Logical drive scan results

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Work with logical drive scan results

Active@ UNDELETE is an advanced data recovery tool designed to recover data lost or deleted data, or even information from formatted hard disks.

General description

Logical drive (volume) scan results view displays all files detected after a logical drive scan.

Volume scan result example. Active@ UNDELETE

Figure 7: Volume scan result example

Drive Navigator

Show or hide left-sided navigation tree pane. To toggle this option use Layout > Drive Navigator menu from view's toolbar.

Organize files

Use feature to group detected files by:

  • File extension
  • Associated application
  • Date (created, accessed and modified)
  • and more

Read File Organizer for detailed information about grouping sets and customization.

File filter toolbar

This control is used to filter files in scan result. Read File filter toolbar control for usage information.

File preview

File preview is used to preview content and visually validate file before recovery File preview. To make scan results easier to read, you may do the following:

  • To sort the list by a column in ascending order, click the column header
  • To sort the list by the same column in descending order, click the column header a second time
  • To show a list that is reduced in size by a filter, select one of the preset options in the File Filter toolbar

Search in folders

If volume contains too many files or location of required files is unknown use Search for deleted files and folders feature — more advanced way to find files by their attributes and name patterns then simple filtering of contents of a scan. Search results will be shown in separate tabbed view and files can be recovered directly from search result as well.

To initiate search select context folder or drive (to search through content of all volume) and either:

  • Select Action > Search command from main menu
  • Click Search button in view's toolbar
  • Use context menu Search command or
  • Use F3 keyboard shortcut for the same effect

Use File Organizer

File Organizer can be used to collect files from different sources (scans) in one hierarchical collection and recovered in one batch applied the same recovering attributes for all selected file, like naming convention or file attributes.

To add file from scan result to File Organizer:

1. Select files in scan results using CTRL and SHIFT keyboard keys for multiple selection and

2. Select Action > Add to File Organizer command from main menu

  • Click Add to File Organizer button in view's toolbar or
  • Use Add to File Organizer command from context menu

Repeat these commands if necessary for the same or for different file sources (scan results).

Use Disk Editor

Files in this view can be edited in advanced hexadecimal Disk Editor. To open file in Disk Editor:

  • Click Open in Disk Editor button in view's toolbar or
  • Use Open in Disk Editor command in context menu

To view file record click Inspect File Record button in toolbar or use:

Tip: It is recommended to save scan results for later use.

When you have found all files you looking for — proceed to Recover detected files

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