EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best data recovery software to solve all data loss problems – recover lost files from hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, Memory card, digital camera, mobile phone, music player and other storage media due to deleting, formatting, software crash, hard drive damage, virus attacking, partition loss or other unknown reasons. Only three steps and a few clicks to get whatever you lost back!
Even the best data-recovery apps can leave you disappointed, because they sometimes lead you to think they can recover lost or deleted files that are in fact gone forever. But some data-recovery apps are better than others, and 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, and it recovers files that we couldn’t get back when using its chief rival, Stellar Data Recovery Premium. If you use the EaseUS app with realistic expectations, it can recover files and folders that might otherwise be lost forever.
EaseUS impressed me from the start in testing. I got started by copying an audio CD to a BIN/CUE file combination for burning to a backup CD, and then deleting the files from my hard disk and emptying the recycle bin. EaseUS got it back in perfect condition, while its rival Stellar Data Recovery reported that it had recovered the file, but instead brought back only a useless fragment of the BIN file.
On the same hard disk, EaseUS easily found and recovered at least a dozen graphics files that Stellar didn’t find at all. Both EaseUS and Stellar offer optional deep scans that can take hours to search every sector on a drive for recoverable files, but only EaseUS lets you search and preview files that the app has already found, while the deep scan continues in the background. Stellar makes you wait until the deep scan is complete.
On a 2TB spinning-platter drive that I used for testing, EaseUS required ten hours for a full scan, while Stellar needed a whopping 34 hours. Since I was able to find the files I wanted long before EaseUS completed its scan, its ability to recover while scanning was vastly more convenient than Stellar’s refusal to let me recover files or do anything else in the program while it made its scan.
When you launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard it starts by displaying a list of locations on your system where the app can search for lost data—drive letters, the Recycle Bin, the Desktop, or any specific folder. Click a location and the Scan button, and it goes to work, automatically creating a full file list and a list of deleted files during its initial scan. With Stellar, in contrast, you have to wait while it resorts its file list if you want a list of deleted files. EaseUS, also unlike Stellar, lets you use a Filtermenu to limit the search to specific file types, or to zero in on files modified in the last three days, or in the three days before that, or other date ranges. And the same menu lets you zero in on different file sizes, such as under 100KB or between 100MB and 1GB. Stellar doesn’t have these options. When the app finishes scanning your drive for data, it displays a well-organized file list, with deleted files listed separately from other files, and an optional preview pane.
All data-recovery apps list files for possible recovery that turn out not to be fully recoverable, and sometimes you have no way of knowing whether a file can be brought back until you tell the program to try. With graphics and some document files, you can tell at a glance whether the file is recoverable. If the app’s preview pane displays the file in recognizable form as you scroll down the list of files, then you can get the file back. But with word-processing documents, spreadsheets, and songs, whether you’re using EaseUS or Stellar, you’ll have to click on a Preview button and wait to to see if a recognizable file pops up or if the song you want to recover starts playing back in the preview pane.
Just as EaseUS did a better job of recovering files, it also did a better job of not listing files as recoverable that in fact it couldn’t recover at all. For example, on the SSD I used for testing, Stellar offered to recover some files that it listed as HTML files, but which were in fact fragments of completely different filetypes. EaseUS didn’t list these phantom files at all, making it easier to sort through its file list to find files that I could actually bring back to life.
EaseUS, unlike Stellar, lets you save a recovered file to the same drive from which it recovered it. It warns you before you do this, because when you save a recovered file to the same drive, you may inadvertently overwrite other lost data that you might want to recover. Stellar won’t let you save a recovered file to same drive, so you may have to rush out and buy a USB drive if you don’t have a spare drive to save to. Stellar’s policy is safest, but if you’re only recovering a few files, and you don’t mind the small chance that you’ll overwrite something that you may want to recover later, then EaseUS’s policy is far more convenient.