EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows Review


Out of 5 Total Score

No. 3 Among all Windows solutions

Price range $69.95...$499 • EaseUS • Windows

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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows is often recommended as one of the best applications of its kind, but is it really as good as they say, or are reviewers blinded by its modern user interface? Read this review to find out.

Karma 84% - Karma


Bang for the buck 65% - Bang for the buck


Bang for the buck
Recovery performance 64% - Recovery performance


Recovery performance
Usability 74% - Usability


Extras 7% - Extras



Top Pros

  • Scan results. Scan results are easy to navigate and grouped in a user-friendly file tree.

  • Scan speed. Scanning is very fast and doesn't make you wait a long time for results.

  • Free recovery. The software lets you recover up to 2 GB of data for free if you agree to mention the product on a social media network.

  • Support. Customer support staff is responsive and friendly.

  • Labeled results. Scan results are grouped and labeled for extra convenience.

  • Recovery during scanning. You can recover files without interrupting the scanning process.

  • Knowledge base. The knowledge base contains a very large library of articles on various data loss topics.

  • Discounts & coupons. Promotional discounts and coupons that let you save money when buying the software are always available.

  • Bootable USB. For extra money, you can buy a bootable flash drive image that allows you to restore a computer that doesn't boot properly.

Top Cons

  • Pop-up ads. Pop-up ads for other products appear frequently, and they can't be turned off.

  • Inaccurate time estimations. When the software estimates how much time an operation will likely take, the displayed time is almost always wrong.

  • Limited preview capabilities. The formats supported for previews are very limited, and even popular photo formats are not always viewable.

  • Limited preview size. You can only preview up to 100 MB of files.

  • Recovery speed. The speed of recording found files to a disk is very slow.

  • EXT3, EXT4 limitations. It's impossible to recover the original file names and folder structure when recovering EXT3 and EXT4 drives.

  • Byte-by-byte images. There is no possibility to create copies of disks.

  • S.M.A.R.T. The data recovery software can't read S.M.A.R.T. data.

  • Promotes an expensive monthly subscription. The program is always pushing an expensive monthly subscription and doesn't offer the lifetime option, which is available on the official website.

  • Resuming interrupted scan. There is no automatic resumption of scanning if the device has been disconnected. You have to manually press the continue button when the device reconnects.

  • Changelog availability. The published changelog is incomplete.

  • FAT32 scanning. There are several known issues with the software's FAT32 scanning capabilities. For example, files are recovered without their original folders, and small files (1 - 2 kB) present in large quantities in the root folder or any subdirectory are never recovered.

  • exFAT scanning. There are several known issues with the software's exFAT scanning capabilities. Small (1 - 2 kB) files are overlooked, the original folder structure becomes corrupted, files saved in the root folder are overlooked, and files so are files that reside in directories with unusually long names.

  • Post-processing. After the initial scanning, the software begins the post-processing of collected data. This process can take a lot of time, and it prevents the user from interacting with the software.

  • Search for lost partitions. The program doesn't allow you to look specifically for lost partitions. Instead, all recoverable data is placed on one pile without any indication of where it came from.

  • Settings. No settings options.

  • Cloud recovery. Unlike the Mac version of the product, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows doesn't support cloud recovery.

  • Installer. The installer downloads application data from the internet, and there's no offline installation option.

  • Recovery chances. The software doesn’t indicate how likely a file can be recovered without any issues.

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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows– Overview


Let’s start this comprehensive review of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows with an overview of some of the most important facts you should know about this data recovery application.


Distributed as Freemium Some features are provided free of charge, but money is required to unlock the rest
Trial version available
Trial version limitations

With trial version you can:

  • Recover 2 GB data
  • Preview before recovery
  • Recover data from deleted, hidden, lost or RAW partition
Paid plans
  • Pro
  • Pro+Bootable Media
  • Technician
Price range $69.95...$499.00
License model Subscription + Lifetime
No credit card to try
Money back guarantee

While looking at the prices above, you might think that EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows is a fairly affordable data recovery application, but that’s not really the case.

The cheapest license is actually a monthly subscription that costs $69.95. Lifetime upgrades start at $149.95, and that’s a lot for an application that leaves a lot to be desired in several important areas, as we explain later in this review.

