Data Recovery Wizard - Step-by-step file recovery guide

Jean updated on Aug 11, 2019 to Storage Media Recovery | How-to Articles


This is a step by step guide for how to use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, including how to download and install the data recovery software, and how to complete the data recovery process without a hitch.

The Data Recovery Wizard guide is applicable to both Free and Trial versions.

How to Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

Data Recovery Wizard is very easy to install and use. That's because the program offers a wizard-driven interface, letting even beginners restore photos, videos, music files, and documents in a blink of an eye.

The following content will show a step by step guide for how to use the data recovery software, including how to download and install, and how to complete the data recovery process without a hitch. Let's get started!

Download & Install Data Recovery Wizard

The file you are downloading is named "drw_trial.exe". Now double click on the downloaded file to launch the installation. You'll see a 'Welcome' dialog that asks if you would like to continue. Click "Next".

easeus data recovery wizard setup - welcome

The easiest way to do the next few windows is to use default installation settings. So, accept the license agreement and click "Next" in all windows of the installer. When you see the Select Additional Tasks panel, check "Create a desktop icon" and go on to finish the installation.

easeus data recovery wizard setup - create a desktop icon

That's all! The program is installed and ready for use. Its icon is on the desktop. It is available to handle all data loss situations, so you can try it to recover deleted files, retrieve formatted, corrupted, inaccessible or lost data. Now, let's recover files. 

Scan & Recover Lost Data

Step 1. Connect your device to PC.

If you lost data on an external hard drive, USB or SD card, connect the device to your PC firstly.

Step 2. Run the data recovery software and scan lost data.

1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your PC.
2. Select the device where you lost data under "Hard Disk Drives", "External Devices" or "Specify a location".
3. Click "Scan" to start scanning the lost data now.

Run data recovery software.

Step 3. Preview and restore data.

1. After the scanning, you can double-click each file to preview them from below tabs:

  • Delete Files: All your deleted files are listed here.
  • Drive (with your device name): It loads found files here.
  • Lost Partition Files: Check first if your hard drive is formatted or partition gets deleted.
  • Extra Files: All files that lost names or paths on your drive can be found here.
Preview lost data.

After this, you can even use "Filter" or "Search" to quickly find all your lost data.

2. Finally, you can choose those lost data and specify a safe location on your PC to complete the data recovery process by clicking "Recover" now.

Restore lost data.

The found files are displayed as a list. If needed, you can switch to the Thumbnail View mode and they'll be displayed as thumbnails. For each file, you can see its name, size, file type, modification time, creation time, last access date, attribute, and state. And, of course, what you can see is what you may actually get if you are a registered user. Registration lets you unlock the ability to recover an unlimited amount of files and save them to the location of your choice.

As you can see, file recovery using Data Recovery Wizard is super easy, and it doesn't require any special skills or technical knowledge. Should you stumble upon some difficulties, you can resort to the Help system, which can be accessed by clicking "Help" on top of the interface. We used a simple situation as an example here. But with the same simplicity, you could recover files even in more severe situations, for example, when the partition was formatted and you want to recover formatted partition.

Now you can do these things:

1. Download Data Recovery Wizard and try data recovery on your own for free.
2. Purchase the official license code, and activate Data Recovery Wizard online to a full version, in order to gain the ability to recover files after scanning.

What Customers Say About EaseUS Data Recovery

Data Recovery Wizard has helped many users recover their files. Here's what they say on the Trustpilot website:

"I have successfully recovered the file using EaseUS with the superb good talent and expert customer team (Jesse) assistance. I truly appreciated EaseUS help and efforts for taking the trouble to look into my faulty disk issue. Thank You."

“Amazing...I had all my files--with years worth of information--and Vasilli recovered the files and REPAIRED the drive! I began using the product on a Mac....but the files, while recovered, were all over the place under different names...would have taken me forever (literally) to get it organized again. I contacted Support and they recommended setting up a remote session on a Windows computer. I took the company up on their offer and my Thumb Drive was repaired and it looks like all the files have been recovered! This is hard to believe! Cannot give this company a higher rating. Thank you!”


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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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