LOCK SCREEN in Recuva Discussion Posted February 14 · Report reply 12tb? Are you a commercial enterprise? A normal scan should not take too long to analyse, as it is reading the MFT only. I don't know how many files there are on 12tb but even if there are a few million the scan should only take a few minutes (if it gets to stage 2 or 3 you can cancel the scan and still see the results without any apparent deleterious effect). If it's a deep scan then I guess it will take forever. Users with 2 or 2 tb disks complain that a deep scan takes days, so 12tb? If Recuva did finish, and found multiple millions of files, what human brain could sort that out? I doubt if I could.