Recuva is a software with which you will be able to recover any file or document that you have lost or deleted by accident. The Piriform program was originally released back in 2007 by the creators of CCleaner and has become one of the most used and reputable maintenance tools for Windows, Mac and Android.
Not all is lost if you accidentally delete a file. Usually, when you delete a file or folder from your internal or external drive, you don’t erase its actual content; rather, the space it used to occupy gets marked as available to be overwritten by other content. That’s why the sooner you try to recover what you’ve lost, the more likely it is that it hasn’t already disappeared forever. This means that, under normal circumstances, it will be very difficult to recover documents that were lost more than six months ago.
Luckily, Recuva is very easy to use. The only thing to do is specify the drive on which the search for lost files is to be performed and the directory in which you want to store the recovered files, if any. The program will perform an initial scan in which it will show you, in a very intuitive way, all the recently deleted files that, theoretically, could be restored. From the options menu, you can easily filter the list, leaving out those files with zero bytes or hidden documents.