When you delete a file on FAT32 or NTFS file system, its content is not erased from disk but only reference to file data in File Allocation Table or Master File Table is marked as deleted. It means that you might be able to recover deleted files, or make it visible for file system again.
Pandora Recovery allows you to find and recover recoverable deleted
files from NTFS and FAT-formatted volumes, regardless of their type
- you can recover pictures, songs, movies or documents.
Pandora Recovery will scan your hard drive and build an index of existing
and deleted files and directories (folders) on any logical drive of your
computer with supported file format. Once the scanning is complete you
have full control over which files to recover and what destination to
recover them to. You can BROWSE the hierarchy of existing and deleted
files, or you can use SEARCH functionality to find a deleted file if you
remember at least one of the following:
- full or partial file name,
- file size,
- file creation date, or
- file last accessed date
On top of that, Pandora Recovery allows you to preview deleted files of certain type (images and text files) without performing recovery. This feature becomes really important if you are forced to recover deleted files to the same drive. Currently you can preview files having several image file types (BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, ICO,TIF, TGA, PCX, WBMP, WMF, JP2, J2K, JBG, JPC, PGX, PNM, RAS, CUR) and several text file types (TXT, LOG, INI, BAT, RTF, XML, CSS). Quick Viewer allows you preview file contents as text if it cannot find appropriate viewer for it. To use quick viewer you can select deleted file and or click the Quick Viewer icon or right click on deleted file and select 'Quick View'. Quick View will then display a preview of deleted file.