Version History

v1.53.1087 (08 Jun 2016)
- Improved Ext4 and Ext3 file system support
- Improved Fat32 partition file scanning
- Optimized Secure Overwrite on Windows 10
- Enhanced drive and partition detection
- Improved keyboard navigation
- Minor GUI improvements
- Minor bug fixes

v1.52.1086 (08 Apr 2015)
- Added Ext4 file system support
- Improved NTFS Deep Scan
- Improved accuracy of scan statistics
- Improved VHD Image loading. (Recuva Professional only)
- Improved localization and language support
- Minor GUI improvements
- Minor tweaks and fixes

v1.51.1063 (20 Mar 2014)
- Added Ext2 and Ext3 file system support
- Added recovery from volumes without GUID
- Improved SSD detection and support
- Improved Secure Overwrite on Windows XP
- Optimized FAT32 volume deep scan algorithm
- Improved partition detection on VHD images (Recuva Professional only)
- Improved Show drives options
- Minor GUI improvements
- Minor bug fixes

v1.50.1036 (20 Jan 2014)
- Added ISO9660 file system support
- Added recovery from unmounted drives
- Improved duplicated file name recovery
- Added Junction Point recovery support
- Improved optical drive detection and recovery
- Improved scan statistics accuracy
- Minor GUI improvements
- Minor tweaks and fixes

v1.49.1019 (12 Nov 2013)
- Added multi-session UDF support
- Added Unicode character handling to file list export
- Improved FAT partition file scanning
- Enhanced detection of drives with mounted junction points
- Improved email filter and added .pst file detection
- Improved keyboard navigation on scan results list
- Minor bug fixes and GUI improvements

v1.48.982 (12 Aug 2013)
- Added UDF drive support
- Added user choice for recovery involving long path names
- New options for recovering to drives with insufficient space
- Enhanced file detection for small-capacity drives
- Improved options for context menus
- Minor GUI improvements
- Minor tweaks and fixes

v1.47.948 (05 Jun 2013)
- Added file type filtering to Deep Scan
- Improved detection of removable storage devices
- Optimized memory usage
- Improved VHD Image creation
- Reorganized context menu items
- Added Thai language support
- Minor bug fixes and GUI improvements

v1.46.919 (03 Apr 2013)
- Improved Deep Scan for exFAT and FAT
- Added folder scan to Windows Explorer context menus
- Added new file extensions to filters
- Improved accuracy of scan statistics
- Improved usability of folder browser
- Improved uninstallation of menu items
- Fixed minor bug in secure overwrite on exFAT file systems
- Minor improvements to the recovery wizard
- Minor GUI improvements

v1.45.858 (14 Feb 2013)
- Added support for 3TB external drives
- Added support for hard disks with 4 KB sectors
- Improved secure overwrite performance
- Improved NTFS deep scan recovery reliability
- Added VHD drive image creation for system drives (Pro Version)
- Fixed a minor bug with opening VHD images in Windows
- Minor GUI improvements

v1.44.778 (22 Nov 2012)
- Improved recovery for files larger than 1 GB
- Faster scrolling when >1 million files in the file list
- Improved Outlook Express data file recovery
- Added Recover menu option to the Recycle Bin
- Added support for mini-SD cards
- Added VHD drive image creation (Pro Version)
- exFAT drive labels are now correctly detected
- Improved support for files with Alternate Data Streams
- Added support for USB drives mounted as the A: drive
- Added Indonesian and Serbian Latin languages
- Minor GUI improvements

v1.43.623 (12 Jul 2012)
- Added recovery of Alternate Data Streams
- Improved support for files larger than 4GB
- Filters are now applied dynamically with significant improvement in memory usage
- Filters added to "Save as file list" feature
- NTFS permissions are now reported correctly
- Improved reporting for failed zero byte files
- Improved accuracy of recovery potential for JPEGs
- Improved handling of free space during recovery
- Improved support for multiple monitors
- Minor GUI improvements

