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Why Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Over Yobot Recovery Software
Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.— Carrie Snow
Data Recovery in Windows 10
Tech savvy or not, we make some horrible mistakes at times. I like to create my articles in Word, even though I have Ginger, Grammarly, OneNote and Sway. I stick to Word because it is reliable and if it crashes it always generated a recovered version for me to save the one I want.
Well, this time Word crashed and did not supply me with any options to recover my document. I couldn't believe it! Of course I was at the point of pulling my hair out, because I had put in a lot of work on this piece, and was just refining my voice.
Of course, being a bit tech savvy I started troubleshooting.
Microsoft Sway Tutorial
Method 1: Closing Microsoft Word
The first thing I tried was to get Windows to close the program. That didn't happen after 5 minutes of trying. I took a bathroom break, still nothing. Now I was anxious. I closed the program from the task bar then tried accessing my unsaved documents folder.
Method 2: Accessing unsaved documents folder
1. I opened a new Word document and clicked on "File" in the upper left corner.
2. I then went to the column that says "Recent Documents" and scrolled to the bottom of this list.
3. I clicked on the folder that says "Recover Unsaved documents".
4. This came back with "No items match your search".
Method 3: Accessing unsaved documents folder
- Using the same blank Word document I opened above, I clicked on "File" in the top left of the screen.
- But this time I clicked on "Info", which is the first option beneath the arrow.
3. Under Info I selected the third option: "Versions".
4. To the left of versions is "Manage Versions"
5. I then clicked on the little triangle pointing down.
6. I then selected the first option "Recover Unsaved Documents".
8. It came back with "No items match your search".
Of course when these steps didn't work, I went to the internet.
Windows was telling me to do the same things I already did. So I went on searching. I came across Yobot Recovery Software and downloaded it. My first attempt in Firefox failed; so I tried again and it worked. I checked to make sure I was only downloading that particular software and not a package of software. I installed it and got it running. After 10 minutes, my patience got thinner. So, I checked the same search results page again and came up with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.
When I started the download for EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard (EaseUS), Yobot Recovery Software (Yobot) was running for 57 minutes trying to recover the missing document.
Download, set up and Quick scan took EaseUS approximately 11 minutes. I was able to search: file path, file type, and the time tabs for the missing file. It suggested if I did not find it to run a "Deep Scan". I started the "Deep Scan" when Yobot was running for 1:14:10.
EaseUS was showing me it's progress with multiple tabs on a table while Yobot was showing me a percentage of its completed scan.
Deep Scan after Quick Scan with EaseUS Data Recovery showing the File Path tab.
Deep Scan after Quick Scan with EaseUS Data Recovery showing the File Type tab.
Deep Scan after Quick Scan with EaseUS Data Recovery showing the File Time tab.
Yobot Recovery Software after EaseUS Data Recovery completed its Quick Scan and at 7% into its Deep Scan.
I was even able to scroll through EaseUS and find a possible hit of my lost file. Alas, I could not see a preview as it was still gathering data.
While waiting for the programs to complete I drafted, proofread and edited everything above this point in the article using OneNote. After taking this screen shot I became more frustrated and went to do some gardening.
After an hour of gardening and grabbing a snack this was the progress.
I proceeded to return some calls, visit my social media profiles, and while checking my emails EaseUS completed its Deep Scan.
I then waited for approximately 25 more minutes for it to complete building me a directory from the 90,768 files it collected from my laptop.
While all this was happening, Yobot was still processing at only 59%.
Sadly, all the recovered Word files under File and Time tabs stopped at February 5, 2016; and those couldn't help me. So I went a searching under the Path tab and found my file!
Easy to download and install.
Was not able to preview the full document until the scan was completed.
User friendly interface.
The trial version only allows you to preview the data but NOT to open.
Easy to use.
Supports ONLY Windows for it's free version.
Allows searching of data from the various tabs.
User friendly website.
Allows saving of the scan results.
Offers the product at different price points.
Has trial versions.
Support major operating systems.
Has a Professional version.
Has a Technician version.
Long processing time.
Recovered data can be saved.
Had trouble downloading.
Supports major operating systems.
How do you react when your data is lost?
A point to note is, I completed this piece while waiting for my file to be found.
I used the trial version for both products. They both did their jobs as promised in finding my lost document, though not as quickly as I'd like. As soon as I was able to access it though: you guessed it. I made sure to save it.
One of the best practices for word processing, or for that matter, any work being done on a computer: save as you go. This saves a lot of time, frustration and aggravation.
But it is good to know there is always help at your finger tips that can be accessed by:
- implementing the strategies you already know;
- Googling the information;
- getting assistance from the operating systems help suite;
- contacting tech support;
- visiting and asking questions on related forums;
- taking it to your local fix-it shop; and of course
- asking a friend or relative.
So what are you going to do next time you work on a project?