User's Guide for DOS

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3.3. Recovering Deleted Data (Commercial Version Only)

This feature is available only in the commercial version of Active@ UNERASER for DOS.

Use the scan or search procedures above to identify deleted files and folders and to inspect the contents to see if the data is worth recovering. Use the following steps to recover deleted files and folders:

  1. Position the cursor on an identified, deleted file. Deleted files and folders are marked with a box icon to the left of the file name.
  2. Press [Ctrl]+[U] to execute the unerase command.
    If data is not recoverable, an error message will be displayed.
    If data is recoverable, a Select Path dialog box is displayed, similar to the figure below:

    (!) Note: Do not save recovered files to the same drive and path location where the deleted files were found.
  3. A list of identified drives is displayed in a pane labeled Drives:
    When the cursor rests on one of these drive names, a list of folders on that drive is displayed in the Folders: pane.
    The cursor will be in the Drives: pane. Use the arrow keys to select a drive other than the drive containing the deleted files you wish to recover.
  4. Use the Tab key to move the cursor over to the Folders: pane.
  5. Use the arrow keys to select a folder other than the folder in which deleted files were identified.
  6. The Result: field displays the full path information where the recovered files will be written.
    (!) Note: The number of drives and drive names in this dialog box may not match with what was displayed in the previous window. This happens because the previous window displayed read-only information. This new window displays write-operation output location data and reads only the FAT drive data.
  7. Use the [Esc] key at any time to cancel the operation. Use [Ctrl]+[Tab] to move the cursor back to the previous pane.
  8. Use [Tab] to highlight the File name: field. Change the name of the file to its original name or give it a new name.
  9. Finish defining the output name and location and press [Enter] to start the recovery process. The Recovery Progress screen appears.

    You can stop the recovery process at any time by pressing [Esc]
    If you recover a folder, all recoverable files and sub-folders located in the deleted folder will be recovered and saved to the new location recursively.
  10. When the process is complete, the recovered file or folder will appear in the selected location.

User's Guide content

    1. Restoring Deleted Data
    2. Files Erased
    3. Partition Damage
    4. Steps to unerase Files and Folders
    1. Starting Active@ UNERASER DOS console
    2. Starting Active@ UNERASER Windows console
    3. Command Bar Menu
    4. Performing a Drive Scan
    5. Performing a Device Scan
    6. Searching for Deleted Files and Folders
    7. Searching for Files by Name
    8. Using Hex/Text Viewer
    9. Unerasing a Deleted File
    10. Unerasing a Deleted Folder
    11. Creating a Disk Image
    12. Steps to create a Disk Image
    13. Checking Disk Image
    14. Working with Disk Image
    15. Long File Names Support
    16. Recovering Files with Long Names
    1. Treat Recovery Area With Care
    2. Save Recovered Files Onto a Different Drive
    3. Load UNERASER to a Floppy
    4. Dealing With the "Unknown"
    1. Preparing a DOS-Bootable Floppy Disk
    2. Preparing a Bootable ISO CD-ROM Image
    1. Overview of Command Line Parameters
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