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Version History

v1.53.1087 (08 Jun 2016)
  • Improved Ext4 and Ext3 file system support
  • Improved Fat32 partition file scanning
  • Optimized Secure Overwrite on Windows 10
  • Enhanced drive and partition detection
  • Improved keyboard navigation
  • Minor GUI improvements
  • Minor bug fixes


v1.52.1086 (08 Apr 2015)
  • Added Ext4 file system support
  • Improved NTFS Deep Scan
  • Improved accuracy of scan statistics
  • Improved VHD Image loading. (Recuva Professional only)
  • Improved localization and language support
  • Minor GUI improvements
  • Minor tweaks and fixes


v1.51.1063 (20 Mar 2014)
  • Added Ext2 and Ext3 file system support
  • Added recovery from volumes without GUID
  • Improved SSD detection and support
  • Improved Secure Overwrite on Windows XP
  • Optimized FAT32 volume deep scan algorithm
  • Improved partition detection on VHD images (Recuva Professional only)
  • Improved Show drives options
  • Minor GUI improvements
  • Minor bug fixes


v1.50.1036 (20 Jan 2014)
  • Added ISO9660 file system support
  • Added recovery from unmounted drives
  • Improved duplicated file name recovery
  • Added Junction Point recovery support
  • Improved optical drive detection and recovery
  • Improved scan statistics accuracy
  • Minor GUI improvements
  • Minor tweaks and fixes


v1.49.1019 (12 Nov 2013)
  • Added multi-session UDF support
  • Added Unicode character handling to file list export
  • Improved FAT partition file scanning
  • Enhanced detection of drives with mounted junction points
  • Improved email filter and added .pst file detection
  • Improved keyboard navigation on scan results list
  • Minor bug fixes and GUI improvements


v1.48.982 (12 Aug 2013)
- Added UDF drive support - Added user choice for recovery involving long path names - New options for recovering to drives with insufficient space - Enhanced file detection for small-capacity drives - Improved options for context menus - Minor GUI improvements - Minor tweaks and fixes

v1.47.948 (05 Jun 2013)
- Added file type filtering to Deep Scan - Improved detection of removable storage devices - Optimized memory usage - Improved VHD Image creation - Reorganized context menu items - Added Thai language support - Minor bug fixes and GUI improvements

v1.46.919 (03 Apr 2013)
- Improved Deep Scan for exFAT and FAT - Added folder scan to Windows Explorer context menus - Added new file extensions to filters - Improved accuracy of scan statistics - Improved usability of folder browser - Improved uninstallation of menu items - Fixed minor bug in secure overwrite on exFAT file systems - Minor improvements to the recovery wizard - Minor GUI improvements

v1.45.858 (14 Feb 2013)
- Added support for 3TB external drives - Added support for hard disks with 4 KB sectors - Improved secure overwrite performance - Improved NTFS deep scan recovery reliability - Added VHD drive image creation for system drives (Pro Version) - Fixed a minor bug with opening VHD images in Windows - Minor GUI improvements

v1.44.778 (22 Nov 2012)
- Improved recovery for files larger than 1 GB - Faster scrolling when >1 million files in the file list - Improved Outlook Express data file recovery - Added Recover menu option to the Recycle Bin - Added support for mini-SD cards - Added VHD drive image creation (Pro Version) - exFAT drive labels are now correctly detected - Improved support for files with Alternate Data Streams - Added support for USB drives mounted as the A: drive - Added Indonesian and Serbian Latin languages - Minor GUI improvements

v1.43.623 (12 Jul 2012)
- Added recovery of Alternate Data Streams - Improved support for files larger than 4GB - Filters are now applied dynamically with significant improvement in memory usage - Filters added to "Save as file list" feature - NTFS permissions are now reported correctly - Improved reporting for failed zero byte files - Improved accuracy of recovery potential for JPEGs - Improved handling of free space during recovery - Improved support for multiple monitors - Minor GUI improvements

