How to Recover Shredded Files in Windows

Jean updated on Dec 28, 2018 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

You can recover shredded files in both Windows and Mac easily. Files shredded by Windows or third-party antivirus programs like AVG, Mcafee, Avast and Norton can be effectively retrieved by EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

How Can I Recover Files Shredded by AVG Antivirus

"Is there any way to recover files shredded with AVG? I shredded a bunch of stuff for work by accident that includes photos, word/excel files and videos."

Microsoft Windows and some third-party antivirus programs, file deletion software and disk cleanup utilities enable users to shred files so that they can be no longer recoverable. What if you use the file shredder wrong like the AVG user? Are files tearing into shreds gone forever?

How to Recover Shredded Files with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

Usually, shredded files can be hardly restored as AVG file shredder reminded:" AVG File Shredder provides you with an easy way to permanently and securely delete a file, folder or the Recycle Bin contents on your computer. Files deleted using AVG File Shredder cannot be recovered even with the use of advanced disk utilities."

Here, we can't guarantee a 100% full recovery of shredded files, but the methods did help quite a lot of people find some of their shredded files in Windows and Mac.

1. Recover Word .asd files after Word documents are shredded.
2. Recover temporary Excel files after Excel sheets are shredded.
3. Recover shredded files with EaseUS disk data recovery software.

Download and install the right edition of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on Windows. Now, give it a try with the 3-step shredded file recovery solution.

Your Reliable Choice - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

  • Recover deleted, formatted, and inaccessible data in different data loss situations.
  • Recover photos, audio, music, and emails from any storage effectively, safely and completely.
  • Recover data from the recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera, and camcorder.
 
 

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Frequently Asked Qusetions

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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