Sep 15, 2017

EaseUS Data Recovery Software: lost files don't mean they're gone forever

Data loss is a reality of the modern computing experience, but just because you've lost the file doesn't mean it's gone forever. EaseUS Data Recovery Software can retrieve files from even the most catastrophic data losses, saving you time and money.

We've all been there. You finished writing your dissertation on difference between Democritean and Epicurean philosophy of nature, and just as you are about to press the print button to send it out into a hard copy to submit to your panel, you mistakenly press the delete button or click on the "close Window" button and whoosh! All your hard work goes down the drain.

Modern computer science has ways of recovering data you thought you lost forever. Introducing the EaseUS Data Recovery Software, a full feature suite of applications that can recover data loss from scenarios such as deletion, formatting, partition loss, and crashes due to various kinds of system failures such as a virus attack.

Recovering Deleted Files

Deletion is the most common data loss scenario, and many users accidentally or intentionally delete data which they thought was no longer necessary, only to find out that they need the files later. Regardless of why the data was deleted, once you've emptied the Recycle Bin or used Shift-Delete the data is unrecoverable through normal means.

Fortunately, if you haven't used your hard drive extensively or used other external memory devices since deletion, it's still possible to recover the lost data. That's because, when you delete a file, your computer hasn't actually gotten rid of the file yet, it's just hidden from its directory and marks the space it was in as usable for other files. As long as you haven't overwritten it with new data, the file is still there and can still be recovered. Thus, the first rule when trying to recover a deleted file is to stop what you're doing and especially do not put anything new into the drive where the files were.

3 easy ways to recover lost files

1. Windows Recycle Bin

Deleting a file using Windows simply sends the file to the Recycle Bin. As long as you haven't pressed the "Empty Recycle Bin" button by right clicking the Recycle Bin, you can easily recover most files without any further problems. To do this, simply open the Recycle Bin, select the files you want to recover, Right-click on them and click "Restore." The files will appear where you deleted them.

2. File History recovery

If you have emptied the Recycle Bin already, however, you will need to take some extra steps. To do this, open the folder where you deleted the file and click the History button. The File History will show all the files that were available in that folder from the most recent backup. Select the file you want to recover, and click Restore to bring it back.

3. Data Recovery Software

Sometimes, though, the circumstances prevent you from using these two easy methods. This is especially the case when the files are on external media such as a USB drive. Windows doesn't maintain a file index for these external drives, making the usual Windows techniques ineffective. In these cases, you need to look to a third party solution.

Download and Install EaseUS Data Recovery

Luckily, there is a comprehensive and powerful solution in EaseUS Data Recovery Software. Download the installer from the EaseUS website and install it. You can then use the new shortcut from your desktop to run the program.

Click the image to access the EaseUS Data Recovery download page

Running the application brings up the Data Recovery Wizard. This engages the Data Recovery Wizard, which will guide you step-by-step in recovering the deleted files. Start off by selecting the drive where the deleted files were on. Select the drive or partition from the list that appears. This is the drive where the lost file was originally found before it was deleted. Take note that EaseUS Data Recovery lets you select external devices such as USB flash drives and memory cards right here. After selecting the drive you wish to recover the data from, hit the orange Scan button at the bottom.

Afterwards, the application will scan the drive and look for all lost and deleted contents on the disk. This Quick Scan mode will find all the most recent files, but a more powerful Deep Scan mode is initiated after the Quick Scan to find even more lost files.

Once the list is complete, you can filter and preview all the recoverable files by type, making it easier to find the exact file you need to recover. Select the file you are looking for, and click "Recover" on the bottom right to restore them to your computer.

You will then be asked to save the file where you wish, saving you the trouble of locating the file afterwards as you would when using Windows file recovery options. Simply choose where to save the file, such as your desktop, and you'll find it there immediately.

This works whether the files are on a hard drive or solid state drive, a memory card or USB drive. This is especially helpful as the regular Windows file recovery methods detailed above do not work on external USB drives and memory cards. It's a good practice to save the file on a different drive or disk to ensure you don't mistakenly overwrite anything.

Recovering Formatted Hard Drives

Recovering data from a formatted hard drive is impossible without resorting to more powerful tools. However, formatting a hard drive normally erases the bookkeeping information on the disk, creating a new internal address table to use with the newly-wiped drive. However, the actual data is not erased, only the address tables, hence data recovery is still possible.

EaseUS Data Recovery Software can locate the lost data and create an address table which allows you to recover any files on the drive even after the format. Simply launch the application to engage the Data Recovery Wizard. This will allow you to select the disk which was formatted. The application will then do the Quick Scan of the disk, along with a Deep Scan to find even more data.

