UNFORMAT Software Documentation
2.4.1 Files Detected by Signatures
SuperScan can detect files by file signatures. If no partition is detected and some file signatures are detected, you may be able to recover files and the data that they contain without the partition and the folder hierarchy.
If files are detected in this way, they appear in a virtual folder (Files detected by Signatures) in the Detected Drive list under all detected partitions.
Note! Recovering file data by detecting file signatures is your last chance for recovering data.
Without the partition, the folder hierarchy and file names, the recovered data will not have a familiar appearance. For example, each file name will be in the format “File0000123” instead of the familiar file name that was destroyed along with the partition. To find out what is in each file, you will have to open each one.