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Find and Open Volume

To browse, view, edit, and recover files and directories you should find and open a volume containing data. Use the following methods depending on the damage.

1. If a volume is fully available by a letter (C:, D:, ...), you may open it via the dialog box Select Drive by selecting the options Logical Disks / Volumes / DOS Services. This method is suitable to recover deleted files on healthy volumes. If it is not possible to open the volume and correctly recover files then try the next method.

2. Select a physical device containing the volume (Select drivePhysical Devices, or under DOS – ATA Interface or BIOS Services). Then select and open the volume in the dialog box Partitions. If it is not possible to open the volume in such a way or data is still not properly recoverable try using the next method for the most complicated cases.

3. Run Full Scan and open one of the found volume variants. Read the section Full Scan for more efficient recovery in this case.

Use the command Open volume parameters in the context menu to manually change some parameters before opening the volume.

If the initial storage is a RAID you probably need to Construct RAID instead of opening single physical device.

Also, the volume may be opened from the Editor Window when view the volume boot sector or boot sector copy in a Boot sector mode.