How to recover deleted files even after disk format. –

If you format your storage device (hard disk, memory card, flash drive, etc.), all the data stored on it will be lost, but in fact, your data will still remain inside the storage device, but they will not be visible and cannot be accessed. . The same thing happens if you delete any folder or file on your computer. In such cases, a good data recovery software can retrieve the missing files, but only if the missing data has not already been overwritten by other data. This means that if you want to recover lost data from your storage device, stop using it immediately and proceed to recover your files using a reliable data recovery software.

In the past, I’ve used two different recovery programs to recover lost files from formatted or inaccessible drives with great results:
– The first data recovery software I used was free and named TestDisk. TestDisk is an excellent recovery program for recovering deleted, formatted or inaccessible files from damaged drives, but the program environment is suitable for more experienced users. Detailed instructions on how to use TestDisk to recover files from a damaged disk can be found in this article: How to recover files from a damaged – inaccessible disk.
– The second recovery program that I have used and also applies to less experienced (average) users “Professional data recovery wizard” and comes from EaseUS Software, a leading data backup and recovery software provider. EaseUS data recovery the program has a more intuitive environment and it is a reliable recovery software for recovering lost files. Unfortunately, the free version of the program only allows you to recover 1 GB of data, but before you buy it, you can try the program to see if it can find and restore your missing files.

How to use EaseUS Data Recovery to recover lost (deleted) data files.

In this manual you will find detailed instructions on how to use it Easeus data recovery to recover deleted files or missed files even after storage device format or files stored in inaccessible storage device (Hard Drive, USB Hard Drive, Pen Drive, Memory Card, SD Card, etc.).

Before proceeding with the following steps, first Make sure your storage device can be recognized by your computer. To confirm this, log into your operating system and “Disk management” to see if your drive is listed. For this:

Click at the same time Windows key + R to open the run command window.

Inside to search (run) in the command window type: diskmgmt.msc and press Enter.


In Disk management in the window, see if the storage device containing the skipped files is listed (see screenshot example).

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If your disc registered* inside disk management, but you still can’t access your files because:

Previous forced removal without using a storage device (“Safe shutdown” option) then follow the steps in this article to restore the corrupted partition table.

– Other (unknown) reason(s), then proceed with the following steps to recover lost files (data).

*Note: If your disk is not listed In Disk Management and you are sure that you have properly connected it to your computer, you should contact a data recovery professional to retrieve the data.

Step 1. Download and install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for free.

1. Download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for free.


2. When the download is complete, double-click the “” button.drw_free.exe” file to start the installation.


3. Select your preferred language and click on it OK.


4. Click on “The next one” on the first screen.

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5. Read the license agreement carefully and if you agree, “Accept it“.


6. Select the installation folder (or just leave the default location) and Make sure you haven’t installed a recovery program on the drive you want to recover data from. When completed, “Confirm” to continue.


7. Finally click onInstallation“.


8. When the installation is complete, “Termination” launch Easeus Data Recovery Wizard.


Step 2. Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted, formatted or inaccessible data.

1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and on the first screen, select the file type of the lost files you want to search (such as music, video, documents, etc.) and click “.The next one“.

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2. Select the drive you want to search for deleted, formatted or inaccessible data and click “Scanning“.


3. When the scan (for lost files) is finished, the program will inform you that your lost files will not be found during the quick scan, then you should use the “” button.Deep scan program option to perform a deeper search for lost files. selectOK” to this message.


4. Now in the left pane of Easeus Data Recovery Wizard, expand all folders to see that your lost files and folders are listed. If the missing files (or folders) are listed*, select (check) them (and then “Recovery” option at the bottom right.

*Note: If after a quick scan your missing files are not in the list (most often this happens after a disk format), then click “.Deep scan” button to check for missing files more deeply.


5. Next, select a location (1) to save the missing files* (for example, your Work table) and press the ” buttonSave” (2).

*Note: At this point, make sure that you do not save the recovered data to the same storage device from where they are being recovered.


6. When the recovery is complete, clickOK” to close the info message and go to the recovery location to find the missing data* (eg desktop).

*Note: The recovered files are stored in a folder named “Recovered data”._current_date_at_Present_time” (eg “Data retrieved 08/30/2014, 03_15_40”).


That’s it.

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