This recovery method is helpful when primary recovery methods (QuickScan and SuperScan) haven't detected deleted or damaged partitions you are looking for. Advanced Last Chance recovery method allows to detect and to recover files by their specific signatures on severely damaged volumes. Supported 117 standard file signatures, including Music, Photos, Camera Raw Images, eBooks, Office Documents and more. Last Chance recovery is the only option when partition recovery was unsuccessful due to serious damage to the partitions data. Built-in file Organizer allows to rename and to organize files (detected by signatures) in a proper directories structure.
This recovery method tries to detect all un-fragmented files based on their standard signatures. In most cases we will be able to detect and properly recover the contents of lost files. However we won't be able to detect the file system attributes (eg. original filename, creation date, modification date etc). Detected and recovered files will be grouped by file extension only, and will have abstract file names. The File Organizing feature will help you to group your files into folders based on extended file attributes (available for some file types). For example, songs may be grouped by artist and or album, and photo images may be grouped by camera and the date the photo was taken.
If file detected by signatures has some extended attributes, like AUTHOR, CREATED, TITLE, etc., these attributes will be displayed on the right. By default the only 5 first detected file attributes being displayed. To display more attributes, use Show Attributes drop down list
By default files are not sorted and displayed in the order of detection. To group files by attributes, click the column you want to sort on. If Subsequent Column Sorting option is turned ON, files are grouped & sorted on all columns followed the column you clicked. This could be convenient, for example, if you want to group music by Artist and then by Album
If you want to hide some attributes or change display order, click Organizer button on the toolbar toolbar to open Signature Files Organizer. Dialog appears and you can change the attribute for the particular file type (MP3, XLS...) to be displayed in the particular column on the screen. For example, default column order for misic is Artist, Album, Title, Genre, Year,... To group MP3 first by Year, then by Artist, then by Album, change column order this way:
And you will see:
When you recover MP3s using default parameters, your music files will be organized first by Artist, then by Album, so all album songs will be in one folder. If you reorganize columns display like in example above (Year, Artist, Album,...) and specify folder depth 3, after recovery you'll have music grouped in folders first by Year, then by Artist, then by Album.