Accidentally deleting files is a very common issue. It’s a sickening feeling when you realize what you’ve done. Fortunately, there’s a very good chance that your file is still alive and kicking somewhere on your hard drive—you just need to know how to find it. With the right tools, finding and recovering that deleted files can be as simple as a few clicks of your mouse.
When your operating system deletes a file, all it really does is mark the space on your hard drive that your file occupies as free space. It’s still there, but your computer is now perfectly happy to write new data on top of it—at which point the file recovery process becomes a lot more difficult. That means you should stop using your computer or any other external memory storage devices (hard drive, memory card, USB drive etc.) to protect the deleted files for data recovery.
How to recover deleted files and folders (EaseUS Data Recovery 11.6)?
Even though Windows may not be able to see a file you accidentally deleted – or perhaps became the victim to a disk failure – it’s usually possible that the data could still be there and able to be retrieved.
EaseUS Data Recovery software is a free, secure and effective data recovery tool that helps you to find out lost files for accidental deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack (especially ransomware/malware attack rising in this year like new Petya and WannaCry Ransomware), system crash, improper operation or other reasons precisely and recover it from PC, laptop, hard drive, SSD, USB drives, memory card, digital camera, etc.
EaseUS makes data recovery simple for any user, whether you’re an IT manager or someone who has never used data recovery software. How does EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard work? Just need simple steps, you can get all your data back.
Step 1: Launch the Program and Start Scanning
First of all, download the program and install it on your computer (DO NOT install it on the disk where you lost your data, otherwise those lost files and data will be overwritten).
Now select a location to start finding data, like Existing partitions, Lost partitions (This option is suitable for the situation of a data loss caused by deleting a partition, losing a partition or re-partition. The program will read the partition table and list all the deleted partition info under it.).
Step 2: Scan Your Computer or Device
In the upper part of the program process bar will displaying the status of the recovery, after the process bar is the estimated remaining time.
Technically the first scan will be very quick. The program will first list all the files that are simply deleted or cleaned from the recycle bin.
After the quick scan, the software will perform a new sector by sector scan automatically, which will take longer than the first scan. Please be patient and do not interrupt it in the middle of the process if not necessary.
Step 3: Preview and Recover the Files
The scan result interface is divided into 3 parts. At the left is the Directory Tree list. The window in the middle displays all the files and folders under the folder selected in the left window with more info (date, type, size and so on). The window at the right side displays a thumbnail and info for the file selected in the middle window. It provides a Preview option to preview some specific file types in the program.
After the preview or search, you can select the targeted files and press Recover button to recover and save them on your computer or storage device (Please DO NOT save the files into the drive or device where you lost the data).
Moreover, you can export the scan results by clicking Export Scan Status, and you can Import the scan results to perform another recovery without scanning again at any time by clicking Import Scan Status.
More About EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
Supported System & Hardware:
- Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003
- File System: FAT(FAT12, FAT16, FAT32), exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, ext2, ext3, HFS+
- CPU: at least with x86.
- RAM: at least 128 MB.
- Disk Space: the minimum of the space for installing Data Recovery Wizard is 32 MB.
English, German, Japanese, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Swedish, Danish, Russian, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Turkish, Korean and Indonesian.
PC/Laptop, Hard Drive, External Disk, USB Drive, Pen Drive, Digital Camera, Camcorder, Music Player, Memory Card/Stick, CF/SD Card, iPod, Video Player, Zip Drive, Micro Card, SSD and Other Storage Media
Supported Types of Files:
- Document: DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX, PDF, CWK, HTML/HTM, INDD, EPS, etc.
- Graphics: JPG/JPEG, TIFF/TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD, CRW, CR2, NEF, ORF, SR2, MRW, DCR , WMF, RAW, SWF, SVG , RAF, DNG, ARW, RW2, DCR, KDC, ERF, 3FR, MEF, PEF, SRW, X3F etc.
- Video: AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, MKV, ASF, FLV, SWF, MPG, RM/RMVB, MPEG etc.
- Audio: AIF/AIFF, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA, APE, MID/MIDI, RealAudio, VQF, FLV, MKV, MPG, M4V, RM/RMVB, OGG, AAC, WMV, APE etc.
- Email: PST, DBX, EMLX, etc. (from Outlook, Outlook Express etc.)
- Others: Such as Archives (ZIP, RAR, SIT, ISO etc.), exe, html, SITX etc.
EaseUS Data Recovery earns top position on our list of the best data recovery software thanks to an intuitive interface that nearly any user can understand and use. Its streamlined design saves time and avoids unnecessary steps that could otherwise confuse novice users, making data recovery as easy as clicking a few buttons while delivering excellent results. Its recovery rates were among the highest we tested, and the features that are critical to businesses are all there.