Email Recovery for Thunderbird takes too long to analyze a corrupted hard disk in the email
scanner mode. Is it normal?
Email Scanner is a part of Email
Recovery for Thunderbird, email recovery software product. Its performance can vary depending
on a number of causes. This article explains what can affect the email scanner's performance.
Entrusted with a task to recover deleted emails, Email Recovery for Thunderbird's Email Scanner
employs a sophisticated scanning algorithm. It allows recovery of the maximum possible amount of the
lost data even in the most unfavorable situations, such as when a hard disk crashed or has been
formatted. Considerable time taken by the email recovery is a price paid for the high quality of
the job. Besides, a number of factors can directly affect the time of the email recovery process.
- A selected scanning mode, the actual size of a hard disk, a PC's overall performance, etc.
can influence the time required for the emails recovery process. Obviously, it will be faster
to recover emails in the storage scanning mode, than when an entire HDD or a logical partition
is needed to be scanned.
- Similarly, the time needed by the Email Scanner will depend on the type of the files that
have to be restored: it will take less time to recover the emails, inadvertently deleted from
the Trash folder, than after an HDD has been formatted, or a logical partition has been deleted.
- To some extent, a degree of the damage of emails matters too. Thus, it is generally easier
to recover emails after a Thunderbird crash, than after a hard disk crash.
- The time, taken by the Email Scanner will also depend on the performance of a PC, in particular,
its data storage medium (e.g. hard drive, flash drive, SSD). For example, it may take you longer to
restore emails on the HDD of your laptop, than for a similar recovery process launched on your desktop,
because speed characteristics of the latter are higher
One way or other, you will definitely need some patience to recover emails. In general, scanning of
an average size hard disk will take up to a few hours. You will be able to follow the Email Scanner
progress in the status bar at the bottom of Email Recovery for Thunderbird's interface. The results
of the recovery process such as found email messages that can be restored will be listed by the program
when the data analysis is complete.