v1.42.544 (01 Dec 2011)
- Re-architected deep scan algorithm for JPGs and PNGs - Improved file searching on Windows 2008 R2 - Improved support for Windows 8 - Added Export file list feature - Improved keyboard navigation support - Fixed rare crash on XP during FAT scan - Improved memory usage for high volume drives - Minor bug fixes

v1.41.537 (10 Oct 2011)
- Added content searching for specific text in deleted files - Added regular expression matching to the filter - Added preliminary support for Windows 8 - Improved support for BartPE (added new folder creation) - Fixed filter drop down highlight issue - Improved recovery of compressed files from drives with non-standard cluster size - Many minor UI improvements - Latvian language added

v1.40.525 (28 Mar 2011)
- Added support for Windows 7 SP1 - Added support for BartPE recovery CD - Improved file recovery from Apple iPods - Improved error handling on drives >1TB - More efficient memory usage when >1M files are found - Better handling of files that have lost file type - Added support for Kurdish language - Minor bug fixes

v1.39.509 (20 Dec 2010)
- Fixed bug that caused "Unable to read MFT" error - Improved support for exFAT drives - Improved support for Windows 7 - Added mnemonics to the Wizard - Extended logging for Windows 7 64-bit - Added link to Online Help - Fixed bug that could cause analysis fail on U3 drives - Minor bug fixes

v1.38.504 (16 Jul 2010)
- Added ability to restore images to the clipboard - Improved Windows 7 support - Improved stability of background checking - Updated all internal URL references to piriform.com - Improved support for PDFs in deep scan - Updated setup routine to install for all users - Updated and simplified the installer

v1.37.488 (14 Apr 2010)
- Improved support for scrolling context menu - Improved language support - Improved context menu in info panel - Minor changes to recovery algorithms - Minor UI changes

v1.36.479 (01 Mar 2010)
- Improved reliability of FAT32 disk scanning - Improved 64-bit EXE memory usage - Improved screen resize to avoid hiding controls - Improved use of mnemonics in Wizard screen - Better support for accessibility users - Minor tweaks and fixes

v1.35.472 (05 Feb 2010)
- Improved NTFS scanning algorithm - Startup time improved with better memory management - Added Compressed file type to Wizard - Up and down keys now working correctly in the filter control - GUI text changes

v1.34.460 (22 Dec 2009)
- Files can now be recovered without requiring the scan to complete - Improvements to Thunderbird email recovery - Fixed bug with "Check for Updates" link - Fixed bug with tab stop not working after canceling scan - Fixed wizard options bug, which affected some languages - Minor bugs fixes and performance improvements

v1.33.451 (23 Nov 2009)
- Added support for non-standard sector size in Windows 7 - 25% improvement in deep scan speed - Fixed bug when multi-selecting items in thumbnail view - Fixed repaint problem with thumbnail view - Fixed problem with file list view not display icons correctly - Added translator information to About Screen - Added Georgian translation

v1.32.444 (30 Oct 2009)
- Improved analysis of exFAT drives - Added U3 portable installer - GUI fixes for non-standard DPI (large fonts) - Improved error messages for files that cannot be overwritten - Dropped support for Windows 98 to improve performance - Fixed bug in language selection - Minor bug fixes

v1.31.437 (30 Sep 2009)
- Added email recovery to Wizard - Improvements to Thunderbird email recovery - Improved handling of very large exFAT drives - Various stability fixes in 64-bit version - Updated installer to allow Recuva to run at the end - Added Estonian language support

v1.30.435 (03 Sep 2009)
- Added recovery of emails from Outlook Express - Added recover of emails from Windows Mail - Added 'Email' filter - Fixed bug that could cause secure delete to fail in list view - Various bug fixes

v1.29.429 (15 Jul 2009)
- Added recovery of deleted Thunderbird emails - Added support for Nikon RAW in Deep Scan - Improved support of exFAT drives - Improved recovery of JPG images from NTFS drives - Various minor tweaks

