Find and Mark Files

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You may find and mark a particular file if it is hard to find it manually. Or you may find and mark many files at once.

Please note that each find and mark/unmark operation is independent from previous ones. That is, if a file matches the search criteria, it will be marked/unmarked regardless of its previous marked/unmarked state.

For example, if you first mark all doc files, and then all txt files, all doc files remain marked, too. If you then decide to unmark all files smaller than 2 kB, all doc and txt files will stay marked except those that less than 2 kB.

Sorting files by their extensions or creation/modification/accessed time

To sort files by their extensions or creation/modification/accessed time,

*On the Task List -> Show Files Sorted by, select

Existing Structure

to sort the files by their existing folders/files structure

Extensions

to sort the files by their extensions

Creation Time

to sort the files by their creation time

Modification Time

to sort the files by their modification time

Accessed Time

to sort the files by their accessed time

>Restorer Ultimate will show the sorted files in the Folders and Content panels, showing a path to each file

Finding and marking files using the Find/Mark dialog box

You may find and mark a single or all the necessary files on the entire disk by using Mark matched files in the Find/Mark mode option.

To search for a file,

1Click Actions->Find/Mark on Task List,

or select Find/Mark on the Tools menu.

To reach the Tools menu, click the Restorer Ultimate top left corner and select Advanced.

2Specify a file to be found and its options on the Find dialog box, and click the OK button

Note that a File Mask may be applied.

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Find/Mark dialog box

Click to expand/collapse Find/Mark options

You may specify how to treat specified strings. Please note that Restorer Ultimate stores previously entered search strings.

Files

If this option is selected, Restorer Ultimate treats specified strings as file names. Use ? for one unspecified character  and * for an unlimited number of them to specify file masks.

File Extensions

If this option is selected, Restorer Ultimate treats specified strings as file extensions

Regular Expressions

If this option is selected, Restorer Ultimate treats specified strings as regular expressions

All Files

If this option is selected, Restorer Ultimate applies Advanced Options to all files.

Options

 

Match case

If this check box is selected, Restorer Ultimate makes a case-sensitive search

Look in

Specifies where Restorer Ultimate searches for, and marks, files. It can look for them on the Entire disk, From current folder, In the Current folder and subfolders, and in the Current folder only. If From current folder is selected, you may also specify the Direction for the search from the current position in the current folder.

Deleted files

If this check box is selected, Restorer Ultimate makes a search among deleted files/folders.

Existing files

If this check box is selected, Restorer Ultimate makes a search among existing files/folders.

Find/Mark mode

Specifies what Restorer Ultimate does with the found files. It may:

Find all matched files. Restorer Ultimate searches for all matched files. The search results appear on the Find Resultspanel.

Find first matched file. Restorer Ultimate stops at the first found file.

Mark matched files. Restorer Ultimate marks all found files.

Unmark matched files. Restorer Ultimate unmarks all found files.

Please note, that when performing a new find and mark/unmark task, Restorer Ultimate does not takes into consideration the previous marked/unmarked state of files. For example, if you first mark all doc files, and then all txt files, all doc files remain marked, too. To unmark them, you should specify doc once again and select Unmark matched files.

Look at

 

Files

If this check box is selected, Restorer Ultimate includes files into a search.

Folders

If this check box is selected, Restorer Ultimate includes folders into a search.

Direction

Specifies search direction from the current position. Available only if From current folder is selected in Look in.

Advanced Options

Size from/up to

Specifies file size limits.

File Id

Specifies File Id that Restorer Ultimate assigns to a file.

Date

Specifies file date boundaries. Files may be Modified/Created/Last Accessed.

>Restorer Ultimate will show/mark the found file(s)

To repeat the search,

*Click the Actions->Find next or Find prev on Task List,

Click to expand/collapse Other ways to repeat the search

select Find Next or Find Previous on the Tools menu.

To reach the Tools menu, click the Restorer Ultimate top left corner and select Advanced.

or

Press the F3 or F4 key.

To find all files and show them on the Find Results panel,

*Select Find all on the on the Find dialog box,

or

select Find all on the Tools menu.

To reach the Tools menu, click the Restorer Ultimate top left corner and select Advanced.

>Restorer Ultimate will show the found files on the Find Results panel