Portable Recuva 1.51.1063

File recovery tool that can be installed to and run directly from a portable USB device
Portable Recuva is a tool that helps you recover deleted files.

Since this is a portable product, Portable Recuva does not need to be installed, so there will be no changes made to your Windows registry entries. Plus, you can run the software directly from an external device.

Once you initiate Portable Recuva, you are welcomed by the Recuva wizard, in which you answer some simple questions to get you started (but there is also an advanced mode). This proves the software is designed for both beginners and power users.

You have to specify the types of files you are trying to recover. They can be pictures, music, documents, videos, compressed files, emails or others.

Optionally, you can input the last known location of those particular files (e.g. on a media card or iPod, in My Documents or Recycle Bin) and, if you switch to advanced mode, you can also specify the exact format of your files.

Furthermore, if Recuva is unable to find the respective files at the first attempt, you can enable deep scan (increases scan time), for a thorough search within your computer system.

Portable Recuva does not take a long time to detect a deleted file (you can view elapsed and remaining time), and results are displayed in thumbnails. Once you have selected files, Portable Recuva restores them to your computer in the destination of your choice (you can also enable secure overwriting).

We have assigned a few tasks to Portable Recuva, and it managed to deliver successful results every time. The program uses a significant amount of CPU and system memory, and you can access online detailed documentation on how to use it.

The bottom line is that Portable Recuva is an excellent tool for recovering lost files, and the fact that it is portable makes it even more attractive.

Reviewed by on December 6th, 2012

Also available: Recuva (Installable Version)

last updated on:
March 20th, 2014, 16:10 GMT
file size:
3.7 MB
developed by:
Piriform Ltd
license type:
operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
C: \ Portable Software \ System \ Backup and Recovery
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Portable Recuva - The main window of Portable Recuva enables users to choose the files they want to restorePortable Recuva - Portable Recuva allows you to specify the type of files you want to restore, such as images, videos or documentsPortable RecuvaPortable Recuva - You can rely on Portable Recuva to preview your files before restoring them to the location you specifyPortable RecuvaPortable Recuva
What's New in This Release:
  • Added Ext2 and Ext3 file system support.
  • Added recovery from volumes without GUID.
  • Improved SSD detection and support.
  • Improved Secure Overwrite on Windows XP.
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Application description

Recuva allows you to recover deleted files, including the ones deleted from a hard drive, Recycle Bin, MP3 player, fla...

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