Some users used Recuva to recover files for free, however since the data loss or drive damage is compicated, some restored files from Recuva cannot be open or in random code. File restored by Recuva are not opening.
Here are a list of possible causes when files cannot be open by Recuva when it failed to restore the correct files.
Here is a list of can and can't do by Recuva
More details: recovered files are not opening
We would recommend the following professional recovery tool when Recuva did not work. The following tool provides RAW recovery that is able to help especially for large images, videos, movies in complete size, for example, a movie over 4GB.
Step1. Download the program, run the data recovery software and choose the recovery option "RAW Drive Recovery" which will help search files in complete file mode which is especially useful when the deleted files are large.
Step2. Choose the drive where you want to restore files, and scan it for lost data.
Step3. Select files to save them on a different drive.
Question: Recuva recovered video won't play, the restored video cannot be open
Answer: It's very likely that the video file is pretty large that Recuva failed to find the complete video. You may use RAW Drive Recovery in the above tool that is able help track large video files especially movies and get them restored completely.
Question: Recuva recovered image won't open, unable to open photos restored by Recuva
Solution: When the images were not supported by Recuva for a recovery, especially they are speical photo formats by some cameras, or when the images were not fully restored by Recuva, you may try some other professional tools to rescan your drive.
Question: Recuva restored files are in random code, unable to open restored files from Recuva, or all files restored by Recuva won't open
Solution: You may try other professional tools like iCare Recovery Pro that has raw recovery to scan full files.