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User's guide:

Using QuickScan to scan volume for deleted files

QuickScan searches existing partitions (volumes) for deleted or damaged files or folders. Before you begin to search for files and folders or recover data, you must scan the drive.

There are two methods for scanning:

file recovery QuickScan is a fast and basic scan. Most deleted files and folders can be found using this method.

file recovery software SuperScan is a much slower and thorough scan. It processes the whole hard drive surface detecting all possible deleted data. If, after running QuickScan you did not find your deleted files, try SuperScan. For more information on SuperScan, click the link at the bottom of this topic.

To run QuickScan, open Active@ File Recovery and do the following:

  • In the Local System Devices list, select the drive you want to inspect for deleted files and folders.
  • Click QuickScan button on the toolbar
  • Or, right-click the drive and select QuickScan from the context menu
  • Or, double-click the drive to start scanning
  • Or, press [ENTER] to start QuickScan using keyboard.

To cancel the scanning process for any reason, click Stop button on a progress window.

After you complete the drive scan, you can tell what state your deleted files and folders are in by the color of the icons:

  • Blue or yellow icons show existing file or folder
  • Grey icons show deleted file or folder

To locate your deleted files and folders, you may search either manually, by opening folders in the tree, or automatically, using the search mode.

See Also

Performing SuperScan

Searching for Deleted Files and Folders

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