Recuva Recuva

A guide to uninstall Recuva from your computer

Recuva is a Windows program. Read below about how to uninstall it from your computer. It is written by Piriform. Additional info about Piriform can be seen here. Recuva is usually installed in the C:\Program Files\Recuva directory, depending on the user's decision. The entire uninstall command line for Recuva is C:\Program Files\Recuva\uninst.exe. Recuva.exe is the Recuva's main executable file and it takes around 1.30 MB (1363256 bytes) on disk.

Recuva installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 1.41 MB (1482304 bytes) on disk.

  • Recuva.exe (1.30 MB)
  • uninst.exe (116.26 KB)

This page is about Recuva version 1.39 only. You can find below info on other application versions of Recuva: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are typically left behind when you uninstall Recuva.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall Recuva from your computer:
  • C:\Program Files\Recuva

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files\Recuva\Lang\lang-1025.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Recuva\Lang\lang-1026.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Recuva\Lang\lang-1027.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Recuva\Lang\lang-1028.dll

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Piriform\Recuva
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Recuva
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Piriform\Recuva

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Recuva\DisplayIcon
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Recuva\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Recuva\InstallLocation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Recuva\UninstallString

How to remove Recuva from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Recuva is an application marketed by Piriform. Some people want to remove it. Sometimes this can be troublesome because uninstalling this manually requires some skill regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best QUICK solution to remove Recuva is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around utility to clean your Windows computer.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire the program's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful PC management program.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on your PC will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find Recuva or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Recuva". If it is installed on your PC the Recuva program will be found automatically. Notice that when you select Recuva in the list , some data regarding the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have regarding Recuva, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you want to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall Recuva.
Uninstall Recuva

8. After uninstalling Recuva, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of Recuva that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing Recuva using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove Recuva by Piriform from your PC, nor are we saying that Recuva by Piriform is not a good application for your PC. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove Recuva in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-21 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-20 23:42:49.210