Free hard drive data recovery software

Tracy King updated on Jul 19, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles


If you lost or deleted important files, you can turn to hard disk recovery software for help. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition supports to effortlessly recover whatever you lost on the hard disk drive, USB, SD, etc devices within 3 simple steps. Download this file recovery software to recover all your lost data.

Causes of Hard Drive Data Loss

It is very common that you lost data because data loss happens every day. Usually, data loss are caused by the following reasons:

  • A file or folder was accidentally deleted.
  • Some or all of the partitions have been formatted (e.g., using Fdisk).
  • The system displays the message "NTLDR is missing, Press any key to restart".
  • The partition table is corrupt or damaged.
  • A file or folder on your hard drive became inaccessible due to virus attack or virus infection.

At this point, most people learn the importance of a backup. But people often lost data without any backup. When you encounter any problem above, all you need is free data recovery software

  • The only precondition is that your hard drive is not damaged physically.
  • And the data on the hard drive has not been overwritten. 

Download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition

EaseUS is an easy-to-use and effective data recovery tool. It stands out among the free file recovery software for the following reasons:

  • Recovers up to 2GB for free. This free hard drive data recovery software can recover 2GB data for free, while Disk Dill only supports 500MB and Minitool supports 1GB.
  • Supports many data loss situations. EaseUS file recovery software recovers data after formatting, deletion, virus attack, OS crash and more.
  • Recovers all types of lost files: photos, documents, videos, audio, emails, compressed files, etc.
  • It works with Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista, XP. EaseUS supports most major file systems.

Steps to Restore Lost HDD Data with EaseUS

This free hard drive data recovery software can recover 2GB data free of charge. If you need to recover more than 2GB data, you need to upgrade EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition to a pro version.

Now you can follow the guide to perform a fast hard drive recovery to get back your lost files in simple steps:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS hard drive recovery software

  • Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the drive on your hard disk where you lost or deleted files.
  • Click Scan to start scanning all lost data and files.
Select hard drive disk to scan

Step 2. Scan to find all lost hard drive data

EaseUS hard drive recovery software will scan the whole selected drive and find all lost files, including all existing and hidden data.

Scan to find all hard drive data

Step 3. Preview and restore lost hard drive data and files

  • You can find your deleted and lost files in "Deleted files", "Drive" (with your device drive letter).
  • "Lost Partition Files" or "Extra Files" will list your formatted and RAW data there.
  • You can double-click found files to preview them.

After the preview, please select wanted files that you lost on the drive and click Recover to save them to a safe location on your PC or other external storage devices.

Restore lost hard drive data.

This amazing software can also recover deleted files after you have emptied the recycle bin, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, photo, database, and more files.

Why Deleted or Lost Hard Disk Data Can Be Recovered

When a file is deleted from your computer, its contents aren't immediately destroyed. Windows simply marks the hard drive space as being available for use by changing one character in the file table. The file entry won't be displayed in My Computer or a command line - DIR command, etc. If you manage to start an undelete process before Windows uses that part of the hard drive to write a new file, all you have to do is set that flag back to "on" and you get the file.

Whether partition can be recognized by system or not depends on the partition table. If the partition table is destroyed by virus or partition is deleted accidentally, you will not see the partition you need. In fact, the partition is not actually lost. EaseUS hard disk recovery software can all help you fix all these troubles with simple clicks and get all your lost data back.


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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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