Data Recovery  -  How To Use

 

You should have a Dr.Freeware LiveCD before all steps!

 

You should NEVER save the recovered files to the source partition/harddrive!

Step 1: Select a recover mode


There are two modes in Data Recovery: Logical Scan & RAW Scan.
(a) "Logical Scan"

will try to scan the file system on the partition to find out the deleted files. So, If the partition is damaged, "Logical Scan" can not be applied to this partition. In order to use "Logical Scan", you should click "Find and recover deleted files".
If you select this mode, please click to view a case.

(2) "RAW Scan"

If your partition or the partition table of your hard drive is damaged, you should use "Recover data from raw device". Below the button, there is a source type you should choose.
If you partition is damaged and the partition table is healthy, you should select "Partition" as the source type. If your whole device was damaged(partition table was broken) , you should select "Whole Drive" as the source type.
If you select this mode, 1please click to view a case.

Case 1: Logical Scan - "Find and recover deleted files" is clicked

  Step 2: Select Logical Partition



Step 3: Select a place to store the recovered files



Step 4. Wait For the Scanning Result

The scanning process may take some time.
Scan result:
Click to enlarge
All the scan result will be orgnized as a trre view.


Step 5. Select the files you want to recover
Click to enlarge
Click those files you want to recover.

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Case 2: RAW Scan - "Recover data from raw device" is clicked

  Step 2: Select Partition or Hard Drive
a. Select a Partition

or
b. Select a Hard Drive


Step 3: Select a place to store the recovered files



Step 4. Wait For the Scanning Process
The scanning process may take some time.
During the process a File window will be opened. The window will show you the recovered files.


Click to view a large one

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