How to Recover Deleted Files From PC using Recuva

By on Sunday, June 16, 2013

Suppose you have deleted a from your computer,by mistake that you shouldn't have deleted. And now what do we do? Don't worry about that, just try to install Recuva immediately. Recuva is a freeware that allows you to recover deleted files from your PC and external devices through simple wizards.

If you want to learn how to recover deleted files with Recuva, the first step you need to do is connect to the Internet, goto the Recuva's site and download it to your PC by clicking on the green button and then on the item Piriform.com.

When the download completes open, double-clicking on it, the file you just downloaded (e.g. rcsetup146.exe) and, in the window that opens, click Next, Install and finish to complete the installation and start Recuva.

In the window that opens, select the type of file you wish to retrieve (pictures, music, documents, videos, compressed, Email or all files) and click the next button.

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Put the check mark next to the location where you want to search for deleted files (not sure for all positions, on multimedia card or iPod, in the documents, to the trash, or to a specific location to be designated through the appropriate text field), click again on next and then press Start to start the search for deleted files.

Wait for the search procedure is completed and the list that appears, put the check mark next to the name of the file you wish to retrieve. Click then on the button Retrieve ..., select the folder where you want to save the file and click on OK twice to confirm the operation.

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Always remember to consult the icons that are alongside the names of the files before proceeding with the restore operation. In fact, only files with the green icon can be recovered to 100%, while those with the orange icon may be damaged. Those with the red icon on the other hand, are almost completely unsalvageable.


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