This manual will walk you through the basics of the MiniTool Power Data Recovery interface introduction.

Top and Left Menu

top and left menu

1 – RegisterEnter your license key to activate MiniTool Power Data Recovery.
2 – Bootable MediaThis is to help you create a bootable media with MiniTool Power Data Recovery built-in Bootable Media Builder so as to recover files when PC won’t boot. (Also learn how to boot from created bootable media.)
3 – SupportFor any questions, feel free to contact MiniTool support team.
4 – MoreChange your preferred language, get online help, learn backup strategy, help us translate, view the software information, or send us feedback.
5 – This PCDisplay all detected drives and devices. Let you choose a location to scan.
6 – UtilitiesGet more excellent tools from MiniTool Software.
7 – Scan SettingsShow or hide the search result during the scan; specify file systems to scan; specify file types to scan.
8 – Expand or CollapseExpand or collapse the left menu bar.

This PC

This PC

1 – Logical DrivesShow all partitions on this PC, including all partitions on local diskexternal hard disk, and removable disk drive. Also include lost partitions and unallocated space.
2 – DevicesClick Devices tab and select the whole device to scan if you want.
3 – RefreshManually refresh the drives or devices list.
4 – Drive/Device ListList of all detected drives or devices on your PC.
5 – Specific Location or Load Recovery ResultChoose to recover data from Desktop, Recycle Bin, or any specified location. Load a previous recovery result (.rss file) manually provided that you have exported a scan result in advance.

Recovery Results

recovery results interface

1 – Filter Specify the file type, date modified, file size, and file category to view only the desired files from the scanning result.
2 – PreviewPreview up to 70 types of files to know if you are choosing the right file to recover.
3 – Export Scan ResultExport the current scan result to a .rss file so that you can manually load this result for a quick file recovery.
4 – SearchFind files by inputting continuous keywords of the file name.
5 – PathShow scan result by tree structure.
6 – TypeShow scan results by file types.
7 – PreviewSame as 2.
8 – HomeBack to the main interface.
9 – SaveSave the recovered files to a preferred location.
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