Recover Files and Data Deleted by CCleaner [Updated 2021]

When CCleaner deleted valuable files by mistake while running it to clean useless files on your computer, don't worry. EaseUS file recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard is available here to help you perform CCleaner file recovery, getting all deleted files back, in 3 simple steps.

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CCleaner, short for Crap Cleaner, is developed by Piriform, which serves users as a utility tool to clean unwanted or useless data including temporary internet files and even files in the recycle bin. And this program soon got hot when it was first released.

When CCleaner deletes your valuable files by mistake, don't worry. Follow this page, you'll learn how to recover CCleaner deleted files and useful tips to protect data.

Recover CCleaner deleted files

CCleaner deleted my files

"Hey, guys. Do you have any ideas on how to recover data cleaned by CCleaner? Yesterday, I got a warning notice from my computer, telling me that the drive is not available for storing more data. Then, I used CCleaner to delete some files and folders and wipe out all those deleted files and data from the recycle bin. And the problem started.

I was about to email and send an important file to my colleague. The file disappeared together with some other important data. And nothing showed up in the Recycle Bin as I had emptied it. What can I do to recover data cleaned by CCleaner? I need help."

What to do when CCleaner cleaned your computer volume or deleted files on your computer? 

Stop using the software and your computer or storage devices first. Then find a professional data recovery software to perform CCleaner file recovery immediately. 

Tips for recovering files deleted by CCleaner 

Is it possible to get data back after using CCleaner? Can inexperienced users recover data cleaned by this software? Sure! Here are some tips for you to follow and increase the chances of data recovery after using CCleaner:

# 1. Change settings in CCleaner

According to CCeanler website, to increase the chances of file recovery, you should avoid using the below settings in CCleaner:

  1. 1. Secure Deletion (Don't use 7 or 35 passes)
  2. 2. Wipe free space on drives
  3. 3. Wipe the MFT free space
The fewer passes in the secure deletion settings, the better chance you'll have for data recovery.
Once you noticed valuable files get deleted by CCleaner, stop the cleaning process immediately and don't use your storage device. 

# 2. Download professional data recovery software for help

Professional data recovery software like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is able to recover partial data from an unfinished cleaning process and files deleted by secure deletion with pass 1 or 3 passes settings in CCleaner.

It enables users to recover whatever they lost on their computer and other storage devices. 

Recover data cleaned by CCleaner with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard entitles great users with powerful capacities in dealing with different troublesome data loss cases. Now, you can apply this software to recover your lost data cleaned by CCleaner by following the 3 steps below:

Step 1. Select a location and Start Scanning

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and hover over the partition where you lost data. This could be a hard disk drive, external disk, USB, or SD card. Then, click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Preview and Select the Files You Want to Recover

When the scan finishes, click Filter to display only the file types you want. Navigate to "Deleted Files" or "Other Lost Files" to find the files you want. Double-click a file to preview its content, if you'd like.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover Lost Data

After choosing the data, click "Recover" and choose a location on another drive to save the files.

Recover lost data

Important: tips to protect data from CCleaner deletion

Besides offering a solution for data recovery, we'd also like to offer you some useful tips to protect your data from being deleted by CCleaner.

# 1. Create a regular backup of valuable data

Whenever you deleted or lost data due to deletion, formatting or other various reasons, data backup is always a lifesaver. Therefore, do remember to create a regular backup of valuable data on your computer or external storage devices.

EaseUS Todo Backup Free, with its File Backup, Disk/Partition Backup features, enables you to directly back up all files at one time in only 3 steps. You can't really miss it! Here are the steps:

Note: Before you start backing up disk or partition, please make sure that your target disk, partition or external storage device is empty and big enough for saving the backup images.

Step 1. If you want to backup hard drive disk or partition to an external storage device, connect the device to your PC/laptop.

Step 2. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup on your PC and click "Disk/Partition" on the home screen. Or, you can click the menu icon at the left top corner, and choose Disk/Partition Backup there. 

Select Disk/Partition backup mode to start backing up your disk

Step 3. Choose the disk or partition that you want to backup as the source disk.
And select the external storage device or a big enough disk as the destination disk to save the backup image of the selected disk/partition.

Choose the source and destination disk to backup computer to USB flash drive

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to start the disk/partition backup process.
When the process finishes, you can unplug or disconnect the external storage device.
And all the data will appear on the destination disk or storage device with a compressed form by taking small space.

# 2. Don't use CCleaner with its default settings

When you run CCleaner with its default settings, the chance of file recovery will be minimized. To increase the chance, change its default settings as recommended above.

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Written by Tracy King

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