v1.28.424 (25 Jun 2009)
- Added native 64-bit support - Added support for exFAT drives - Improved Windows 7 support - Fixed browse issue with the Wizard in Win98 - Fixed a few other Win98 issues - Minor UI tweaks

v1.27.419 (20 May 2009)
- Improvements to Wizard browse dialog - Complete rewrite of PDF and RTF deep scan detection methods - Fixed display bug for status icons in low-color - Scan speed optimizations - Various UI tweaks

v1.26.416 (20 Apr 2009)
- Added 'Time remaining' indication to the progress dialog - Added support for CRW (Canon RAW) files to the deep scan - Fixed issue that could cause some FAT 32 files to not be securely deleted - Improved error handling - Various UI changes

v1.25.409 (21 Mar 2009)
- iPod track names are now restored - Improved UI stability when working with very large files - Improved handling of floppies on early Windows OSs - Various tweaks to UI for non-English languages - Scan optimizations - Various minor tweaks

v1.24.399 (26 Feb 2009)
- Added iPod support to the wizard - Extra files removed when cancelling recovery from iPod - Added support for recovery from the logfile in Deep Scan - .DMP files are now only created in debug mode or for unsigned exes - Secure Delete feature renamed to Secure Overwrite - Improved error messages when attempting to scan removable drives - Improved support of virtual machines in Deep Scan - Various text changes

v1.23.389 (20 Jan 2009)
- Added support for iPods - Fixed rare crash that could happen on certain JPGs in deep scan - Language DLLs are now stored in /lang folder - Fixed minor resizing issue with Launch wizard button - Added .m4a files to Audio filter - Scan engine optimizations - Various minor tweaks

v1.22.384 (29 Dec 2008)
- Improved messages when cancelling large file recovery - Secure delete is now greyed for non-deleted files - Improved recovery of .TIF files from FAT32 drives - Filter category text now updates dynamically when changing languages - Fixed 'Check for updates' position in Vista - Various minor tweaks and improvements

v1.21.373 (27 Nov 2008)
- Improved recovery of orphaned JPG images in FAT32 - Launch wizard button now working properly in all cases - Improved scan canceling on large files - Fixed bug that caused Wizard icons to not be displayed in 16 bit color - Check for updates now included in tab-stop - Added Czech translation - Various minor UI tweaks

v1.20.361 (22 Oct 2008)
- Improved detection of encrypted files - Optimized Windows 2008 Server deep scan routines - Added 'Run wizard' button to Options dialog - Scanning engine improvements - Minor bug fixes

v1.19.350 (27 Sep 2008)
- Redesigned the Options window - Fixed bug related to Insufficient resources error - Improved handling of invalid file records - Various UI tweaks - Minor bug fixes

v1.18.344 (28 Aug 2008)
- Duplicate files are now numbered sequentially - Added sort arrows to list view - Added Croatian translation - Minor updates to translations - Improvements to FAT32 routines - Various UI tweaks

v1.17.339 (29 Jul 2008)
- Reduced memory usage by 10% - Added Office 2007 doc types to 'Documents' filter - Added .cab and .url to deep scan - Files with no name found during deep scan are now named using meta data Works for the following file types: mp3, wma, wmv, rtf, url, doc, xls, ppt, vsd, tiff, jpg and png - Added support for USB drives with a sector size of 2048 bytes - Improvements to system info status - Minor bug fixes

v1.16.333 (09 Jul 2008)
- Added ability to search for non-deleted files (for recovery from damaged or reformatted disks only) - Added support for .rtf, .pdf, .mp3 and .tif files to deep scan - Fixed bug that would limit file size of .avi files to 1GB after deep scan - Various UI tweaks - Performance improvements

v1.15.327 (11 Jun 2008)
- Fixed bizarre crash in filter box (if you press F4 twice) - Fixed memory leak on FAT32 drives with large numbers of files - Fixed rare crash in secure deletion - Minor UI tweaks

