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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

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Release date
Jan 1970
Quick description

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard features, pros & cons

Key features

  • Preview files before the recovery
  • Recovering from an inaccessible partition.
  • Possibility save scan results for later recovery

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Fast scanning
  • Shows removed partition without even a quick scan

Cons

  • Trial version can not recovery files
  • Cannot specify type of the file for scanning.
  • Preview does not work for all files.
Pricing

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard pricing

Pro
$ 69 95
per License
  • Unlimited data to recover
  • Lifetime technical support
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Pro + WinPE
$ 99 90
per License
  • Unlimited data to recover
  • Bootable media for emergency
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Technician
$ 299 00
per Year
  • B2C technical services
  • Technician license
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Free
$ 0 00
  • 2GB data to recover
  • Export / import results
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Review

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard review, May 2019

We’ve all faced data loss and it’s frustrating. Whether a hard drive, a flash drive, a memory card, or a smartphone, may fail at some point, and reasons range from physical (worn components, damage), to software bugs and virus/hacker attacks. How do you recover documents, images, business data in such case? Special data recovery software comes to mind as one of the best options.

The product we are going to review is provided by EaseUS, a Chinese tech company founded in 2004 and specializing in data management. It is called Data Recovery Wizard and comes with versions for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices. The range of possibilities, according to vendor website, is impressive: recovering deleted files, formatted data, post-partition data, as well as data damaged by OS crash or a virus attack. Let’s explore.

Minimum system requirements:

  1. CPU: x86
  2. RAM: 128 Mb
  3. Space: 32 Mb
  4. Windows: XP
  5. MacOS: 10.14

Data Recovery Wizard specifications:

Vendor Chengdu Yiwo Tech Development Co., Ltd (website)
Latest version v.12.9.1 out September 2019
Operating systems Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Installer size 43.5 Mb
Interface languages 20
File types Docs, media, email, other
Recovery data limit Unlimited (*except Free)
Support Technical support, live chat
Pricing Trial / Subscription
License $69.95 (1 Year, 1 PC)
$499.00 (Lifetime, 1 PC)

Installation and interface

For each OS, EaseUS offers several versions of Data Recovery Wizard, which basically are Free, Pro and Technician. Free, of course, would be the most popular user choice, as with any other software product, so let’s use and test it. Installation process for Windows is familiar, simple and takes just few steps.

First, the license agreement, agree if all OK and click "Install Now". To change the default path (Program Files on drive C) and/or interface language, click Custom Install option. Additionally, agree or refuse to participate in the “Customer experience improvement program” - enabled by default. Then, hit "Install Now" and in few moments all will be ready. If you purchased Pro version, enter the license code in the field below to activate the program.

Note: when installing the app to restore lost data from a specific hard disk or memory device, we recommend to install it onto different disk, e.g. not C but D. This way one ensures proper and full data restoration without new amendments.

Interface is nice and pleasant with white-n-blue colors. No excessive options in it, in fact, the program has only 2 key windows - start and work. The start window accommodates all the detected hard drives on user’s PC, popular locations for recovery (desktop, bin, folder), Scan button and access to interface settings.

The working window appears after scanning was performed. On the left, a hierarchy of file types is displayed, distinguishing between files deleted by a user and by other programs right away. In the main area all the details are presented, i.e. name, location before deletion, type, date of deletion. For cases, when one has to deal with hundreds of files, search and filter options come quite handy, with the ability to sort over 1,000 file types for comfortable view.

How to use Data Recovery Wizard?

The program is capable of retrieving data from PCs, laptops, hard drives, SSDs, USB drives, external disks, as well as digital cameras, camcorders, music and video players. It supports the following file systems: FAT, exFat, NTFS, NTFS5, ext2/ext3, HFS +, ReFS.

