Files Corrupted After Data Recovery? Here's How to Repair!

Jean updated on Sep 19, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

In case that your files get corrupted after data recovery, you must read this post carefully, which will tell you where to find the intact files before searching for file repair software online.

Why files corrupt after data recovery

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is recognized as the top-notch data recovery software in the industry, and its customers are spreading all the globe from west to east, from north to south. Many people appreciate its help for the file recovery in every data loss situation, such as deleting, formatting, disk partition showing RAW and so on. In spite, quite a few of them still encountered trouble - they are able to recover lost files but can't open some, saying that files corrupted after data recovery.

Why do files get corrupted after recovery by using EaseUS data recovery software or its other competitors, like Recuva or iCare? The possible cause is that the files are overwritten by new data. By this way, you can't open recovered files because they're corrupted.

How to recover and repair corrupted files from hard disk after recovery

For EaseUS customers, we always recommend them to choose a different location to save the recovered data, to prevent data overwriting from happening, which is also likely to cause file corruption. Is there a fix?

If you're not an EaseUS user but facing the same issue, it's time to download EaseUS file recovery software. The overwritten files could have lost their original names and directory structure, but EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is good at finding raw files. So, you're very likely to find the intact piece of the corrupted files in its More Lost Files (RAW) section in the scanning results.

Step 1. Connect your device to PC.

If you lost files on an external storage device, connect the storage device to your computer firstly.

Step 2. Run this software and scan the lost file.

Run EaseUS file recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard on your PC, specify the location where you lost files and click "Scan" to scan those lost files.

Run data recovery software.

Step 3. Preview and restore file.

After the scanning, you can find and double-click to preview your lost files here:

  • Delete Files: All your deleted files are listed here.
  • Drive (with your device name): It loads all lost 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.
Scan and find lost files.

Step 4. Choose and restore files.

Finally, select the found files, click "Recover" and navigate to save them to a secure location on your PC or another external storage device.

Restore lost files.

If the last try still fails, you have no choice but find a piece of capable file repair software online to repair corrupted or damaged files (Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, pictures, videos and so on) after recovery. Here are five best tools that enjoy high reputation in the market. You may take a look and make your own decision.

  • System File Checker
  • Stellar File Repair Toolkit
  • Digital Video Repair
  • Hetman File Repair
  • Repair Toolbox
 
 

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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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