One of the most unpleasant situations is when you realize that you have deleted important files and folders without unfortunately having an updated backup. Or when you discover that a storage drive is no longer accessible, along with all its contents.
Among the best software for recovering deleted files from the Windows recycle bin, USB drives or memory cards is undoubtedly the excellent EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional.
This program is a valuable lifeline when you need to recover files after a malware infection, system crash, accidental data deletion, partition loss, file system corruption and so on.
The great advantage of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional is that the program combines a very simple to use interface (the procedure for recovering deleted files is basically the same regardless of the type of media to be analyzed) with an advanced scanning engine that, among other things, easily recognizes FAT file system (FAT12, FAT16, FAT32), exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, ext2, ext3 and HFS+.
Recover Files Deleted From The Recycle Bin
When you delete one or more files from the Windows recycle bin or when you press and hold the SHIFT key to permanently delete a file, you mistakenly believe that the files have been completely lost and that you cannot go back to your own steps.
When you delete a file stored on a traditional hard disk, the object is not completely deleted: the corresponding clusters are simply indicated as being available again even though their content is not changed.
If you try to read the content of such data clusters, it will then remain available and recoverable until it is overwritten. That’s why when you realize that you need to recover one or more deleted files, it’s important to act as quickly as possible, avoiding the installation of new applications and the storage of new information on the drive being serviced.
This aspect is also remembered during the installation of the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard (it is suggested not to install the program in the same drive containing data to be recovered).
In the case of SSDs, things do not work the same way. In SSDs – provided the operating system supports the TRIM command – deleted files are automatically deleted: SSDs and flashes delete files in blocks of multiple drives called “pages”. When part of the information in a block has to be removed, the SSD moves the portions of the block to be kept in a new block and then deletes the entire source block (the process is called garbage collection).
However, it is the firmware of the SSD that decides when and how to permanently delete the data; and the firmware of the various manufacturers can behave very differently.
As explained in this article, there are currently no “ATA” commands to directly access low-level SSD chips.
Using software such as the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is therefore important to have a good chance of recovering data not only from traditional hard drives but also from SSDs, flashes and removable media of various kinds.
The important thing, in any case, is to act as soon as possible even if it can recover deleted data and cancel the formatting of magnetic hard drives, SSD drives, USB and memory cards eventually allowing a recovery of RAW data.
After launching the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, the program shows the folders, partitions and drives that can be subject to a data recovery operation.
The great thing about the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is that the application performs two types of scanning: the first, very fast, takes just a few minutes to complete – even on the largest drives – and the second, much more thorough, takes significantly longer to complete.
Once the quick scan is complete, you don’t have to wait until the in-depth scan is complete: you can already interact with the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard interface to check which files are recoverable.
The EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard also manages to estimate – with a very good approximation – the duration of the two scanning operations, so you will know exactly when they will be finished.
The Graphs, Audio, Document, Video and Other buttons allow you to “filter” the results so as to obtain the list of deleted, recoverable files belonging to the various “categories”.
After selecting the files to be recovered by checking the corresponding boxes, just click on the Recover button at the bottom right to restore them elsewhere.
EaseUS recommends that you do not save the files to the same drive on which you are recovering data.
Before recovering data from hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, USB, memory cards and disks in RAID configuration, right-clicking on a file then choosing Preview, you can even verify the contents.
After the in-depth scan is complete, we suggest you to click on Deep Scan Result, in the left column.
This will find the items Lost Special Files and Multiple Lost Files (RAW).
In the first section you will find the items that the in-depth scan procedure has indicated as still recoverable, while in the second section you will find files that can be restored in RAW format.
As we explained in the article Difference between NTFS, FAT32 and exFAT: this is what changes the file system determines how files are stored and organized inside a hard disk, a flash drive, an SSD drive and in general in any other medium.
When, for whatever reason, the file system is corrupted, you cannot rely on it to recover deleted items by reading their corresponding characteristics and the locations where they are stored.
Data recovery in RAW (raw) format therefore allows you to restore files that, with a different approach, you could not get your hands on again.
To facilitate the identification of the files of interest, even if in many cases you cannot see the corresponding name (because of the information not available at the level of the file system …), EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard still divides them by type.
The EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard also offers a very useful feature that allows you to resume a scan from where you left off.
By stopping a scan and then clicking the Go Back button, the application asks if you were interested in saving the status of the analysis of the specified units so that it can resume, if necessary, later.
By clicking on the small button highlighted in the figure, it is possible to indicate the file containing information on the status of a scan, previously stored.
Recover Deleted Data From USB Drives
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard also helps you to restore deleted files from USB drives.
USB sticks and other removable drives are very susceptible to data loss: in addition to accidental deletion of files, you may also lose important information – for example – in the event of a sudden power failure or power surge.
Problems may also occur when disconnecting the USB medium without safely removing the hardware during a data transfer operation: Is it really necessary to safely remove the hardware?
How do I recover data from my USB drive when Windows asks when I insert the media if I want to format it?
The EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard allows you to solve unpleasant situations and recover files from USB drives that other utilities cannot restore.
The procedure for recovering data from a USB drive is very similar to the one you saw before: in the main screen of the application you just have to choose the drive ID letter corresponding to the removable media to start the scan.
Recover Deleted Files From the Recycle bin and USB Drives With EaseUS
The EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is also a solution if Windows unfortunately detects a USB drive that contained important data as a RAW drive and proposes to format it (messages “You need to format the drive in the drive to use it” or “Unknown file system”).
If Windows refuses to open the USB drive and view its contents, the advice is to start a thorough scan with the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and refer especially to the Deep Scan Result section in the left column.
Recovering Files from Formatted Memory Card
The EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard supports memory cards from all major manufacturers (Sandisk, Kingston, Lexar, Toshiba, Samsung, PNY, Sony, Verbatim, Panasonic, Fujifilm and so on).
The best results are obviously obtained with a thorough scan that not only allows you to get a list of deleted files that can be restored but also to recover the contents of a memory card that had been formatted.
The suggestion is to click on Deep Scan Result, in the left column of the program, and focus your attention especially on the sections More Lost Files (RAW) and Lost Partition.
Within these sections you will most likely find files that were stored on your memory card before it was formatted.
How to try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
EaseUS provides a Free version of the Data Recovery Wizard, but only allows you to restore up to 2 GB of data.
However, it is the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional that provides the most advanced features supporting all types of devices and ensuring free lifetime updates and technical support.
The trial version of the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional allows you to try out the data recovery software and see which files can be restored after purchasing a license.
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By entering this code when ordering, you will get a 50% discount.
The EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional can also be purchased with WinPE boot support, which allows you to boot from an emergency stand and retrieve data from that workspace. By doing so, you will have an even greater chance of restoring deleted files.