Hard Disk Data Recovery Software

Daisy updated on Sep 20, 2019 to Resource | How-to Articles


You may need to perform hard drive recovery after accidentally deleting important files from your hard disk or formatting the device. To recover files from your hard drive, you can use the reliable HDD recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. It will help you do hard disk recovery in various data loss situations easily.

About Hard Drive Recovery

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"Last night, when I was planning to continue with my paper, I could not find it anywhere. Then I remembered that the day before yesterday I deleted some useless files and documents from the hard disk and then I emptied the recycle bin immediately. Is there any way to get my lost files back?"

Actually, besides accidental deletion, there are many other situations in which you may need to perform hard drive recovery:

  • You formatted the hard drive by accident or to solve problems like "you need to format the disk in drive X before you can use it"
  • You ran diskpart clean command on a hard disk, and all the files and partitions were removed
  • Your hard drive has a RAW file system and thus becomes inaccessible
  • The hard disk is not showing files in Windows
  • Your hard disk is crashed, damaged, corrupted, or dead

Generally, as long as your HDD is not physically damaged or broken like in the fifth situation, you can use disk recovery software to recover data from the hard drive. Yet, if your storage medium is dead or crashed, you are highly recommended to ask help from manual data recovery services to recover data from a corrupted or crashed hard drive.

The Tool You Need: Hard Drive Recovery Software

Why hard disk data can be recovered? Hard disk data recovery is possible with the data remanence feature, which means that data continues to exist on the hard disk drive even after it has been deleted or formatted. Although the lost files still exist on the disk, you have no entry to it. That why you need hard drive recovery software, like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, to access and retrieve your data.

  • Recover all existing file types like photos, videos, audio files, emails, documents, Microsoft files, Adobe files...
  • Recover data from after deletion, formatting, file system becoming RAW or inaccessible
  • Recover data lost due to virus attack, OS crash, OS reinstallation, partition loss

This software fully supports these storage devices:

Supported storage media: Internal hard drive (HDD/SSD), External hard drive, Hybrid Hard Drive (SSDH), USB flash drive, SD card, CF Card, digital cameras, etc.

Supported hard disk brands: Seagate, SanDisk, Kingstone, Western Digital, Toshiba, Buffalo, LaCie, Samsung, Adata, G-Tech, etc.

How to Recover Files from Hard Drive

EaseUS data recovery software is widely popular for its usability. With it, you can perform hard drive data recovery with only a few simple clicks. Both video tutorial and detailed steps are provided below. Choose the one you prefer to learn how to perform hard drive recovery with ease. (The guide to recover data from a hard drive on Mac is also provided.)

How to start hard drive recovery with EaseUS hard drive recovery software:

Step 1. Choose a location to scan.

  • Make sure that all hard drives were correctly connected and recognized by the software. Refresh an external hard disk if necessary.
  • From which drive was data lost? Choose the relevant hard drive partition by left-clicking on it.
  • Click the Scan button.
select your hard drive and click scan

Step 2. Wait for the scanning results.

  • It takes a while for EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to complete the scan, all depending on how much disk space is used on the selected hard drive.
  • As you see, the "Deleted files" result would come our first, later it's all lost data result.
  • You can try to recover lost data as soon as it shows up even though the scanning process has not finished yet.
scan the lost data on the hard drive

Step 3. Filter the result and recover data.

There are multiple ways for you to find the target files. Anyway, choose the quickest method.

  • Lost Partition Files: more lost data are going to be found on your selected partition and put in this section if it was formatted or deleted in early time.
  • Extra Files: a deep-scan result for raw files even though the file names and file paths have been lost. 
  • Filter: extremely useful when you're looking for a specific type of files such as pictures, documents, music, videos, etc.

Select files and click the Recover button. (You can always choose to preview files before purchasing a license code for a full hard drive data recovery. )

select files and click recover

Top Questions About Hard Disk Data Recovery

There are two matters you may care about:

Question 1. How Much Does It Cost to Recover Hard Drive Data? 

Do you think that data recovery will cost a lot?

In fact, the average hard drive recovery cost in 2019 is from zero to thousands of dollars. In such an information era with advanced technology, recovery of deleted or lost hard drive data has become so approachable.

In terms of the eventual cost of retrieving every bit of valuable data from a hard drive, you're strongly suggested to stay up to date with 'the latest came out hard drive recovery cost 2019'  so that you can spend the least amount of money on recovering your disk data. Getting the best price on either data recovery service or online data recovery software to recover data from inaccessible, dead, damaged or corrupted hard disk. 

Question 2. What Is the Best Hard Disk Data Recovery Software in 2019?

Speaking of hard disk data recovery software, you can Google it online, getting overwhelmed result of various tools provided by different producers. So how to effortlessly and quickly search a suitable one for your case becomes the next question.

And here is a list for you to check and quickly decide which tool to choose among the searching result:

  • Is it fully compatible with your current system? 
  • Is it easy to use for hard disk recovery?
  • Is it cheap? And does it have a complete refund policy? (This matters a lot, of course.)
  • Is it easy to approach the tech support team, receiving immediately online tech support?
  • How is the recovery quality? Is it easy to restore lost data from complex situations?

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard isn't the most expensive nor cheapest data recovery software. It is widely popular among users but it depends on you to check whether it's the most suitable choice for you. Honestly speaking, as long as your hard disk drive is not physically damaged and the lost data on the disk is not overwritten by new content, you can use it to recover data from your hard drive.

The Bottom Line

Data loss on hard drives and other storage devices occurs more frequently than you think. Although performing data recovery after data gets lost is useful, it's better to make a backup of your important files elsewhere. By doing so, you can recover data from the backup easily when data loss happens.


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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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