Recuva: freeware to restore lost data
Recuva is a freeware developed by Piriform, who also developed CCleaner. Recuva is useful to restore files that have been deleted. From moving storage media (ex. flash disk, memory card) or fixed (not portable hard disk).
- Undelete files on your computer
Deleted a file by mistake? Recuva brings lost files on your computer, USB drive, camera or iPod.
- Recovery from damaged or formatted disks
Even if you’ve formatted a drive so that it looks blank, Recuva can still find your files on it.
- Recover deleted emails
Emptied your email trash and need it back? Recuva’s got you covered with full support for Microsoft Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird, or Windows Live Mail.
- Recover deleted iPod music
Deleted music from your iPod or MP3 player? No problem, Recuva will get this back for you along with any additional track data.
- Restore unsaved Word documents
Did Microsoft Word crash or did you forget to save that important Word document. No problem with Recuva! As it can intelligently rebuild Word documents from their temporary files.
- Quick-Start Wizard
If you need your files back right away without fiddling with options, Recuva’s Quick-Start Wizard is the answer.
- Deep Scan
Recuva can find most files within a minute. Or, set the Deep Scan to look for more deeply-buried results.
- Securely delete files you want to erase forever
Want to protect your deleted files? Recuva also allows you to permanently erase any traces of deleted files.
- Portable version
Take Recuva with you wherever you go with the portable version.
- Full Windows OS support and many languages
Recuva has support for every modern version of Windows and 37+ languages.
Short tutorial about hou to use Recuva
After the installation of Recuva, then you can restore deleted files. Note some things that are involved in the pictures below.
Enable Deep Scan : with activate this feature, you can do files search that have been erased by more in-depth and meticulous so the results are better. But this will take more time.
File location : you can do a search on the hard drive and storage media also move (iPod, memory card). Or at specific locations.
File type : specify the type of file you want to restored. This will speed up the process because it does not have to do a search on all files.
Select the files to be restored (check box) and click recover.
The above picture is an advanced mode view.
For home use, Recuva is free. But if you want used to your bussiness, you must using the Business version. Business version have more feature. You can see more about this version here.