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How to fix Recuva recovered files unreadable and can't open

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Abby Haines to Data Recovery

Summary

Recuva recovered files unreadable and can't open? Directly contact the Recuva support team to see if they can offer some help to open or play recovered files especially videos, photos and document files or Try EaseUS free data recovery software to see if you get better data recovery results.

Overview 

Cannot open files recovered by Recuva

"I used Recuva to do a deep scan on my USB flash drive and get a bunch of pictures back. But when I tried to open these files, they cannot be read or accessed. Any suggestions to help me open recovered photos?"

Encountered similar situations? Don't worry! You are not the only one who have been caught by recovered files won't open issue. Many users have reported that they cannot open or play their files especially videos, images and document files even they retrieve them back with Recuva.  

Solutions 

Actually, there's no magic solution for this kind of thing. But if you really want to figure out how to open recovered files, here we have 2 suggestions:

First, directly contact the Recuva support team to see if they can offer some help for you to open the recovered files or they may guide you through the recover process to make sure that you have properly recover ed files with Recuva.

Second, try a better alternative to Recuva to see if you get better results. Here we recommend you to try EaseUS free data recovery software.

How to rescue data while Recuva files unreadable and won't open 

1. On the main window of EaseUS free recovery software, select the disk where you lost your data and click Scan button.

Rescue data while Recuva files unreadable and won't open - choose to scan the selected disk

2. The software will soon start a quick scan to find the lost files on the disk. And then a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more data.

Rescue data while Recuva files unreadable and won't open - scan the disk

3. After the scan, preview the recoverable files and choose those you want. Finally, click Recover button to retrieve them back.

Rescue data while Recuva files unreadable and won't open

Useful tips to avoid recovered file cannot open issue

1. Stop use the device and perform a data recovery ASAP.

2. Save recovered files using a different disk or storage device.

After data loss, if you write new data or save the recovered data to the device, your old lost files might be corrupted or overwritten and finally become unrecoverable. This is one of the main reasons for Recuva partially recovered files or cannot open recovered files.