Recuva comes with many settings that you can use to tweak it to work just the way you want. Don't get us wrong -- it works wonderfully in its default installation. But sometimes you may want to give it a nudge in a particular direction.
Recuva's dual scan levels is a great example of this. When you're searching for a deleted or lost file, you may have all the time in the world. Or, you may have your boss, teacher, or family member breathing down your neck, asking you again and again what's happened to that file, report, or recipe.
Recuva gives you the best of both worlds: the default quick scan, or a Deep Scan for more results.
Recuva's default scan will run through a large hard drive for deleted files in seconds. If you're looking for a file you recently deleted, or a file that's not on a damaged or corrupted drive, you should try the default scan first. It's fast and will find your file 90% of the time. If time is critical, this is the choice for you.
On the other hand, not every deleted or damaged file is easy to find. Some of them take a bit more digging. Recuva's Deep Scan option helps you find even more files buried on your hard drive or removable drives. It takes longer but it's worth it.
How much longer? It depends on the size of your drive. You may want to get a coffee or tea and do something else while you're waiting. The upside is that Recuva's Deep Scan will dig through the bits and bytes of your drive and find absolutely everything that can be recovered.
No matter what size of hard drive or media you're using, Recuva gets to work fast so you can find what you're looking for sooner.