How to Fix Recuva Deep Scan Stuck or Freezing Issue

Jean updated on Dec 27, 2018 to Resource | How-to Articles


If you failed to restore data and get stuck while using Recuva deep scan option, don't worry. Alternative data recovery software of Recuva will help you fix Recuva deep scan stuck/freeze error and restore whatever you've lost with simple clicks. Free download it and get your lost data back right now.

Recuva Deep Scan Stuck

Are you having problems in using the deep scan of Recuva data recovery software? Many Recuva customers are saying that running Recuva deep scan on a hard disk, USB flash drive or a memory card sometimes gets stuck or froze, it does not complete when goes to 0%, 16%, 25% or even 100%.

User Bigbaby posted on - Recuva freezing?

"I am running Recuva deep scan on an external hard drive of ~600GB. After running for an hour or so, it finds tens of thousands of files but still says that the scan is 0% complete and that it won't be finished until 8 days from now...How long does Recuva deep scan take? I am thinking that the program is freezing."

Besides, there's another User 'rjo98' posted on, he says Recuva stuck on stage 1.

How to Fix Recuva Deep Scan Stuck or Freezing Issue Effectively

Basically, it's hard to tell what exactly causes the stuck problem while using deep scan option in Recuva to find lost data on hard disk or some removable storage devices. But, we can make some assumptions.

  • Are there bad sectors on your hard drive partitions?
  • Has your hard drive partition been corrupted or damaged?
  • How large is your hard disk which Recuva's deep scan is working on?
  • Have you used encryption software like BitLocker or TrueCrypt to encrypt your drive?

Most likely, hardware issues prevent deep scan from proceeding. What's more, scanning enormous data on a disk makes deep scan halt midway, which demands days and nights to accomplish. So, you can do nothing but wait.

Or perhaps it's time to change your mind, download a better piece of deep scan data recovery software to make the endless Recuva deep scan end. EaseUS data recovery shall become your first choice to replace Recuva, so as to fix the stuck and freezing error with minimum effort.

How to deep scan lost data with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

EaseUS file recovery software enables customers to use its quick scan and deep scan features to free recover up to 2GB data files. It's the best fix for Recuva customers who had a stuck or freezing issue while using Recuva deep scan module to recover as much information as they want.

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. 

recover wanted data from your devices

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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