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R-Studio Recovery

 

Flat Recovery

  1. Boot R-Studio GUI

  2. Scan the Drive (Scan Enter)

  3. Save the Scan (on Backup Drive)

  4. Open Drive Files

  5. Mark All Files (check box)

  6. Press "Recover Marked" Button

  7. Select destination drive.

Create Image

  1. Select partition to back up

  2. Select "Create Image" button

  3. Browse to destination

  4. Select "byte to byte image"

  5. Name the file, Ok, Ok

Restore Image

  1. Click "Open Image" button

  2. Browse to image file

  3. Click "Open Drive Files"

  4. Select Files to Recover

  5. Click "Recover Marked"

  6. Browse to output folder

  7. Click OK

 

Managing scan information


Scan information may be saved to a file. Previously saved scan information may be loaded.

To save scan information

1 Select an object on the R‑Studio Drives panel
2 Select Save Scan Information on the Drive or shortcut menu and save the scan information in a file
The default file extension is *.scn.

If a remote computer is connected for Data Recovery over Network , the Save Scan Information File dialog box will appear when you select a place to store scan info. You may save it to the local or remote computer.

To load scan information


1 Select an object on the R‑Studio Drives panel
2 Select Open Scan Information on the Drive or shortcut menu and select the required file with the scan information
The default file extension is *.scn.

If a remote computer is connected for Data Recovery over Network , the Open Scan Information File dialog box will appear when you select a place to load scan info from. You may load it from the local or remote computer.

> The scan information will appear in the Drives panel

To remove scan information

1 Select an object on the R‑Studio Drives panel
2 Select Remove Scan Information on the Drive or shortcut menu
> The scan information will disappear from the Drives panel
 

File recovery methods


Method One:

File recovery through analysis of the info about files and folders
This is the first method that a file recovery program attempts to perform. This is because it can recover files with their original names, paths, date/time stamps, and their data (if successful).

The file recovery software starts by trying to read and process the first copy of the info about files and folders. In some cases (such as accidental file deletion), this is the only step that needs to be taken in order to recover the files in their entirety.

If the first copy of the info about files and folders is severely damaged, the software scans the disk for the second copy of the info about files and folders. It also attempts to glean additional information about the folders and files structure that may be on the data part of the disk. Then, it processes all this information to reconstruct the original folders and file structure.

If the file system on the disk isn't severely damaged, it is often possible to recover the entire file and folder structure.

If the file system on the disk is severely damaged, this recovery method cannot recreate the entire folder structure. Then recovered files will appear in "orphaned" folders.
bulletOrphaned files appear as Recognized 2 and Extra Found Files

Method Two:

File recovery using search for known file types (raw file recovery).
If the first method fails to produce satisfactory results, a raw file search is performed. This second data recovery method can recover file data with greater success than the first method, but it cannot reconstruct the original file names, date/time stamps or the entire folder and file structure of the disk.

A search for known file types, or raw file recovery, works by analyzing the contents of the disk for "file signatures." File signatures are common patterns that signify the beginning or end of a file. Almost every file type has at least one file signature. For example, all files of the png (portable network graphics) file type start with the "‰PNG" string and many MP3 files start with the "ID3" string. Such file signatures can be used to recognize that a piece of data on the disk belongs to a certain file type and can therefore be recovered.

After performing a raw file search, R-Studio and R-Undelete will show possibly recoverable files as "Extra Found Files." These are assigned file extensions based on the identified file signature and given placeholder filenames (sequential numbers).

 

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