Help overview

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Recover4all has a familiar interface and is very straightforward to use. In this overview you will find some basic background information about data recovery.

The operaing system is constantly overwriting deleted files on your system drive (usually C:). The more apps you run the more data will be overwritten. Installing software, including data recovery software, or surfing on the Internet will overwrite more deleted files.

Immediately after a file was deleted, its data is still invisibly on the drive. Therefore it’s possible to recover deleted files. The location of the file data is not always known. In those cases the data recovery software needs to make a guess. This guess can be good or bad and therefore the results can vary. You will find out how successfully the data recovery software worked, when you try to open the recovered file. We put a lot of effort into the calculation of recovery chances which goes hand in hand with the quality of our recovery algorithms. That means that Recover4all will provide you with very detailed information that you might not find anywhere else: e.g. which percentage of a file was overwritten and what did actually overwrite a file. But please note that this remains a guess. A deleted file can appear to be not overwritten while in fact it was already overwritten. So you always need to check if a file is intact after recovery.

Deleted files will sooner or later be overwritten, when other files are saved to the same drive. Overwritten files can not be recovered by means of software. Be careful, when you install software. “Installing” usually means that files will be copied to your system drive (usually C:) and this will overwrite deleted files. Recover4all runs directly from disk and will not copy or change anything on your computer.