How to Recover Data from Specific Folder

Roxanne updated on Dec 06, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

If you happen to lose data from a folder by accidental deletion, hard drive formatting, system crash, etc.; EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can help to recover files from a specific folder quickly. It allows for a full recovery of files and folder structure.

Keeping files in specific folders is a good way to organize your data in order. As an unexpected data loss disaster occurs for one reason or another now and then, you may lose data from a folder or even lose the whole folder due to mistaken deletion, hard drive formatting, virus attack, recycle bin emptying, or other causes. Besides, if the lost files or folders are too large, it might be a permanent loss, because the deletion will not go through the recycle bin at this circumstance.

Then, how to recover the lost files or folders if you can't find them in the recycle bin? Any tool allows you to recover data from a specific folder efficiently? Take it easy. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard comes to help!

Specify a Location to Recover Files from Specific Folder

EaseUS data recovery software enables users to select a location to start recovery flexibly. You can choose a particular drive/device, or specify the recycle bin, desktop, or a folder to scan and recover. As long as you know in which folders you get your files deleted, you can let the software directly scan that folder to restore lost files. It will save you from all the tedious job of searching for essential data from a large number of recoverable files.

This well-known file recovery program supports restoring deleted files from a folder or retrieving lost folders with full structure effortlessly. It has the following powerful functions.

  • Recover data from HDD, SSD, USB flash drive, pen drive, external hard drive, digital camera, etc.
  • Support deleted file recovery, formatted recovery, recycle bin emptied data recovery, OS crash recovery, virus attack recovery, and more
  • Restore permanently deleted folders or files with ease
  • Preview all recoverable files to make sure better recovery effects
  • Support photos, videos, audios, documents, emails, and other file types recovery
  • Seamlessly compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, and Windows Server 2019 - 2003

To Recover Data from the Specific Folder, Follow the Steps Below

Step 1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, select location to scan lost folder.

Under the Specify a location section, click "Browse" on Select Folder to choose the location where you lost the folder and click "OK" to scan the lost folder.

Run folder recovery software.

Step 2. Find and preview found files in the lost folder.

You can find the lost folder in "Deleted Files", "Lost Files" or use the "Search" feature to quickly find the lost folder by searching the folder name. Then open the found folder and double-click to preview lost files.

Scan and find lost folder data.

Step 3. Recover and save the lost folder with files.

Last, select the folder and files and click "Recover", browse to choose a new & secure spot on your PC and click "OK" to save it.

Restore lost folder data.

Points to Avoid Permanently Deleting Important Data

  • When you realize that files have been deleted from a specific folder, don't save any new data to the drive
  • Use the right-click to delete or press Delete key to remove data instead of using Shift + Delete keys
  • Scan your computer with an advanced anti-virus program to keep data protected from virus or malware
  • Back up crucial data to an external hard drive regularly 

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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, so 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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