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Shortcut Recovery

The Shortcut Recovery of Data Recovery offers an easier way to recover lost data of specific file type. This recovery would help you find out all the statistics related to the file type you selected, including files that are deleted, formatted and raw data.

1. Open Data Recovery

Click on the Setting button on the right top corner, to set your software language, Raw Data Recovery and file system you want to recover from. All common files systems are all checked by default.

2. Click on Standard Mode on the interface to change to Shortcut Mode.

3. Click on the right file type item you need or portable disk you need to recover.

Tip: If you click on Portable Disk, then the scanning would start immediately.

4. Select the right disk partition after choosing the right file type you want to recover.


  • (1) If you want to recover files from your disk image or RAID, you can click on the Add Image button or Add RAID button to add your desired storage media.
  • (2) If you want to create an image file for your drive, you can click on the Create Image button and then select your desired storage media to create image file. Please note that the newly created image file should be saved onto a larger drive.

5. Click on the Scan button, the scan result would be displayed in two different ways: File Path and File Type. In the File Path tab, there are file folders named after some popular file system like NTFS/FAT/ ExFAT and another file folder named Extra Found Files. The Extra Found Files file folder includes raw data that is found on the selected drive, but the raw data has no file name


  • (1) If you know the exact file folder that you deleted files were stored, please click on the File Path tab to search for it.
  • (2) If you know the exact file types and formats of your deleted files, please click on the File Type tab to search for it.
  • (3) If you want to search your file by the file name, file format, file size or create date/modify date/scan date, please input the file name or extension, click on the Option button and then check the item including whether the file name or extension is case-sensitive, the file size and create date/modify date/scan date of the file. If you want to start filtering, please click Search button when you finished checking these items. If you want to give up filtering after checking some items on this window, please click on the Cancel button.
  • (4) If you could not find any lost data by the upper ways, please click on the Extra Found Files file folder and then find your data carefully in all the files listed in this folder. Since these files have no original name, you need to recover them first and then look for your lost data from them.

6. When you click on the file folder, all the files would be listed on the right panel. There are four different modes to display these files: list, thumbnail preview box and Hex Viewer. You could choose any mode to list the files by clicking on one of these four buttons on the right top corner.

7. All the files that found by scanning would be unchecked by default.

  • (1) If you want to check all the files in the list, please check the Select All /Unselect All item at the bottom of the list.
  • (2) If you want to select some of the files listed on the window, please check the file by checking the box on the left of the item one by one.
  • (3) If you want to uncheck all the files in the list, please uncheck the Select All /Unselect All item again.
  • (4) You could also right click on the item you want to recover and then click on the item on the drop-down list. You could select all, unselect all, select invert, recover highlighted and recover the checked item.