The good news is that the free version of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows can recover up to 2 GB of data, which is actually a great deal.

Pricing details

1Monthly (1 month subscription) $69.95
2Annual (1 year subscription) $99.95
3Lifetime Upgrades $149.95
  • Recover Unlimited data
  • Preview before recovery
  • Recover data from deleted, hidden, lost or RAW partition
  • EaseUS specialists provide free and high-quality remote consultation and assistance for necessary cases
1Monthly (1 month subscription) $99.90
  • Recover Unlimited data
  • Preview before recovery
  • Recover data from deleted, hidden, lost or RAW partition
  • Boot with a downloadable WinPE when your system fails to start or crashes
  • EaseUS specialists provide free and high-quality remote consultation and assistance for necessary cases
11-Year $299.00
22-Year $399.00
3Lifetime Upgrades $499.00
  • One license for multiple computers
  • 1-year/2-year/lifetime free upgrades
  • Free remote assistance

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Developer — CHENGDU Yiwo® Tech Development Co., Ltd

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows is developed by a Chinese company, CHENGDU Yiwo® Tech Development Co., Ltd. 

10% 697.3% than avg

Online market share

Reflects the share of online traffic within the niche occupied by data recovery software, based on data taken from ahrefs.com (from Google US search engine).

16000 461.9% than avg

Brand name popularity

Based on the number of brand-related search queries on Google US according to ahrefs.com.

CHENGDU Yiwo Tech Development Co., Ltd. maintains a solid international presence and provides one of the best customer support services in the industry. The company also operates a remote data recovery support center, offering premium support via remote desktop software.

Developer website easeus.com
Support email support@easeus.com

2004 • 19 years on market

HQ location

12 F, Building 1, Idealism Center, No. 38 Tian Yi Street, Hi-tech Zone, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China



Social media

EaseUS understands the importance of social media, and it also spends a lot of time, money, and effort on content marketing. As a result, you’re very likely to stumble upon a guide created by the company when researching a data recovery problem.

Data Recovery with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows

Tested on: Windows 11 (version 21H2)

In this section, we take EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows for a test drive to see how it can handle a simulated data loss scenario designed to reveal its strengths and weaknesses.

How We Test

All data loss situations are unique, so it wouldn't be fair to compare the performance of data recovery software without controlling as many variables as possible. Here's how we do it:

1InstallationWe download data recovery software and install it on our test machine.
2Source selectionNext, we use curated data sets to create virtual hard drives.
3Scanning processThen we simulate data loss scenarios and scan the virtual hard drives.
4Managing found dataAfter scanning the virtual hard drives using the tested software, we go through the found data.
5Recovery and post-processingFinally, we perform the actual recovery and analyze the results.

We repeat our testing process to test all supported scan modes to learn how well the tested data recovery software can reconstruct files by looking for known signatures, and how well it does when analyzing the file system instead of raw data.

Step 1


You can download a free version of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows from its official website. Just make sure you have the right version because EaseUS also provides a trial version of the same software.

Both versions can preview recoverable files, but only the free version can recover up to 2 GB of data. To be more precise, you get 500 MB of free data, and you can add 1.5 GB more by promoting the software on social media.

Once you have the right version, installing it is as easy as installing any other third-party application for Windows. The step-by-step installation wizard does a great job of walking you through the entire process, which takes just a short while to complete.

Step 2

Source selection

For the purposes of this review, we used the Technician version of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, but the versions most regular home users would pick have the mostly same user interface and rely on the same data recovery algorithms.

When we first launched EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows, we were presented with a beautiful visual representation of connected storage devices, complete with basic information about each device.

The source selection screen made it really easy for us to locate and scan our test drive with a single click on the Scan button, which becomes visible when you hover the cursor over a storage device.

Step 3

Scanning process

Unlike most other data recovery software applications, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows doesn't have a dedicated scanning screen. Instead, information about the scanning process is displayed on the same screen as the scan results, which is actually a nice way to streamline the user experience.

