EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free review – an easy data recovery tool
In the past I’ve received a lot of Windows data recovery products and one Mac data recovery product. I hope you’ve followed me all the while. In a similar fashion, I’ll be reviewing another product today, namely EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free. I’ll try my best to be as clear and straightforward as possible. So without any further ado, let’s move on to the review.
Once the installation is complete, you can launch the tool from its desktop icon. Upon opening it, you’ll see the following start screen.
The tool has a nice wizard interface that anyone can use easily.
Features, usage and experience
Before I begin the test, I deleted a folder containing a few useless files. I will try to recover the files as a test of effectiveness of the software.
The home screen presents you a comprehensive list of file types you can possibly recover. You can checkmark what you wish to get back and click ‘Next’.
The following screen lets you choose the drive where you want to start the recovery. I select drive D: because I had previously deleted a folder from that drive a while ago.
The scan takes a while to complete and voila! I can see my lost folder.
I open the folder and see that all my files are recoverable.
So I go back one step, checkmark the ‘Documents’ folder and start the recovery process.
I choose to save the recovered folder to my Desktop.
A window opens and all my recovered files are visible.
The document seems to have restored perfectly and opens in the editor with no issues.
Previewing is possible prior to restore deleted files. This comes handy in the case of images and documents to verify them before doing the actual restore.
The tool has proved to be effective in our small test. However, your actual mileage can vary, as the percentage of recoverable files depends on how less the data on the affected drive is overwritten. So it is definitely not a substitute to regular backups, but more of an insurance.
I didn’t find any major drawbacks of the software, except that the free version is limited to 1 GB of file recovery. You can get more 1 GB with social sharing. For unlimited recoveries, you need to buy the Pro version.
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