How to Recover Deleted Files for Free on Windows 10

Have you formatted your USB drive by mistake?

Do you want to recover all your deleted files for free?

Recuva is free software that allows the recovery of deleted files from any kind of storage device (hard disk, USB drive, external hard disk, memory card) for free.

In this tutorial, you will discover how to use Recuva to recover files from a USB drive but you can use this freeware with any kind of storage device.

Let’s go!

Recover Files with Recuva on Windows 10

You can download Recuva from this official URL:

Install Recuva by clicking on “Install“, if you don’t want any context menus to be added click “Advanced” and uncheck the following choices…

Click “Run Recuva“.

Insert your USB flash drive or your external hard disk, you can also recover lost files from existing internal hard disks.

Click “Next“.

Choose the type of files to recover, or just select “All Files” and click “Next“”.

Choose “In a specific location“, click “Browse” and select the drive you want to recover your files from.

Check “Enable Deep Scan” for maximum performance and click “Start“.

Wait for a couple of minutes…

Select the files you want to recover or select all in case you don’t know which one to choose from, click “Recover“.

Choose your destination folder…

Here is the result, all files recovered successfully!

There you have it!

You just learned how to recover your deleted files from a formatted USB drive.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below ;)

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