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Easeus Data Recovery Wizard 5.6.5 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Easeus Data Recovery Wizard 5.6.5

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a fast, complete and safe data recovery software.
$69.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 576 (62%) 346 (38%) 35 comments

Easeus Data Recovery Wizard 5.6.5 was available as a giveaway on January 16, 2013!

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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard does an amazing job on format recovery, unformat, deleted files recovery or lost data due to partition loss or damage, software crash, virus infection, unexpected shutdown or any other unknown reasons when the data loss disaster strikes, especially when you want to recover data from formatted drive. It provides the most comprehensive data recovery solution for computer users to recover lost data.

Fast, Complete and Safe Data Recovery Software

  • Non-destructive data recovery software for deleted, formatted and partition recovery.
  • Read-only, risk-free and cost-effective Windows data recovery software.
  • Recover all the file formats, including documents, emails, photos, videos and more.

System Requirements:

Windows 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP/ 2000 and Windows Server 2012/ 2008/ 2003


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File Size:

12.6 MB



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please expand the ext2/3 support to cope with block sizes greater than 4096 bytes! non-x86 embedded linux based NAS boxes often use 16384 and 32768 byte block sizes to reduce fragmentation problems and maximise read/write performance. When these drives fail in some critical part of the filesystem structure the firmware is unable to recover the files and will only accept a full reformat or drive replacement, but by installing the NAS drive in a PC your Data Recovery Wizard (Pro at least) could be used to recover otherwise lost files from the drive IF it recognised and understood the full ext2/3 spec and not just the old x86 linux ext2/3 subset.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I suggest to all recovery software developer that we need one that could identify HDD or removable drives not listed in my computer explorer but listed only in device manager so that we could recover any data on them.

However Easeus Data Recovery Wizard 4.3.6, I having been using for about 6 years now has never fail me.

I created another folder for the installation of this version with version 4.3.6 i ve before and both run conveniently on the same computer win 7, 32bit os

Yes Easeus Data Recovery Wizard is the best i ve discovered compare to ones like recuver, ashampoo undeleter, i care card recovery, Namosoft data recovery and wise data recovery etc

Conclusively, thanks to GOTD & CHENGDU YIWO Tech Development


Reply   |   Comment by Fash  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Everyone,
OK, I saw today's GOTD and had not used or tried Easeus Data Recovery Wizard and after reading the information and the revues It looked like it warranted a test run! I have used "RECUVA" for years and have had very good results with it but it never hurts to have another good recovery program installed as sometimes one will find and recover where another may not, So two safety nets are better then one?
I downloaded and unzipped Easeus Data Recovery Wizard and opened and read the readme.txt file and this GOTD was completely automatic, So I just ran the install. answered all the questions per my setup and it installed, verified, and registered the app very fast, and the little status window said that the program was successfully registered and that was that!
I'm running a AMD Bulldozer 6 core CPU @ 3.4GHz that is unlocked but not over clocked, On a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 MB, 16MBs of RAM and 2 internal HDDs and 1 external 1TB eSATA for backup and stored data etc. With the rest of the usual CD/DVD-RW-RRW-ROM drives and a EVGA Geforce GTX-650 Video card and a 23 inch 3D LED LG Monitor.
I launched Easeus Data Recovery Wizard and look at the "About" tab and verified that it is registered and is version 5.6.5. I installed it on my C:\drive as most of my data and stored project files are on my D:\drive, I did the test, Deleted of some files I no longer needed and I created some new ones and deleted them as well. Easeus Data Recovery Wizard worked very well and had no problem listing the files and restoring them and it also found files that had been deleted several moths ago but could not complete or restore most of them as the location on the drive I'm sure had been over written some time ago.
All and ALL it worked very Well and I plan on leaving it installed and the next time I have an accident! Or some kind of system error, I will put it to a real world test and if that, Or when that happens I will report back how well Easeus Data Recovery Wizard performed during a real crises. I feel Farley confident that the Wizard will work fine and I Do still have "RECUVA" as a back up! (o; I have heard of Easeus software before and it comes with good recommendations and word that they produce very good applications, So I am confident it will perform with-in my expectations.
On other note: I noticed when reading all the revues that nothing was said about Optimizers? If there was I must have missed it. But as something to check if you should have a loss of data problem? A lot of PCs have a disk optimizer set up that runs automatically once a week or moth, etc. As soon as you are aware you have a problem you should Immediately disable any and all HDD optimizers before you do anything else! It would be the luck that the optimizer would run before you have a chance to recover your files! and this could and most likely would wright data to the area of your HDD that your missing files were located! Thus making it next to impossible to recover them. Years Ago I had this happen to me, Files where accidentally deleted and it was late and I went to bed! During the night the HDD optimizer ran and the next day I had "0" Luck recovering any of the data files I had lost the night before! Soooo, Just a word to the wise if you happen to use a optimizer and its set to run once a week? etc.
I say after playing with Easeus Data Recovery Wizard 5.6.5 that it deserves two Thumbs UP! and I would like to thank GAOTD and Easeus software Developers for making this Application FREE for us to try, Play with, and keep for as long as we wish to use it! I think the price to perches Easeus Data Recovery Wizard 5.6.5 for $69.95 is in line with other quality products that do this kind of recovery "Save you life" Software! (o; I know there are good Apps that are FREE and most are pretty good, But I am a fem believer in "You get what you pay for!", Especially when you need customer support! Thank You GOTD for another Fine utility for FREE Today! Thanks, Have a Great Night and always Have Fun!, Rick D..

