Restorer Ultimate can scan any object visible in its Device/Disk list panel. When scanning, Restorer Ultimate thoroughly analyzes data on the object and can find more lost files even on objects with valid file system.
Scan is the only option to find and recover files from objects with invalid (corrupted) file systems. Scan is also greatly improves estimations for chances of successful file recovery.
Restorer Ultimate can also perform Raw File Search, that is, search for files using their file signatures. This recovery method is especially useful for files lost on digital camera memory cards and other similar media.
Attention: Scanning large areas may be a very lengthy process!
NEVER TRY TO SAVE SCAN INFORMATION ON THE OBJECT BEING SCANNED!!!
Or you may obtain unpredictable results and lose all your data.
To speed up scanning, you may create a region to scan only a part of an object.
As a result of scanning
To scan an object
If there is bad S.M.A.R.T. data for the hard drive, Restorer Ultimate will show a S.M.A.R.T. warning describing the situation. You may decide what to do with the drive.
If you are going to scan an object with a valid file system, the panel will have a different view.
To reach the click the Change Scan Options button or Actions->Set scan options on Task List.
You also may enable Raw File Search and specify it options.
You can stop the scan by clicking Actions->Stop on Task List and select the action you want to make on the Stop message. You may stop the exhaustive search and go back to the Select the disk to recover files from panel, continue searching, show already found files, or remain on the Exhaustive file search results panel.
You may see which file object(s) is/are on a particular disk part. Click the corresponding rectangle on the Scan Information pane and view the information on the Scan Information dialog box.
Double-click an object to view/edit the file object in the Text/hexadecimal editor.
When an object is scanned, a number of recognized partitions will appear. Restorer Ultimate shows them in different colors depending on which elements of the partition have been found.
Although such recognized partitions are virtual objects, files can be searched for and recovered from recognized partitions as from real logical disks as it is described in the Recover Files from Existing Logical Disk. Click this link to see an example of a real folder/file structure for the FAT16_0014 recognized partition.