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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition

CNET Editors' review

Easeus Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition recovers deleted files, even if you've emptied the Recycling Bin or deleted them directly (and provided they haven't been securely deleted with multiple passes). It can recover data from your hard drive, USB drives, memory cards, and other storage devices. It's compatible with dynamic disks and all Windows file systems, from FAT to NTFS and EXT, and it can skip bad sectors automatically for quicker scanning. Easeus Data Recovery Wizard is fully functional freeware with a 1GB recovery limit that serves as a trial for a paid upgrade. The latest version of Easeus Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition sports an improved user interface and Windows 8 compatibility.

True to its name, Easeus Data Recovery Wizard is a wizard-based utility, starting with three simple choices: Deleted File Recovery, Complete Recovery, and Partition Recovery. It has an excellent Help file, too. It's easy to see the program in action; if you don't have files to recover, make some. That's what we did, copying data from a USB drive, deleting it, and emptying the Recycle Bin before starting the Deleted File Recovery Wizard.

The tool's first screen let us search for a lost file automatically or by file type and also opt to ignore bad sectors. Easeus Data Recovery Wizard quickly found the files in automatic mode, displaying its results in a separate, tabbed File Preview window. We selected the files we wanted to recover and pressed Next. We chose an output directory from a screen that displayed available drive capacity -- a nice touch. The recovery operation finished almost immediately. We clicked on the drive link in the notification screen, and the destination folder opened with our recovered data intact and available.

Easeus Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition is a capable performer, even with the 1GB limit. Most users probably want to recover a specific piece of data, like a file or folder that was deleted accidentally. If you've deleted something you meant to keep, try the free tool first. If you need more, you don't have to download or scan your system again but can upgrade Easeus Data Recovery Wizard in place.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Easeus Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition 5.6.1.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.6 stars

    out of 141 votes

    • 5 star: 71
    • 4 star: 20
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 15
    • 1 star: 30
  • Current version:

    2.6 stars

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't even thing about a refund."

    March 30, 2014  |   By JosLevesque38

    Version: EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition 7.5

    Pros

    that cnet aloes a company like this on here

    Cons

    yes its a con like con software!
    it is so sad that evan when u meet all there requirements there is still no refund its all lies!!!

    Summary

    would I ever buy software on c/net agene not if they allow crap like this.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Ever Best Free Tool"

    March 25, 2014  |   By KemmyKing2014

    Version: EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition 7.5

    Pros

    Hey, this is my third time to use this free data recovery software. This is really awesome.

    Cons

    I got my USB formatted carelessly last week. Then I downloaded a free version of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard again to help me. Why? Cos I used it to help me out ever before. And this exactly helped me with 2 GB file recovery free.

    Summary

    Believe it or not, I will choose it again next time if I lost my data again. Nice tool.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT BUY!!!! THIS IS THE WORST SOFTWARE EVER!"

    March 24, 2014  |   By suitsntats

    Version: EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition 7.5

    Pros

    None! There are no pros to this software at all.

    Cons

    1. To get any kind of live support you need to wait in line for about an hour each time.
    2. The software doesn't work for 2013 outlook when they boast that it will work for "outlook" as a benefit.
    3. When contacting them for a refund they make you go through all kinds of hoops and hurdles to try to get it back.
    4. There is absolutely no phone support.
    5. The software copied my files from my old CPU and when put onto my new CPU it would not allow any of them to work properly.

    Summary

    Do yourself a favor and DO NOT purchase any of the products from this company unless you want to end up frustrated and trying something else after days of messing with this software....oh and I'm real familiar with computers so it's not as if I'm a complete dummy, just saying it is not what they promise or boast. BEWARE!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "450G "recovered". No filenames. 50% invalid. No refund"

    March 7, 2014  |   By bseather

    Version: EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition 7.5

    Pros

    Actually able to recover some files from a disk which had no longer any available formatted drive (probably due to mechanical error).

    Cons

    * Spent some 3 full days to process a 640GB hdd, ~1 day to "recover" (scanning was done before purchase, could only restore 2GB without buying a license. So I did buy a license)
    * Not one original file name was restored. Not one directory was restored. I dont blame EaseUS for not being able to restore more, but had I been warned of this, purchase would be out of the question.
    * No refund. I claimed that I had spent 1 week to no avail where I could have been informed about what kind of recovery was actually possible. They just didn't go into this subject, just offered a license on another EaseUS product. As if I would ever install an EaseUS applacation again....

    Summary

    Keep clear ! Unless you're absolutely sure what you're about to do. Don't even thing about a refund.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Kernel for Outlook PST repair with free trial version"

    March 6, 2014  |   By Alan_Mark

    Version: EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition 7.5

    Pros

    This tool is available with free trial version, with limited features.

    Cons

    None for me,it's working good

    Summary

    Kernel for Outlook PST repair tool is very advanced MS Outlook Inbox repair tool for recover damaged and corrupted .pst file format data from MS Outlook. Software effectively recover all files and folder which are permanently deleted from MS Outlook. free trial version is also available there.

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