Note: Ideally, you should install Recuva before you need it. If you delete a valuable file and then go online to download Recuva, the process of browsing to www.piriform.com/recuva and downloading the installer can create a huge number of temporary files which may overwrite the file you are trying to recover.
Before you start Recuva:
Take these precautions to get the best results from Recuva:
- Quit any applications you're not using and don't need.
- If you are trying to recover files from a media card, stop using that card immediately.
Recuva Quick Start:
- If you know the file name(s) of the deleted files, use this Quick Start method.
- If you're not sure what the file names are, or if you are looking for a large number of files, use this Quick Start method.
Note: If you created the file and deleted it soon afterwards, Recuva may have problems recovering it.