Steps to Recover Data with Windows XP Data Recovery Software
Launch SysTools Hard Drive Data Recovery program (Go to Start -> Programs -> SysTools Hard Drive Data Recovery -> Hard Drive Data Recovery). Then you will have the following screen:
Now select disk and partition from where you want to recover deleted files & folders of Windows XP. Software is showing the entire available disk with available partitions. To select hard disk & partition just select the drive from the list as shown below:
As well we have selected D Partition on Disk 0 on the above screen.
After selecting the partition for recovery, now you have to choose recovery options. Software offers following recovery options:
• Recover the Partition/Drive/Volume (Without deleted files/folders) - This choice will only recover the partition without recovering deleted files & folders
• Recover the formatted Partition/Drive/Volume- This choice will recover formatted drives, partition or you can say volumes.
• Recover the Partition/Drive/Volume including deleted files or folders - This choice will only recover the partition and also recovers deleted files & folders from selected partitions.
Choose the proper data recovery option from the following screen:
After selecting the proper options, you have to click on the Recover button as shown below in the red marked area:
After clicking on the Recover button, software will start scanning the selected partition for recovering deleted files and folders from Windows XP OS based hard drive as shown below:
After completion of the scanning process, software will prompt a brief summary of number of files & folders found after scanning as follows:
If you want to search files than click on Search Button otherwise click on Close button.
How to View & Save Recovered Data?
Showing Data Recovered After Scanning
After completion of the scanning process, software will show all the files & folders found in the selected partition after scanning as follows:
Note: Software recovers deleted files and folders in Orphan folder and mark them in Red color with
To view files and folders, you have to select the file and right-click the selected file and then choose Preview Selected File from the drop down menu as shown below:
After this software will show you a preview of selected file in the File View Pane. File View pane is marked in Red color in the screenshot below:
Saving Data Recovered after Scanning the Partition
To Save Folders , you have to select the folder from Left Paneand right-click the selected folder and then choose Extract Selected Folders from the drop down menu as shown below:
To Save Files , you have to select the file from Right Pane and right-click the selected file and then choose Extract Selected Files from the drop down menu as shown below:
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