Restoring Files with Files Recovery
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Files Recovery can restore accidentally deleted files even if they were removed from the Trash. Files Recovery restores the most popular formats for the HFS+ file system and all possible file formats for the NTFS and FAT file systems. They are:
- all office formats
Let’s see how Files Recovery works.
1To begin with, select the volume from which the lost file(s) was/were deleted, and click Start Scan. You will be prompted to enter the Mac user password, and then MacKeeper will perform a complete scan of the volume to locate your lost file(s). It may take quite long since Files Recovery sometimes needs to collect tiny bits of the files from all over the storage device. The scanning time also depends on the volume size. An average time of scanning is 650Mb of free disk space per minute.
2You will see the scan progress in the progress bar below. You can select another volume by clicking the Back button.
Returning to the volume selection will lose the current scan results.
If the scan takes a lot of time, you can pause it by clicking Stop and resume it later even if you quit the application.
To resume the scan, click Scan and then Continue in the dialog that appears. If you click Scan, the scan will be started all over again.
3The list of files that can be recovered will be appearing piece by piece during the scan. By default the checkboxes near all items in the list elements are selected, but if you are looking for a specific file, you can narrow down the search results by selecting the file type – Images, Documents, Music/Sound, Video,, Archives or Raw Photos. You can also locate your file(s) using the Filter field. Click the Quick Look button or press space bar on your keyboard to preview the file(s).
For HFS volumes it is impossible to recover a file with its correct name except for the mp3 files.
4Once you have made up your mind, click Recover, select where to save the recovered file(s)*, and wait until MacKeeper carefully restores your file(s) byte by byte.
5To check whether the file(s) is/are recovered, open the Finder window and locate the volume you selected to recover the file(s) to. The file(s) will be recovered to folders with the item type names, e.g. Images, Documents, Music, Photo.
6If you wish to scan the drive one more time, click Rescan.
- 1*Recovery destination must be different from the scanned volume and have enough free space. It can be even your flash drive or external hard drive.
- 2New files you copy to your Mac can overwrite the deleted ones. Therefore the chances of Files Recovery to recover your lost data very much depend on how much time has passed since it was removed.