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Work with Logical Drive Configurations

Using Active@ UNDELETE you can manipulate Logical Drives (or partitions) configuration as flexible tool to recover inaccessible data.

Creating Virtual Drive

You can create Virtual Drive (e.g. software drive access point) to emulate real Logical Drive (partition) to gain access to data on your hard drive.

To create Virtual drive, select desired device in which you what to create Virtual Drive and then either:

  • Click Edit > Add Virtual Drive... in command men, or
  • Right-click device item in Active@ UNDELETE Explorer. Click Add Virtual Drive... from the context menu.

Then "Create New Virtual Drive Info" dialog appears.

Here, you can select one of the file system, start and total sector of newly created Virtual Drive and click OK to create Virtual Drive or Cancel to exit dialog.

If creation is succeeded, the new Virtual Drive appears under selected device and can be scanned for Files and Folders as usual Logical Drive.

You can also modify the properties of this Virtual Drive or even delete it from device subordinates.

Modifying properties of Existing Drive.

Sometimes, logical drive properties become corrupted and as result all data on this drive becomes inaccessible even if its drive is recognized by operation system. To recover data from this drive, you can adjust their properties by taking following steps:

1. Create virtual copy of a drive.

All manipulation of drive properties applies to its copy, to ensure that none of drive's properties are altered. To make a copy of a drive, do follow:

  • Select desired drive in Explorer Tree
  • Click Edit > Clone Drive Info, or
  • Right-click drive item in Active@ UNDELETE Explorer. Click Clone Drive Info from the context menu.

After these commands, the cloned (copied) drive appears under appropriate device in explorer tree with icon:

2. Modifying Drive Properties

For virtual drive you can alter its properties by doing either:

  • click Edit > Modify Drive Info..., or
  • Right-click Virtual Drive item in Active@ UNDELETE Explorer. Click Modify Drive Info... from the context menu.

After that, "Modify Drive Info" dialog should appear.

You can modify drives properties as many time as you want a while achieving data on this drive accessible.

Saving Device's Drive Info.

After scanning device for deleted or damaged partitions, or after manual editing device's existing Logical Drives all device drive information can be stored into the file, as well as loaded back at any time later.

To save devices drive info, you have to select desired device and either:

  • Click Edit > Save Drive Info... command in command menu, or
  • Right-click device with Virtual or Detected Drives items in Active@ UNDELETE Explorer. Click Save Drive Info... from the context menu.

Later, you can open previously saved device drive information. To do so, you have to select desired device and either:

  • Click Edit >Load Drive Info command in command menu, or
  • Right-click device item in Active@ UNDELETE Explorer. Click Load Drive Info... from the context menu.
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