v1.14.321 (27 May 2008)
- Added support for video, audio, and compressed files in deep scan Formats: .wma .ogg .wav .mov .mpg .mp4 .3gp .flv .wmv .avi .rar .zip - Added 'Compressed' option to the filter - Fixed bug that could cause crash during deep scan, caused by corrupt image files - Added support for Microsoft Office tmp files Allows recovery of files lost if Office crashes - Various small UI tweaks - Added Ukrainian translation

v1.13.304 (01 Apr 2008)
- Added Deep Scan. Recuva can now search for files lost by the file system, which will work for reformatted and repartitioned drives - Improved speed and stability for image preview in Windows 2k/98 - Several performance tweaks - Various UI tweaks and improvements

v1.12.291 (18 Mar 2008)
- New Wizard to make recovery easier - New Thumbnails view - Added Scan All Drives feature - Fixed 'Cannot find path' issue - Fixed rare crash during scan in XP/2000 - Optimized treeview speed with large numbers of files - Minor UI changes - Minor bug fixes and improvements

v1.11.257 (21 Feb 2008)
- New file contents analysis - Tweaks to secure delete feature - Added filter by file type - Added status icon to the list view - Improved progress indication on large files - Several performance improvements - Minor tweaks and changes

v1.10.223 (29 Jan 2008)
- Added Secure Deletion option (Win2k and newer) - Added option to save settings to an INI file - Optimized error logging - Improved recovery of sparse files - Performance improvements - Various UI tweaks - Minor tweaks and changes

v1.09.194 (06 Dec 2007)
- Fixed bug with fragmented MFT tables

v1.09.190 (30 Nov 2007)
- Added Piriform styling to main dialog banner - App now automatically checks for updates - Incorporated scanning of $LogFile to NTFS scan - Dynamic changing of language - UI tweaks and improvements - Minor bugs fixes

v1.08.174 (15 Nov 2007)
- Added image preview feature - Redesigned find box - Fixed sorting by state issue - Better handling of the cluster array (bad allocation issue) - Fixed error during data processing (could freeze at 99%) - Improved support of sparse files - Minor tweaks and fixes

v1.07.138 (24 Oct 2007)
- Fully Unicode (requires unicows.dll with Windows 98/ME) - Improved restoration of file names when restoring from the Recycle Bin - Better feedback for files that fail to be recovered - Threading issue fixed (affected removable FAT32 drives) - Minor UI changes - Added Simplified Chinese - Minor tweaks and fixes

v1.06.132 (28 Sep 2007)
- Improvements to NTFS recovery - Improved handling of fragmented MFT - Fixed rare crash when using the filter - Improved accuracy of status information - Stability improvements - Various UI tweaks - Added Catalan and Norwegian translations - Localization fixes

v1.05.118 (20 Sep 2007)
- 22 language translations added - Added support for Windows 98 - Fixed cleartype font support - Tweaks to data run types (improves recovery rate for NTFS) - Better handling of large numbers of files in list view - Stores users settings in the registry - Minor tweaks and fixes

v1.04.104 (20 Aug 2007)
- Fixed issue that stopped Recuva working from a USB drive under XP64 - Fixed highlighted items bug when sorting by columns - Fixed tree view tooltips in Win95DB5DBA-5994-40DB-87D1-2D5421551F2B - Speedier recovery from thumbdrives under USB 1.1 - Updated installer engine and detection routines - Several minor UI changes - Minor tweaks and fixes

v1.03.100 (06 Aug 2007)
- Sorting is much faster with a large numbers of files - Fixed unhandled exception when closing in debug mode - Added handling of super short zero byte files that could cause the scan to hang - Filter text is now a whizzy grey color, when not in use - Removed previous selected item from group when drag selecting - Improved find rate in FAT32 system drives - Super duper optimized for NTFS system drives - Added full size Vista icon - Fixed issue that could delay selection rectangle redraw in themed Win2k3 - Added 'Highlight Folder' option to right click menu in list view - Fixed banner icon drawing issue in 2000 - Minor tweaks and fixes

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