Recover Deleted Files and Folders On Memory Card or Hard Drive For FREE

by Rohit Khurana on December 31, 2008



We have already received a large number of mails from the readers who have either corrupted their memory card or they have accidently deleted some precious file or folder on their memory card. Today , we have some up with a small utility which works effectively to recover the deleted files on the memory card and it can also be used to recover the data from the corrupted memory card.


Recuva is the best free portable program which you can use to recover the deleted files from corrupted memory card and other USB portable devices like pen drive etc.



Let’s see the step by step procedure to recover deleted files on memory card, pen drive and other USB portable devices.

In order to recover the deleted files on memory card or pen drive etc. follow the procedure below to get started.


1. Firstly download Recuva from here and install it.


2. Now Start Recuva, it will run a setup wizard and Click Next button and select the nature of files you want to recover



3. Click next button, and now locate the pen drive or memory card form which you want to recover deleted data.


4. Click next button, to scan the memory card or pen drive for the deleted data after the scan it will display the deleted files which you can select to recover.


There are some other FREE programs like Recuva which solves the same purpose restoring the deleted files and data on the hard drive or on any other portable device Undelete Plus, Restoration and PC File Inspector Recovery.

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

actinium December 31, 2008 at 12:06 pm

vud b gr8 if u cn indicate feature-wise comparision of the undelete tools…i mean its a possibility dat a certain capability is present in only one of d tools mentioned, bt its nt d best…
btw, hav a wndrfl n successful 2009 :-)

Ajay January 1, 2009 at 9:48 am

Is it actually possible to recover data from Flash drives?

Recovering from a hard disk is different from that from a pen drive. I tried recovering data from memory cards and pen drives, but I was never able to detect any files.

Hard disks work perfectly.

anonimo29 January 3, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Ajay: try this:

PhotoRec – CGSecurity

Jignesh Bhatt January 13, 2009 at 4:18 pm

great tool, it works very efficiently.

thanks a lot,

webby January 22, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Thanks for those great url’s, I had to recover data late last year and used a small program on a disk called “Hirem’s Boot Disk”, It was very effective, not sure where to get it from though as a friend gave me his disk.

DC August 24, 2009 at 4:22 am

My flash thumb drive recently spontaneously corrupted leaving the pen drive to show up as “RAW” and inaccessible to windows. Recuva was the only recovery app (incl Pandora and PC Inspector Recovery)that managed to both look into the drive and recover about 90% of the contents. Definitely worth adding to anyone’s suite of recovery apps.

Cris De Guzman February 15, 2010 at 12:44 pm

thanks to the developers of RECUVA. I was able to recover deleted/lost pictures. This software is great!!!

durga July 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm

thanks dear

sapphire September 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm

its working!!! thank you so much!!!
you are a big help

jordan December 8, 2010 at 6:58 pm

this aplication is simply amazing got my coursework back thanks to it. saved a doc on memory pen and was gutted when i went in school and was corrupt thought would have to start again but this site help cheers.

Jules March 5, 2011 at 4:45 am

Coursework recovered after accidentally deleting from memory stick….awesome programme!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

stillexx April 4, 2011 at 7:04 pm

thanks a million bro.
this sure works like magic
a million thanks men.

vimal May 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Thanks very much great prog, my pendrive got infected with a virus and all my files and folders on the drive got deleted, thanks to that software, they are recovered.

sujana August 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

it works great!!! i’m so grateful

joel odaudu August 26, 2011 at 11:09 pm

4 the first time i’m trying this and it works wow this is great thanks to recuva

Arvind... October 1, 2011 at 12:30 am

Great program… Its worked for me.. and very useful to home users bcoz you not need to pay for your files recovery…
My camera mmc files deleted accidentally. a complete celebration pics removed… Recuva works and recoverd almost all files..
Thanx to recuva team…

riza December 11, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I was hopeless, I thought I lost my precious pictures…
After downloading many data recovery software that eventually ask for purchase, I found this site.
I am very thankful to recuva team for the generosity…
More power!

RIT March 13, 2012 at 6:55 pm

gr8 software i hav recovrd my precious txt msgs dat i hav deleted by default……………………….truly nice 1.Thanx alot,…

Neels Marais March 28, 2012 at 11:07 pm

It took me less than 2 minutes to recover my files from my memory stick after I accidently delete some of my files. Thanks!!

Trisha April 1, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Thank u so muchhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
It was my B’day pics I had lost…I didn’t believe it wd wrk…bt it does!! I am so very thankfulllll!!!!!!
Thanks a lot to people who work on softwares like this. U do make a difference people!! :)

Sanjay Apte April 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Thank you sir
It’s really useful

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