Updated: September 29, 2009
Author: Piriform Ltd
File Size: 3.65 MB
Rating: 5 out of 5
Requirements: Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7
Developer Description: "Recuva (pronounced "recover") is a freeware Windows utility to restore 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. It will even bring back files that have been deleted by bugs, crashes and viruses."
FilePulse Note: It's really difficult to find a file recovery program that is completely free but still works well. Luckily, Recuva is one of them. There is nothing really bad we can say about this program.
The quick scan is very fast but still does a nice job of finding files. And the deep scan feature preforms even better. We also like that you can overwrite files that Recuva found so that they cannot be recovered. Good for times when you want to sell your hard drive but want to ensure the new owner can't dig up your files.