Here’s a cheat sheet of the most popular file formats DRW can restore:

Category Extensions
Document doc/docx, xls/xlsx, ppt/pptx, pdf, cwk, html/htm, indd, eps
Video avi, mov, mp4, m4v, 3gp, 3g2,wmv, mkv, asf, flv, swf, mpg, rm/rmvb, mpeg
Email pst, dbx, emlx
Image jpg/jpeg, tiff/tif, png, bmp, gif, psd, cwr, cr2, nef, orf, sr2, mrw, dcr, wmf, raw, swf, svg, raf, dng
Audio aif/aiff, m4a, mp3, wav, wma, ape, mid/midi, RealAudio, vqf, flv, mkv, mpg, m4v, rm/rmvb, ogg, aac,wmv, ape
Other archives (zip, rar, sit, iso), exe, html, sitx, etc.

EaseUS, it seems, did their best to make data recovery process as simple and apprehensive as possible to all users. Their online guides and tips help answer any potential questions. So using Data Recovery Wizard to recover lost files, essentially boils down to just 3 actions: launch, scan, recover.

Step 1: you open the program and select a location of previously lost data (and let’s hope you remember it). Step 2: scan that location, pausing and resuming is possible too. Step 3: preview found files, select which ones you want to recover, and click Recover. The actual recovery typically takes few minutes, and you’ll see the progress. Sounds neat.

Surely, scanning may last longer, and the larger a drive, the longer it will take, but end justifies the means, right? One really positive option within Data Recovery Wizard is “save project”: allowing to export scan results and thus, postpone the recovery for later with no need to repeat scanning.

There’s also a great way to find exactly what you need quickly in scan results - by using the advanced filter. It can be a shortcut with 5 popular filters, including status (deleted, existing), type (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.), modification time (0-3, 4-7, 8-15, 16-30 days), size and initial letters. It looks like this:

By the way, Mac users may be positively surprised with instant access to found media files and information about it, as well as the option to recover files directly to cloud storage. Overall, even inexperienced users will be able to use this utility.

Testing recovery

In order to perform unbiased and comprehensive testing of Data Recovery Wizard, we prepared special 4GB partition on drive D. As it was stored on previously used physical drive and DRW found much more and older data on it, we had to totally wipe disk space using the Gutmann method. When the D drive was empty, we copied a 245 MB test folder into it. This set of files consisted of 3 Word files, 2 Notepad files, 6 various app installers (.exe), 20 photos and 1 video. Then we conducted 3 different little tests, as follows.

Test 1. Standard deletion not using the recycle bin (Shift+Del), then launching the utility to try to bring back deleted files. Result: 100% of files recovered.

Test 2. Same files deletion but followed by additional disk space wiping with a single-pass method (to simulate even harsher scenario). Result: 100% recovery. This is evidence of high efficiency of scan algorithms, as the program was able to discover more files beyond our test pack, although those were temporary system files.

Test 3. Same files deletion, followed by a three-pass disk wiping method. At this stage, very few recovery tools would be able to detect anything at all, so we were quite surprised by the fact that DRW did. Although found files were not organized and properly attributed, we had found and restored two of .exe files, and few other files we’d identified as photos purely by size. Result: 15% files recovered.

Test conditions Test 1 Test 2 Test 3
Standard deletion + + +
One-pass wipe method + + -
Three-pass wipe method + - +
Recovery success rate 100 % 100 % 15 %

Thus, we can conclude that EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a really effective recovery program, that will most definitely restore deleted files, in case you hadn’t intentionally, completely and irrevocably wiped a physical source clean. With high rate of probability it will also help restore files that were partly damaged.

Pricing

In terms of versions and price, either for Windows, Mac, iOS or Android devices. Moreover, the license for any of editions, except Technician, is single, or in other words it is a lifetime purchase for 1 device - unlike monthly/yearly subscriptions to renew.

Free
(Windows)
Pro
(Windows)
Free
(Mac)
Pro
(Mac)
Pro
(iOS)

Pro
(Android)

Amount of data 2GB Unlimited 2GB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
File recovery ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️* ✔️*
Scan export/import ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ - -
Lifetime technical support - ✔️ - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Bootable media for emergency ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ - -
License type Free Single Free Single Single Single
Price Free $69.95 Free $89.95 $79.95 $39.95

* In Android and iOS editions data recovery implies contacts, photos, videos, call history, calendars, bookmarks, chat history and other files specific for smartphones and mobile devices.

