TOC · How to use

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 availability.

1. If the volume is fully available by its letter (C:, D:, ...), you may open it through the option Logical Disks (Volumes / DOS Services) in the dialog box Select Drive. This method is suitable to recover deleted files from a healthy volume. If you cannot open this way or files are being recovered incorrectly try the next methods.

2. Select a Physical Device containing the volume in the dialog box Select drive. The window "Partitions" will pop up. Select and open your volume if it is available there. If it is not available or data cannot be properly recovered then try 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.

The context menu command Open volume parameters allows manually changing some parameters before opening the volume.

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.

Work with Special Storages

If the data storage is a RAID array / striped volume you should first Construct a RAID instead of opening a single physical device.

If the volume is contained inside a virtual machine / encrypted disk image or partition you should first mount / decrypt the image (or its copy, for safety) using the corresponding (virtualization) software and then work with the mounted / decrypted disk. However you may also open a flat image and VHD/VHDX image directly using the option Disk Images of the Device Selection box.