Active@ UNDELETE ver. 2
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Description of UNDELETE functionality
This chapter describes how to perform various functions using Active@ UNDELETE.
Scanning a Drive
In the left pane of the Active@ UNDELETE main screen:
- Click on the drive and then on the folder that you expect may contain deleted files or folders.
- If you want to re-scan a drive or a folder, select it, then click the Refresh toolbar button or right-click the folder and click Refresh from the context menu.
Searching an Unknown Drive Location
Before launching this procedure, check the Recycle Bin to be sure that the deleted file or folder is not there. If it is, use the standard Windows Restore command to recover it.
If the former location of the deleted file or folder is not known, filter out deleted files and folders on the drive first, using these steps:
- In the Active@ UNDELETE main screen, click a drive listed in the left pane. The scan process begins.
- After scanning is complete, all files and folders will be listed on the right-hand pane.
- In the Action drop-down menu, click Set Filter. Alternately, right-click a drive or folder and click Set Filter from the context menu. The Filter Files screen appears.
- Define a search pattern in the Filter Files dialog. for example type *.txt to find all files with a txt extension.
- Enable the Deleted Only checkbox to hide non-deleted files and folders. By default, the filter pattern is not case sensitive. To make it case sensitive, check Match Case option.
- Click Find. The scan process will start.
- After the search is complete, open folders in the left pane. Files contained in these folders will be displayed in the right pane.
This search pattern is the same pattern used when searching in Windows.
Standard global search symbols may be used, e.g. * in pattern means that at this place can be zero or any number of any symbols.
- To restore deleted files, continue with instructions in the next section.