Options - Actions tab

Scanning Options

Use the following settings to determine which results Recuva displays:

Setting Notes
Show files found in hidden system directories If you select this option, Recuva will display files from hidden system directories such as \WINDOWS\ and \Documents and Settings\.
Show zero-byte files If you select this option, Recuva will show you files that have no content. These files cannot be recovered.
Show securely overwritten files If you select this option, Recuva will list files it has securely deleted in the Results window. See this topic for more information on secure deletion.

Note: If you use CCleaner, it changes the filename to ZZZZZZZ.ZZZ when it securely deletes a file, for security reasons.
Deep Scan (increases scan time) See this topic for more information.
Scan for non-deleted files See this topic for more information.


Recovery options

To restore the files in the same folders they were deleted from, select Restore folder structure.

For example, if you are recovering these files to E:\Recovery

  • C:\test.txt
  • C:\Word\sample.doc
  • C:\Program\Install\install.bat

using the restore folder structure option, they will be recovered as:

  • E:\Recovery\test.txt
  • E:\Recovery\Word\sample.doc
  • E:\Recovery\Program\Install\install.bat

If you do not use the restore folder structure option, they will be recovered as:

  • E:\Recovery\test.txt
  • E:\Recovery\ sample.doc
  • ???E:\Recovery\ install.bat

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