v1.42.544 (01 Dec 2011)
- Re-architected deep scan algorithm for JPGs and PNGs
- Improved file searching on Windows 2008 R2
- Improved support for Windows 8
- Added Export file list feature
- Improved keyboard navigation support
- Fixed rare crash on XP during FAT scan
- Improved memory usage for high volume drives
- Minor bug fixes

v1.41.537 (10 Oct 2011)
- Added content searching for specific text in deleted files
- Added regular expression matching to the filter
- Added preliminary support for Windows 8
- Improved support for BartPE (added new folder creation)
- Fixed filter drop down highlight issue
- Improved recovery of compressed files from drives with non-standard cluster size
- Many minor UI improvements
- Latvian language added

v1.40.525 (28 Mar 2011)
- Added support for Windows 7 SP1
- Added support for BartPE recovery CD
- Improved file recovery from Apple iPods
- Improved error handling on drives >1TB
- More efficient memory usage when >1M files are found
- Better handling of files that have lost file type
- Added support for Kurdish language
- Minor bug fixes

v1.39.509 (20 Dec 2010)
- Fixed bug that caused "Unable to read MFT" error
- Improved support for exFAT drives
- Improved support for Windows 7
- Added mnemonics to the Wizard
- Extended logging for Windows 7 64-bit
- Added link to Online Help
- Fixed bug that could cause analysis fail on U3 drives
- Minor bug fixes

v1.38.504 (16 Jul 2010)
- Added ability to restore images to the clipboard
- Improved Windows 7 support
- Improved stability of background checking
- Updated all internal URL references to piriform.com
- Improved support for PDFs in deep scan
- Updated setup routine to install for all users
- Updated and simplified the installer

v1.37.488 (14 Apr 2010)
- Improved support for scrolling context menu
- Improved language support
- Improved context menu in info panel
- Minor changes to recovery algorithms
- Minor UI changes

v1.36.479 (01 Mar 2010)
- Improved reliability of FAT32 disk scanning
- Improved 64-bit EXE memory usage
- Improved screen resize to avoid hiding controls
- Improved use of mnemonics in Wizard screen
- Better support for accessibility users
- Minor tweaks and fixes

v1.35.472 (05 Feb 2010)
- Improved NTFS scanning algorithm
- Startup time improved with better memory management
- Added Compressed file type to Wizard
- Up and down keys now working correctly in the filter control
- GUI text changes

v1.34.460 (22 Dec 2009)
- Files can now be recovered without requiring the scan to complete
- Improvements to Thunderbird email recovery
- Fixed bug with "Check for Updates" link
- Fixed bug with tab stop not working after canceling scan
- Fixed wizard options bug, which affected some languages
- Minor bugs fixes and performance improvements

v1.33.451 (23 Nov 2009)
- Added support for non-standard sector size in Windows 7
- 25% improvement in deep scan speed
- Fixed bug when multi-selecting items in thumbnail view
- Fixed repaint problem with thumbnail view
- Fixed problem with file list view not display icons correctly
- Added translator information to About Screen
- Added Georgian translation

v1.32.444 (30 Oct 2009)
- Improved analysis of exFAT drives
- Added U3 portable installer
- GUI fixes for non-standard DPI (large fonts)
- Improved error messages for files that cannot be overwritten
- Dropped support for Windows 98 to improve performance
- Fixed bug in language selection
- Minor bug fixes

v1.31.437 (30 Sep 2009)
- Added email recovery to Wizard
- Improvements to Thunderbird email recovery
- Improved handling of very large exFAT drives
- Various stability fixes in 64-bit version
- Updated installer to allow Recuva to run at the end
- Added Estonian language support

v1.30.435 (03 Sep 2009)
- Added recovery of emails from Outlook Express
- Added recover of emails from Windows Mail
- Added 'Email' filter
- Fixed bug that could cause secure delete to fail in list view
- Various bug fixes

v1.29.429 (15 Jul 2009)
- Added recovery of deleted Thunderbird emails
- Added support for Nikon RAW in Deep Scan
- Improved support of exFAT drives
- Improved recovery of JPG images from NTFS drives
- Various minor tweaks