In free versions, the number of scans is not limited, yet there is a cap on the amount of data to recover. It is 500 Mb in Free and 1GB in a trial, however the volume can be increased to 2GB, in case a user shares about Data Recovery Wizard on Facebook or Twitter.

Finally, a 50% discount is offered by vendor currently for Pro version, please follow the link.

FAQ

What is the difference between logical and physical drives?
Take PC hard disk drive as example. 1 TB sized hard drive you want to split for system use and for movies. For this, you do the partition of disk layout, and get the system to display 2 separate disks. So, a physical disk is your 1 TB drive, and 2 disks created on it are logical disks.

Why do I need logical drives?
Logical drives apply certain file size restrictions, thus, speeding up operations and tasks when the system has to process lesser data volumes.

Standard scan VS deep scan for file recovery
Usual scanning only performs a read-through of drives and a file tree to detect files that have not been overwritten yet. Deep scanning performs byte-to-byte data reading of disks to detect traces of known file types. It is capable of finding files with damaged structure as well, while restoring will vary depending on damage level.

What is a file system?
File system is the standard for OS to store and read files. Within recent decades, there have been several of them implemented and still being in use. The most popular ones are FAT and NTFS. FAT, met mostly on removable flash drives, has versions like FAT16 (files no more than 2GB), FAT32 (files no more than 4GB), exFAT (files up to 64GB). NTFS is considered a more advanced one, capable of storing files of up to 1TB in size.

Can I run Data Recovery Wizard on Windows 10?
Yes. It supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

What is the Technician edition?
It is distributed under a license that allows to provide services in file recovery to other users/parties, including commercially.

What is the version with WinPE?
In this version, there’s a special integrated module allowing users to run Data Recovery Wizard on devices without OS. This feature helps to recover files from systems with damaged or inaccessible OS.

Is EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard safe?
Yes. It cannot damage existing files because it only deals with deleted or lost data.

Is there any free data recovery software?
Luckily, EaseUS provides a free utility that can be used for restoring up to 2GB files.

How do I use Data Recovery Wizard?
Choose the drive where files were lost, launch a scan, preview and recover - preferably to another folder this time.

Is there EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard portable version?
Yes. You can create boot CD/Flash if you owner version with integrated WinPE.

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Paid version is worth the money

Amazing software! I accidentally erased a very important powerpoint presentation I had finished after many hours/days of working on it, and I was panicked. I wasn`t able to find it in the recycle bin. I downloaded the free EaseUS software trial and did a deep scan and could see my powerpoint presentation date and time last saved, but when I tried to recover it, all I could see was undecipherable text and it was asking me to purchase the software and enter a licence number. Desperate to try to recover it, I did, and to my amazement, my powerpoint presentation in its intact and exact format was recovered with ease. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Pros:

  • trial version deep scan

CONS:

  • full functionality only with paid version
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Andree, 2019-09-18 14:05:22

Works as expected

I mistakenly overwrote my external hard drive master files with more than one terabyte of 4k video footage, and in less than two days, I was able to retrieve all the video files including their metadata. The software is worth the money for sure, thank you!

Pros:

  • Paid version is highly reffective

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Somer Myers, 2019-09-15 19:32:11

Saved my marriage

I had filmed and photographed a Christmas show, very precious to my wife, on my GH5 before Christmas. Thinking I had copied all the material across to my hard drive at home, I formatted the memory card to free up space and filmed lots of other stuff over Christmas, and only just discovered I had not backed up the Christmas show stuff after all. I downloaded and paid for this software without much expectation, but it recovered all the lost pics and videos from the SD card, and probably saved my marriage! So well worth the ?70 it cost.

