Detailed Scan

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If you did not find your lost file through the fast search for lost files, you need to perform the exhaustive search for them. Sometimes, this procedure is called "Disk scan". During this process, R-Undelete completely analyzes data structure on the logical disk and may find deleted files that do not appear file enumeration.

Attention: Performing an exhaustive search for files on large objects may be a very lengthy process!

Note: If you try to start R-Undelete under an account without administrative rights, you will have to enter an administrative password on the User Account Control dialog box..

To perform a detailed scan for files on a logical disk,

1Select the logical disk on the R-Undelete Step1. Select disk panel and click the Next button,

or double-click the disk.

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Step1. Select disk panel

You may start performing exhaustive search for files on a logical disk with R-Undelete directly from Windows Explorer. Right-click the disk in Windows Explorer and select Perform Detailed Scan on the disk with R-Undelete on the shortcut menu.

If there is bad S.M.A.R.T. data for the hard drive, R-Undelete will show a S.M.A.R.T. warning describing the situation. You may decide what to do with the drive.

2Select Detailed Scan on the Step 2. Select action panel and click the Next button
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Step 2. Select action panel

Known File Types:

While performing exhaustive search, R-Undelete can recognize the data’s particular file type. Using such information, R-Undelete can obtain more information about data/file structure on the object being searched. By default, R-Undelete tries to recognize all supported file types, greatly increasing time required for the search. You may reduce it by selecting only those file types that you need. Click the Known File Types... button on the Data Recovery Action panel and select the required file types on the File Types dialog box.

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File Types dialog box

Click to expand/collapse List of known file types

Note: Using scan for Known File Types, R-Undelete can successfully recover only un-fragmented files.

Save Scan Info to Files: If this checkbox is selected, R-Undelete will save scan information to a specified file. Later this file may be opened. Please note, that this option does not save actual disk data, only information on disk data structure gathered during disk scan.

>R-Undelete start detailed scan showing its progress and found objects
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Detailed scan in progress panel

If you click the Stop button and select the action you want to make on the Stop message. You may stop the exhaustive search and go back to the Select the disk to recover files from panel, continue searching, show already found files, or remain on the Detailed file search results panel.

When the search is through, R-Undelete will show the Files/Folders panel will appear. You may make data recovery based on the scan result. If Known File Types: are enabled, R-Undelete shows found such files on the Files/Folders panel as Extra Found Files.

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Extra found file

Loading Scan Information

To load scan information on the disk,

1Select Open detailed scan information file on the the logical disk on the R-Undelete Step 2. Select action panel and click the Next button,
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Step 2. Select action panel panel

2Select the required file with the scan info.

If the previous scan is not completed, the Detailed scan is not completed... message will appear. You may either continue the scan or process the existing scan information.