Understanding the basic Results window in Recuva

When the Recuva Wizard has completed, Recuva displays the Results window.

By default, Recuva shows the results in List View. You can change the view by right-clicking anywhere in the list and clicking View Mode: then List View, Tree View, or Thumbnails View.

Once you have reviewed the results of Recuva's search, select the files you want to recover (or securely overwrite). The easiest way is to go through them and click the check boxes for the files you want.

If you are in List View or Thumbnails View, you can choose all files in a folder by right-clicking one of them and then clicking Highlight Folder, then the name of the folder.

Next, proceed to recover your files.

If you need to change Recuva's options or get more control over where and what Recuva scans, you can change over to Recuva's Advanced mode at any time by clicking Switch to advanced mode.

List View:

The List View shows a list of all of the files Recuva is capable of recovering, as well as their location on your drive(s), the date they were last modified, and what your chances of recovering them are.

You can sort the list by clicking any of the headers (Filename, Path, Last Modified, Size, State, or Comment).

List View window. See information above.

The color of the dot next to the file name indicates your chances for a successful recovery (green for excellent, orange for acceptable, and red for unlikely):

Recuva status icons. See information above

To select files in List View, click the check boxes next to the files you want to recover. Or, to recover all the files in a folder, right-click one of the files, click Highlight Folder and then click the name of the folder you want to select.

Next, proceed to recover your files.

Tree View:

The Tree View shows you all of the files Recuva can potentially recover, sorted by folders and drives. To expand a folder or drive, click the + sign next to the folder or drive name.

To select a drive or folder containing the files you want to recover, click the check box next to it. You can also select a folder and its subfolders and files by clicking the check box next to the parent folder.

Next, proceed to recover your files.

Tree View window. See information above

Thumbnail View:

The Thumbnails View shows you a list of files and small previews of images Recuva can recover. You'll note that Recuva does not show previews for certain images - those are ones Recuva likely cannot recover.

Next, proceed to recover your files.

Thumbnail View window. See information above

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