File Recovery Lists

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You may create a file containing a list of files and folder found on a disk/partition. Then such file may be manually edited to specify files to recover and then loaded back into R-Studio. R-Studio will automatically mark the files in this list for recovery. Such file lists recovery are very useful, for example, when it is necessary to have such file lists approved for recovery by someone else who is far away from the computer where R-Studio is running.

You may create file recovery lists for the entire disk or for specific folders. Moreover, you may create a file recovery list for all files within the disk/folder, or for marked files/folders only.

Creating a file recovery list

To create a file recovery list

1For an entire disk, select Save File Names to File on the File menu, or

Right-click the uppermost folder (higher than Root, usually the letter or the name of the disk) and select Save File Names to File on the context menu.

For a specific folder, right-click the folder and select Save File Names to File on the context menu.
2Specify the place to save the file recovery list and other necessary options on the Save File Names dialog box
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Save File Names dialog box

Click to expand/collapseSave File Names options

 

Structure of a file recovery list file created by R-Studio

An example of such a file:

:# PathDelim = \

Files to Delete\

Files to Delete\File_2.pst

Files to Delete\Outlook_recovered_by_R_Mail.pst

Files to Recover\

Files to Recover\$est2.arc

Files to Recover\$est4.arc

Files to Recover\$est5.arc

Files to Recover\$est6.arc

Files to Recover\$est7.arc

Files to Recover\~$pe Test 2.doc

Files to Recover\Outlook.pst

Files to Recover\Outlook_recovered_by_R_Mail.pst

Files to Recover\Picture 113.jpg

Files to Recover\Picture 149.jpg

Files to Recover\Picture 237.jpg

Files to Recover\test1.arc

Files to Recover\test3.arc

Files to Recover\Wipe Test 1.doc

Files to Recover\Wipe Test 2.doc

Files to Recover\Wipe Test 3.doc

Files to Recover\Wipe Test 4.doc

Files to Recover\Wipe Test 5.doc

Files to Recover\Wipe Test 6.doc

 

:# PathDelim = \ is a parameter specifying a character for path delimitation. You may also specify a Unix-stile delimiter / .

:# PathDelim = \

:# PathDelim = /

In addition, the files from the virtual folders Metafiles, ExtraFoundFiles, etc..., have the following designations:

Metafiles:

///m/[localized_name_for_Metafiles]/

Extra Found Files:

///e/[localized_name_for_ExtraFoundFiles]/

Other Virtual Folders:

///v/[localized_name_for_OtherVirtualFolders]/

For the English language, that will look like:

///m/Metafiles\

///m/Metafiles\$BOOT

///m/Metafiles\$FAT

///m/Metafiles\$FAT0

///m/Metafiles\$FAT1

Editing the file recovery list file

All files included into a file recovery list will be marked when the file will be loaded into R-Studio. So, if you have some files in the file recovery list that doesn't need to be recovered, just delete them from the list. In addition, you may use the following marks to specify some options

:+ 

Mark all files and subfolders within the folder.

:* 

Mark only files within the folder.

:- 

Unmark the file or all files and subfolders within the folder.

:=

Unmark the file or only files within the folder.

processes records in the file consequently. That is, if there are the following lines in the file,

:+Files to Delete\

:-Files to Delete\File_2.pst

the file File_2.pst won't be marked for recovery, while for the lines

:-Files to Delete\File_2.pst

:+Files to Delete\

file File_2.pst will be.

Please note that records for folders without any marks don't affect the file marking. Thus, for the lines

:-Files to Delete\File_2.pst

Files to Delete\

file File_2.pst will not be marked.

Loading the file recovery list

To load a file recovery list into R-Studio,

*Select Load File Names from File and Mark on the File menu and select the file.
>R-Studio will load the file and mark the files accordingly.