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Recover Lost Data with RAW Recovery of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows

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 the lost files cannot be found.

Updated on 2021-09-01

This article applies to:

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows

What is RAW Recovery?
Data recovery tools usually rebuild lost files in 2 ways:

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 "Deleted Files"from the folder list. This is considered to be fast in a recovery process.

RAW Recovery

It is a procedure to search and re-create the file directly by searching all Data Field. You can consider it as a kind of recovery method adopted by our developer. It requires more time to go through all sectors on a partition. The recovered file will be assigned a new name like FILE001, MissFile001 and all sorted by file types in “Other Lost Files”→"Files Lost Original Name” and “Tags” folder.

In conclusion, RAW recovery is not an independent software, it is a feature that will be processed automatically when you scan a drive in EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

What kind of files does each folder contain?

Deleted Files

Files found through quick scan. Those files generally come with original names and folders but probably cannot be opened due to the folder structure or file corruption.

Other Lost Files”→"Files Lost Original Name”

Files found through advanced scan. Those files generally lose their original names but the contents are still intact and more likely to be opened.


Files found through advanced scan. Those files are listed by device model and user info. For example. The camera folder will show you a list of photos that are shoot by different camera brands. The Artist folder will show you a list of the songs by different singers. And the PDF, PTT, Excel, Word folders will show you a list of different users created those documents.

When the File Directory is corrupted, there's no method to recover files with right file names and data content. And it will be vain-less no matter how many times you run the scan . In such a case, the best result you can get is to recover the content of the files without the names/folders.  
How to recover lost files with RAW Recovery?
RAW files folders found by RAW Recovery only appears after a full advanced scan, then the folders will be listed at the bottom 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 tips to help you directly locate the files you are looking for.
1. The program will start a quick scan at first. During the quick scan session, the program will search for the files based on the remaining file system info. Those files will be listed in Deleted Files and Other Lost Files.

Here you may encounter with such situations:
1) You find the file with the original name/folder and it does allow you to preview partially.

 2)You find the file with the original name/folder but it says the file format is not supported or unable to preview.

3). You did not find anything related to the information you need from the current folder structure.
In situation 1, it means that you are lucky to find the original files with same names/folders. And you just need to select the file/folders and hit recover button to download the files/folders to another drive.
In situation 2 and 3, it means that the file system information is damaged so you are unable to find the original names/folders of the files. You will have to wait for the advanced scan to be finished and filter the files in other methods.
2. You will find more files than you see in the quick scan when the advanced scan is finished.

That means you have a greater opportunity to find the files that you were not finding or not opening in the previous quick scan. However, there are thousands of files and it will be a time-consuming to check all the files one after another. Based on years of experience, our professionals prepared the following tips for you to locate the right recoverable files effectively.

1) Filter files with the information you obtain from the quick scan:
Note down the size and the extension of the files you find but unable to open/preview in the quick scan. Enter that extension name in the search box and choose to list them by size, you will get a list of files including the quick scan results and advanced scan results. Find out the one that has the same size of the previous file from the results and you will be able to open it.

2) Filter files by Tags when you do not find any useful info from the quick scan: 
The files in this folder will be reorganized by file types if there is no file system information can be retrieved. For example, Artists includes the music files, Camera includes the photos and videos, Excel includes the xls and xlxs files,etc. And there will be sub-folders if the program detects more information like the device you used to shoot the photos/videos, which will further help you locate the right files you need.

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.

Do you need specialized Manual Data Recovery Services?

You may need further help for tough data loss situations like reformatting drive, RAW disk, partition loss, repartition failures, system boot error and virtual disk corruption. Consult with EaseUS Data Recovery Experts for cost-efficient one-on-one manual recovery service. They could offer the following services after FREE diagnosis:

1. Repair corrupted RAID structure
2. Unformat the drive which was formatted by mistake
3. Repair damaged RAW drive that needs to be reformatted (Bitlocker encrypted drive is also supported)
4. Repair unbootable Windows operating system
5. Recover/repair lost partition and reparitioned drive (the one that cannot be recovered by software)

6. Repair corrupted virtual disk file (.vmdk, .vhd, .vhdx, etc.)

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