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Application Preferences

You can change many of the settings that affect the application's behavior in the Preferences dialog box.

To open the Preferences dialog box, do one of the following:

  • From the Tools menu, select Preferences
  • In the Application toolbar, click Preferences

A description of the tabs in this page follows below.

General

  1. You may set default activities that happen when the application starts or exits:
    • To show a warning before saving the current session when you exit, click Ask before exit.
    • To save the session without a warning when you exit, select Autosave without prompt.
    • To exit each time without saving, select Exit without saving.
    • To load the previous session data each time you start, select the Autoload last saved session check box.
  2. To connect to the Active@ UNDELETE site and check for application updates each time you start, select the Check for available updates check box.
  3. To display the property panel each time you start, select the Show Property Panel for Files and Folders check box.
  4. To show hints about the application each time you start, select the Show Hint dialog at application start check box.
  5. To automatically skip over bad sectors when scanning the disk or recovering files, select the Ignore bad sectors check box.
  6. To discard all custom General settings and restore defaults, click Restore Default Settings.

Recovery

  1. To set the default path to the folder where you will save recovered files, enter the path in the Default path to recover field. You may also click the ellipsis button (…) and navigate to this folder.
  2. To automatically replace invalid characters in a recovered file name:
    • Select the Replace invalid file name symbols check box.
    • Enter a valid character in the field. The standard character is underscore (_).
  3. To save recovered files and folders on the same drive as the source data, select the Allow to recover to the same drive check box.
  4. To open the destination folder after you recover files and folders, select the Open destination folder check box.
  5. When you restore a partition, to automatically save a backup file before you restore:
    • Select the Backup Partition Information check box.
    • Enter the path and the default file name for the backup file in the File name field. You may also click the ellipsis button (…) and navigate to the folder and then enter the file name.
We strongly recommend that you do not write recovered files and folders to the same hard drive as the source data.

Tools

  1. In File Preview:
    • To attempt to preview an image file each time you select a new file, select the File Preview follow-up check box. To attempt to preview an image file manually each time, clear this check box.
    • To show non-image files in the image viewer in hexadecimal mode, from the Number of columns in hexadecimal mode drop-down list, select the number of columns.
  2. In Application Log:
    • To show the Application Log view when you start, select the Show Log Window at Start check box.
    • To record all system events in the log, select the Display Trace Events check box.
    • To show recovery messages from the system, select the Display Recovery Kernel Messages check box.
    • To automatically write the log to a file, select the Write log on disk check box.
If you display all system trace events in the application log, the log file will quickly become very large.

Hex Editor

Hex Editor uses a simple, low-level disk viewer which displays information in binary and text modes at the same time. You can use this view to analyze the contents of data storage structure elements.

The Data Inspector is part of the Hex Editor and displays whatever is currently under the cursor. It does so in ten different formats. This may help you interpret data as displayed in Hex Editor.

To set Hex Editor options:

  1. To show the Status pane by default, select the Show Status pane check box.
  2. To show the Info pane by default, select the Show Info pane check box.
  3. To display the current address offset in Hexadecimal format, select the Hexadecimal address check box. To display the current address offset in decimal format, clear the Hexadecimal address check box.
  4. To set the font size, choose a size from the Font size drop-down list.
  5. In Data Inspector, select the check box next to all the formats of values that you want to display. Clear the check box next to formats that you do not want to display.

Recovery Toolbox

  1. To display the file path of selected files, select Reconstruct Full Path. To leave the path information blank, select Ignore file path.
  2. In CD – DVD burner options:
    • To allow no further writing to CD or DVD media after restoring files, select the Finalize Media check box.
    • To wipe erasable media before writing restored files, select the Erase rewritable media check box.
    • To set the cache buffer size, enter a size in the Cache buffer size field.
    • To monitor and maintain the quality of disc writing (newer disc writers) select the Dynamic Power Control (OPC) check box.
    • To prevent buffer under run errors when writing to CD/DVD, select the Buffer Under RuN Error Proof check box.
    • To eject the CD/DVD after burning, select the Eject disk after burning check box.
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