Select source files

Before creating recovery files, you select files to protect.


Way to start MultiPar after selecting files

If you have set options in "System settings" page, you can start MultiPar with source files, which were selected already. When you know which files should be protected, this way is convenient.

  • When you have checked "Integrate MultiPar into Shell";
  • If you right-click after selecting multiple files over Windows Explorer, right-click menu appears. When you select "MultiPar" on the menu, sub-menu appears. Then, you click "Create Recovery Volumes" on the sub-menu.
  • When you have checked "Create MultiPar icon on desktop";
  • You select multiple files and Drag & Drop them onto the MultiPar icon.
  • When you have checked "Add MultiPar icon to [SendTo] menu";
  • If you right-click after selecting multiple files over Windows Explorer, right-click menu appears. When you select "SendTo" on the menu, sub-menu appears. Then, you click "MultiPar" on the sub-menu.

 

Way to start MultiPar and select files

By double-clicking MultiPar icon on desktop, or clicking MultiPar icon in a Program group in Start menu, you can start MultiPar, and Create window opens.

  • If there are only source files in a folder;
  • By double-clicking path box at the right of "Base directory", or pushing "Browse" button, folder selection dialog appears, and you select the folder. Or, you Drag & Drop the folder directly onto the path box. When you select a folder, all files in the folder are selected.
  • If you select source files over Windows Explorer;
  • You Drag & Drop the selected files onto the file-list on Create window. Or, after you click "Copy" on right-click menu of Windows Explorer, you click "Paste" on right-click menu of the file-list on Create window. If you select a folder, the folder and all files in it will be added. Though it is possible to add multiple files at once, you should limit the selected files upto several hundred.
  • If you select each file and add to source files;
  • By pushing "Add Files" button, or clicking "Add Files" on right-click menu of the file-list on Create window, file selection dialog appears, and you select files. Though it is possible to add multiple files at once, you should limit the selected files upto several tens.

Selected files are shown on the file-list as source files. You may refer the number of source files or total size of file data.

 


Whether to change block allocation

If you have set options in "GUI options" page properly, no need to change, because efficient blocks are allocated automatically. Only when you feel the number of blocks are too many or too few, you may adjust manually. When you are using a slow PC or want to create quickly, it may be good to decrease the number of blocks. If you know how many blocks are acceptable for speed, you would better limit up to the block count at "Block allocating method".