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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard (All versions)
This article tells how to fully evaluate with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard free trial version in different data lose cases, and the links included in this article always refer to another guide which gives steps to finish a scan or solutions for a possible issue which may appear in the evaluation process.
All the linked articles plus the main article here forms a system which will give you a clear idea how this product work, the correct steps to use it and answers to the possible questions you might have before a real lost data scan. So, it is strongly recommended you read the whole article carefully before the test, and follow the steps exactly to see if the lost data can be found.
The most important 4 conditions need to be checked before the test are:
1. The drive can be listed in Windows Disk Management normally (Please right click "My Computer" and choose "Manage" -> "Storage" -> "Disk Management"), otherwise, our product will fail to recognise the drive.
2. There is no hardware issue/plenty of bad sectors/power supply issue on the drive which contains lost data. Hardware issue and bad sector can be verified with some professional hard drive diagnostic tool, such as HDTune.
3. No new data has been written to the drive and no further operation has been made since the data got lost. But if this already happened, you only have the chance to recover the rest part of lost data which has not further affected yet.
4. Some basic info of this product, including software/hardware requirement, support file system, file type and others can be found in Reference.
1. If my data can be recovered with this tool?
Every single data lose case is independent and different to others, so it is hard to give a certain answer if the files are still recoverable or not before a real scan finishes.
Theoretically, if the lost data has not damaged for the second time (write new data after data lost, or make further changes on the partition), our product has a high chance to recover them completely.
2. How much time the scan required?
The same to last question, it is hard to know this for sure due to different data lost case, different device I/O speed, different amount of data to recover etc.
As a reference sample, to recover from a fully used 1TB SATA hard drive usually costs 12-15 hours.
3. How to test when the lost data was located on C drive or data lost due to system corrupt?
Any operation on the partition/drive where lost data located may cause further damage to the data and make them permanently lost, so this should never happen for a successful data recovery case.
If lost data is located on system partition, in order to avoid further damage to the data, user need to stop using the system immediately. And connect the drive to another computer as a data drive for scan or using WinPE edition of this product to run the scan in a different Pre-OS mode.
4. What if data lost due to incorrect system recovery
New write data during the system recovery has overwritten part of the old data on the drive already, and made them unable to recover since then. However, according to our experience, it is still worth to have a test to see if the rest part of lost data is still recoverable.
5. Which version to test or does free trial works the same as full?
Two different editions can be used for test before upgrading to a valid license, Free and Trial. They have exactly the SAME scan mechanism included as all the paid editions have. That means paid edition will not give a better result if free or trial fails.
And the only difference between them is Free can recover 2GB data in total without charge, Full has no limitation on this, while trial can show you what files can be found before you buy.
Free has an indicator in the red box below which will show you the left amount you can still use. Please note that the default free space is 500MB and you can click Face Book, Twitter or Google+ at the bottom to share the software to gain 1.5GB more free space.
1. Decide which partition to scan
Select a partition/location where lost files exists. If you lost data because of partition lost or damaged, you will be able to find the lost partition in Lost Disk Drives section and start the scan from there.
2. Check Deep Scan
Our product will process a fast scan first. Mostly it can be finished in minutes and list some recent deleted files. But if the needed one is not present among them from Quick Scan Result, checking Deep Scan Result can bring you more files to filter (Deep Scan usually requires much more time than fast scan).
With version 8.0 and later versions, you are allowed to view the found files right after the scan starts.
To interrupt the scan process and save data at any time is possible now with Pause button.But it is recommended you wait till the scan finishes for a better scan result.
3. Check if the needed files are in the scan result
All detected data will be listed as the below picture shows, you have to filter the data you need and decide which files to recover in this step.
Some tips for you in this step:
1. Several file types can be previewed before you save them, they are .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .xls, .xlsx, .doc, .docx, .txt.
2. Export Scan Status is used to save the status of current scan into some .rsf file for continue recover process in a later time, only Recover button can help you actually save the real files.
3. If you have some duplication files or unknown files listed in the result, please just ignore them. They are listed in the result just because our product will try to re-build every possible file with the file trace found in the scan process to increase the possibility of a successful recovery for you.
4. Do not miss the files in More lost files (RAW Files) folder at the bottom of the scan result list.
4. Save found data
Found data should be never saved to original location until you can ensure all data has been recovered. So it is better for you to prepare a second drive for saving the data temporarily before every single file is recovered.
And after the data saved, you will have a folder named 1NTFS or 1FAT on the target drive, and the data you selected to recover is included in the subsequent folder under it.
If you have recovered some of the lost data successfully with Free edition and the assistance of this article, then you can consider upgrade to full to recover the rest data when you have more than 2GB data to recover.
When recovering the single large data which is larger than 4GB, please DO NOT save it the FAT12/16/32 partition due to the file size limitation of FAT file system. Otherwise, you cannot open the file normally.
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