

  • File Recovery: Specifically designed to recover a wide variety of file types, including documents, images, videos, music, and more.
  • Deep Scan: The program offers a deep scan feature that can search for traces of files in the storage media, even in cases where the file system has been damaged or the drive has been formatted.
  • File Filtering Options: Users can filter the search results based on file types, making it easier to locate and recover specific types of files.
  • Secure File Deletion: Includes a secure deletion option that allows users to permanently delete files to ensure they cannot be recovered by other tools.

It's important to note that while Recuva is a helpful tool for recovering accidentally deleted files, its effectiveness depends on various factors, including the extent of data overwrites on the storage media. If data has been overwritten or the storage device has been physically damaged, the chances of successful recovery may be reduced.

Recuva Specifications | Official Site

Extracted Size: 8 MB
Authors Website: Project Page
Developer: Piriform
Release Date: First released on August 7, 2007
Supported OS: Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP
License: Freeware

How to make Recuva Portable

  1. Download Recuva the standard version of this lost file recovery software.
  2. Create a Folder on your USB.
  3. Extract the contents of rcsetup.exe to that folder using 7-zip.
  4. Create a file named portable.dat inside of that folder.
  5. Open portable.dat file, add the following, then save the file.
  6. Launch recuva.exe from the folder to use.

That concludes how to make this work stand alone as a portable data recovery tool that you can use to recover deleted data, while on the go.