Never thought that would have a day with my most precious SD broken down and i had tried at least 10 others software without success recovering the data or request a purchase. Only Recuva fully saved all corrupted files from it, highly recommanded
Recently accidentally deleted a few pictures from a vacation from my phone. Tried to recover pictures to no avail. Downloaded 2 supposedly free recover software, which took me thru the motions of recovering files. 1 program took over 5 hrs to scan entire phone( my phone has 32gb internal storage and a 16gb sd card installed) once scanning was done though the pictures were shown. I clicked on files i wanted and clicked recover , and next screen says to continue with recovery its 49.95!! 5hrs wasted! Other program wanted 39.95. Came across recuva after another (Hint,Hint) free search, downloaded it. Program let me chose which files I wanted program to search for, which made things easier and faster. Once I checked the photos I wanted to save, I clicked on recover button expecting to be taken to a pay screen to complete recover like other so-called free programs. I was amazed, no pay screen just files being recovered. In less than a minute I had recovered my photos I thought was gone forever. Recommend this software to anyone looking to recover files. FINALLY something that says its free, really is free!!!
I accidentally deleted over 100 files from a flash drive (trying to move the directory "tree" of those files). The "Recuva" program shortly found them (although most of them, Recuva had "red flagged" as being unrecoverable, due to over-writing). THAT, I found strange (since I'D CEASED USING the flash-drive immediately following the deletions and until I got "Recuva" running). Nonetheless, I "undeleted" each of those flagged files...after which, almost all of them proved to be intact and fully readable by their host program ("Word")...they were NOT "unrecoverable!"
In addition to the many, just-deleted files, "Recuva" found MANY other files-deleted from over a year ago (but I wasn't interested in attempting to retrieve these, so didn't).
Undeletion was a slow, painstaking process, as each file must be selected and "undeleted," individually (save them to a different drive as you go, to avoid overwriting the deleted-files-yet-to-be-retrieved).
"Recuva" ultimately salvaged almost ALL my files and recreated their original folder-trees.
It would be dandy if Recuva displayed the DELETION-DATES of the deleted files...BUT it does NOT.
ALSO, one of the (INDEED, corrupt) files I'd retrieved to a desktop folder, defied almost all means to get rid of it - Win7 kept stating "This File Does Not Exist," EVERY time a "cut" or "delete" attempt was made on it via the GUI (graphical user interface). Its icon defiantly remained on my "desktop" screen UNTIL I DID delete it via DOS command-prompt.
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