EaseUS produces strong versions of data utility software that are powerful enough to meet the expectations of industry professionals and also enough to be used by everyone with regular knowledge. In this review, we will examine and discuss about its file recovery software solution, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is data recovery suite that will instantly help users to recover deleted files quickly and efficiently without much difficulty. It is available for both Windows and Mac, it will help to recover files which are deleted accidentally and files that are deleted by programs. It has a simple design which is very helpful for first-time users also. It is always good to have a clean and simple design, but in this world of data recovery, results are that matters in the end.
So how did this software wizard, in a detailed manner?
Installation and Activation:
It won’t take more than 2 minutes for downloading the installation software. We can directly install EaseUS data recovery wizard from EaseUS official website. After downloading the installation file, run the file to install the software. Follow all steps; installation will be done within 2 minutes. After installation, there will be a quick scan and your software is ready to use.
EaseUS provides us features which are great for free software in data recovery. Some of them are as follows:
- Supporting Operating Systems: Windows and OSX
- Over 200 supported file types for recovery including compressed files like ZIP, RAR etc.,
- Recovery of lost partitions (Helps to recover data from deleted, hidden or lost partition)
- It helps to retrieve lost files by scanning storage in a deep level.
- It also recovers formatted and inaccessible data
Supported File types:
EaseUS covers all of the basic file types which are quite commonly used:
- Document types: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF
- Image types: JPEG, PNG, Photoshop, Illustrator
- Audio files: MP3, WAV, AIFF, AAC
- Video files: MPEG-4, QuickTime, AVI, WMV
- Archive file types: ZIP, RAR, ISO
It also supports file systems as follows:
- Windows: FAT, NTFS
- Mac: HFS, HFS+
- Removable Storage: ExFat
Recovery Process of EaseUS File Recovery Software
Next, we will examine the general data recovery process using the Data Recovery Wizard in windows. Once the application opens, the initial step starts with selecting the scan location. You can choose to scan any drive in your system, your desktop, Windows libraries, a particular partition or an external drive. If we need to recover any non-mounting or deleted partition, Data Recovery Wizard will display those too, by getting information from the partition table. Unlike many recovery tools, we don’t need to scan the full hard drive first.
For scanning hard drive, select any partition which we need to work with and hit scan. Recovery Wizard will start scanning, first quick scan and then it will execute the deep scan. There’s no need to select deep scan separately. While scanning, the software displays the progress bar at the top, which also has the countdown of how much time left for completion.
Once the scan is completed, you can search for content by file tree, file category (graphics, audio, document, video, email) and search for files. Search is handy because you can search for a specific file type by searching for an extension (.txt, .jpg). Content that is deleted by you directly will be in recycle bin folder. Content that is deleted by other means such as by a program can be found in a special folder called RAW.
Recovering the found content is simple. It is just by clicking checkbox besides the file name, hit the “recover” button and select the recovery location. The location selected has to be separate partition or drive, where you can also select an external drive.
To find how EaseUS Data Recovery wizard stands in the competition with the other competitors, we executed some basic recovery tests on this tool. This tool was executed on a 515 GB partition with 412 GB of used space. For this testing, three files are created: a Word document, an image file of format .jpg and a .mp4 video file and then deleted.
Results are quite good. Quick scan is performed in 1 and half a minute and deep scan took around 1 hour, 22 minutes for completion. It has successfully recovered all files i.e., Word file, image file and video file which are deleted. This is an indeed a great achievement as a deep scan took time less than 2 hours which incredible because it is much faster than average in recovery tools.
EaseUS can be rated as the best data recovery tool when comes to customer support. Support actions are one of the most extensive till date including phone, email and 24/7 live chat. It also offers a thorough knowledge base that includes user manual which can be downloaded, support articles to search for and video tutorials. Live chat is the biggest plus as it is not available with other low-end recovery services.
Live chat which is available in business hours will connect you immediately to a service representative. Outside business hours, you can contact them through an email and most of the times, service representatives will revert back within two hours, even on weekends. There are other extra services that will be applied according to plan.
Pricing and Other Versions:
EaseUS is free to try without any expiry date for free trial. But, the free version is limited only to recovering a total of 2 GB of data. There are three license versions namely:
First Pro option available at $69.95 for a lifetime license, while the Pro + WinPE cost around $99. Adding WinPE will give you the option to run a semi full Windows environment from any USB stick. This will be helpful when your data loss is so severe that you can’t even run the hard drive which you are trying to recover. This will also help you to perform your recovery on the go in case if you want to do work on friend or family member’s PC.
The last one is the Technician level subscription which is $499 which is more suitable if your business is to help your clients based on data recovery. This subscription will provide you license that will allow you to legally offer service to clients without breaking any Terms of Service agreements. Also, license subscription will give you lifetime access of this tool to you with unlimited data for recovery. Also, License users will have additional technical support assistance which is free.
No matter whichever package you want, EaseUS offers a 30-day no-risk money-back guarantee on all its products which are available for subscription.
With its simple and aesthetic design, simple usage options to use, EaseUS data recovery tool will best tool for a regular user or a beginner to recover deleted files. It also has great recovery speed and recovery is perfect when tested for basic tools. Also, while performing a deep scan, it has minimal effect on system performance which one of the problems many users face during any recovering operation with tools.
As mentioned it is a very tool for everyone due to its minimal design and with all options required for a data recovery tool. Along with general people, its ability to recovers HDDs, SSDs data and servers makes it a flexible tool. With advance subscriptions, it also helps IT professionals providing unlimited data recovery options and more tools. With stellar customer support and extra features like image previews, EaseUS can be rated as one of the best data recovery tools and it is definitely a valuable addition to the toolkit.