Reply   |   Comment by Rick D.  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This is another one of those programs that automatically, without an option to disable, checks for updates when the program is opened. I despise an app that phones home without my consent and with no option to "opt out"...

Can we start a partition that states, no REQUIRES, every program given away here (from now until the end of time) that it MUST have a way to disable update checks and is already disabled by default? You have my vote!

Reply   |   Comment by Avid Gamer  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I installed the application to a thumb drive (as I only have one hard drive in my system). The installation went well and I was able to start the application. When I went to look for the configuration options (to turn off the automatic update feature), I was surprised there was no "options" choice available. I checked the documentation and saw

"Upgrade EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
The software will automatically check newer version every week! You can also click "Upgrade" button on the main interface to check the newer version anytime."

What's up with that? You need to have Options on the main screen. As it is, I can't seem to find it so this is most likely going to go in the trash bin for poor design and construction.

I also hate that simple choices (e.g. Click on the HOME button) comes with its own personal annoyance screen that asks you to confirm your selection. If I've clicked on the "Home" button, I don't need to confirm my choice.

Lastly, there are two selections from the main screen "Backup Tool" and "WinPE" that appear to be nothing but advertisements for other products. Bad form guys! These should be removable. If I want more products, I can click on the "About" screen and go to your web site. Plastering your product with this kind of crass promotion just annoys your customer and sends them running away.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian S. Wilson  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@22 says "Anyway, I said that this GAOTD is just one of the best Recovery data tools on the market because…well…well…"

diskgetor - Free to try, no recovery. $69.00 to buy
powerdatarecovery - 1Gb limit
TestDisk - Partition, bootsector, mft, fat repair utility, rudimentary file recovery (recommends Photorec for files)
Pandora-Recovery - Adware-supported
pcinspector.de - 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
seriousbit.com - Free - no formatted or partition recovery

But hey…why not recover an entire lost partition instead?

http://www.easeus.com/partition-recovery - The giveaway companies own utility?? Included function of today's product.


Reply   |   Comment by idunno  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Noob question -- install went OK. Activation and registration are automatic on this one? I don't see a separate file, and the About tab doesn't indicate that it is a trial. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Rog  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Will this help an external drive that is not recognized? I get the warning that this drive needs to be formatted however it has alot of pictures on it and no other data. The pictures are in many folders>

Reply   |   Comment by walt  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

waooo recovered pics on my sd card, windows kept saying need to format the card thought lost all my pics then download this program,dammmm that was fast, got all my pics, thanks guys u made my day

Reply   |   Comment by elvin medina  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

This is a decent program. It has helped me in the past. On another note, i keep hearing all kinds of good stuff about Recuva, but it hasn't ever helped me. Never. So i don't understand why it keeps getting good ratings.

Reply   |   Comment by Christian Biagi  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Also try Find and Mount:
I was able to recover a drive which crashed (lost the FAT/partitions/ boot table, whatever). Nothing was able to be read or recovered until I tried this free program.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy G.  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have used ZAR for several years now and it is the best out there:


ZAR is NOT free, but is worth every penny. I even made a portable version of it using P-Apps.

I do use EaseUs' Partition Master, which is VERY good.

When I find something, as good as ZAR, I just cannot give it up.

Reply   |   Comment by SoftwareBabe  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Not many will find this helpful, but I dropped to DOS (command prompt) and deleted a test file. Useless Recovery could not restore it.

