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After I scan my hard disk using Stellar Data Recovery application, the tree view lists the files and folders correctly. Can I recover just specific files/folders?

September 28, 2018     6283 views     0     0

Yes, you can recover only the files that you want to recover. Follow the steps listed below to recover the files you want:

Steps to perform selective recovery of folders and files:

  • When you tick mark a folder (from left panel), all it's files are selected by default in the main window.
  • From the main window, use check-box to perform selective recovery.
  • Similarly you can select another folder and repeat the above process.

Once done with the desired file selection, click on the recover button to save the  files.


7 User Comments

Stanley Wallace
June 16, 2013 03:03 pm

How do I select multiple folders or files on the list to recover on my Mac ? Click/CTL_Click, Click/Command-Click, etc do not select multiple lines from the list. I purchased Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery V5.0.0.8-EN-SOHO and it seems to be working but I have to click on each file ro folder I want to delete and I would like to select blocks of files. Thank you.

Stanley Wallace
June 16, 2013 03:12 pm

Correction to previous comment : I have to click on each file or folder I want to recover and I would like to select blocks of files. Thank you.

Amit Pandey
June 17, 2013 10:31 am

Hi Stanley,

All recoverable files and folders are listed on the left hand panel of the software. Simply use mouse click to check folders and files from the menu. You can select/unselect files & folders with the help of mouse and without any keyboard command.

Also we are trying to update this Knowledge base as well for more clarity.


November 26, 2017 05:31 pm

Hi Amit,

We NEED to be able to block select multiple files with once click. How can we do that? Please help.

November 27, 2017 10:41 am

As per your concern, we will contact you through email.

Warm Regards,
Stellar Data Recovery

May 8, 2018 01:42 pm

I need to select blocks of data in the main folder - I am spending a lot of time selecting individual files one by one. How do you select group of files within a folder? I tried command select and shift and it doesn't work. Please help.

Stellar Data Recovery
May 8, 2018 03:38 pm


We have sent an email as per your concern.

Warm Regards,
Stellar Data Recovery


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