Recuva: Download One of the Best Free Data Recovery Software for Windows

We regularly store data on our computer hard drive such as software setup files, songs, videos, wallpapers, important documents, etc. Sometimes when we don't need a file or folder, we delete it. But later we realize that the deleted file was an important one and we have to recover that file anyhow. If the deleted file is still present in Recycle Bin, you can restore the file easily but if you emptied the Recycle Bin or if you deleted the file using Shift+Delete key combination (which directly deletes the file without moving it to Recycle Bin), you are out of luck. Windows doesn't provide any built-in option to restore or recover permanently deleted files or folders.

That's where 3rd party data recovery software come in handy. There are many data recovery tools available on Internet which can recover deleted files and restore them on your hard disk.

Most of the data recovery software are paid software but there are a few free data recovery software also available which are worth to try. Today in this topic we are going to share one of the best and most popular free data recovery software available for Windows operating system to help you in recovering your important documents.

"Recuva" is a free file recovery utility developed by Piriform, the same company which develops the popular temporary file cleaning software "CCleaner". Recuva can recover accidentally deleted files from your computer, Recycle Bin, memory cards, MP3 players, etc.

It can also find deleted files even if you formatted the drive. Recuva also allows you to recover deleted emails from popular Desktop email clients such as Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, etc.

Recuva also comes with a built-in feature to recreate a word document from its temporary files if Microsoft Word program crashed while you were working on a document.


Recuva comes with an easy to use quick start wizard to help you in recovering your important files easily and quickly.

Another interesting feature present in this free tool is the "Secure Overwrite or Delete" which allows you to permanently erase a desired file from your hard disk which can't be recovered in future. This feature might come handy for people who want to remove an important file forever from their hard disk for security reasons and don't want other people to recover that file.

Recuva also comes in portable version which doesn't need any installation. So you can carry it on your USB thumb drive and use it any computer system anywhere you want.

Recuva can be used in almost all Windows versions such as Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. It supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows editions.

Interested people can download it using following link:

Download Link


Which data recovery software do you use? Feel free to share your favorite free data recovery tool with us...

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  • I'm using remo recover

  • By mistake formatted entire drive but with recuva recovered more than 50 gb of data in 20 minutes
    The only problem is in some formats like video file were renamed as 001,002 etc...

  • 'get data back', is more advance than recuva.

  • Could you tell me if there are ways to recover data from an external Hard Disk. It has suddenly started to ask for a format.

  • best of all other then u mention icare

  • wonderful ... wonderful ... wonderful

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