Recovering files from damaged or reformatted disks with Recuva

Recuva can also recover files from disks that may have become corrupt or damaged physically or through software. The process is the same as running Recuva generally, but first you must tell Recuva to scan for non-deleted files:

To set Recuva to recover files from damaged or reformatted disks:

  1. Start Recuva. If the Wizard launches, enter Advanced mode by clicking Cancel.
  2. Click Options.  
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  3. In the Options dialog box, click the Actions tab.  
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  4. Click Scan for non-deleted files, and then click OK.  
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  5. Run the Recuva scan as normal. Non-deleted files are indicated with a green double-circle status icon:
 
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