Reply   |   Comment by Dae Powell  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Today's giveaway is one of the best data recovery software I ever used so far, especially for recovering data from a formatted and/or corrupted partition with missing critical file system structures.

Somebody recommended RECUVA rather than this GAOTD...

Well, as far as I know RECUVA is able to recover files from a formatted partition only if you have reformatted or partitioned your HD using the same file system.

Anyway, I said that this GAOTD is just one of the best Recovery data tools on the market because...well...well...


But hey...why not recover an entire lost partition instead?



Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+73)

Without a portable version, programs like this are totally useless.

Reply   |   Comment by wlamia  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

it means don`t install the program when you just lost the file because its had a chance that the installation could overwriting the sector that contain data that you want to recover

but if you already install the program and then lost the file you can recover it from the same drive you install the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Vermeilia  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Well worth every penny if it will unformat a Drobo....but it does not.

Reply   |   Comment by Parfumeur.1  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)

Does this recovery program first try to recover the File Structure of the damaged files? I would think it would be infinitely more useful to see the files within the context of where they were originally filed, especially for cryptically named files.
If this program does not try to recover the file structure, are there others that do?

Reply   |   Comment by RichU  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

@10 @4
Even if the software is already installed, you will still have the danger of the 'recovered' files overwriting the original 'lost' files. Remember it may recover not only what you lost , but also what you discarded.

Most if not all recovery software duplicate the 'lost' files gathering up the already fragmented pieces of the file. The original 'lost' files are untouched. This allows you to pick and choose which if not all that you want recovered.

As @3 says, if one software doesn't recover all your lost files, then try with another (already installed) recovery program on the original 'lost' files.

Reply   |   Comment by Denis Morrow  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

I have used this software before and it does mostly work! But, there were a couple of issues with my files that didn't recover completely. Some of my files that didn't recover fully, like pictures of mine, came up half-way dine! The bottom parts of them were missing. But then again, it could have been caused by the HDD itself! But, I'll never know for sure! So, it's the users choice to make.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill B.  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi, I think we need CLEAR indication which Version it really is. Price (only) suggests it might be "Standard". There is nothing in description of this Giveaway stating which Version is presented today. So it still might be "Pro" with incorrect price??

Unless I'm mistaken - Homepage of this Software doesn't even offer Standard Version, yet posted here earlier link with Comparison Table (many thanks #6, ania20011) - indeed shows Standard Version being worse than Free, but for unlimited size of recoverable Data v 1GB only (at ONE SESSION I presume, so inconvenient, or what else might it mean?)

On the other hand - Pro Version has all boxes ticked the same as Free, and only unlimited amount of Data (or again 1GB) differs them.

Help needed please about this GAOTD Version and what "1GB" means. Thanks in advance:)

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

@4 (Marius):
When you install E-DRW after filelost you will overwrite data you would have preferred to recover.
When you install E-DRW before (like today) filelost you don't have to overwrite your lost data because of an installation (reduction of risc).
Preferably you use E-DRW from an other disk to be on the save site. Running Windows alone will cause diskwriting and filelost.

When you do not have diskaccess anaymore like due to a crash, the only way is running E-DRW from an other disk. But sometimes you just want to try when you're in need and out of options.

@7 (Ingvar):
This way Windows is still running and writing, causing datalost. At least you will have to be registered to fully use E-DRW and here you need the registry on the hard disk. You cannot recover this way when you do have no diskaccess anymore (registry and reg.key not available). E-DRW is not fully portable. Also going to another computer will cause losing your license.

Again: Preferably you use E-DRW from an other disk to be on the save site.

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

@Marius (#4):
To understand why it was said you simply have to understand how computers nowadays "delete" files; They simply mark the space "free for (over)writing" (without actually removing the info that is there) - meaning the next thing you install\write on your hd can permanently delete the old data (depending on the algorithm used to choose where to write the new data) simply by changing the bit values where it is written (namely 'overwriting').

This fact is the core for how all the permanently-delete-your-files and recover-deleted-files work. "Permanent delete" simply writes junk all over the deleted file's space (and ofc marking it "free") while recovery (at any level under super-sophisticated speculating and deducting original code back from scraps left over) simply un-mark it from "free" to "occupied" and fix the registry files accordingly.

What I'd like to know is - how does, if at all, does this software deal with such "permanently" deleted files that have been written over. From their recommendation cited by you - not well.

It can (should) be ok for the avg user that has files simply deleted normally either by accident or a lazy "restore a fixed state upon restart" program.

My cent.

