Have you ever found yourself in the unfortunate situation where you had mistakenly deleted a file and found out you required it later? Such a case could turn out to be deeply frustrating especially when the information you need is essential. Alternatively, has your computer or other secondary storage media ever been plagued by a virus that corrupted your data thereby rendering your data inaccessible? Whether you have found yourself in such a situation or are currently undergoing such an ordeal, a viable solution can be found in EaseUS, a free data recovery software that allows you to access previously deleted files or information on storage devices that have been corrupted or been affected by system failure.
Fortunately, EaseUS can recover deleted files from a wide range of devices. These include SD cards, hard drives, SSD drives, cameras, iPods, iPads as well as less conventional storage devices such as pen drives. Basically, EaseUS can restore data from any form of drive provided the storage device has not undergone any physical damage.
Additionally, the program can be installed on both Windows and Mac operating systems, meaning it is highly likely you will be able to use it on your computer with ease. For the Windows version, the free data recovery software is compatible with releases from Windows XP or higher. Windows servers running on versions 2003, 2008, 2012 and 2016 can also have information from them restored by the readily usable tool.
How to Install EaseUS on your computer
The installation process for this software is incredibly straightforward, and as such you do not need a lot of technical knowledge to get the program running and recover deleted files. Through a wizard that appears on your screen once you click on the setup, follow the instructions by clicking ‘Next’ and agreeing to the terms and conditions of the software’s use. Afterward, the program will automatically launch, and it is at this point you will be able to restore your deleted or corrupted files.
To ensure your program successfully installs, please countercheck that your PC has the following specifications:
- Minimum storage space of 32 MB
- At least 128 MB of RAM for the software’s processing
- That your computer organizes files in either of the following file systems – FAT12, FAT16 or FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, ext2, ext3 or HFS+
Recovering Your Deleted Files
Once the program has launched, go to the “Home” tab where you will be able to choose what kind of files to search for. The file could be audio, video, a document, a graphical file or any other file type. Once you have selected your desired file type, you can then initiate a quick or deep scan.
A quick scan swiftly goes through your storage device and finds a significant amount of files. The results, however, are dwarfed by the program’s deep scan which ends up returning over 100 times the number of records available for restoration. However, this more intensive scan takes two to three hours and could occupy over 50 percent of the CPU’s processing power. Fortunately, even if you get impatient and pause the scan halfway, you can still recover deleted files that are already in the search results.
Best of all, EaseUS is a free data recovery software and is available for download online on a variety of software websites such as Softpedia and Softonic.