As a tech reviewer/journalist, just being in the tech industry is enough to make our friends and relatives asking if we could help them fix their computer or restore their lost data. Fixing computers is one thing but did you know that you can actually restore your lost data by yourself? Today we’ll be looking at the free version of the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
The main difference between the free version and the paid Pro version is that you can only recover up to 500MB of files. But if you click the “Share” button after a successful recovery, EaseUS would allow you to recover up to 2GB of files. The rest of the features are the same throughout both versions. That’s the reason why we often recommend people to try out the Free version before committing into buying the full version.
In our test scenario, we have a formatted 16GB USB flash drive. Plugging in the drive and the utility would immediately show the list of connected storage options upon launch.
It will take some time for the software to perform the drive scan and that is perfectly normal.
The application took somewhere around half an hour to complete the scan and I am intrigued with the results. Some of those files were deleted a long time ago and the application still manages to identify its footprints. Granted, I tried to recover those ancient files and unsurprisingly, I only manage to recover a small portion of them given the amount read/write the drive has gone through.
Afterwards, I tried to recover the files that were lost due to the recent reformat and this time the success rate is way higher than before. That’s why once you discover you have accidentally deleted a file and wish to recover it, you have to stop using the drive immediately.
Wrapping up the review
The free version of the file recovery software is a great choice if you’re looking for a reliable data recovery application to recover files that are smaller than 500MB. Given if you’re willing to share the application on your social media, then you can recover up to 2GB. Since the scanning capability has been maintained the same throughout all the versions, that means users can give the tool a trial run first before taking out their credit card. This is the data recovery software that I can easily recommend to anyone.