Digesk file recovery help



Creating disk images
Writing disk images
Refresh
Scan disk / Find file items
Restoring files

Creating disk images
    To create a disk image choose 'Create image' and select a location to store it (disk or folder). There should be enough free disk space on the location where the image is saving. E.g. if disk capacity is 1 GB the location to store disk image must has at least 1 GB of free space.
    Disk image is saved as raw binary data, it has no predefined format as ISO image files.

Writing disk images
    To write disk image choose 'Write image' and select an image file. Be sure that image file is for this disk since all disk data will be erased. Creating/restoring disk images is a simple way for data backup if you have a lot of small files on enough small disk.
    Note, it is impossible to write image to the current system disk. It is not a system backup utility and it doesn't create a live CD to restore disk images on the system disks. Instead you can boot from an other boot disk and use this program to write image.

Refresh
    Refresh button is used for refreshing disks list. If you inserted a USB disk while the program already running - just click 'Refresh' to see the new disk.

Scan disk / Find file items
    These buttons (menu items) are used to scan a selected disk for all deleted files or for specified files only. Do not use wildcards like '*.exe' but instead of this just type '.exe'
    Note that FAT filesystem overwrites the first letter of a file when deletes it, so, take this into account when a deleted file must be found.

Restoring files
    To restore a file just select the file in the files list and click 'Restore'. Select a location to save the file. It is not guaranteed that the file will be restored to the original file since filesystems can use some disk space occupied by the deleted file to store new data. The smaller the deleted file and time since it was deleted the more probability to restore it.