How to Use File IQ on Windows

If Data Rescue does not recognize the file type you are trying to recover, FileIQ will help Data Rescue to learn new file types. Data Rescue will analyze any good, working file samples and detect any file patterns to help find missing files of that file type. FileIQ will work for many (but not all) types of files. However, Data Rescue will tell you if your sample files are likely to work or not, and there is nothing to lose by trying.

Select FileIQ if:

Step 1

Open Data Rescue and go to the File → Manage Custom File Modules drop-down menu option.

Open Data Rescue and go to the File.

Step 2

Add at least 2 sample files (5 sample files are recommended) by pressing ‘Choose Files’ and click ‘Add’ when finished.

Add sample files.

Step 3

Once Data Rescue has learned the new file type it will be added on the left side of the window.

File iq learned file types.

Step 4

Run a new Deep Scan with your file type added. File types added through FileIQ can be found by default in the “Reconstructed Files/User Defined” folder in the scan results. You can mark the entire folder for recovery or mark individual files of the custom file type you’d like to recover.