Active@ File Recovery Video Guide

Active@ File Recovery Video Guide

How to recover files on severely damaged disks?

This video shows how to recover files on severely damaged disks by detecting their signatures and using advanced file organizing features of Active@ File Recovery software.

Recovering a lost or deleted file

QuickScan is a fast and basic scan. Most deleted files and folders can be found using this method. To run QuickScan, open Active@ File Recovery and do the following:

  1. In the Local System Devices list, select the drive you want to inspect for deleted files and folders.
  2. Click QuickScan button on the toolbar

After you complete the drive scan, you can tell what state your deleted files and folders are in by the color of the icons:

  • Blue or yellow icons show existing file or folder
  • Grey icons show deleted file or folder

Select a file or folder you want to recover and click Recover toolbar button.

Recovering from a lost partition

Use SuperScan when trying to recover a partition or volume that you know has been deleted or damaged. SuperScan is a much slower and thorough scan. It processes the whole hard drive surface detecting all possible deleted data. If, after running QuickScan you did not find your deleted files, try SuperScan.
To run SuperScan

  1. In the Local System Devices list, select a physical device, or a volume that contains your data.
  2. To open the SuperScan Options dialog, click SuperScan toolbar button
  3. Specify SuperScan parameters, like scanning area and file systems to search for, and click Scan
  4. Analyse found volumes: filter them, scan and inspect data
  5. Select the files or folders on a proper volume you want to recover and click the Recover toolbar button.

Recovering unbootable systems

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When your system is not bootable (crashed) and you need to recover lost data, you have a choice: either to disassemble the PC, take out the Hard Disk Drive and attach it the another system to be able to access the data, or to use a bootable disk to boot the dead PC and try to recover the data in-place without PC disassembling. To use Active@ Boot Disk Lite (included in File Recovery) check the steps below:

  1. Create a Windows-based Bootable Media: CD/DVD or USB (video)
  2. Check BIOS for boot sequence to boot from selected media (video)
  3. Boot Active@ Boot Disk Lite from the selected media (video below)
  4. Launch Active@ File Recovery and recover your data in-place

Active@ Boot Disk Features: Interactive Simulation