How to find, select and save files in Raise Data Recovery

Although restoring files with Raise Data Recovery seems to be an absolutely straightforward procedure, when doing it for the first time, you might still need some extra guidance. So, here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to preview, find, select and save recovered files in Raise Data Recovery.


Once the program finishes the scanning, you’ll see three tabs: Deleted files, Current files and All the files. You can switch between them to see only the deleted files that have been found by the software (under the Deleted files tab, with names marked in a different color)


or look through the data currently available on your storage (Current files tab)


or access all the files at once (All the files tab).


Moreover, Raise Data Recovery has a built-in file viewer to preview images, text documents and PDF files directly in the program interface. This way you can always verify if you’ve selected the right file for copying.

Just click on a file and its thumbnail will automatically appear in the right part of the program window.


Click on View to preview its full-size version in a separate window.



If you are looking for a specific file and remember its name, type that name (or at least a part of it) in the search field right under the files list and click on the magnifying glass icon or just press Enter on your keyboard.


Please mind that sometimes files lose their original names in the process of deletion or formatting, or the recovery program restores them to another folder. So, in case you can’t locate a file in its “native” folder, we suggest that you check the $LostFiles folder. Probably it is there.

Select and save

Once you’ve found your lost files among the recovered ones, select those you’d like to save by ticking them off. Then click on Recover selected.


As an alternative, you can click on a file and then on the Save as… option under its thumbnail.

If you need to save an entire folder, check it off in the directory tree on the left or open that folder and make a click on the Select all option at the bottom bar. Then press the Recover selected button.


At the end, choose a target storage you'd like to copy the restored files to (different from the source one) and press Start recovery.

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