To find and recover deleted partitions and logical drives:
- From the Active@ Boot Disk shell, click Start > Programs > Active@ Partition Recovery. The Active@ Partition Recovery workspace appears with all available devices listed in a tree view under Local System Devices.
- To scan an unallocated space, select it. Known details of the selected item are displayed in the right pane.
- To scan the unallocated space in basic mode, do the following:
- Click Quick Scan. The status bar displays the progress of the scan.
- After the scan is complete, a list of all allocated and unallocated partitions appears in the Local System Devices list.
- If you cannot see a logical drive, to process the whole surface of a disk, select it and click Super Scan. The Super Scan Options dialog box appears. Do the following:
- From the Scan What drop-down list, choose the area that you want to scan.
- To restrict the scan to a small number of sectors, indicate the From sector and the number of sectors to scan.
- Select the check box next to each type of partition that you want to scan.
- Click Start. The status bar displays the progress of the scan.
- After the scan is complete, a new folder named SuperScan appears in the Local System Devices list.
- To display a smaller set of SuperScan results, do the following:
- Right-click the SuperScan device node folder.
- From the context menu choose Filter... The Filter Found Partitions dialog box appears.
- To select the types of file systems data that are displayed, in the Display File Systems area, clear the check box beside the types that you do not want to display.
- To display only those partitions within a specified size limit, in the Partition Size area, indicate the minimum and maximum size of partitions in Megabytes.
- To use basic filtering parameters, in the Filter Type area, click Use Basic Filtering.
- To select displayed partitions based on partition status, in the Basic Filtering [Partition Status] area, clear the check box next to each partition status number that you do not want to display.
- To use advanced filtering parameters, in the Filter Type area, click Use Advanced Filtering.
- To restrict displayed results for NTFS-specific parameters, in the Advanced Filtering [NTFS specific] area, select the check box beside all the types of data that you want to display.
- To restrict displayed results for FAT-specific parameters, in the Advanced Filtering [FAT specific] area, select the check box beside all the types of data that you want to display.
- Click Filter. The right panel displays the filtered results.
- You may manage other aspects of SuperScan results:
- To resume a stopped SuperScan, right-click the folder and choose Resume from the context menu. SuperScan resumes.
- To save scan results, right-click the SuperScan folder and choose Save Scan Results. Similarly, you may open the saved scan results at a different time.
- To delete a SuperScan folder, right-click the folder and choose Delete.
- To display detailed properties of a SuperScan folder, right-click the folder and choose Properties.
- To recover deleted or damaged partition select it and click Recover. The Active@ Partition Recovery parameters dialog box appears. To specify recovery options, do the following:
- To ensure that the Windows operating system assigns the correct letter to the disk, select a disk letter from the Assign Disk Letter drop-down list.
- To set the recovered partition as active and allow the system to boot from it, select the Set Partition Active check box.
- The recovery process checks the boot sector and fixes it if it is damaged. Select Automatic or Manual, depending on how you want to do this.
- If the disk has an extended partition, select the Create Extended Partition First check box and/or use ALL Unallocated area check box. If these areas are not available, these check boxes will be disabled.
- To save a copy of the partitioning information before recovering, select the Backup Current Partitioning Info check box and indicate the file name to store the backup.
The partition is recovered to the new path.
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