If you're lucky, you may even find the file you're looking for way before scanning is over. In that case you can select the found file and recover it right away. That said, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows boasts an impressive scanning speed, so it might be worth waiting the relatively short it takes a scan to finish.

Step 4

Managing found files

You won't find any data recovery software application that knows which specific files you want to recover—their selection will always be your job. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows makes this step easy by allowing users to filter found files by type, original directory, size, date modified, and other criteria.

You can also search files and folders by name, but don't rely on this feature too much because it's very common for file names to become lost when files are accidentally deleted.

The preview feature can help you make sense of files that have lost their original names, and it can simultaneously confirm that a found file can be recovered, so it's a good idea to use it before adding files to your recovery queue, especially when using the free version of the software.

Step 5

Recovery and post-processing

During our testing, we were able to find some lost files, so we added them to the recovery queue by clicking the checkboxes next to them. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows displayed the information about the total number and size of the selected files.

To recover them, we clicked the Recover button and were asked to select a suitable recovery destination. If you choose the same storage device as the one you're recovering from, the application will give you a strong warning that your data might be overwritten and lost permanently, but it will eventually let you override it and use the storage device anyway.

Regardless of where you recover your files, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows will always display a summary of the recovery process and take you directly to your files in File Explorer.


EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows– Tutorials and Other Videos

Here are some useful tutorials and other video resources to help you better understand how EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows works.

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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows– Full Review

It’s now time to peak behind the curtain and analyze EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows using our comprehensive set of testing criteria.

Karma 84% by 12 rating criteria



12 rating criteria

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows is among the most trustworthy applications of its kind, and it receives updates on a regular basis.

Should you encounter any issues while using it, you can visit the extensive knowledge base where most commonly encountered data loss issues are explained in great detail. Alternatively, you can reach one of EaseUS customer support employees via email, live chat, or phone.

1Update frequency
Every 6 months
2Updated recently
3Changelog available
4Latest Windows release supported
Yes, all good
5Genuine or clone?
6Brand name popularity
7Online market share
9Extensive knowledge base
10Helpdesk support
11Live chat
12Phone support
Bang for the buck 65% by 8 rating criteria


Bang for the buck

8 rating criteria

The overall value provided by the free version of EaseUS Recovery Wizard for Windows is great because you can recover up to 2 GB of data without paying a single dollar. Unfortunately, the same can’t really be said about the full version of the application.

Why? Because the most affordable Pro license (a monthly subscription) is almost insultingly expensive, costing $69.95 per month, which is what many other developers of data recovery software charge for an unlimited license. To buy an unlimited EaseUS Recovery Wizard for Windows license, you need to pay $149.95.

1Competitive pricing
2Price-quality ratio
3Free trial
Yes (unlimited time but limited amount of data)
4Is it free?
Paid license is required to recover an unlimited number of files
5Pricing policy
Two subscription plans + Lifetime license option
6Unlimited recovery in full version
7Free upgrades
Only with Lifetime license
8Commercial rights in the cheapest license
Usability 74% by 18 rating criteria



18 rating criteria

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows shares largely the same user interface with its Mac counterpart, so there aren’t many glaring usability issues to talk about. Perhaps the biggest one that even casual users are likely to notice is the absence of dark mode, but this omission doesn’t affect the application’s data recovery performance in any way.

What does affect the data recovery performance of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows is the fact that the software doesn’t automatically resume interrupted scans, doesn’t make it possible for the user to mount recoverable items as a disk, and doesn’t let you view files in their hexadecimal form.

1Modern user-friendly interface
2Dark mode
3Easy-to-locate features
4Automatic implementation of multiple appropriate scanning methods without user interaction
5Auto-resuming scans of failing drives
6Auto-resuming backups of failing drives
7Convenient source selection on start
8Convenient file-by-file preview of recoverable items
9Convenient thumbnail preview of recoverable items
10Mount recoverable items as disk
11Built-in updater
12Multiple view modes in scan results
A few
13Hex view for recoverable items
14Filter recoverable items by type
15Search recoverable items by file names
16Sort results
17Multilingual UI
18Simple deployment
Recovery performance 64% by 122 rating criteria


Recovery performance

122 rating criteria

Overall, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows offers above-average performance, reliably recovering commonly used file formats from Windows-supported file systems.

