Recover from Media
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recovermedia
This tool allows you an easy recover of files (good and/or damaged) from specified media. The recovered files and folders will have the same directory structure than source, but all recovered files will be saved on specified destination folder.





Options


What to recover
Define what do you want to recover from preselected media:
- Files with Status OK (previously analyzed in CD/DVD/Media Check).
- Files with Status BAD
- Selected files only (selected on CD/DVD/Media Check
results)
- All files on Media (this is the only choice that can start a recover (copy) process without previously analyze the media with CD/DVD/Media Check
. It'll process all files found on media.


Wildcard






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You can specify a file wildcard to recover. The default *.* will process all files on media. You may enter several wildcards, separated by a semicolon key semicolon.
For example: if you want to process only your files with extension .DOC and extension .MP3, you should specify as wildcards:
*.doc; *.mp3


Destination Folder




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Enter the destination folder to save all recover files and folders from media. Click on the folder button to browse for a folder, or type folder's complete path on this box.
Double click on box to open specified destination folder in Windows Explorer.


Overwrite existing files
This option determines whether you are prompted before existing files on target are overwritten with files from the source media.


Skip older
Determines whether skips (does not recover) existing files when the date/time stamps of the file in the source is older than the file on disk.


Touch targets
Enable this check box if you want all target files and folders to be "touched" with the same date and time stamps than each source.


Open Explorer window
If the Open Explorer window check box is checked, a Windows Explorer window is opened after the extract operation is complete. The window will show the folder to which the files were extracted.


Show byte progress
Enable this check box to get a report of number of bytes read and written for each file. This option is available only when copy method is Special.


Clear Last Results and Log
If this check box is checked, previous results and log (if any) will be cleared before a new process is started.


Insert "Bad Name" on files with errors
Check this box if you want to insert the specified text at the beginning of each file saved on target with errors. This may helps you to remember which files what recovered "bad", with errors or incomplete due to defective media.



Recover CRC errors
Enabling this box can delay recovery process when files with CRC errors are found. If your media have files with CRC errors, successful recovery depends on media source. For Example, if media is CD-ROM/DVD-ROM and files with CRC errors exists, the recovery of data may be only "nulls" (characters number zero). Disable this option to recover at least a portion of your file, or enable it to force continue reading of data on such media.




Copy Methods:

Windows default
Will process each file using the Windows default copy procedures. When a file fails to be copied, no file portion is saved.


Special method
This method will try to read and write all file's content. If an error is found, the error is logged and the process will continue to the next file block. This process can be very slow, depending on source media. If the process is interrupted by user, the recovered portion of recovered file will remain.