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.
Easeus Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition can recover deleted files or folders even when they have been emptied from Recycle Bin, recover data due to format, lost partition, system crash, virus attack. It can restore files from formatted disk, dynamic disk, deleted or lost partition with original file names and storage paths. It is designed with wizard mode which makes the data recovery process easy even for a beginner. Easeus Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition supports data recovery from hard disk and other media, such as Memory card, USB flash drive, or SD card under Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, Windows 7. What's more, it supports dynamic disk and all file system FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS/NTFS5, and EXT2/EXT3. This software ensures safe and precise format and delete recovery against numerous threats like: Drives that have been formatted or corrupted, missing critical file system structures, file deletion, application crash, computer viruses, partitioning or boot-up problems, damage due to a power failure or surge.
What's new in this version:
- Windows 8 compatible - support recover any data under Windows 8.
- Brand-new user interface for more intuitive connivent data recovery process.
- Faster scan lost files by skipping bad sectors automatically.
- Once you have purchased you do not have to download and search a second time.