The biggest problem that you’re likely to encounter is the loss of the original folder structure, which results in found files being put on one large pile. The software also regularly omits directories that contain large quantities of small files, but such files are, fortunately, not something most users would want to recover anyway.

1Deep scan
The program can't recover the original folder structure and file names from APFS and EXT4 partitions.
2Quick scan
It's not possible to quickly recover recently deleted files from HFS+, APFS, and EXT4 partitions.
3Other types of scan
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows can't directly scan Windows shadow copies and lost partitions.
4Device support
Except for iOS and Android mobile devices, the software can recover all storage devices.
5Real-life recovery challenge
Our real-life recovery challenges were passed with only a few hiccups by EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows.
6Other notable recovery features
There are not many extra recovery features to talk about.

Clever scan

1HFS+ partitions
2APFS partitions
3FAT32 partitions
4exFAT partitions
5NTFS partitions
6EXT4 partitions

EaseUS Data Recovery for Windows can restore the original folder structure and file names when scanning HFS+ and NTFS partitions. Attempts to do the same when dealing with FAT32 and exFAT partitions end with mixed results, and APFS and EXT4 partitions are not supported at all.

Quick scan

1HFS+ partitions
2APFS partitions
3FAT32 partitions
4exFAT partitions
5NTFS partitions
6EXT4 partitions

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows can quickly recover recently deleted files only from Windows-supported file systems, including FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS. The file systems most commonly used by Linux and macOS users (EXT4, HFS+, and APFS are not supported).

Other scan types

1The number of formats supported by deep scan
2BitLocker support
3Windows shadow copies scanning
4Scan for lost partitions
5Recovered files' labeling
6Partial file recovery
7Disk images: scan and recovery

While EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows can recover lost data from BitLocker-encrypted drives (as long as you provide the right password), it doesn’t support Windows shadow copies scanning and doesn’t provide a dedicated scan for lost partitions.

Device Support

1Internal and external HDD
2Internal and external SSD
3USB thumb drives / Classic iPods (non-iOS) / FireWire devices
4Memory cards
5iOS devices
6Android devices
7Recovery from RAID1, 0, JBOD
8Unmountable partitions
9NAS (Network-attached storage) RAID devices
10Remote SSH (secure shell protocol) Linux based devices recovery

EaseUS sells a dedicated Android and iOS data recovery tool, called EaseUS MobiSaver, so it’s understandable that the company’s Windows data recovery software doesn’t support Android and iOS devices.

Real-life recovery challenges

1Document formats recovery
2Raw photo recovery
3Video formats recovery

Our real-life recovery challenges were relatively easy to pass for EaseUS Data Recovery for Windows, but a few fairly commonly used file formats were not supported as well as we would like them to be.

Raw photo recovery

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows supports the recovery of a number of raw photo file formats, but there are also many omissions that might ruin your day depending on which camera you own. For example, the formats used by Sigma cameras are supported much less than Nikon RAW image file formats.

Video formats recovery

Clearly, the recovery of raw video files isn’t one of the strong points of this data recovery software. The good news is that commonly used video file formats, such as AVI, MOV, and MP4, can usually be recovered just fine.

Document formats recovery

You should avoid EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows if your goal is to recover Apple or OpenOffice (LibreOffice) documents. It doesn’t matter which storage device such documents are stored, the results are never good.

Other notable recovery features

1Overall non-intrusive read-only algorithms
2Network recovery
3Effectively filters out corrupted scan results
4Byte-to-byte device backups
5Bootable recovery drive creation
6Convenient scan session management
7Bad sector management
8Recovery chance prediction
9RAID reconstructor
10Disk vitals monitoring and tracking during scan
11Data protection
12Links to in-lab recovery service for physically damaged devices
13Scan speed
14Scan free space only
15Start file recovery without interrupting the scan
16Preview recoverable items without interrupting the scan
17Forensic features

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows doesn’t offer many extra recovery features, but at least it lets users preview and recover files without interrupting the scan. The software can also create bootable recovery drives to restore data from computers refusing to boot up properly.

