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Previewing Files

R-Studio has a built-in file previewer that allows you to preview both existing and deleted files. You may use this feature to estimate recovery or a file to be recovered.

Note: If you use a Mac computer with Apple Silicon, you may need to install Rosetta, a special macOS system component that enables execution of apps built exclusively for Intel-based Mac computers on Apple Silicon. If this is necessary, a respective dialog prompt will appear automatically the first time you start the previewer. Follow its instructions and then start the previewer once again. Remember that a working internet connection is required to download Rosetta.

If this dialog doesn't appear but the previewer doesn't start, you need to install Rosetta manually. Run Terminal, enter this string: softwareupdate --install-rosetta , and follow the on-line instructions.

While previewing a file in the external viewer, you may recover it or mark the file for recovery using Previewer buttons .

To preview a file

1 Control-click a file to preview on the Files panel and select Preview on the contextual menu

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2 R-Studio will show the content of the file

If you have several files open in the previewer, you may instantly close all of them by selecting Close All Previews on the File menu.

File Previewer for Pictures:

Pictures can be previewed either as tiles within the main window of R-Studio or in an external previewer.

Within the main window as tiles:

Tile size can be changed..

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Pictures as tiles

In the external viewer:

Picture files can be zoomed in/out and rotated.

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Picture file previewer

File Previewer for Video and Audio files:

Video and audio files can be played even without their respective application installed.

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Video file previewer

File Previewer for Microsoft/Open/Libre Office Documents:

Documents can be shown (including embedded pictures) even without their respective applications installed. They can be zoomed in/out for better viewing.

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Microsoft/Open/Libre Office document previewer

File Previewer for Adobe Acrobat PDF Files:

Files can be shown even without Adobe Acrobat installed.

The previewer allows the users to jump to a required page, zoom the document, and search for a required text.

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Adobe Acrobat pdf document previewer

The files can be shown in different layouts and rotated. Click the View menu and select the required options.

Supported File Types: