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Using scan results

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Using 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.

Scan results of physical disks (storages) or logical drives (volumes) are shown in dedicated tabbed views, that has advanced tools to analyse, sort and organize the results and preserve (save) them for later use.

After you have completed a device scan, a Scan Results branch appears in the Recovery Explorer tree. Detected partitions are listed in order of their certainty of recovery.

12 attributes that define a partition. Active@ UNDELETE

There are 12 attributes that define a partition. In some cases, the application cannot be certain that the found item actually is a partition. The rating in the order of certainty depends on how many attributes are found and what condition they are in. You may perform the following actions on partitions in the Scan Results branch:

 

Preserve 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.

It can take a long time to run a default disk scan or a low level disk scan. Because you are dealing with a large volume of information, you might not be able to review all the data in one session.

So that you do not have to scan a volume or physical disk again, you can save and re-use valuable scan results. You can save Scan Results branch or make a separate save for each disk scan or save all scans set for a particular device.

Scan results are saved with the file extension .scaninfo.

Warning: Save a scan results file to a physical drive that is different from the drive that was scanned.

Remember: Due to continuous activity on disk (volume) data saved in scan results become none synchronous with actual information on disk and become obsolete. Using old saved scan results may lead to unpredicted behaviour.

Preserving and using scan results for volumes and physical disks is slightly different.

 

Save Scan Results

  1. To save the entire Scan Results branch, select the branch
  2. To save a device node, select it under Scan Results
  3. Right-click the selected node and click Save Scan Result from the context menu. The Save Scan Result dialog appears with the default path and a suggested file name
  4. To change the file path, browse to a different folder
  5. To change the file name, enter a name in the file name field
  6. Click Save

Load Scan Results

1. To open the Load Scan Results dialog, do one of the following:

  • From the File menu, click Open > Scan Result…
  • Right-click the logical drive node and click Load Scan Result from the context menu
  • If there is a Scan Results branch in the Recovery Explorer tree, right-click the Scan Results branch or rightclick a Scan Results node and click Load Scan Result from the context menu.

2. Browse to the folder that contains the scan result file and select the file

3. Click Open

Load scan shortcuts on Welcome View. Active@ UNDELETE

Figure 24: Load scan shortcuts on Welcome View

The data from the scan results file appears in a Scan Results node in the Recovery Explorer tree.

Note: Loading scan results feature is not available in Active@ UNDELETE Freeware or Standard edition. Please visit www.active-undelete.com to read more about Active@ UNDELETE Professional and Ultimate editions

Remove Scan Results

Data in the Scan Results branch is copied from the original physical device. You may remove any node – including detected partitions - from the Scan Results branch without harming the data on the original physical device.

To remove scan results:

  1. To remove the entire Scan Results branch, select the branch
  2. To remove a device node, select it under Scan Results
  3. Right-click the selected node and click Remove Scan Result from the context menu

The selected node is removed from the Recovery Explorer tree.

 

Stop and resume interrupted scan

To stop a physical device scan at any time, press Stop. After you stop a scan, a Scan Results branch appears in the Recovery Explorer tree.

Recovery Explorer tree. Active@ UNDELETE

The example above shows how incomplete scan results are indicated. An icon appears next to each node in the Scan Results branch.

Incomplete Device Scan

An incomplete (interrupted) device scan can be resumed at any time.

Incomplete Device Scan. Active@ UNDELETE

To resume a terminated scan:

  1. Select a device scan result under the Scan Results branch
  2. To resume the scan, do one of the following:
    • From the toolbar, click the Resume Scan button
    • Right-click the selected device scan and click Resume Scan from the context menu

    Completed Device Scan

    A completed device scan cannot be resumed.

    Completed Device Scan. Active@ UNDELETE

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