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Recuva v1.12.291 – Recover Deleted Files for Free

by James 22 November 2008 4 Comments

Sometimes I remember needing a file just after deleting it from the recycle bin. There are several file recovery programs out there, but only a few of them are free, just how I like them. I stumbled upon such freeware: it’s called Recuva and the latest version is v1.12.291. Yes, it can recover your deleted files for free!


The installation process takes about 20 seconds. When you open the program it starts in the “wizard mode” where you can select which type of files you want to recover and where to search for them.

After that you can release the searching process.

When the search is done you’ll see a list of thumbnails, the files that the program found according to your criteria.

I didn’t like the thumbnail view, so I switched to “advanced mode”, where you can see a comprehensive list of files. Each file has a colored button next to it: red means that you have no chance of recovering that file, green means that the recovery is possible.

I searched for deleted files from the recycle bin, but the program allows you to search your MP3 Player, memory card or USB stick for deleted or damaged files. This little freeware program is a nice one to have in your computer, it runs fast, it’s tiny and very useful. Highly recommended. You can download it from here, it’s free!

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If you have any trouble with this software just leave a comment, I’ll help you out!



  • Dag Wallströmer said:

    Programmet lätt at installera även för mig somtotalt okunnig. Hittade också blixtsnabbt min raderade excel fil på USB minnet. Tyvär är det i nötterformat när jag försöker öppna den.
    HUr får jag tillbaks den till begripligt format?

  • Johnny Karp said:

    English, please.

  • Dag Wallströmer said:

    It was easy to install and it quick find my deleted xcel file on my usb stick. But when I try to open it the file is nuts. A lot of strange signs.
    How do i get it back in readable version?

  • Johnny Karp said:

    That could mean that the program wasn’t able to recover the file properly, the main reason could be that the file was deleted a long time ago and there were several files written on that disk since then.

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