Alternatives to Recuva for all platforms with any license





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  • TestDisk icon


    TestDisk is a powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

    • Professional tools, not simple, but powerfull
      Guest 7/29/2016
  • Glary Utilities icon

    Glary Utilities

    Glary Utilities offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC. ...

    Freemium Windows Android

  • PhotoRec icon


    PhotoRec, companion program to TestDisk , is file data recovery software designed to recover lost...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Disk Drill icon

    Disk Drill

    Disk Drill easily recovers deleted files and protects your files from accidental deletion with Recovery Vault

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • R-Studio icon


    R-Studio is a family of powerful and cost-effective undelete and data recovery software. Empowered by the new unique data recovery...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • GetDataBack icon


    GetDataBack, for FAT or NTFS drive and partitions, will recover your data if the hard drive's partition table, boot record...

    Commercial Windows

  • DiskDigger icon


    DiskDigger is a program that undeletes and recovers lost files from your hard drive, memory cards, USB flash drives — you name it!...

    Freemium Windows Linux Android

  • DiskWarrior icon


    DiskWarrior is the safest, most technologically advanced, most powerful utility to eliminate directory damage and recover your files...

    Commercial Mac

  • Autopsy Forensic Browser icon

    Autopsy Forensic Browser

    The Autopsy Forensic Browser is a graphical interface to the digital investigation tools in The Sleuth Kit. Together, they allow you...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard icon

    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

    Advanced data recovery software to do format recovery, unformat and recover deleted files emptied from Recycle Bin or lost data due to...

    Commercial Windows

  • PC INSPECTOR File Recovery icon

    PC INSPECTOR File Recovery

    PC INSPECTOR File Recovery 4.x is a data recovery program that supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file systems. Some Features are:...

    Free Windows

  • Scrounge NTFS icon

    Scrounge NTFS Discontinued

    Data recovery program for NTFS file systems. Reads each block of the hard disk to and retrieves rebuilds file system tree on another...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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  • Data Rescue icon

    Data Rescue

    Data Rescue is the best digital data recovery software on the market for recovering files from a problem hard drive or that have been...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Zero Assumption Recovery icon

    Zero Assumption Recovery

    Sometimes disaster strikes. Data can be lost due to many different reasons. Accidental reformatting, power spikes, virus attacks and...

    Freemium Windows

  • R-Linux icon


    Free Data recovery and Undelete software for Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS file system. Unformat , Unerase and Easy Recovery tool. More social...

    Free Personal Windows Linux

  • Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery icon

    Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery

    Photo recovery utility specially designed to recover formatted, deleted, lost pictures, images, media files from Windows and Mac OS X...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • MiniTool Power Data Recovery icon

    MiniTool Power Data Recovery

    MiniTool Power Data Recovery is all in one data recovery software for both home and business users. It can recover deleted data from...

    Freemium Mac Windows

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  • TOKIWA DataRecovery icon

    TOKIWA DataRecovery Discontinued

    DataRecovery is freeware and made by TOKIWA to undelete accidentally deleted files even from recycle bin. But DataRecovery...

    Open Source Windows

  • Wise Data Recovery icon

    Wise Data Recovery

    A light, fast and free deleted file recovery tool - can easily recover lost data from hard disk and removable drive.

    Free Windows

  • DMDE icon


    DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery (DMDE) is a disk editor which can help you to understand NTFS. Its capable to view your hard disk...

    Freemium Windows

  • Handy Recovery icon

    Handy Recovery

    Handy Recovery is an easy-to-use solution that restores files accidentally deleted from hard drives, all types of USB/eSATA devices...

    Commercial Windows

  • PartitionGuru icon


    Free version is not able to convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk. PartitionGuru can recognize dynamic disks and operate them just as...

    Free Personal Windows

  • recoverjpeg icon


    Utility to recover errors from digital camera memory cards and other devices. Command line only. Works also on disk images which...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • File Repair icon

    File Repair

    File Repair repairs files damaged by virus, due to application failures, system crashes, network errors. File Repair is a powerful...

    Free Windows

  • Ashampoo HDD Control icon

    Ashampoo HDD Control

    Ashampoo HDD Control 2 provides complete monitoring of your hard drive(s). The software supports not only all common IDE and serial...

    Commercial Windows

  • Active@ File Recovery icon

    Active@ File Recovery

    Active@ File Recovery recovers data as a result of having been accidentally deleted, formatted or otherwise lost, includes a Partition...

    Freemium Windows

  • Restoration Discontinued

    Restoration is a freeware program by Brian Kato that restores deleted files no longer in the Recycle Bin. The good news is that it...

    Free Windows

  • O&O DiskRecovery icon

    O&O DiskRecovery

    You find yourself having lost data. The causes can be many: formatted hard disk, virus attack, program or system crash or simply...

    Commercial Windows

  • iCare Data Recovery icon

    iCare Data Recovery

    iCare Data Recovery Software is a unformat, undelete and comprehensive recovery tool to help users recover files from formatted drive...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Restorer Ultimate icon

    Restorer Ultimate

    Professional Data Recovery Software & File Undelete Tool for FAT, NTFS, exFAT Ext2 / Ext3 / Ext4 FS, UFS, HFS+ file systems.

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • 321Soft Data Recovery icon

    321Soft Data Recovery

    321Soft Data Recovery is a full featured, complete data recovery solution that is designed to recover lost, formatted and deleted...

    Commercial Mac Windows

Recuva Comments

Not free anymore!

Negative Comment by takakyo
about Recuva Apr 2016

It takes hours to scan and gets preview only. Need to buy license to restore data!


Christophe Grenier is a SUPERhero! Give him ALL the donations!

Negative Comment by DanielZuckerman
about Recuva Mar 2016

Don't waste your time with Easeus Data Recovery Wizard, FreeUndelete, Recuva, or Wondershare Data Recovery. In his review of PhotoRec, Anamon called Christophe Grenier a "hero". I disagree. Christophe Grenier is a superhero! Give him all the donations!

[Edited by DanielZuckerman, March 20]


Not useful now

Negative Comment by keeeeymann
about Recuva Sep 2013

Free version does not actually work now. You need a paid version to restore the found files.


Awesome free recovery tool

Positive Comment by Thelle
about Recuva Dec 2012

I've used Recuva for recovering files from a SD card.. Totally saved my ass - big time!


recovered 200G

Positive Comment by braniti2
about Recuva Nov 2012

thanx Recuva and alternative2.
Today I accidentaly deleted some files , I had some utility but it asked $$ if you want to recover more than 1GB ... simple visit to alrternativeto and problem solved ...
all the best .


recuva and broken hard drives

Comment by GaikokujinKun
about Recuva and TestDisk Sep 2011

Just to let you know that recuva is indeed a good software, but in my case it wasn't able to scan a broken/defectuous hard drive (recuva just hang), where TestDisk was able to perform a full recovery.


I just finished recovering over 1TB of data! Recuva got it ...

Positive Comment by MT_Ron
about Recuva Jun 2011

I just finished recovering over 1TB of data! Recuva got it all including files deleted long ago that I didn't want, I didn't feel like looking through the list of all the files so I just chose to restore them all. The only files it didn't get were files deleted and written over long ago. It'd be nice if there were a way to get a report of what can't be recovered, but you can see all those files by clicking the comment column. This is a great program, 2 thumbs up!!