How to Fix Recuva Deep Scan Stuck or Freezing Issue

Jean updated on Sep 17, 2019 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 hard drive recovery software enables customers to use its quick scan and deep scan features to recover 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 and start scanning.

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition where you lost data, then click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Preview and select the files.

Wait until the scanning completes. If you need to double-click the item to preview the file, then select the data you attempt to recover.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover lost data.

Click "Recover", choose a location to save the recovered data, then click "OK". You should store the data in another place instead of the original one.

Recover lost data

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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 to better 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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