File Scanning and Recovery

How do I scan for lost or deleted files?

Click Recover > Recover Deleted Files to access this screen.

There are three types of scans in File Recover that let you search for files.

1. Select Scan Type:

  • A Quick scan performs an immediate scan for recoverable files on all partitions on your system.

  • A Deep Scan performs a more extensive search than the Quick Scan.

  • Physical Scan:

2. Look in: Select locations to search for files.

3. Filter by Type: Select types of files to search.

4. Specify Size in KB: Specify the size in KB of the files to search using At Least or At most filters.

5. File Mask or exact File Name: Use a file mask or name to search, example, * IMG*.

6. Click Scan.

The scan results screen is divided into three sections. All files found are categorized by the directory within which they were found under View By Type. All recoverable files are listed along with their details under File Name. Click on the column heading to sort the files by that parameter. The preview screen lets you view the file where possible.

How do I recover files?

At the end of a scan using the File Recover utility, all recoverable files found are listed in the scan results screen.

  • To recover a file, select it from the list and click Recover.

  • Files are recovered to the location specified in the Settings screen.

  • When recovering a file, if a file is being recovered to the same drive that was scanned, you can configure File Recover to notify you of this and allow you to choose an alternate location in which to save the file.

  • In the event that a corrupt Word or Zip file is found during recovery, File Recover can be configured to prompt you to repair it.

  • Once the file is recovered, by default, File Recover will automatically open the folder where the file was saved.

How do I configure the settings for File Recover?

Click Settings at the top of the application to access this screen.

General Settings

  • Show warning  if recovering files to the same drive scanned: Select this if you want File Recover to prompt you if files are being recovered to the same drive that was scanned.
  • Show recovery folder after file is recovered: Selecting this will automatically open the file recovery folder after the file is recovered.
  • Save Recovered Files to: This is the location to which files are saved when you choose to recover them. The default folder is C:\Program Files\File Recover\Recovered Files.
  • Prompt for Repair on corrupt files: Select this if you want File Recover to prompt you to repair corrupt files when you attempt to recover them. Repair option is available for Word documents and Zip files.
  • Save Repaired Files to: This is the location to which repaired files are saved when you choose to repair them. The default folder is C:\Program Files\File Recover\Repaired Files.

Filtering Settings

  • Filter by type: Click File Types to specify file types to search for. By default, all file types are selected.

  • File Mask or exact file name: To filter by a File Name or part of a file name, or file mask, enter the text in the file name field.

  • File size: To specify a File Size range, click the fields beside custom to select the file size. File size range may be between 0 and 50000 kb.

Logging Settings

  • Enable  Logging : Selecting this will cause File Recover to log all scan events

  • Clear log files on program exit : Selecting this will clear all logs when you close File Recover.