Someday It happens to every user! By accident you delete files from your hard disk, memory card or some malware infected parts of your system. With data recovery software you can restore all or most of the data. What happens “inside” the software and how does it work?

When you delete a file or start a quick format on your memory card the operating system does not physically delete the data, it deletes the pointer or address where the data has been stored. As long as you don’t overwrite those data because the storage is slowly full, the original (deleted) data will remain at its position.

The data recovery software uses different methods to restore your data. The easy and fast way is to restore the table of content – meaning the pointers and address to the data on the hard disk or memory card. When you recognise the missing / deleted files within a short period and did not store much data after the event of deleting, your chances are quite high that most of your files will be fully recovered.

In case you discover that files are missing after a longer period and have been working with the storage (hard drive / memory) saving new files, photos or other data, the process of restoring will be more challenging. For these cases you need a sophisticated solution like ” EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard”
EaseUS Data Recovery searches for special pattern on the storage. Every file type (pictures, word documents, excel files etc) have a certain file construction. The data recovery software scans the complete disk to find these patterns and displays a list of files or file fragments that can be restored. This process takes a while depending on the speed and size of your disk.

After the search of deleted files is completed you are displayed a list of files that could be saved and restored. Often it shows different versions of the same file. Working on e.g. a word document and saving it a couple of times produces different versions of the same document. Also you only “see” one version the text editor produces varies duplicates. Always try to restore the newest version first.

Even the best data recovery software can only restore files that are still “physical” on the disk. When your disk is very full and you have worked a lot with your device before you discovered the deleted files, the results can be very poor. EaseUS Data Recovery tries even to recover fragments of your files. Receiving back at least some of the text, sheet or parts of a photo is in many situations better then loosing everything.

Best practise is to backup the entire disk or important folders automatically within a certain period of time. EaseUS Todo Backup Home helps you to easily save your data and save you a lot of time too.