v1.28.424 (25 Jun 2009)
- Added native 64-bit support
- Added support for exFAT drives
- Improved Windows 7 support
- Fixed browse issue with the Wizard in Win98
- Fixed a few other Win98 issues
- Minor UI tweaks

v1.27.419 (20 May 2009)
- Improvements to Wizard browse dialog
- Complete rewrite of PDF and RTF deep scan detection methods
- Fixed display bug for status icons in low-color
- Scan speed optimizations
- Various UI tweaks

v1.26.416 (20 Apr 2009)
- Added 'Time remaining' indication to the progress dialog
- Added support for CRW (Canon RAW) files to the deep scan
- Fixed issue that could cause some FAT 32 files to not be securely deleted
- Improved error handling
- Various UI changes

v1.25.409 (21 Mar 2009)
- iPod track names are now restored
- Improved UI stability when working with very large files
- Improved handling of floppies on early Windows OSs
- Various tweaks to UI for non-English languages
- Scan optimizations
- Various minor tweaks

v1.24.399 (26 Feb 2009)
- Added iPod support to the wizard
- Extra files removed when cancelling recovery from iPod
- Added support for recovery from the logfile in Deep Scan
- .DMP files are now only created in debug mode or for unsigned exes
- Secure Delete feature renamed to Secure Overwrite
- Improved error messages when attempting to scan removable drives
- Improved support of virtual machines in Deep Scan
- Various text changes

v1.23.389 (20 Jan 2009)
- Added support for iPods
- Fixed rare crash that could happen on certain JPGs in deep scan
- Language DLLs are now stored in /lang folder
- Fixed minor resizing issue with Launch wizard button
- Added .m4a files to Audio filter
- Scan engine optimizations
- Various minor tweaks

v1.22.384 (29 Dec 2008)
- Improved messages when cancelling large file recovery
- Secure delete is now greyed for non-deleted files
- Improved recovery of .TIF files from FAT32 drives
- Filter category text now updates dynamically when changing languages
- Fixed 'Check for updates' position in Vista
- Various minor tweaks and improvements

v1.21.373 (27 Nov 2008)
- Improved recovery of orphaned JPG images in FAT32
- Launch wizard button now working properly in all cases
- Improved scan canceling on large files
- Fixed bug that caused Wizard icons to not be displayed in 16 bit color
- Check for updates now included in tab-stop
- Added Czech translation
- Various minor UI tweaks

v1.20.361 (22 Oct 2008)
- Improved detection of encrypted files
- Optimized Windows 2008 Server deep scan routines
- Added 'Run wizard' button to Options dialog
- Scanning engine improvements
- Minor bug fixes

v1.19.350 (27 Sep 2008)
- Redesigned the Options window
- Fixed bug related to Insufficient resources error
- Improved handling of invalid file records
- Various UI tweaks
- Minor bug fixes

v1.18.344 (28 Aug 2008)
- Duplicate files are now numbered sequentially
- Added sort arrows to list view
- Added Croatian translation
- Minor updates to translations
- Improvements to FAT32 routines
- Various UI tweaks

v1.17.339 (29 Jul 2008)
- Reduced memory usage by 10%
- Added Office 2007 doc types to 'Documents' filter
- Added .cab and .url to deep scan
- Files with no name found during deep scan are now named using meta data
Works for the following file types: mp3, wma, wmv, rtf, url, doc,
xls, ppt, vsd, tiff, jpg and png
- Added support for USB drives with a sector size of 2048 bytes
- Improvements to system info status
- Minor bug fixes

v1.16.333 (09 Jul 2008)
- Added ability to search for non-deleted files (for recovery from damaged or reformatted disks only)
- Added support for .rtf, .pdf, .mp3 and .tif files to deep scan
- Fixed bug that would limit file size of .avi files to 1GB after deep scan
- Various UI tweaks
- Performance improvements

v1.15.327 (11 Jun 2008)
- Fixed bizarre crash in filter box (if you press F4 twice)
- Fixed memory leak on FAT32 drives with large numbers of files
- Fixed rare crash in secure deletion
- Minor UI tweaks

