How to Recover Deleted Files after Using Eraser

Stay calm when you mistakenly delete files using Eraser secure deletion. Here you can apply EaseUS file recovery software to recover securely deleted files by using Eraser. Try it follow to recover your Eraser deleted files immediately.

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Can I recover securely deleted files after using Eraser

"Yesterday, I erased a bunch of files in a folder on my laptop by using Eraser secure deletion. Now, I find that I selected and deleted a wrong file, and I need to use it. How can I recover deleted files after using Eraser? If you know any solution or software that might help to recover files, please help!"

Eraser, like CCleaner, is one of the most popular file Shredders that can securely delete and overwrite files, folders, unused disk space or even entire drives. However, sometimes, you may accidentally delete a file or folder that you'll need later by using Eraser. 

When this happens, is it possible to recover deleted files using Eraser? How can you recover files deleted by Eraser?

File recovery possibility after using Eraser secure deletion 

As the file Shredder in Eraser will overwrite the data during the deleting process, which makes it more difficult to recover files deleted by Eraser than files deleted in a common way. But it doesn't mean impossible. 

The possibility of file recovery after using Eraser secure deletion depends on the method that you've set to erase files as the image listed below:

Eraser deletion modes.

  • 1 to 3 passes: files will be securely deleted (but recoverable). 
  • 7 passes: files will be securely removed and overwritten for 7 times.
  • 35 passes: permanently remove and overwrite files for 35 times. (It lasts for 20mins to 1hour or even days)

As the erasing process will last very long, therefore, if you halt the 7 or 35 passes erasing process immediately, you can still possible restore part of the lost data. 

Like the process of recovering CCleaner deleted file, Eraser file recovery can be possible with the help of EaseUS file recovery software. 

Tutorial: recover Eraser deleted files with EaseUS file recovery software

EaseUS file recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard, with powerful data recovery capacity, supports to fully scan the disk, search and restore the lost data from various complex data loss situations. 

Download this software and follow the tutorial, we'll show you how to recover part of the files deleted by Eraser:

Step 1. If you need to recover deleted files from an external storage device like SD card, USB or external hard drive, connect it to your computer at first. Then, run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your PC. Select the location and click the "Scan" button to let the program start scanning the target device.

run file recovery software

Step 2. When the scan finishes, all deleted files will be listed in the Deleted Files folder. You can find the target data easily by a quick search.

scan and find deleted files

Step 3. You can double-click to preview the found files. Then, select the files and click "Recover" to save them to a secure location on your PC or external storage device. Click "OK" to complete the process.

recover deleted files.

Back up files to prevent accidental deletion or erasing.

Besides, we also like to recommend you to create regular backups of essential data on your computer hard drive, USB, SD, etc., storage devices.

By doing so, you can effectively restore whatever you've lost by using file cleaner software like CCleaner or Eraser. 

EaseUS Todo Backup Free, as 100% secure and free backup software, can back up your files in only 3 steps:

Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo Backup and select "File" as the backup mode.

You may have a large amount of vital data to be protected as time goes on, such as documents, pictures, music, and videos, etc. It is always a good habit to have a backup on a regular basis. File Backup is one of the best choices for you to get over unexpected data loss.

click file backup to back up files

Step 2. Select the files that you want to back up.

select the file type to back up

Step 3. Select a destination to save your backup of the selected files.

You'd better create the backup file in some other storage media or in some other drive. If not, there may be a risk of the backup file getting corrupted or destroyed.

select the destination to save your backups

Advanced backup settings are useful when you want to create a flexible and automatic backup plan. 

information about advanced settings

The schedule is to create an automatic backup plan.

what is schedule backup

Backup options are to edit the advanced parameters. 

backup options

The Image-reserve strategy is to reserve the limited image as per image retention rule.

image-reserve strategy

Advanced backup settings are for reference only but not a prerequisite for backup.

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to execute your operation.

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