Extras 7% by 10 rating criteria



10 rating criteria

EaseUS develops a whole range of software products that address everything from partition management to hard drive cloning and backups to file repair. That’s probably why these capabilities are missing from EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows.

1Disk space mapping
Not supported.
2Disk clean up
Not supported.
3Corrupted video repair tool
As separate option.
4Corrupted photo repair tool
Not supported.
Not supported.
6Duplicate finder
Not supported.
7Built-in disk space secure eraser
Not supported.
8Disk cloning
Not supported.
9Disk surface test
Not supported.
10Secure data shredding
Not supported.

The lack of extra features is the biggest downside of EaseUS data Recovery Wizard for Windows. Some extra features, such as disk cloning and S.M.A.R.T. support, can greatly improve data recovery results and prevent data loss from occurring in the first place.

What Users Say about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows

An overall competent file recovery tool, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is easy to use but slow. It's also expensive for single users to consider and is more suited to small business users rather than large corporations or organizations and public bodies.


EaseUS data Recovery program did NOT work at all! I immediately (within 20 minutes) canceled and requested a refund, and the Cleverbridge people indicated that they would refund my money because the program did NOT work. It took me less than 20 minutes to verify that I lost everything. The program did NOT work for me. They refused a refund. The cancellation only prevents future renewal charges but does not give a refund. I would never have purchased a product so inferior if I had known that they do not stand behind their products.

Cindy P.

The program seems to work well but there are certainly some drawbacks.
I have successfully recovered multiple files from both NTFS drives and FAT32 drives using this software, however their claims that this can be centrally managed are a little off.

Jim Shinn

I lost an important file and downloaded EaseUs to recover it. It recovered something with a similar name, but it was completely unusable. It could not open at all because it was corrupted.

I decided to test the software, so I created a new file, deleted it, and then tried to recover it using their software. The same thing happened.


Bottom line

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows is a reputable data recovery software application from one of the most active companies in the niche.

While its performance isn’t always as consistent as we would like, especially when recovering data from FAT32 and exFAT storage devices, you can expect to get decent results most of the time.

It’s also a huge plus that the free version of the software can recover up to 2 GB of data for free—all you have to do is mention the software on social media.

If you decide to purchase a license, then we highly recommend you splurge on the lifetime option because the available subscription plans (especially the monthly plan) are not cost-effective at all.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to several frequently asked questions about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a popular data recovery application whose modern interface enables users to perform speedy recovery of lost files, including images, documents, audio & video files, and more.

Like other data recovery software applications, EaseUS Data Recovery uses various data recovery algorithms to recover files that the Windows operating system can’t no longer see.

Yes, you can use EaseUS Data Recovery to recover up to 2 GB of data for free, but you need to purchase a license to recover more data.

To launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, simply double-click the application icon, which should be placed automatically on your desktop when you install the software.

To recover lost data using EaseUS Data Recovery, launch the application and select the storage device you want to scan. Then wait for the application to go through the selected storage device and select the files you want to get back.

That depends mostly on the size and speed of the scanned hard drive. Modern SSDs can be analyzed quickly, while older HDDs can take some time to go through.

Unfortunately, EaseUS Data Recovery can’t clone a hard drive, but the company sells a dedicated disk cloning software application that you can use instead.

Yes, EaseUS is a reputable data recovery software application that has helped recover countless users their lost data.

As far as data recovery software goes, EaseUS Data Recovery is better than many other solutions, but it’s not the best.

To cancel an EaseUS subscription, you need to open the order confirmation email you received when you first subscribe and click the “Cancel subscription for your xxx” link at the end.

To uninstall EaseUS Data Recovery from Windows, open Settings and navigate to Apps. There, locate the data recovery application, click the three vertical dots next to it, and select Uninstall.

🏅 Highly recommended

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows Review

Out of 5 Total score

No. 3 Among all Windows solutions

It’s clear that EaseUS doesn’t put as much effort into the Windows version of its data recovery software as it puts into the Mac version, but EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows is still still a solid product, especially thanks to its generous free data recovery limit.

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David Morelo is a professional content writer with a specialization in data recovery. He spends his days helping users from around the world recover from data loss and address the numerous issues associated with it.

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