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Using Recuva without the wizard

Expert users can use Recuva in Advanced mode to quickly specify the files they're seeking, where they're located, and other options within the same window.

To run Recuva in Advanced mode:

1.    Start Recuva. If the Wizard appears, click Do not show this Wizard on startup, and then click Cancel. Restart Recuva.

2.    Specify the drives, file types, and optionally the file names you want Recuva to search for.

3.    Click Scan. Recuva displays the progress of the scan, and then shows its search results in the main window. See more about the results window here.

4.    Select one or more files and then click Recover. Select a destination for the recovered files (ideally, on another drive). Click OK.

If Recuva did not locate the files you were seeking, you can set a Deep Scan to run in the Options dialog box. This advanced scan will take much longer (possibly, hours).