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Free Recuva Alternatives

The best free alternative to Recuva is TestDisk, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Recuva and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Recuva are PhotoRec, Glary Utilities, Disk Drill and Autopsy Forensic Browser.

Recuva alternatives are mainly File Recovery Tools but may also be Hard Disk Recovery Tools or System Cleaners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Recuva.
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  1. TestDisk icon

    TestDisk

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    144 alternatives to TestDisk 

    TestDisk is a powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a...

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    1.  NTFS Partition RecoveryTestDisk can recover your data from a formatted or deleted NTFS partition.
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    TestDisk vs Recuva opinions
    Most users think TestDisk is a great alternative to Recuva.
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    Professional tools, not simple, but powerfull

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    The best one out there. It can edit/restore partitions, list and copy files and folders and it's very fast.

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    It's focused on recovery partition. In the case of you have to recover folders or files, is not really helpfull

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    Guest

    Not user friendly at all, I couldn't find a single line saying this was a file recovery software, only partitions

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    It's focused in recovering partitions, not files. So it lists partitions with not much info about the files inside.

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  2. PhotoRec icon

    PhotoRec

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    147 alternatives to PhotoRec 

    PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures.

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    1.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    2.  Photo RecoveryPhotoRec can recover photos from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible storage.
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    PhotoRec vs Recuva opinions
    Almost everyone thinks PhotoRec is a great alternative to Recuva.


  3. Glary Utilities icon

    Glary Utilities

    • Windows
    • Android
    245 alternatives to Glary Utilities 

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

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    Windows 10 / 5.66
    Windows 10 / 5.66
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    Glary Utilities vs Recuva opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Glary Utilities is still a legitimate alternative to Recuva, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    Guest

    it's not for data recovery

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    glary utilities = system cleaner/speed up; recuva = data recovery

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    full of "not usefull" tools

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  4. Disk Drill icon

    Disk Drill

    • Mac
    • Windows
    148 alternatives to Disk Drill 

    Disk Drill is a data recovery software that easily protects your files from accidental deletion with Recovery Vault and recovers lost data from disks. Disk Drill supports most of storage drives, file types and file systems.

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    1.  Photo RecoveryDisk Drill can recover photos from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible storage.
    2.  NTFS Partition RecoveryDisk Drill can recover your data from a formatted or deleted NTFS partition.
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    Disk Drill data recovery
    Disk Drill vs Recuva opinions
    Some users think Disk Drill is a great alternative to Recuva, some don't.
  5. Autopsy Forensic Browser icon

    Autopsy Forensic Browser

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    79 alternatives to Autopsy Forensic Browser 

    Autopsy is a digital forensics platform and graphical interface to The Sleuth Kit and other digital forensics tools. It is used by law enforcement, military, and corporate examiners to investigate what happened on a computer.

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  6. Kickass Undelete icon

    Kickass Undelete

    89 alternatives to Kickass Undelete 

    Kickass Undelete is a free, fully featured, file recovery tool for Windows. Accidentally deleted a file? Never fear; the data is probably still on your drive and may be recoverable. Kickass Undelete finds all of the deleted files on your hard drive, flash drive or SD card and...

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    1.  PortableKickass Undelete can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      Not updated since 2018-12-10 according to https://sourceforge.net/p/kickassundelete/git/ci/master/tree/

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    • GNU ddrescue icon

      GNU ddrescue

      • Linux
      19 alternatives to GNU ddrescue 

      GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or block device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying hard to rescue data in case of read errors.

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      1.  PortableGNU ddrescue can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      • Lazesoft Recovery Suite icon

        Lazesoft Recovery Suite

        • Windows
        155 alternatives to Lazesoft Recovery Suite 

        Lazesoft Recovery Suite is a very easy to use ALL-IN-ONE boot disk that repair your crashed Windows, recover data from deleted, formatted, damaged partition, clone or backup disk, reset your forgotten Windows password.

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        1.  PortableLazesoft Recovery Suite can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
        2.  Password RecoveryLazesoft Recovery Suite can help you recover your passwords for software applications and hardware devices.
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      • DiskDigger icon

        DiskDigger

        • FreemiumProprietary
        • Windows
        139 alternatives to DiskDigger 

        DiskDigger is a program that undeletes and recovers lost files from your hard drive, memory cards, USB flash drives — you name it! Whether you accidentally deleted some documents or photos from your computer, reformatted your camera's memory card, or want to see what files...

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        1.  Photo RecoveryDiskDigger can recover photos from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible storage.
        2.  Root requiredRequires root to use DiskDigger, mainly relevant for Android apps.
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        DiskDigger vs Recuva opinions
        Some users think DiskDigger is a great alternative to Recuva, some don't.
        Guest

        Can't locate any file type, just some pre-configured inside the program. The file type I wanted isn't listed.

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      • DMDE icon

        DMDE

        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        99 alternatives to DMDE 

        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 sector wise, on MFT level, to disect mft attributes and to edit bytes on your hard disk.

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