The Scanning Process
For the purpose of this guide, I decided to scan my 1GB memory stick to see how the program works and to check for corrupted files. When I first got the stick, I made the mistake of not dismounting it correctly before I removed it from the USB port. This mistake cost me I don’t know how many ebooks and documents. Let’s see if they are still lost.
The first step is to authorize yourself as the administrator by entering in your computer’s password. Now you are ready to begin the scanning process.
Start by selecting the drive or volume that you would like to scan. Choose what task you would like to perform. I tried the Quick Scan, but Data Rescue couldn’t retrieve any of my files on the drive. So, I followed the program’s advice and selected the Deep Scan task.
The process took about a minute because of the small drive size. Although I couldn’t recognize any of the file names, I was surprised to find how many files there were. I put a checkmark next to all of the files that I want to recover. The Found Files folder appears to have nothing in it because it wouldn’t select. Then I clicked on the Recover button.
Data Rescue 3 would have retrieved every file and put it on my iMac’s desktop, had I used the full version of the software. Since I used the demo, I was only able to download a single file that was under 10MB. It recovered the file that I thought I had lost permanently.