QNAP Recovery: How to Recover Deleted Files from QNAP Drive

Roxanne updated on Oct 12, 2020 to Storage Media Recovery | How-to Articles

To undelete QNAP files, there are two ways to go. 1. Restore deleted files from Recycle Bin; 2. Disconnect QNAP network drives and connect to a computer, use EaseUS data recovery software to scan and find lost files, including photos, videos, music files, Word documents, Excel files, PDF files, PPT files, etc.

QNAP data recovery overview

QNAP 's Network Attached Storage(NAS) are systems that consist of one or more hard drives that are constantly connected to the internet. Qnap NAS drives are popular NAS cloud drive for home and company users to back up or store important files and media such as photos, videos, music files, and documents.

But sometimes, unexpected accidents like accidental file deletion, disk formatting or corruption, system crash, etc might happen and get your data erased, damaged or inaccessible. When this happens, can you recover deleted or lost files from a QNAP NAS drive? Of course, yes. QNAP data recovery is possible. No matter how you get your files or folders lost on a QNAP drive, you can get them back from [1] Recycle bin (if enabled), and individual users might ask NAS administrators for help; [2] Third-party QNAP data recovery software. 

To recover deleted files from the Network Recycle Bin, right-click the files in the @Recycle folder and select "RECOVER".

restore files from qnap network recycle bin

To quickly and thoroughly undelete files from QNAP network drives with software, select a reliable, trustworthy yet powerful one as recommended here, and learn with the detailed user guide.

Stop READING or WRITING to the NAS immediately when you find that you have deleted or lost your data. Discontinue backups (temporarily) that write to the NAS drives. This is helpful for getting a better QNAP data recovery result.

What is the best software for QNAP data recovery

From the last paragraph, you can infer that whether you can recover deleted files from QNAP drive or devices depends on if you can find some reliable QNAP recovery software. Actually, you can find a long list of such programs when you search QNAP data recovery or QNAP data recovery software on google, but which one is the best?

Here, we would like to recommend you EaseUS hard disk data recovery software, which goes compatible with all the popular QNAP products. For example, the Enterprise NAS TS-EC2480U R2, TS-EC1680U R2, TS-EC1280U R2, TS-EC880U R2, TS-1685, TS-1283XU-RP, TS-883XU...Moreover, it supports the recovery of all types of files like photos, videos, music files, Word documents, Excel files, PDF files, PPT files, and many other files and folders from QNAP NAS drives.

Now, you can download this QNAP data recovery software to easily restore your deleted or lost files in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP with simple steps.

To recover deleted or lost files from QNAP drive:

Pull the disks out of the QNAP and connect them to a Windows computer.

Step 1. Open EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, you should see a list of all disks on your computer. Choose the exact hard drive partition where files were deleted and click the "Scan" button.

select your hard drive and click scan

Step 2. The scan process starts immediately. Depending on how large the hard drive is, it usually takes several minutes to several hours to finish the scan. However, the "Deleted files" result comes out very quickly. Check if all the deleted files are showing up.

scan deleted files on hard drive

Step 3. During or after the scan, you can preview the found files by double-click or right-click. Then, select the target files and click "Recover" to save them to another safe place rather than the original hard drive.

select files and click recover

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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, so 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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