Recuva Said File Is Unrecoverable | How to Repair or Recover

Abby Haines updated on Dec 29, 2018 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


Try to rescue data using Recuva but it says the files is unrecoverable? Download EaseUS file recovery software free trial version to check if it can help you to recover or repair 'unrecoverable' files.

Recuva Said File Is Unrecoverable

"A few days ago, I deleted some picture files from my PC to save hard drive space. But later, I found I wrongly choosed some family photos that I needed. Then I tried Recuva to retrieve them back. To my surprise, the program found a lot of recent pictures but a majority of those files were said unrecoverable. Are there other programs available to recover or repair 'unrecoverable' files?"

Is It Possible to Recover or Repair 'Unrecoverable' Files

After disk scanning, Recuva usually lists all the found data and shows you whether a file is recoverable or not. The state of unrecoverable means that all data clusters have been overwritten or the file length is zero. But it doesn't always get it right. In this case, unrecoverable doesn't mean that you can't recover deleted or lost files definitely. So, you can also try another data recovery software to check if it can help to recover or fix the 'unrecoverable' files.

File recovery software from EaseUS Software, a company wins a high reputation in data backup and recovery is recommended. Its powerful data recovery capacity from the deep scan feature and the easy-to-use feature from the wizard-like interface will help you recover as many deleted or lost files as possible. Now download the FREE TRIAL version to check if it can help!

How to  Recover Files from 'Unreadable' Error

Step 1. Select a location to start finding data

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, please select a location where you lose your data and start to scan, like Desktop, Libraries, hard drive, external storage devices or lost partitions.

select the device

Step 2. Scan your partition

Click the "Scan" button and the software begins to scan your partition to find as much lost data as possible.

the software will scan the drive to find all of your data

Tips for finding wanted data

  • Extra Files: find files that lost names or paths
  • Filter: a quick way to your wanted files
  • Search: e.g. file name/file extension

Step 3. Preview and recover lost files

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard allows you to preview specific recoverable files. After the preview or file filtering, you can target the tracked files and press the "Recover" button to get everything you want back. 

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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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