How to Fix Scrambled Files Recovered from Formatted Partition

I formatted a partition when reinstalling Windows and retrieved some essential text files from it, but they are completely scrambled. Is there any way to re-encode them? DOC and PDF files will not open as well. What can I do?

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Dany· Answered on Jul 20, 2023

Your files may be corrupted or damaged with scrambled texts, and Word, Excel, or PowerPoint will not open them normally. A recovered file via data recovery software can be corrupted on your computer or laptop. One probable cause is that new data overwrites the files. You can't open recovered files this way since they're corrupted.

It is possible to restore and repair corrupted files in some instances. To troubleshoot, use a professional file repair application. If you cannot recover and fix the scrambled files, you may need to delete them and replace them with a previously saved version.

When you use Recuva, Stellar, Disk Drill, or even EaseUS data recovery software to perform incomplete file recovery on your storage devices, you will most likely be unable to open recovered data. Here's what you should do:

  • First, ensure that you are using the software correctly.
  • Second, get assistance from reputable and professional third-party file recovery software.

We usually advise EaseUS clients to store recovered data in a new location to avoid data overwriting, which will likely result in file corruption.

If you are not an EaseUS user experiencing the same problem, you should download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. The rewritten files may have lost their original names and directory structure. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard excels at locating RAW files. As a result, the intact fragment of the corrupted files is very likely to be found in the scanning results.

To avoid scrambled files after recovery, you can:

  • Save recovered files to another disk or storage device.
  • Assume you write new data to the device or save the recovered data. In that instance, your old lost data may become corrupted or overwritten, rendering them unrecoverable. This is one of the most common causes of recovery software partially recovering or cannot open recovered files.
  • Make a backup of your files ahead of time. If you have a backup, you can always restore files. When you've lost files, turn to EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for immediate assistance. We are always willing to assist.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

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