Recuva (pronounced "recover") is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes and viruses!
Be careful during installation, the installer will promote you to install CCleaner.
- Recuva is a file restoration utility, TestDisk is a partition restoration utility. They perform different functions entirely. Recuva also phones home regularly and is a general securily risk due to this 'feature'.
- Recuva only searches for deleted files. TestDisk supports more tools.
- Testdisk = partition recovery. Recuva can't do anything with deleted partitions