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Options - General tab

Interface Options

To set the default view for Recuva's results window, choose a view from the View mode drop-down box.

You can also choose to run Wizard mode at startup (select Show Wizard at startup), or switch to Wizard mode immediately (click Run Wizard).

To change Recuva's operating language, see the Language Settings section below.

Advanced Options

To have Recuva check for newer versions when you start the program, select Automatically check for updates to Recuva.

To use an external INI file, select Save all settings to INI file. See this topic for more information about working with Recuva's INI file.

To determine how many times Recuva overwrites files when securely deleting them, select an overwrite option from the Secure overwriting drop-down box:

  • Simple overwrite (1 pass)
  • DOD 5220.22-M (3 passes)
  • NSA (7 passes)
  • Gutmann (35 passes)

The more times Recuva writes to that spot, the harder the file will be to recover by any means. For more information on the Gutmann method, see Wikipedia.

Language Options

Recuva can be run in 38 languages: Albanian, Arabic, Armenian,  Azeri (Latin), Bosnian, Brazilian Portuguese (Portugues do Brasil), Bulgarian, Catalan (Catala), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech (Ceský), Danish, Dutch (Nederlands), English, Estonian, Finnish (Suomi), French (Français), Georgian, German (Deutsch), Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian (Magyar), Italian (Italiano), Japanese, Lithuanian (Lietuviu), Norwegian, Polish (Polski), Romanian (Romana), Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (Espanol), Swedish (Svenska), Turkish (Türkçe), Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

To change the language Recuva uses, start it in Advanced mode and click the Options button at right.


In the Options dialog box, select the language from the Language drop-down box.