We often lose important files like various types of documents, images, audio, video, etc. for various reasons on our computer. This can be happened due to virus attack, technical failure, accidental removal, etc. Losing important data is a matter of a lot of trouble. But, some data recovery applications can help us a lot in such a situation. Piriform Recuva is one of the best free data recovery software. Recuva made it possible to recover any permanently deleted data such as any document, image or video, etc on a PC or from a removable disk drive. Recuva can also retrieve our data from a formatted hard disk or damaged disk drive.
Today in this post, I am going to show you the process of recovering any deleted data from our PC or other storage device using Recuva.
Recuva is one of my favorite data recovery software. It is a simple and easy-to-use free data recovery app (paid version available) developed by Piriform. This small utility software is very handy and powerful that can restore permanently deleted files like photos, audio, video, documents from our computer. It can restore data from almost all types of storage mediums including the digital camera, audio player, Memory sticks, floppies, etc. Recuva is also capable of retrieve data from a damaged storage medium.
After running Recuva, it automatically scans our storage drive for deleted files including executable files (.exe), video, image, mp3 files, docs, and many other file formats. There are two file recovery modes of Recuva available, Wizard mode and Advance mode.
Recover deleted files using Recuva wizard mode:
The wizard mode is suitable for the user who does not like a complicated situation. It is a very easy method to recover deleted files. When you start Recuva, you can see the default welcome window of Recuva with the file recovery wizard. You can simply click the “Next” button to follow the wizard to recover files step-by-step process. If you want to access the advance file recovery mode, then simply skip this wizard by pressing “Cancel”.
After selecting the “Next” option in the Recuva wizard mode, now you can select whether you want to recover any particular type of files like image, video, audio, documents, etc, or all types of the deleted files. There are five options available including “Email” or you can select all at once by selecting “All Files”.
On the next page, you have to select the location to scan for deleted data. If you want to scan a particular drive or folder then you have to click on the option “In a specific location”. Then click “Next” to go to the last page of the Recuva wizard.
On this page, you can optionally choose the deep scan option to perform the scan process thoroughly. And then click Start to begin the search.
After finish the scan process, Recuva will show the search results in the main window. Once you have reviewed the search results, you can select the required file(s) you want to recover by clicking on the checkboxes. Then click Recover, select a destination folder or drive to store the recovered files, and click OK.
How to recover deleted files using Recuva (Advance mode):
In Advanced mode, expert users can use Recuva to quickly recover a particular file format by specifying the files format, file extension, file location, size of files, and other options within the same window. In this mode, the user can also set to perform a “Deep scan” for scan thoroughly and “Scan for non-deleted files” to recover files from damaged or reformatted disks under the Action Tab of Options Menu. These are some simple steps to recover deleted files with the Recuva file recovery app. By following these steps, you can recover or undelete even permanently deleted files with Recuva free. Also, here you can download Recuva latest version free for Windows PC.