Today we are going to review one of the most popular file recovery programs that exist for Windows and Mac. Data Recovery Wizard from EaseUS, a developer specialized in data restoration, backups, storage and data transfer.
Surely many of you have seen it on the Internet, but you do not know if it really works or what is its level of effectiveness. Therefore, today we are going to do a recovery test to clear up doubts.
Features of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 12.0 has 2 versions: the version Professional paid and the free version called EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free.
For this review we will use the free model, which, for practical purposes, has the same recovery power as the pro version. Although yes, with a limit on the amount of GB that we can recover.
Among its characteristics of Data Recovery Wizard Free we found the possibility of:
- Recover deleted, formatted or inaccessible data.
- It works on hard drives, external drives, USB sticks and SD sticks.
- It restores files of all kinds of formats: photos, text documents, videos, audio, compressed files and a long etcetera.
- Perform fast and deep scans simultaneously.
- 500MB recovery limit (up to 2GB if we share in RRSS).
This is how the lost file recovery process works
I have an external hard drive which I formatted for a long time by mistake, so we are going to try to recover some photos and music that I had stored. This is an album that is more than 10 years old.
The first thing we are going to do is connect it via USB to the PC, and then we start the EaseUS recovery program.
The truth is that the application goes straight to the point: first we select the unit that we want to analyze. In the example of the screenshot, our external disk corresponds to drive F. We mark it and click on "Scan”.
Now the program will start searching for all the lost files. The quick scan process will give us some results in a few minutes, but the deep scan, which is what we are really interested in in this case, will require a little more time - depending on the size of the disk. Our disk is 500GB and gives an estimated recovery time of 1 hour and a half, more or less.
Once the analysis of the deep scan is finished, we can navigate through the various folders from the left side menu. It is a fairly practical way to navigate, since the files are classified by type and location.
Finally, we select the files and documents that we want to restore and click on the "Get it back”.
The program will ask us for a folder where to save all the recovered files. We select it, and automatically, the system will leave a copy of the restored data in that folder.
The truth is that the result has been really satisfactory. The deep scan has carried it out at a higher speed than what we are used to seeing in applications of this type.
Another detail to highlight is that allows us to preview photos and documents before recovering them. Something that comes in really handy if we are not sure of the name of the file, or if its name has been deleted.We can activate the preview of an image by clicking on the eye icon.
As for the content, it has been able to detect more than 8000 audio tracks and a large number of photos that it really gave up for lost. In total counts, more than 88,500 files (more than 860GB of data).
In my case, the photos and music that I wanted to recover did not exceed 500MB, so I have been able to recover them without any problem. In the event that the volume of data was greater, we would have to share the application on networks –something that comes out for free and is not bad at all-, or switch to the pro version, which obviously has no limitations of this type.
In short, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free is about an excellent free desktop alternative to recover quickly and neatly all those photos, videos or documents that we have lost by mistake.
If we need to recover a greater volume of data, yes, we can always resort to the pro version (€ 66.69 + VAT), which has the same scanning quality and unlimited free updates.
We can download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free 12.0 from the author's own website HERE.You have Telegram installed? Receive the best post of each day on our channel. Or if you prefer, find out everything from our Facebook page.