Step 1: Scan your server to see how much you can save

The Quick Scan tool will generate a detailed report by scanning your files to quickly estimate how much storage could be reclaimed using NXPowerLite. It can scan between 2-4 TB an hour, so a scan will usually complete in minutes on a typical server.

Quick tips before you start

  1. We recommend running the scan over all the data on your server(s).
  2. Quick Scan is completely read-only - no files will be changed by running the scan.
  3. Please ensure the user running the scan has 'Read' access to all the data on all of the servers/drives you wish to scan.
  4. Quick Scan results will be affected if some or all of your files have already been compressed with NXPowerLite. Quick Scan cannot distinguish files that have already been optimized by NXPowerLite and are unlikely to reduce further.

Installing and using NXPowerLite Quick Scan tool

I have installed NXPowerLite for File Servers

Step 1: Double-click the NXPowerLite shortcut to run the software

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Step 2:  Launch Quick Scan by clicking the 'Quick Scan Utility...' option in the 'Tools' menu item.

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Step 3:  Click the 'Add Folder...' option in the 'File' menu item.

Step 4: Press the 'Scan' button and let the scan complete (approx. scan speed 2-4 TB an hour).

Step 5: When the scan is complete the software will alert you and give you the option to 'View Report...'.

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You should now have a report that breaks down the savings by file type like this:

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I've NOT installed NXPowerLite for File Servers

Step 1:  Download the Quick Scan installer

Step 2: Install and double-click the shortcut to run the software

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Step 3: Click the 'Add Folder...' option in the 'File' menu item.

Step 4: Press the 'Scan' button and let the scan complete (approx. scan speed 2-4 TB an hour).

Step 5: When the scan is complete the software will alert you and give you the option to 'View Report...'.

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You should now have a report that breaks down the savings by file type like this:

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Related links

Recommended evaluation steps for NXPowerLite for File Servers

How to scan multiple servers or drives with UNC paths

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