Recuva version 1.44.778
WinXP (32bit) SP3
CPU: AMD Athon II X2 245
Onboard Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4200
I too experienced this "Ran of out Memory Error".
I just used shift-delete on a folder containing mp3s, and tried to use Recuva. But I would like to note that I installed Recuva on C drive and the deleted files were located on my external F drive. So this installation could not overwrite these files. I did nothing else between deleting the files and using Recuva. I only installed the software.
I knew exactly where the files were and used the wizard. (selected file type: music, selected last known parent folder)
But I get error message "F:Ran out of Memory" after stage 1 completes.
My F drive (ext HDD) has 435Gb of free disk space. On my second attempt I also ran windows task manager to track the memory usage. Here's what occurred:
During stage 1, memory usage grew steadily from 800Mb to 2470Mb (Page File usage, there was still plenty of physical memory remaining)
Then during stage 2, memory usage began to drop then the error message appeared.
1. I didn't run out of HDD space.
2. I didn't run out of RAM.
So what does this message mean?
Does this error message secretly imply that it couldn't find any deleted files and they are unrecoverable?