Friday, September 21, 2018

Recover deleted files/folders from emptied Recycle Bin easily
"Keeping things nice and simple, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free is the friendly, accessible face of recovering lost files. ...the free version of the program only lets you recover up to 2GB of data... it should be enough to help you to get back your most important files when you need to." —Mark Wycislik-Wilson, (Sep 17, 2018)
"My favorite aspect of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is that the user interface is structured much like Windows Explorer. While that may not be everyone's ideal way to display files, it's a very familiar interface that most people are comfortable with.." —Tim Fisher, (September 10, 2018)
"It works on internal and external hard drives, USB flash drives, memory cards and various types of partitions. It’s not clear whether it’s as reliable in partition recovery..." —Tim Fisher, (Sep 13, 2018)
Sometime we delete files or folders and empty the Recycle Bin without thinking. But then we realize that we still need some of them. Is there a way to recover it?
   It turns out that Windows has a neat feature that can help us in this situation.
   For example, I just deleted a huge file—let's say a GNU/Linux ISO file neon-useredition-20180830-1023-amd64.iso—then emptied the Recycle Bin,
Deleted a file
   Now, if we open the Recycle Bin we can't find anything,
Emptied Recycle Bin
   But we can still recover it as long as we know the folder containing it—in our example it's C:\0TEST folder.
   Just right-click the folder and select "Restore previous versions",
Restore previous versions
   Now, what if we don't see anything in the "Previous Versions" tab? Let's say, because we forgot to turn on Windows "File History" feature?
No previous versions
File History is off

Well don't worry, there are a lot of free data recovery softwares on the Web. Both from open source communities or freewares.
   We'll show you how to use one of them to recover our deleted recycle bin file. It's an easy to use data recovery software from EaseUS called EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free.

Tutorial: How to Recover Files Emptied from Recycle Bin with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free main window
   As we can see, the user interface is quite easy. Hover on the top-right "share" button then click one of the social media icon to increase the free data recovery available from 500MB to 2GB.
   Let's click the "Specify a location" → browse to our folder C:\0TEST → click the "Scan" button,
Select a specific folder
Quick scan
   It will continue to "Deep Scan" mode after "Quick Scan" finished,
Deep scan
   We actually can't find our deleted file in the final result. So let's try again but now we'll scan the whole C:\ drive.
   Finally, we find it,
Found it
   Let's recover it,
Recover it
   We have to recover it to a different drive, so we choose D:\0TEMP folder,
Recover to different drive
   We successfully recover our 1.6GB file and left us with only 344MB free data recovery left,
Successfully recovered
   A File Explorer window will pop up displaying our recovered file folder,
Recovered file location
   Let's quick test the file integrity with 7-Zip "Test archive",
7-zip testing...
   Other than the false warning, "There are some data after the end of the payload data", the recovered file is actually alright!
It's checked
   EaseUS data recovery software can also recover lost files, pictures, documents, videos, and more from deletions, formatting errors, partition losses, OS crashes, virus attacks, and other data loss scenarios.
   It can recover from many kind of devices like PC, laptop, hard drive, SSD, USB (flash drive or thumb drive), memory card, digital camera, etc.
   It can recognize more than a thousand document, graphics, video, audio, email, and other file formats.
   It can run on 32/64 bit system with at least 128MB RAM, 32MB disk space, and supports Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP or Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003.

Tip for Portable Application Users

Most portable application users dislike the idea of installing a software just to try it out. So, we include in this article on how to remove EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free installation from your system after you try it.
   First, remove it with a good uninstaller utility, like IObit Uninstaller, or Revo Uninstaller.
   Then, check these places just in case it's not completely removed:
  • Registry:
    • HKLM\SOFTWARE\EASEUS\EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
    • HKLM\SOFTWARE\EASEUS, if empty
  • Directories:
    • %PROGRAMFILES%\EaseUS\EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
    • %PROGRAMFILES%\EaseUS, if empty
    • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs\Common
    • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs, if empty
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\SystemAcCrux
Happy testing :)

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