How to Recover Lost Files and Folders

Data Recovery Wizard is an advanced file and folder recovery software to restore Deleted File or Lost Files from folders in Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/Windows 7, 8 and 10.

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Many people who's ever used a computer has experienced the sufferings of losing important files caused by different reasons. And fortunately at most times what's lost can be found and retrieved. In this page you can find the simple way to recover lost files.

Restore deleted files from Recycle Bin

First, when you find you lost your important file, you can double-click on the Recycle Bin in Windows to see if the file is there. If you find the file, drag it to the desktop. Or click on the file and click "Restore" button in the drop-down menu to return the file to its original location. Otherwise, you can choose to use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, a powerful online file recovery utility to find and recover lost files.

How to recover lost files with EaseUS data recovery software

Now you can download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and start to recover your lost files with simple steps. One thing you must be clear is that you should install the software on other partitions instead of the one where you lost your data.

Step 1. Choose the file location to scan

Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your computer. Choose the drive where you lost files and click "Scan". If your lost files were on an external storage device, connect it to your computer firstly.

select the file location and click scan

Step 2. Scan the lost files

The software will start immediately a quick scan for deleted files, and later a deep scan will launch to scan more lost files all over the selected drive. After the scan, you can use the Filter to quickly filter a specific file type.

scan the lost files

Step 3. Preview and restore files

Double-click on a file allows for a full preview. Finally, select the desired files, click "Recover" and browse another safe location to save all the files at once.

recover lost files

Video Tutorial: Watch Video Guide to Recover Lost Files with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

If your hard disk crashed, you can recover the files through steps as below:

1. Try a commercial disk-repair utility, although success with these is somewhat limited if you didn't install the software before you experienced the crash.

2. If a disk appears to be irreparable and if the data is valuable enough, you can send the entire disk to a specialized drive recovery service that will disassemble it and retrieve as much data as possible. Expect to pay at least a couple hundred dollars, though (payable even when they don't recover anything). Is backing up regularly starting to sound like a good idea?

Eventually, all hard drives may crash. If you can't back up your entire drive, at least back up the data that you wouldn't want to lose forever.

Do some preventive measures. First, you have to make imaging of your bad hard disk onto a good one. This is your only way to keep your hard disk's status on condition. If, somehow, you fail your attempts to recover your disk, you still have a backup. So you would have chances to retry the recovering another way.

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