R-Studio Data Recovery

R-Studio Data Recovery

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 2301 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.5
File Size:
31.63MB
Date Added:
July 16, 2008
Price:
Free to try (64K-file undelete/recovery trial); $79.99 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
785,621
Downloads Last Week:
540
Additional Requirements:
Windows (all)

Editors' Note:

Editors' review

This utility is one of the most functional recovery solutions available, though its interface, which is not intended for beginners, takes some time to figure out. We think it's worth the effort. R-Studio Data Recovery can resurrect files even from deleted or formatted NTFS, FAT, and Linux Ext2FS partitions, as well as from software volume sets and disk arrays. It can look for particular file types (for instance DOC), and to save time, scan a particular region of the disk. If your system crashes, you can use rescue disks to boot the computer and restore the files. To prepare for that, R-Studio lets you create a disk image and restore files from it. Network capabilities allow system administrators to recover files on any computer accessible over the network from their own computers. Be aware, however, the demo only allows you to undelete and restore files less than 64K in size. If you're inclined to buy, the complete package is a comprehensive recovery solution suitable for businesses, while the light versions are affordable for advanced home users. Beginners, however, will wish for a wizard interface and a clearer tutorial.

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  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 2301 votes

    • 5 star: 1774
    • 4 star: 14
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 504
  • Current Version:

    3.5

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5 stars

    "Smoothly worked for me, all my data recovered"

    October 20, 2013   |   By ivanhoeve

    Version: R-Studio Data Recovery Software 7.0 build 15411

    Pros

    i recovered all my data. My Lenovo laptop with a WD HDD stopped booting Windows 7, neither in safe mode. Rebooting from last good Windows did not worked, I took the disk and connected via USB to other laptop and the partitions where not recognized. I tried with Power Data Recovery 6.8 and Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery and both failed to recover my data. Demo version of RStudio read all the filesystem folders structure in the first attempt. You can open each folder and even preview your photos and documents. I bought the license (worth the money). Then marked what I wanted to recover and clicked Recovery Marked, choose a destination folder in other disk and that is it. You get your folder structure saved. Y recovered all my data. I did not used their support, neither more advanced thigs (except scan I explain in cons)

    Cons

    I am not a saavy IT guy, only know the basics. Once I bought the license I did an scan (even I saw my files in the demo without scanning). It took almost 4 hours for a 500 gb disk (USB connected). After that, RStudio showed many possible partitions and suggested with green color good candidates to be your partitions, none of them were the right ones. I clicked the one that I initially used (before scanning)and saw all my files. So, try first without scanning, just do Open Files in a good partition candidate you saw (in my case I had 2 partitions 100 and 400 GB, the second one was more probably my data so I took it). If you have to scan do not give up if the greens do not work, then try to see important files in each partition, if you can preview them then you can recover them. The SW seems to have many advanced features for more knowledge people. I think if you start to navigate in the options you can get lost. You can keep in the first screen and still recover your data.

    Summary

    This did the magic recover for me, after failing with other well rated products. If you are looking for free software this is not for you. It does not have features to fix your file systems, at least for dummies, but you can recover your valuable data to other disk and then do a fresh install of Windows, as I did. The good thing is that you do not have to pay the license upfront. You can download a demo, and check if RStudio can allow you to preview your files, only buy if it works for you.

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