Easeus Data Recovery Wizard

Published on: Author: Mike Hall 1 Comment

I had cause to require the services of a data recovery utility recently after having lost 2 x 100gb partitions on a SATA drive. My usual tool for this, Ontrack’s Easy Recovery Pro, does not sit well in Windows 7.Easeus opener  

So I decided to try Data Recovery Wizard from the Easeus stable. I have used other Easeus products with great success. Todo cloned an entire installation from a failing laptop drive to a new one, recovery partition intact and working, and Partition Master is way better than struggling with Windows ‘Shrink’.

This is the ‘welcome’ screen (to the right).  With only three options, it shouldn’t take long to find which is right for the job in hand. My drive was showing as ‘free space’, so I opted for ‘Complete Recovery’.

The next screen puts up a list of all drives and all partitions, and all you have to do is pick one. Mine was 100gb in size. It took a while to identify the two original partitions which formerly occupied the free space, and even longer to present the list of files..

My first shot was recovering music, photos, Word docs and scanned documents. Sure enough, they all appeared, all with original file names, and all able to preview. With all of them safely saved elsewhere, I started on the second partition, and again it took a while. This partition contained downloaded programs, utilities and other assorted stuff, all pretty much replaceable, which was a good thing because most of it was corrupted at the end of the process.

Would I recommend DRW? Absolutely yes. It does a sterling job on multimedia and graphics file types, and it saves the original file names. Trust me, some data recovery programs save a mind numbing list of sequential file names, none of which bear any relation to the file content. Renaming is a nightmare. DRW not only gets your files back, it saves hours of file previewing and typing.

For more, take a look here.. http://www.easeus.com/

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  1. I smile at the recovery ptitiaron because most people including myself know how to use it.Then what are you recovering?There are programs, that I have not been successful with that allow you to take a portion of your unused C drive and ptitiaron it to another drive.StrOng suggestion:download a freeware called free commander. it is extremely useful and I use it daily. If you do, you will want to adjust how it displays, etc. That is relatively easy to do. You do that in the Extras tabOk now you get a flash drive, at least 4 gigs and depending on what you actually have on your computer, you will want to copy all the programs you have under program files and all of your documents and all of your graphics and all of your music. You might need several of these drives.If you were a bit thoughtful, you might have downloaded all of your install programs to a folder . Those are pertinent if you ever want to reinstall and do not want to bother to download them again. Also some are not available all the time. Copy, using free commander the files you want to your flash drive, It is quick, you can right click on the listed files and Folders and they will be on your flash drive. I use the Copy command, not the move. move will take it off your c drive.You may want to set up a small organization chart first so you can organize this operation.If your Recovery part is useful to you. Keep it. If you do not know how to use it, well what good is it.It is supposedly a way to reinstall your C drive but I do not know if it keeps the data.

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