Recuva is a lightweight freeware data recovery solution for Windows. It can recover many types of files from your hard drive, memory cards, and other storage devices.
Recuva has a user-friendly interface that sets it apart from many other freeware programs. It can get back your lost photos, music files, and documents from a wide variety of storage devices including external hard drives, memory cards, and USB sticks. The tool also can recover data from damaged or formatted drives.
The freeware solution includes a deep scanning feature to search for traces of deleted files. A nice feature is the ability to securely delete files from your computer, making impossible for them to be recovered with other software tools.
- Freeware with a low Pro vesion price
- Clear interface design
- Preview screen
- Securely deletes files
- Poorer recovery performance than paid solutions
Price: Freeware with a Pro version available for $19.95.
Limitations on the free/trial version: Unlimited free recovery.