I had to recover accidentally deleted files many times throughout my life using computers.

Recently, I ran into a situation where a family member accidentally deleted valuable photos from my NAS storage device.

So, determined to get them back, I went to one of my favorite goto tools for data recovery and started a scan to begin recovery with as much hope as I could experience for lost family photos.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro worked beyond my expectations and retrieved just about everything I was panicking about losing forever.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro review featured image.

Tip: I’d also like to point out that no matter how good recovery software might be, it won’t be perfect. If you have written over a part of a drive that once had your files with new data, it will be nearly impossible to retrieve your old data.

So if something is accidentally deleted and you want to get it back, don’t write anything new to the drive until you have performed a recovery.

When finding the proper recovery software, I care slightly less about the number of features but how well it can do its job. In this case, I want my deleted photos back!

The EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro product box.

Why I thought EaseUS was perfect for data recovery

As some of you might know, I’ve been enveloped with computers for some time. Anyone who has been around the computer world for over a decade at least knows about the great job EaseUS does when it comes to data recovery.

It was an easy choice for me because I’m no stranger to these software tools, but for anyone out of the know, this is my recommended go-to utility for recovering lost data.

In the interests of being fully transparent, EaseUS was kind enough to provide me with a lifetime Pro product key so that I could write this personal review, as I needed to get my family photos back.

Initiating the scan

After downloading and applying my product key, I went to work by selecting the target location where my files were deleted.

Selecting a device to recover data.

In my case, it was my family NAS storage device. It is where I keep all of my backed files. Yes, I keep cloud backups for specific things too, but where I need fast access and a large storage capacity for cheap, NAS is still one of the best options, in my opinion.

Selecting my NAS storage device for a recovery scan.

Now that I clicked on Scan for my NAS storage unit, I could begin providing the information needed for the wizard to access the storage.

Of course, the wizard provides other options to begin scanning, like any drive attached to your computer.

It is straightforward, and you won’t find an easier way to start a recovery scan on any device you may need to target to recover your files.

Providing the SSH information (NAS devices only)

The SSH instructions to connect to the NAS device are shown.

You will see abbreviated instructions or steps about connecting to your NAS device using SSH.

It was easy to log into my control panel for my Asustor NAS device and enable and configure SSH. Plenty of videos and other forms of instruction are easy to access with a simple Google or YouTube search.

Information is put into the SSH connection area of the EaseUs Data Recovery Wizard.

After I put the SSH connection information into the wizard’s remote connection area, I was on to the next step, where I could proceed with the connection process.

The software is establishing an SSH connection with the NAS storage device.

Once the connection has been completed, the scanning will proceed.

Scanning

Scanning the NAS device or drives to discover lost files to recover.

Good things take time, so let the scan commence and give it the time it needs to find the files for recovery in the next step.

I didn’t have a problem with the time it took to scan. Some reviewers mention the scanning time is quite long, but the file recovery quality is of far greater importance to me. You can leave it and go and do something else until it’s finished.

My scan included around 4TBs, and I left my computer running overnight for the scan to complete.

By morning, I had a completed scan, and everything was waiting for my review.

Review and select the file you want to be recovered

Folders ready to be recovered.

After navigating through all the folders and files and selecting the ones you want to be recovered, you can click on the Recover button in the bottom right-hand corner of the program to begin recovery.

The overall EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard experience

The top most folder after recovery.

Thankfully, I managed to get most of my photos back. Unfortunately, there were a small handful of images that I couldn’t recover, but that was my fault.

After the images were deleted, I added some files to my NAS, making recovery almost impossible.

The files that couldn't be recovered with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro.
Files that couldn’t be recovered.

They weren’t so important that I was motivated enough to go and remove the newly added files to recover those unrecovered photos.

So, overall, I was delighted that I managed to get 98% of my deleted family photos back.

Once again, EaseUS’s Data Recovery Wizard did a great job of getting my data back.

Features I would welcome

A feature I would like added would be the ability to select specific file types within a folder I wish to recover.

This way, I don’t need to recover all the video footage if all I’m after are some photos.

Unchecking all the unwanted file types after ordering them that way was inconvenient and can be easily avoided with a simple filter feature.

Changes I’d personally like

After recovering a folder and discovering another, I proceeded to select more files I wanted to restore from a search for a specific folder.

After performing a recovery of the next batch, I discovered that new folders were being created with each recovery type, and I ended up with multiple folders quickly piling up.

It would be nice if these folder structures were created a little cleaner. It wouldn’t be a problem for most, but keeping recovery folders well-structured was a small challenge in my case.

Another welcomed change would be to apply the last selected ordering of files to newly selected folders.

After completing a second search and moving into a second folder, I still had ordered by file type active, but the list of files wasn’t ordered that way.

The files were ordered by the default filename order and not by type. This wasn’t a big problem. I simply had to reselect order by file type in descending order once again, which was done in two mouse clicks.

Conclusion

Overall the success of the mission to get my lost photos back is a testament to the competency of EaseUS’s Data Recovery Wizard.

If you ever need recovery software that has stood the test of time, I highly recommend you at least give the free version a try to get an idea of the capabilities of retrieving your data.