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Recuva File Recovery (Portable)


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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 6/3/2015.

Recuva (portable) recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player.

To install Recuva File Recovery (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install recuva.portable

To upgrade Recuva File Recovery (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade recuva.portable


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName      = 'recuva.portable' # nuget ID
    $url              = '' # download url
    $shortcutLocation = 'Chocolatey'
    $shortcutDescription = 'Recuva File Recovery'
    # if we could get to the command line options, we could set this properly 
    [bool]$forceX86 = $false
    $appBase             = Split-Path -Parent `
                                      -Path (Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $installlocation     = Join-Path -Path $appBase -ChildPath 'App'
    $shortcutRegistry    = Join-Path -Path $appBase -ChildPath 'shortcuts.txt'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $installlocation
    $bitness = Get-ProcessorBits
    Get-ChildItem -name $installlocation -filter '*.exe' `
    | ForEach-Object {
        [System.IO.FileInfo]$exe = Join-Path -Path $installlocation -ChildPath $_
        [bool]$publish = $false
        if ($exe.BaseName -like '*64')
          $shortcutName = 'Recuva (64bit).lnk'
          # we got the 64 bit executable
          $publish = $bitness -eq 64
          # we got the 32-bit executable
          $shortcutName = 'Recuva.lnk'
          $publish = $bitness -eq 32
        if ($publish)
          # Inform chocolatey that this is exe has gui
          echo '' >"$($exe.FullName).gui"
          ## install a shortcut to the start menu to make this app discoverable
          [string]$shortcutFolder = Join-Path -Path "$($env:APPDATA)\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs" `
                                              -ChildPath $shortcutLocation 
          [string]$shortcut       = Join-Path -Path $shortcutFolder `
                                              -ChildPath $shortcutName
          # register shortcut for removal on uninstall
          Out-File -InputObject $shortcut `
                   -Append `
                   -FilePath $shortcutRegistry
          if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists( $shortcutFolder))
            [System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($shortcutFolder) >$null
          Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $shortcut `
                                     -Targetpath $exe.FullName `
                                     -WorkingDirectory $exe.DirectoryName `
                                     -Description $shortcutDescription
          # ignore executable if is not for current platform
          echo '' >"$($exe.FullName).ignore"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $appBase          = Split-Path -Parent `
                                   -Path (Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $installlocation  = Join-Path -Path $appBase -ChildPath 'App'
    $shortcutRegistry = Join-Path -Path $appBase -ChildPath 'shortcuts.txt'
    Get-Content -LiteralPath $shortcutRegistry -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
    | Where-Object { -not [string]::IsNullOrEmpty($_) } `
    | ForEach-Object {
        Write-Host "Removing Shortcut: $_"
        Remove-Item -LiteralPath $_ -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue
    Write-Host "Cleaning up $appBase ..."
    Remove-Item -Force `
                -Recurse `
                -Exclude '*.nupkg','*install.ps1' `
                -LiteralPath $appBase

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Piriform


© Copyright 2005-2015 Piriform Ltd - All rights reserved


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Recuva File Recovery (Portable) 1.51.1063 246 Wednesday, March 4, 2015 approved

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