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How to Recover Deleted Files from Scan and Fix

Updated on Dec 27, 2018 by Abby Haines to Data Recovery


Important files get deleted after the scan and fix? This page tells you how to use EaseUS data recovery software to find and recover deleted files from hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card or other devices after the scan and fix in simple steps.

When Windows detected some errors bad sectors or corruptions that might prevent your external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card or any other removable storage from working properly, it will ask you to scan and fix it. 

Will scan and fix delete files

At most times, it works seamlessly and will not result in any bad consequences. But there are also some users reported that their data get deleted or lost after the scan and fix. Just like the following case:

"Scan and Fix" deleted all my pictures on USB flash drive

"When I plugged my Sandisk USB drive into my laptop, Windows show me a message said 'Scan and Fix (Recommended)'. I did it but after that found all the pictures I have stored on the flash drive were gone. Does anybody happen to know why that happened and what can I do to get these files back?"

Scan and Fix (Recommended) screenshot

It's really not a pleasant experience. But you have to find a way to recover deleted files lost after the scan and fix if the problem happens. Next, we will show you how to make it with simple steps.

How to recover deleted files from the scan and fix

To restore files after the scan and fix, we have to mention EaseUS disk data recovery, a third-party recovery software that gets a lot of praise from data loss victims. Carry out a deep scan on your external hard drive, USB flash drive or SD card, it can find and list all the files that deleted by scan and fix. And all you need to do it to preview and select those files you want and save them to a safe place. 


Step 1: Choose the location

Download and open the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. When you open it, you can see all of the disks and partitions on your computer, select the disk partition or storage location where you deleted your files.

select the location

Step 2: Click Scan

Click the "Scan" button. The scanning process starts as long as you click Scan.

click scan

Step 3: Click Recover

After the scanning process, click the "Deleted files" option on the left panel. You can see all of the deleted files, select the desired files.

Preview the wanted data and click Recover to bring deleted files back.

click recover