You can then filter the results by file type as you would when recovering deleted files. Select the files that you want, then click "Recover." This will prompt you to save the file in a location of your choice where you can easily find the file.

For the most part, it is the same procedure as the File Recovery process, but the difference is in choosing the drive that was formatted at the start of the process. After that, it's the same process all down to Recovery and saving the file to a new location.

It is recommended to save the file to a drive that is different from the one you are recovering the data from, so as to avoid overwriting any other files you may wish to recover. Not doing so may result in permanent data loss!

Recovering Lost Partitions

Physical drives that you find in your computer are organized in software partitions or volumes, which you may be familiar with as the different C: and D: drives you have on your computer. A hard drive can be separated into several software partitions, giving you two or more effective drives to use on one hard disk.

Having several partitions has its benefits, and can make it easier to organize and control your files, but it does add some complexity to your file system. However, this does give you some additional protection when it comes to data loss. Sometimes, a partition gets corrupted, deleted or otherwise damaged and lost. When you have several partitions, you only lose data in that partition, instead of having the entire hard drive wiped out.

The good news is that EaseUS Data Recovery Software can recover lost or corrupted partitions. For this particular scenario, you'll want to use the application EaseUS Partition Recovery, which is part of the application suite.

Data recovery for partitions works because the actual data is usually still on the disk, but the partition table that organizes it was damaged, destroyed or deleted either by a virus or some other error in computing. EaseUS Partition Recovery can recover the partitions, and works on all Windows versions from Windows 2000 up to Windows 10, and works on a variety of file system formats including FAT, NTFS, HFS, HFS+, HFSX, Ext2 and Ext3.

After downloading and installing the EaseUS Partition Recovery software, run the application to start the partition recovery process. Select Partition Recovery, after which you will be given a list of disk drives to recover a partition from.

Select the disk, then select a specified area to search for lost partitions, then click the Next button.

You will then be asked to choose a partition recovery method. You can choose Fast or Complete. The Fast method takes less time but can miss some deleted or lost partitions. You can try the Fast method first, and if you are unable to find the partition you are looking for, use the Complete method to do a more comprehensive scan and find the partition you need.

The application will then search and provide you a list of partitions that are available for recovery. Select the partition you wish to recover from the list, then click "Proceed." The application will then proceed to rebuild the partition table, and will notify you once the partition has been successfully recovered.

If you are unable to recover the entire partition with this method, you can still use the EaseUS Data Recovery tool to recover specific files from the lost partition, using the method described above. To do so, you will need to search the "Lost Partition" drives when you use the Data Recovery Wizard.

This won't recover the entire partition, but you can still effectively recover all the available files that are in the partition as you would with the normal Data Recovery process.

Easy Data Recovery for All Customer Levels

EaseUS Data Recovery offers an amazing tool that simplifies file and data recovery to a few clicks, and is very reliable in looking for lost data. Moreover, the recovered files are easily categorized and retain their original file names, instead of being anonymous chunks of data like you would find on some other competing data recovery software on the market.

This gives EaseUS a good competitive edge. You can use the program for free up to 2GB, which is a great way to test the program out and see if it works for you and your needs. However, when you're ready, you can easily upgrade to the Pro and Technician level of use either by purchasing from EaseUS.com or upgrading directly within the application.

Click the image to access the EaseUS Data Recovery download page

The Pro level is just USD 69.95 and gives you the ability to recover an unlimited number of files. This also provides you free technical support with EaseUS through LiveChat and other contact points. This may be invaluable for those situations where the data recovery isn't going as expected, or if you are new to this and need the experience of trained professionals.

For USD 99.90 you get the Pro + WinPE license which provides the added benefit of bootable media for emergencies, a crucial capability when the Windows drive or partition crashes. This option allows you to create a bootable USB drive or other media that lets you run EaseUS Data Recovery tools directly on a non-functioning computer, letting you recover the data from the hard drives.

For USD 299 you get the Technician license, which is geared towards professionals or Data Recovery companies. This option lets you offer technical services to clients, and is beyond the scope of this article, but it's a great option for those entrepreneurs who need an excellent toolkit to service their clients.

Conclusion

In conclusion, there are many ways to recover deleted files and software, including some that are built into the OS itself, but EaseUS Data Recovery Software provides a comprehensive kit that covers all the common scenarios you may find yourself in at a typical everyday office or computing environment. It's easy to use, powerful and well-organized, and reasonably priced. Even better, you can try the program suite for free and see if it has the correct mix of usability and powerful features that you need. You could do a lot worse with other solutions out there.

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