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Note: Ideally, you should install Recuva before you need it. If you delete a valuable file and then go online to download Recuva, the process of browsing to and downloading the installer can create a huge number of temporary files which may overwrite the file you are trying to recover.

Before you start Recuva:

Take these precautions to get the best results from Recuva:

  • Quit any applications you're not using and don't need.
  • If you are trying to recover files from a media card, stop using that card immediately.

Recuva Quick Start:

Note: If you created the file and deleted it soon afterwards, Recuva may have problems recovering it.