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    Default Where to save found files.

    I'm recovering a Storage drive that is ~ 20gigs in size with about 10-15gigs of files. My plan is to save the "found files" to another dedicated Storage disk. How is the location that "found files" are saved to chosen?

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    SAVING FILES WITH RECOVER MY FILES

    You must save the files to another drive. Recover My Files is designed specifically not to write data to the drive being searched so that the deleted files are not accidentally overwritten and destroyed.

    You can save files to another drive letter on the same drive, a separate hard drive, a USB, thumb/pen drive, CD or DVD (click the drop down arrow next to the save files button) or a network drive.

    SAVE v's SAVE AS

    Clicking the SAVE button will save all selected files.
    Clicking the SAVE AS (drop down arrow next to the SAVE button) will prompt you for the new file name of each file to be saved.

    WHAT SHOULD I SAVE


    Recover My Files is designed to get back your created photos, documents, music etc. Select and save the files that are most important to you. Remember;

    * There is no point saving gigabytes of Windows System files that will be worthless to you and it will just slow the saving process down;

    * Rather than trying to recover and save software programs, it is better to reinstall software programs from the original disks or installation files to be sure the integrity of their registry settings etc;

    * Start by saving only a small quantity of files. Windows will not like it if you try and save 200gb of files at once! Once you save a small sample of files, go to the drive on which the files are saved and open and test them to make sure they are complete and there are no saving problems.

    HOW TO SELECT FILES TO BE SAVED


    A File: To select a file to be saved, in the search results screen place a tick in the box next to the file.

    A Folder: To select a folder to be saved, place a tick in the box next to the folder, and all files within the sub folders will automatically be selected.

    A Group of Files: To select groups of files, hold down the SHIFT or CTRL key, highlight the files with your mouse, and then press the SPACE BAR to turn the selection ticks on (or off).

    HOW MUCH SPACE DO I NEED?


    In the grey bar at the very bottom of the search results widow, you can see how many files have selected and the total volume of those files.

    WHAT WILL THE FILES LOOK LIKE WHEN THEY ARE SAVED?

    If you are saving files from "Folder View" the files that are saved will have same file names and folder structure that you see in the "Folder View" window.

    If you are saving files from "File Type View" the files that are saved will have same file names and folder structure that you see in the "File Type View" window.

    WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SAVE THE FILES?

    As a file is saved, the tick is removed from the selection box. The results stay in the search window.

    CAN I SAVE THE SEARCH RESULTS AND RELOAD THEM AT A LATER TIME


    In Recover My Files v4, you can save the search results into a file. In the text menu at the top of the program select "Recover > Save Search" and save the search results file to another drive.

    It is important to remember that your as saving a listing of the search results only. If the content of the drive subsequently changes (i.e. new data is written to the disk), this may overwrite and destroy some of the deleted files and the saved search results may no longer be valid. If you plan to reload the search at a later time, minimize the use of the drive in the interim.

    To load the search results at a later time, select "Recover > Load Search".
    Graham Henley
    GetData Support Staff
    www.getdata.com
    www.recovermyfiles.com

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