How to Recover Deleted Folders Easily

Tracy King updated on Sep 20, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

What can you do if you lost a folder? Usually, you find it difficult to recover deleted folders after emptying the recycle bin. Calm down! You can restore the lost folder with the help of folder recovery software. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, the professional file recovery software, is always ready to help.

Why the Deleted Folders Can Be Recovered

When a folder has been deleted from the computer, the files in it seem to disappear. Actually, these files are not immediately destroyed. Windows simply marks the hard drive space as being available for use by changing one character in the file table so that the file entry won't be displayed in My Computer or a command line DIR command, etc. The data area remains intact. This is the major reason why the deleted folder could be recovered. If you manage to start to undelete files before Windows uses that part of the hard drive to write a new file, all you have to do is to set that flag back to "on" and then you will get the file. The sooner you try to recover the folders, the more successful your recovery will be.

How to Recover Deleted Folders with EaseUS Data Recovery Software

In order to recover the deleted folders, you have to turn to the data recovery software. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the most efficient recovery software. It can recover the deleted Word, Excel, PowerPoint, photo, Email, database, and all document formats and folders in Windows, which have been emptied from the Windows Recycle Bin.

Step 1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and scan lost folder.

Select a hard drive, external device and click "Scan" or choose the exact location where you lost folder under​ "Specify a location" and click "OK". Wait and let this program to scan and find your lost folder.

select a location and scan lost folder

Step 2. Find and preview the found folder with files.

Find the found folder in "Deleted Files", "Lost Files" or you can use "Search" to quickly find your lost folder by searching the folder name. Double click found files to preview them.

Preview lost folder data.

Step 3. Restore and save the found folder.

Last, select the found folder with files, click "Recover" and browse to save this folder back to a secure location on your PC.

Recover lost folder data.

What Else Can EaseUS Do for You

In addition to deleted folder recovery, this effective data recovery software can also do the following thing for you:

01

Formatted recovery:

You can still retrieve your lost data after a format on your device. Formatting a disk does not erase the data on the disk, only the data on the address tables.

02

OS crash recovery:

EaseUS provides a downloadable WinPE bootable media so that you can start your computer and recover lost data after the system crash.

 
03

RAW partition recovery:

You can also get back data even your hard disk or partition suddenly becomes RAW and you cannot get to the stored data.

04

Virus attack recovery:

Virus attack can cause data loss, but this tool can recover your data safely and quickly after the attack.

 

To Sum Up

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can easily recover lost files, pictures, documents, videos, and more from deletions, formatting errors, partition losses, OS crashes, virus attacks, and other data loss scenarios. You should also take preventive measures to avoid data loss. For example, often create a backup and say no to drive use after data loss.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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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