Pros:

  • Recover all deleted files

CONS:

  • no cons with the paid version so far
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
John McKenzie, 2019-09-14 14:25:57

Certainly the best

I purchased the product in a hurry. Luckily it works out for me, and I`ve been able to recover most of my data that I have accidentally deleted. I am delighted with the product. Worth the money

Pros:

  • Quick data recovery

CONS:

  • none for the time being
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Keith Peh, 2019-09-13 20:16:18

A must have software

I can`t explain how thankful I am to this app. I accidentally deleted a project file yesterday I`m to submit in 3days time. And there`s no way I`d have retyped that document in 3days time. This is a Big Thank You to EaseUs Data recovery for helping me recover the file. It was really helpful.

Pros:

  • quick and effecient

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Nwachukwu Richard, 2019-07-22 22:22:40

Saved all my important files

I accidentally formatted my pen drive and SD card, and in this, so many important file and photo is there, I want all those file and picture then download the easeUS and recover all the data. I am thankful this site .thank you easeUS.

Pros:

  • Simple to use

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
megha, 2019-07-10 23:18:07

A true life saver app. Highly recommended

EaseUS saved me! I am very thankful to the creators of this application because you just helped me more than you know. I have never written any review on any app before, but I am happy with the support what I got from this app. I accidentally deleted some of the essential files from my sd card, and I was worried all day if I could get them back. Finally, this app helped me to recover all deleted files. Thank you so much for that!

Pros:

  • Fast file recovery

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Dr. Akhileh, 2019-07-02 05:44:38

Not a scam and I highly recommend

I was a little nervous about using this because we all know there are scams out there, but I tried the trial version and it actually WORKED! So I bought the full version and have been able to pull files I thought I`d lost forever - ten years of video, photos, music, etc. [I was using a 2TB Western Digitial drive purchased around 7 [?] years ago] One thing I will say to anyone using the software - if you have a lot of files to recover, do them by type - videos take the longest [obviously] ... and you can also go through and choose exactly which data you want to pull.

Pros:

  • Simple to use

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
BJ, 2019-05-22 08:00:42

Best file recovery software

I generally don`t do feedback but I had to here. I recently lost 2 drives to raw format. The first one I tried the old school method of getting the files by downloading again. I had hundreds of folders /w thousands of files. When my second one died I decided to give this a shot. On a 4TB drive after 10 hours of discovery and a day to restore, I got all my files back in a 2-day period. I`m still looking for files for drive 1 that failed. I may drive the software on that drive now that it has been so successful.

Pros:

  • Multiple file recovery

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
A Brown, 2019-05-07 05:44:16

Highly recommend

Saved my arse, BIG TIME. Saved 5 months work on custom software for a non-profit. I highly recommend this. The trial version will tell you if you have recoverable data before you buy. How great is that?

Pros:

  • Effective trial version

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Gary, 2019-04-05 18:44:27

Very thorough recovery software

I unintentionally formatted my USB drive that had eight pictures, and luckily, I was able to recover them by using the trial version - gratitude to its 500 MB limit. I will buy and also recommend anyone to go for it as well.

Pros:

  • Fully functional trial version

CONS:

  • 500mb trial verson limit
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Rajeev, 2019-03-25 11:56:24

Works excellently

I`m a PC technician and have used the Pro version twice now. The first time was on an SD card and then on a 500Gb hard drive with excellent results on both. I was able to recover all the files quickly and easily. My only gripe is that the latest update doesn`t allow browsing to a specific folder of a hard drive, now requiring you to scan the entire drive. Other than that, money well spent.

Pros:

  • Quick and simple

CONS:

  • New update doesn`t allowbrowsing to a specific folder
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Marc, 2019-02-28 21:12:08

Great value for money

This software is worth the cost. period. IMO for anyone who uses external drives or sd cards in devices, they are eventually going to crash or "corrupt". Even if you back up regularly like I do, there will come a time when something on there gets lost and you "NEED" to get it back. This will do the trick, and the fact that it`s offered free as a trial before purchasing to make sure it can even be found is so worth it. Like others have said to take something to a tech will cost a boatload whether they can find it or not. BTW this grabbed ALL file types off of a 200GB (157GB used) exFAT micro SD used in a Android device, that one morning became "corrupt-needs to be formatted". When used in mobile devices, this can happen SOOO many ways even a simple drop and shift of the card can cause it to become unreadable. This is a great tool and resource to have available.

