How to Recover Deleted Files after Using Eraser

Abby Haines updated on Jun 28, 2019 to Data Recovery Solution | How-to Articles


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.

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. Run file recovery program.
If you deleted files on an external storage device like SD card, USB or external hard drive, connect it to your computer.
# Run EaseUS file recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard on your PC.
# Select the location - hard drive partition or external storage device where you deleted files.
# Click "Scan" to let the program scan deleted files on the target device.

Run file recovery software.

Step 2. Scan to find deleted files.
# Deleted Files: all deleted files will be listed under this column after the scanning.

Scan and find deleted files.

Step 3. Restore deleted files.
You can double-click to check the found files.
You can also use the timeline to quickly find your recently deleted files.

Recover deleted files.

Choose deleted files found by this software, click "Recover" to restore them to a secure location on your PC or external storage device. Click "OK" to complete the process.

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: Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and choose "File Backup", "Disk/partition Backup" or "System Backup" for different backup purpose.

Step 2: Choose the system, disk partition, files that you want to back up. Then select a destination where you want to store the backup file.

Step 3: Click "Proceed" to start the data backup process.

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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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