Reply   |   Comment by Just Me  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

@4, Marius

It's poorly worded, but they (likely) mean that if the software is installed -after- the data loss, that it may overwrite the very sectors you're trying to recover data from.

It is standard practice with all recovery tools to recommend against installation after the fact.

If you install it before the data loss occurs, it will not -cause- data loss. If the software is installed on your machine prior to a problem, you may also be able to recover data from a drive that's connected to your machine via USB, eSata, etc, provided that the software supports it.

It's not useless if you only have one drive. I hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by strm  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+46)

You can install the program on an USB stick, but it would work only on the PC used for intallation. If you run the program on other PC from USB stick it would ask you for authorization.

Reply   |   Comment by Boris Fine  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

I once stopped a backup in the middle, & it somehow deleted my partition for C: -my whole system was gone or useless. It took 2 months to figure out how to fix it. Then I discovered THIS software! Got it fixed! BUT, as suggestion above said, it DOES NEED TO BE PORTABLE! However, I can't get it this time, cause the download here goes to 4 % and stops. Tried over & over. Drat! But get yours, and just experiment to see if you can put it on the Portable Aps manager thing, and I bet ya can. I have lots of aps in it that you'd think wouldn't work in it, but they do. And Easeus is a solid company. GOTD Team- I still can't get any setup.exe here to install an ap. It goes through activate, gives me 2nd GOTD page, then nothing. Win 8, & I did run as admin even, plus moved it to C:\\. No luck. Why is this happening? Others with Win 8 seem to be having no problems.

Reply   |   Comment by Skye-hook  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

@4 (Marius):
You will find that applies to installing, downloading or just using your PC on a single hard drive. as you may overwrite any deleted files, making it hard to recover them. Thats why its always good practice to partition a single drive, using one of the partitions as a recovery drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Denis Morrow  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

@4 (Marius):
I installed the program on an usb stick!
Then I started it, and got no error messages.

Reply   |   Comment by Ingvar  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)

The executable file info shows version number 5.5.1, not 5.6.5 . What gives?

Reply   |   Comment by Deen Read  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

According to the comparison table:


the today offered version (standard) is worse than the free version because updates and upgrades do not apply to GOTD version and according to the table the standard version does not work with EXT2/EXT3 systems nor with dynamic disk volumes.

Reply   |   Comment by ania20011  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+54)

Versions history is here http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/history.htm

IMHO such a link for every application featured on a site like GAotD is a must

Reply   |   Comment by Deen Read  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

"We strongly recommend never installing Data Recovery Wizard on the same drive that you want to recover data from. Installation to the same drive will cause a permanent data loss and less chance to restore." I only have one hard drive. I if can't use this with one hard drive, unfortunately I have no use for it, but thank you for the giveaway, although it's of no use for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Marius  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

I had version 5.51 from an earlier giveaway. Normally I just install a newer version into the same folder. This time I choose to uninstall the earlier version. Note that the uninstall does not remove the old program folder. This must be done manually.

One big draw back for this is the sheer size of the program. It weighs in at 39.1 MB as opposed to the mere 2.68 MB for Recuva. So how does it perform? In my simple tests of creating a file, deleting it, and trying to recover it, it was hit and miss. Some were restored perfectly, others did not fare so well.

But for me I have not discovered a perfect restore program yet. There are always files that one program will restore while another can't. Or a file that no program can restore. My answer is to have a few different programs to increase the odds of a successful restore. This one is good and I would recommend it with the caution that it is not perfect. If you miss this, you can never go wrong with Recuva. Check it out here...


Thank you GOTD team and CHENGDU YIWO Tech Development.

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+77)

Is this version limited to 1 GB recovered content ?

Reply   |   Comment by AD  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

*Can recover files that have been previously deleted or lost
*Has three different modes to help you recover files or partitions
*Can search for lost files by specific file type(s) or all files
*Can preview files prior to recovery
*Has a built in search tool to search found files
*Can recover more than one file at once
*Recovered my “test files” just fine.
*Easy to use thanks to the program’s easy-to-understand wizard
*Does not recover files just from your internal hard drive. It can also recover data from USB drives, external drives, memory cards, MP3 players, digital cameras, and more.

*Shows already existing files in scan results
*Doesn’t properly tell the “recoverability” of a file
*Cannot properly preview videos
*Does not come with any sort of bootable/recovery media (Linux-based nor WinPE) to run Data Recovery Wizard from outside of Windows
*Is limited to partitions/drives on NTFS/FAT file systems

Free Alternatives
Testdisk & PhotoRec

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Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf from dotTech  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+110)
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