Recuva – Device Not Ready When Recovering a File

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Hi,

I am using a freeware version of Recuva and I'm finding it difficult to recover a file I accidentally deleted. 

When I perform a scan it does recognize them, but I try to recover and get the following error message ("The device is not ready".)

Thanks in advance.

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Best Answer by Luker Malcom
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Recuva – Device Not Ready When Recovering a File

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Dear user,

Recuva freeware is a good software for recovering removed data. Since you are using recuva freeware,

You get this error might be because the device is beyond simple software recovery.

But try these,

1.  Try running recuva in safe mode.  If you still get the same error message

I would suggest you to reinstall this application using another setup file.

Thank you.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #147382

Recuva – Device Not Ready When Recovering a File

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Here are some steps that you can do to fix this problem with Recuva:

  • If you have your computer set to hibernate or sleep, disable it for the mean time.
  • Go to your DEVICE MANAGER by clicking on Start button, right-click MY COMPUTER and select PROPERTIES. Select DEVICE MANAGER.
  • Look for USB ROOT HUB and right-click on each one of them. Go to PROPERTIES and under POWER MANAGEMENT, uncheck “Allow the computer to turn this device off to save power”
  • Go to your CONTROL PANEL and open POWER OPTIONS. Click on CHANGE SETTINGS then CHANGE ADVANCED POWER SETTINGS.
  • Look for USB SETTINGS and disable both on battery and plugged-in.
  • Go to HARD DISK and change the minutes to 290000.

Start resanning again using Recuva and this should work fine.

 

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