To enable the easy identification of your lost drive, DriveRestore Professional will display the Root directory files, the volume serial number, size, file system, etc. DriveRestore Professional will recover lost or deleted; Active partitions, logical drives, extended partitions and their file data. If a drive is deleted or lost e.g. by using Fdisk, then a Lost Drive Scan will immediately detect the lost partition. A Diagnostic scan can also be enabled to scan for and detect deleted overlapping partitions.
Select a drive to analyze
Select the drive to analyze by selecting from the drive selection window. Drives are listed as “Logical Drives”, “Removable Drives” and “Physical Drives”.
Analyzing the drive
Click Next and a confirmation of your drive selection will appear. Click YES and a list of the detected, deleted or lost partitions will immediately appear. If no deleted partitions are detected, then a pop-up will appear that asks if you would like to run a diagnostic scan. A diagnostic scan involves a sector-by-sector analysis of the selected drive. A diagnostic scan will therefore detect partitions in instances where for example a drive has overlapping lost partitions.
Review and recover the detected drive
When a lost drive scan completes, Drive Restore Professional will list the detected partitions. The detected partitions can be reviewed under the diagnostics report and by selecting the tabbed panes. Detected deleted drives will display the file system type, size, sector range and the volume serial number. Deleted drives may be explored prior to their recovery by clicking “Explore” on the detected drive in the Drive View tabbed pane.
Select “Automated Recovery” to recover the deleted drives and their file data.