Manual ver.2.0

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Active@ UNDELETE Ver 2.0
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How to restore a deleted File and Folder

  1. Find and select the deleted file (folder) in the Active@ UNDELETE console
  2. To restore contents of the file (folder) run the Undelete command by one of the following methods:
  • Click Undelete button on the toolbar
  • Right-click the file, and then click Undelete menu item from the context menu
  • Drag and Drop the selected file to another logical drive
  • Copy and Paste the contents of the file (folder), using the clipboard (Copy command in the context menu, or button  on the toolbar) and paste file (folder) to another logical drive (Paste command in the context menu, or button  on the toolbar)
  1. Select a drive and a folder for the deleted file (folder) to be restored to using the standard Browse for Folder dialog
  2. After the recovery process is completed, make sure that the file (folder) has been restored correctly by verifying its contents. In some cases, however, a file can not be reliably restored, because its contents or a part of it has already been overwritten

For the safety reasons, the utility does not allow you to place the restored file into the same drive by default, because a newly created file should not overwrite the file under recovery (or a part of it), or the contents of the other deleted files. Always restore files to another logical, removable, floppy or network drive. However if you do not have a choice, go to configuration and turn on the option that allows you to restore file to the same drive.

In some cases a file cannot be restored completely, because the body of the file or a part of it has been already overwritten (by some other files). In this case a warning message appears

Deleted files and folders differ from the non-deleted items by icons:

or Grey icon means that deleted file or folder has a good chance of recovery.

  or Black icon means that deleted file or folder has a poor chance of recovery because it has been overwritten (or may be partially overwritten) on the disk.

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