I had to restore files and folders that have disappeared/missing after a cut and paste on an external USB drive.

I tried Recuva deep scan and EaseUS Data Recovery deep scan but none of the two showed the missing files/folders I'm after.

I then tried the Wondershare Data Recovery trial version

because I have tried it on recovering deleted pictures on an Android mobile phone previously using the old version and it worked.

 

Quick scan didn't find the files/folder I'm after, so I did a deep scan that took around 4 hours to scan a 800GB external USB drive connected to USB2 port.

I then finally find the files/folders I'm looking for.

Trial version only lets you searched for missing files, if you need to recover it, then you need to pay for the licence which is a reasonable price of US$49.95 for a lifetime personal licence.

If you know the missing filename then you can type it after the deep scan, or if you know the exact location then you need to view it using the Tree View.