EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 10.5 Free – Review
The EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a software that can be installed on PCs. It is a pro-user data recovery tool. One of the unique aspects of the software that make it rather intriguing is the sheer amount of features it has for a freeware tool.
Functionality and Features
It is able to perform the typical function of a data recovery tool – the recovery of lost, deleted or corrupted files on a system that functions normally. However, this is where it seems to depart from the normal functionality of free data recovery software. The tool is able to work with external drives that have the dreaded “Drive not recognized” error message appearing when an attempt is made to open them. This is usually a result of an accidental formatting.
If a user happens to delete a core hard drive partition, the data recovery software has that covered. The Wizard is able to restore the data on these partitions as well.
File Explorer and Multiple Recovery Types
The software offers different recovery types for different users. One of these is the backup image creation feature, wherein an image of the drive is created and stored in a different location. The software updates this backup image regularly and frequently. In the event of major data loss, EaseUS is able to work on recovering files using the image, and not the original (corrupted) drive. This is useful in case a mistake is made when recovering the files, as all actions can be undone or changed before confirmation is given to the software.
This Wizard also offers an easy file explorer for all recovered files. This can come in handy when the drive being recovered is a huge one. All of the full original file names of recovered files are displayed as a list. This happens even if the recovered drive was deleted previously. Users can search through this list using file names in order to make sure that the recovered files are the right ones. For further verification, the free data recovery software actually has file viewer tools built-in to the software. These include plain text, hex and image viewers.
Supported OS’ and File Systems
The best part of this software is that it is multifunctional. It can work with any version of Windows. It also supports file systems like FAT12, FAT32, NTFS, EXT2 and more. The wizard is able to recover lost data on external storage drives like portable hard drives, USB drives, memory cards and basic/dynamic disks.
Users can recover up to 2GB of data when using the free version. This can be upgraded for a relatively low cost. However, this won’t be necessary for most individuals who lose a couple of files. The data recovery tool shows all recovered files even on the free version, so you can be sure the files you need are there before you make a payment for a full license for the software.
Overall, the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 10.5 is a graphically well-made, simple and easy to use software that is more than capable of professional data recovery. The feature list is long and very useful, and it is worth taking a look at, even if you don’t plan on paying for it. It can be your personal insurance policy against data loss.