Pros:

  • Fully functional free trial

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Craig, 2019-02-26 06:46:18

Works extremely well. A life saver

I recently purchased the data recovery wizard and I was delighted to see that it works extremely well. I was able to recover all my data from an external drive. In addition, I had mistakenly installed the software in the wrong location and needed support to rectify that. The team was not only prompt in replying to my emails but they were quite helpful and bent over backwards to help me, even though the mistake was on my side. Thank you!

Pros:

  • Fast and friendly customer support team

CONS:

  • Paid version needed for full functionality
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Nancy, 2019-02-02 01:22:49

Works extremely well. A life saver

The story goes; Fixing my friends external SSD, accidentally formatting the 1.8tb partition on my girlfriend`s computer. Bachelor degree, programmers files and so on. I got ALL files back within a day. Thanks! 10/10

Pros:

  • Fast recovery

CONS:

  • None
OVERALL
5.5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
6
Functionality
6
Ability
5
OVERALL
5.5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
6.0
Functionality
6.0
Ability
5.0
Ole Magnus Bakke, 2019-01-22 23:45:40

EaseUS recovery is the best!

My dad`s USB disk was corrupted, and there were some crucial documents stored on it without any backups. It was impossible to open the documents, and CHKDSK could not fix the corrupted disk either. I purchased the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro, and it quickly recovered all the data!

Pros:

  • fully functioning trial version

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Samuel, 2019-01-10 01:04:26

Surprisingly ultra effective but you need to be patient

Yes, websites like these look sketchy as hell and I was 110% skeptical. However, the trial scanned my drive and found everything seamlessly after I accidentally formatted my backup drive like a true idiot, and (despite it not offering me to backup a supposed free 2gb of data like it said it would) after purchase, it was extremely easy to get everything back. The key was emailed instantly and product validation was also instant, not sure what everyone is having a hard time with. One thing I will remark is that I had a 1.5TB USB2.0 hdd and it took a good 15-16 hours to run, and it got a little hung up on the after-scan directory restoration (and it was still finding files during directory restoration??), so if the same thing happens to you, just BE PATIENT. 70 Dollars always hurts, but it feels good when the product does what it says and saves your ass. Nice product, thank you!

Pros:

  • Quick, thorough, and great customer support

CONS:

  • no flaws with it
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Tim, 2019-01-01 19:09:11

The best among others in the market

I have to say a big `thumbs up` for EaseUS software. I have spent two days going around in circles testing other software on the market. Yes, I did have to pay for the licensed version, but it was worth it. The free version proved to me that the EaseUS was quick and easy to use. I recovered all of my family`s treasured files from my external hard drive. I can now use the hard drive again and get back to work! Thank you.

Pros:

  • quick and easy to use

CONS:

  • None so far
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Lee Spencer Fleet, 2018-12-26 19:24:57

I call it a "miracle" data recovery software

Oh, my God! I never review any product. Seriously. I had to take the time to broadcast how much this software saved my life. I properly ejected my micro sd card from my cellphone. And it still showed that it was corrupted when I inserted it into my CPU. I lost my mind. I had over 100 gigabytes of video/pictures from years and years back. I thought all hope was lost. I just knew that I would have to spend $2000+ to regain my content. I researched EaseUs data recovery and was impressed by the reviews and what it had to offer. I downloaded the free version, and it found EVERY SINGLE FILE of mines on that sd card! I couldn`t pull my credit card out fast enough to pay the $70 to recover my files. Yes, it took time for the files to be extracted, but the result was worth every minute. Stop reading this review and download this miracle data recovery software!

Pros:

  • very efficient and thorough

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Trouble Carter, 2018-11-30 13:19:14

Disappointed

The application did recover most of my files, but almost all of the files recovered were corrupted. The file name, type and size were correct, but when I went to actually open the file, it came up as unreadable. I was very excited at first, but now I am extremely disappointed.

Pros:

  • Recovers file

CONS:

  • Recovered files are corrupted
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Harold LaRock, 2018-11-07 00:49:54

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