Last updated on 17/01/2017
Notice: install it on a non data lost partition. It is recommended you install it on an external drive or USB drive. Or you may install it on a non data lost PC and search the lost files from external hard disk drives to prevent data overwritten. (Install it on usb drive throught this PC, you may just use it on this PC.)
Step Two: Run it from desktop icon
Step One: Select "Deep Scan Recovery" mode which recovers most data.
Step Two: Select the partition where data got lost and click "Next" button to search. And a box showing scanning devices will turn up.
Patience is appreciated since it needs to take some time to search and build lost files.
Step Three: When scanning device finished, it will show all found files. You can click "Thumbnail" to view the thumbnail of found images and office files, etc. Or you can click "Details" to show show the names of all the found files. Select a photo and click "Preview" to preview it.
Step Four: Choose all files you need and click "Next" button to save them to a different drive. (as to files not previewed, once iCare Data Recovery locates it and list it in Deleted and Lost Files list, it proves that the file can be restored.) Here is a screenshot that presents files that are listed under the "Thumbnail".
Notice: It is highly recommended that you not to save the restored file to system partition. (usually desktop file and folders are stored on system partition) You may choose some other drive or even some external drive to save lost files.
Which recovery module shall I select?
"Deleted File Recovery": Recovering files with the following symptoms:
"Deep Scan Recovery": The most powerful recovery module that searches every byte
"Lost Partition Recovery": Recovering files when partition lost, deleted or corrupted with following symptoms:
For any unstated data loss rescue, we recommend you to use "Deep Scan Recovery" to search lost files.