Tutorial for iCare Data Recovery/Professional/Enterprise/Technician

Last updated on 17/01/2017

Video Tutorial : how to use iCare Data Recovery for file rescue

Preparation

Step One: Download a copy of iCare Data Recovery Pro

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

Tutorial to use iCare Data Recovery

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".


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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.

How to select the recovery guide

Which recovery module shall I select?

"Deleted File Recovery": Recovering files with the following symptoms:

  • Shift + Delete command keys
  • Delete files by accident
  • Emptied recycle bin
  • Files or storage media is wiped / erased by mistake

"Deep Scan Recovery": The most powerful recovery module that searches every byte

  • system crashes, system reinstallation
  • bad MBR, bad partition table, bad boot sector, file or directory is corrupted and unreadable
  • bad file allocation table
  • software failure like merge partition failure, resize partition failure, ghost failure and more
  • RAID array damaged
  • symptom - drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now
  • RAW file system, raw drive, 0 byte space
  • CHKDSK is not available for RAW drive
  • Windows was unable to complete the format on SD, usb or external hdd, etc
  • formatted partition, USB flash drive, memory card etc by mistake
  • Delete, erase or wipe files or delete files from recycle bin
  • Disk drive is write protected, encrypted, read only
  • SD memory card, flash drive, hdd, removable hard disk is not recognized by pc

"Lost Partition Recovery": Recovering files when partition lost, deleted or corrupted with following symptoms:

  • deleted partition by mistake
  • bad partition table
  • partition lost without a reason
  • partition or drive not detected by PC
  • Partition error, software failure

For any unstated data loss rescue, we recommend you to use "Deep Scan Recovery" to search lost files.

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