Data Recovery Software with Original File Names

Tracy King updated on Aug 14, 2019 to Data Recovery Solution | How-to Articles


When your data gets deleted, formatted on Windows computer hard drive or external hard drive, stop using the device. Download EaseUS data recovery software for help. This software will fully scan the device and restore all your lost files with original file names in only 3 steps.

How to Restore Lost Data with Original File Names

"Hey guys, can anyone of you give me a suggestion about how to select a data recovery software that can restore lost data with original file names? Recently, my USB drive suddenly became raw. I didn't take any operation on it.

Yesterday, I connected my USB drive to my computer, trying to copy a useful file to share with my colleague. But it turned out that my USB drive became raw. I could not access the files in it. What am I supposed to do?"

Mostly, when you lose a single file, it can be very easy to locate the lost file. But when you lost multiple files, you may want to use reliable data recovery software that supports to restore files with the original file name.

So how to find a reliable software and get rid of this issue? Here is something that you should know before finding the right solution.

Two Factors - Determining If the File Name Can Be Restored

You should know is that not all data recovery software can restore lost data with the original file name. The possibility of restoring lost file name is basically based on the two factors in the below.

1. The loss of file elements - Directory Info or Data Content

As you can see from the below image, a lost file includes two parts on storage devices - Directory Info (File Name, Time Stamp, Size Info, etc.) and Data Content. The Directory Info keeps the file information. 

Two elements of saved data.

  • When both Directory Info and Content are safe, you can directly restore lost files with the original file names.
  • When both parts were damaged, you won't restore the files at all.
  • If the Directory Info part gets lost or corrupted, the lost data can be restored. The recoverable files will be renamed like this: File001.doc, File002.xls, etc.
  • If the Data Content area (content part) gets damaged, the file will be recovered but won't open.

2. Data loss causes

It doesn't matter if you know which part of the data content - Directory or Content is lost or damaged. All you need to know is how the files get lost - losing the whole partition or device gets formatted. The former the cause is listed, the bigger chance you'll have for restoring the original name of lost files: 

  • Partition loss
  • Device becomes RAW
  • File deletion
  • Device formatting

Solution: Download EaseUS Data Recovery Software for Help

Stop worrying about how to data recovery software with original file names. With the help of efficient data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, all the complex and troublesome cases will be effortlessly resolved. It's efficient in restoring data with original file names.

Complex data cases like SSD data recovery or partition recovery Windows 7 can be effortlessly settled with the help of this tool. When you can find the lost files with original file names, it will save quite a lot of energies and time.

Perform Data Recovery with Original File Names

Follow the next steps and start rescuing your data:

Step 1. Connect your device to PC.

If you lost data on an external hard drive, USB or SD card, connect the device to your PC firstly.

Step 2. Run the data recovery software and scan lost data.

1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your PC.
2. Select the device where you lost data under "Hard Disk Drives", "External Devices" or "Specify a location".
3. Click "Scan" to start scanning the lost data now.

Run data recovery software.

Step 3. Preview and restore data.

1. After the scanning, you can double-click each file to preview them from below tabs:

  • Delete Files: All your deleted files are listed here.
  • Drive (with your device name): It loads found files here.
  • Lost Partition Files: Check first if your hard drive is formatted or partition gets deleted.
  • Extra Files: All files that lost names or paths on your drive can be found here.
Preview lost data.

After this, you can even use "Filter" or "Search" to quickly find all your lost data.

2. Finally, you can choose those lost data and specify a safe location on your PC to complete the data recovery process by clicking "Recover" now.

Restore lost data.

If you lost files due to virus attack, system crash or other reasons, you can also apply EaseUS Data Recovery for help. Comparing to the loss of the original names, getting the valuable files back matters more. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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