Data Recovery Using R-Studio

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Depending on the situation, data recovery may vary:

1.Recovery of deleted files that have resided on an existing logical disk

This can be done using Basic File Recovery.

2.Recovery of files that have resided on a data disk with a damaged file system, or on a previously deleted or re-formatted partition

If the file system on such logical disk is damaged, the operating system sees that logical disk as a partition without a valid file system. Such partition should be previously scanned. Also, it should be scanned if you want to recover data on a previously deleted or re-formatted partition.

When the partition is scanned, a number of recognized partitions will appear. R-Studio shows them in different colors depending on which elements of the partition have been found.

An existing logical disk or partition

Both boot records and file entries are found for this partition

Only file entries are found for this partition

Only boot records are found for this partition

Empty space on the object

Files that have been found using scan for known file types.

Although such recognized partitions are virtual objects, files can be searched for and recovered from recognized partitions as from real logical disks using Basic File Recovery.

To successfully recover files from a recognized partition, it is necessary to find a right one which corresponds to the real logical disk on which the files resided. No strict rules can be applied to that, but the following considerations should be taken into account:

If you are going to recover files from a disk with a damaged file system, most likely the right recognized partition will be a green one.

If you are going to recover files from a previously deleted or re-formatted partition, most likely the right recognized partition will be a yellow one.

Also always check the recognized partition's file system, start point, and size. They should be the same for the recognized partition and real logical disk/partition. When in doubt, try to preview a couple of files from the recognized partition. If the files are seen correctly, this is the right partition.

3.Data recovery from a damaged system disk. The computer does not start up.

If this computer is on a network, create an R-Studio Agent Emergency startup disk for the computer, install R-Studio on another computer on the network, and recover data over network.

If this computer is stand-alone, create an R-Studio Emergency startup disk and use it to start up the computer and recover data. You may use external USB hard disks to store recovered files.

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