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  • Add Date: 2015-02-04 02:10:58  Update Date:2018-07-09 04:33:33

This article applies to:

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard (Windows and MAC versions)

 

 

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This article mainly guides you how to recover lost data in the case that the lost files with original file names cannot be opened or failed to be located. It contains the content below:

 

Why can't you recover files with original file names and folder structures?

 

What is RAW Recovery?

 

How to recover lost files with RAW Recovery?

 

 

Why can't you recover files with original file names and folder structures?

 

A file storage is made up of the File Record information (contains the folder structure info, file name, established time, the storage place of data content, etc.) and the specific Data Content, both of which are normally saved on different areas of the partition.

 

Once a file gets deleted, all the Data Field associated with this file will be marked as empty in File Directory. However, the contents of the file are still physically stored on the hard drive till it gets overwritten by the new saved files.

Generally, if both of File Record and Data Content are intact, data recovery tool will easily recover the lost files by searching File Directory of the partition and the recovered files will have original file names and folder structures.

 

However, if the File Directory is corrupted by some changes (reformatting, system reinstallation, partition/drive shows as RAW status and other changes, etc.), the File Record of the file cannot piont to the right Data Content.

 

In this case, data recovery tool cannot find the valid data by searching File Directory. That's the reason why you cannot find lost files with original file names and folder structures, or the recovered files have original file names and folder structures but cannot be opened.


What is RAW Recovery?

Data recovery tools usually rebuild lost files in 2 ways. One is the fast and easy way to locate the files via File Directory info. The scan result will be listed in a file tree with original file name and attributes. Generally, you will find them in "Existing Partition", "Lost Partition" and "Other lost files" from the folder list.

Another is RAW Recovery, which will search and re-create the file directly by searching all Data Field. It requires more time to go through all sectors on a partition. The recovered file will be assigned a new name like FILE001 and all sorted by file types in "More lost files (RAW Files)" folder.

 

When the File Directory is corrupted, there's no method to recover files with right file names and data content. So you need ot check the files found by RAW Recovery in order to recover lost data.
 



How to recover lost files with RAW Recovery?


RAW files folder found by RAW Recovery only appears after a Deep Scan, then the folder will be listed at the buttom of file tree.

Since RAW files comes with a totally new name, you have to check them one by one to see if any required file is included. It would cost a huge amount of time to confirm all listed files, but we still have some solutions to help you speed it up. Let's introduce the steps of Windows and Mac seperately.

 

Windows Version

Mac Version

 

For Windows version:

1. All RAW files under More lost files (RAW) and Special Lost Files (Label) are archived by file type, so it is better to check the most desired file type first.

2. RAW files can be listed in descending order of file size. The files comes with proper file size can be checked first.

3. List pictures/videos in thumbnail, so you can view 10 or more files a time.

How to list RAW files in thumbnail:

 

For Mac Version:

 

1. All RAW Files and Label RAW Files are archived by file type, so it is better to check the most desired file type first.

2. RAW files can be listed in descending order of file size. The files comes with proper file size can be checked first.

3. List pictures/videos in thumbnail, so you can view 10 or more files a time.

 

 


 

We also offer remote assistance service to help user filter a large amount of scan result more efficiently. If you need that, please contact us via Livechat or support@easeus.com, we will arrange a remote session as soon as we can.

 

 

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