How to Recover Deleted Files by Time

Jean updated on Dec 28, 2018 to Resource | How-to Articles


While selecting recovered files from third-party data recovery software, you may get stuck at finding the target files by file types. If some software allows you to recover deleted files by time, isn't it nicer and quicker to find the files you are looking for?

"I'm wondering if there is some data recovery software that supports to recover files by time. So many third-party recovery tools let customers find the files by file types, and it's really troublesome and time-consuming."

Common Ways of Files Recovery from Third-party Data Recovery Tools

Admittedly, data recovery tools developed by many reputed IT companies play a significantly important role in our daily lives in such information age. Data loss can hardly avoid due to human error, hard drive corruption, power outage, computer malfunction, virus attack, etc. Thanks to third-party data recovery software, we escaped from various types of data loss disasters on a hard drive, flash drive, memory card, camera, phone, music player and so on.

Only one frustration is noticeable. While selecting recovered files the software has found, customers said that they always get stuck at finding the target files by choosing from file types. Why don't so many data recovery tools allow us to restore files by time? We can remember the date on which we deleted the files. Isn't it nicer and quicker to find the files by time classification?

How to Recover Lost and Deleted Files by Time Classification

To ease the worry and reduce complaints from customers who care so much about their lost data, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard feels responsible make the recovery option more helpful, even it enables people to recover files with original file names. After some refining work on EaseUS hard drive recovery software, now it fully supports to preview and recover lost or deleted files by date, type and path. Customers can choose any of the recovery classifications to find their target files promptly.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard recovers deleted files and folders on your computer/laptop hard drive, externally connected USB flash drive or micro SD card by scanning all over its storage unit, and the overall process of searching for and finding the deleted items is done as follows.

Step 1. Specify a location: is it a local hard drive disk or a removable storage device from which the files were deleted? Choose the exact file location and then click the Scan button.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Scan the entire storage device: it's a critical step for EaseUS file recovery software to search for lost data as much as possible. Soon you should see a quick scan result called "Deleted files" appears. That's where all deleted files and folders were kept.

scan deleted files

Step 3. Preview files and recover: in the "Deleted files", find the wanted files by following its file paths. Or, you can use the "Filter" feature to locate the abandoned files quickly. Double-click the data allows you to preview its entirety.

At last, choose all target files and click the "Recover" button to save them to a secure location or device. Click "OK" to complete the process.

select files and click recover

Never forget to check all the scan results in each tab for deleted files. The "Extra Files" part is very hopeful for the recovery of files that have lost names and file paths after deletion.

By sorting recoverable files by time classification, I hope every one of you an efficient data recovery with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.


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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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