v1.14.321 (27 May 2008)
- Added support for video, audio, and compressed files in deep scan
Formats: .wma .ogg .wav .mov .mpg .mp4 .3gp .flv .wmv .avi .rar .zip
- Added 'Compressed' option to the filter
- Fixed bug that could cause crash during deep scan, caused by corrupt image files
- Added support for Microsoft Office tmp files
Allows recovery of files lost if Office crashes
- Various small UI tweaks
- Added Ukrainian translation

v1.13.304 (01 Apr 2008)
- Added Deep Scan. Recuva can now search for files lost by the file system, which will work for reformatted and repartitioned drives
- Improved speed and stability for image preview in Windows 2k/98
- Several performance tweaks
- Various UI tweaks and improvements

v1.12.291 (18 Mar 2008)
- New Wizard to make recovery easier
- New Thumbnails view
- Added Scan All Drives feature
- Fixed 'Cannot find path' issue
- Fixed rare crash during scan in XP/2000
- Optimized treeview speed with large numbers of files
- Minor UI changes
- Minor bug fixes and improvements

v1.11.257 (21 Feb 2008)
- New file contents analysis
- Tweaks to secure delete feature
- Added filter by file type
- Added status icon to the list view
- Improved progress indication on large files
- Several performance improvements
- Minor tweaks and changes

v1.10.223 (29 Jan 2008)
- Added Secure Deletion option (Win2k and newer)
- Added option to save settings to an INI file
- Optimized error logging
- Improved recovery of sparse files
- Performance improvements
- Various UI tweaks
- Minor tweaks and changes

v1.09.194 (06 Dec 2007)
- Fixed bug with fragmented MFT tables

v1.09.190 (30 Nov 2007)
- Added Piriform styling to main dialog banner
- App now automatically checks for updates
- Incorporated scanning of $LogFile to NTFS scan
- Dynamic changing of language
- UI tweaks and improvements
- Minor bugs fixes

v1.08.174 (15 Nov 2007)
- Added image preview feature
- Redesigned find box
- Fixed sorting by state issue
- Better handling of the cluster array (bad allocation issue)
- Fixed error during data processing (could freeze at 99%)
- Improved support of sparse files
- Minor tweaks and fixes

v1.07.138 (24 Oct 2007)
- Fully Unicode (requires unicows.dll with Windows 98/ME)
- Improved restoration of file names when restoring from the Recycle Bin
- Better feedback for files that fail to be recovered
- Threading issue fixed (affected removable FAT32 drives)
- Minor UI changes
- Added Simplified Chinese
- Minor tweaks and fixes

v1.06.132 (28 Sep 2007)
- Improvements to NTFS recovery
- Improved handling of fragmented MFT
- Fixed rare crash when using the filter
- Improved accuracy of status information
- Stability improvements
- Various UI tweaks
- Added Catalan and Norwegian translations
- Localization fixes

v1.05.118 (20 Sep 2007)
- 22 language translations added
- Added support for Windows 98
- Fixed cleartype font support
- Tweaks to data run types (improves recovery rate for NTFS)
- Better handling of large numbers of files in list view
- Stores users settings in the registry
- Minor tweaks and fixes

v1.04.104 (20 Aug 2007)
- Fixed issue that stopped Recuva working from a USB drive under XP64
- Fixed highlighted items bug when sorting by columns
- Fixed tree view tooltips in Win2000
- Speedier recovery from thumbdrives under USB 1.1
- Updated installer engine and detection routines
- Several minor UI changes
- Minor tweaks and fixes

v1.03.100 (06 Aug 2007)
- Sorting is much faster with a large numbers of files
- Fixed unhandled exception when closing in debug mode
- Added handling of super short zero byte files that could cause the scan to hang
- Filter text is now a whizzy grey color, when not in use
- Removed previous selected item from group when drag selecting
- Improved find rate in FAT32 system drives
- Super duper optimized for NTFS system drives
- Added full size Vista icon
- Fixed issue that could delay selection rectangle redraw in themed Win2k3
- Added 'Highlight Folder' option to right click menu in list view
- Fixed banner icon drawing issue in 2000
- Minor tweaks and fixes