File Recovery Software


R-Studio is a family of powerful and cost-effective undelete and data recovery software. Empowered by the new unique data recovery technologies, it is the most comprehensive data recovery solution for recovery files from NTFS, NTFS5, ReFS, FAT12/16/32, exFAT, HFS/HFS+ (Macintosh), Little and Big Endian variants of UFS1/UFS2 (FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD/Solaris) and Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS (Linux) partitions. It also uses raw file recovery (scan for known file types) for heavily damaged or unknown file systems. It functions on local and network disks, even if such partitions are formatted, damaged or deleted. Flexible parameter settings give you absolute control over data recovery.

In addition to being a full-featured data recovery utility, R-Studio also includes:

  • An advanced RAID reconstruction module
  • A feature-rich text/hexadecimal editor
  • An entire advanced disk copying/imaging module in one single piece of software, which makes R-Studio your ideal complete solution for creating a data recovery workstation.

R-Studio utilities recover files:

  • Standard Windows Explorer - style interface.
  • Host OS: Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 2008 Server, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012.
  • Data recovery over the Network. Files can be recovered on network computers running Win2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/Windows 7/8/8.1/Windows Server 2012, Macintosh, Linux, and UNIX.
  • Supported file systems: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, ReFS (a new file system introduced in Windows 2012 Server), HFS/HFS+ (Macintosh), Little and Big Endian variants of UFS1/UFS2 (FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD/Solaris) and Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS (Linux).
  • Scan for Known File Types (raw file recovery): if the disk file system is heavily damaged or unsupported, R-Studio searches for specific data patterns ("file signatures") typical for certain file types (Microsoft Office documents, jpgs, etc.). Such known file types can be custom-defined.
  • Recognition and parsing of Basic(MBR), GPT, and BSD (UNIX) partitions layout schema, and the Apple partition map. Support for Dynamic volumes (Windows 2000-2012/8.1) over MBR and GPT.
  • Support for Windows Storage Spaces created by Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10. R-Studio can automatically recognize and assemble Windows storage spaces from their parents even if their databases are slightly damaged. Their parents with severe corrupted storage pool databases can be added manually.
  • Support for software Mac RAIDs created by the Mac OSX system. R-Studio can automatically recognize and assemble them from their members. Members with severe corrupted RAID parameter records can be added manually.
  • Support for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM/LVM2). R-Studio can automatically recognize and assemble its volumes from their components even if the RAID parameter records are slightly damaged. Components with severe corrupted RAID parameter records can be added manually.
  • Damaged RAID recovery. If the OS cannot recognize your RAID, you can create a virtual RAID from its components. Such virtual RAID can be processed like a real one.
  • Automatic RAID parameter recognition.R-Studio can recognize all RAID parameters for RAID 5 and 6. This feature helps the user to solve one of the most difficult problems in RAID recovery.
  • Creates IMAGE FILES for an entire Hard Disk, Partition or its part. Such image files can be compressed and split into several files to put it on CD/DVD/flash or FAT16/FAT32/exFAT. Then the image files can be processed like regular disks.
  • Data recovery on damaged or deleted partitions, encrypted files (NTFS 5), alternative data streams (NTFS, NTFS 5).
  • Recovering data if:
    • FDISK or other disk utilities have been run;
    • VIRUS has invaded; FAT is damaged; MBR is destroyed.
  • Recognizes localized names.
  • Recovered files can be saved on any (including network) disks accessible by the host operating system.
  • File or disk content can be viewed and edited with the advanced hexadecimal editor. The editor supports NTFS file attribute editing.
  • Integration with DeepSpar Disk Imager, a professional HDD imaging device specifically built for data recovery from hard drives with hardware issues. Such integration provides R-Studio with a low-level fine-tuned access to drives with a certain level of hardware malfunction. Moreover, it allows disk imaging and analyzing be performed simultaneously. That is, any sector R-Studio accesses on the source disk will be immediately cloned to a clone disk and any other data recovery operation will be made from that clone disk avoiding further deterioration of the source disk and great reduction in processing time. Read more on ...
  • Automatic support for Windows Storage Spaces (Windows 8/8.1 and 10) even with small database damage. They can be manually assembled if their databases are totally corrupted on some parents.
  • Automatic support for software Mac RAIDs. Members with severe corrupted RAID parameter records can be added manually.
  • Automatic support for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM/LVM2) even with slightly damaged RAID parameter records. Components with severe corrupted RAID parameter records can be added manually.
  • Support for DiskSpar Disk Imager images and disk maps. R-Studio can read and process images and disk maps created by the DiskSpar Disk Imager without R-Studio.
  • Automatic RAID parameter recognition.R-Studio can recognize all RAID parameters for RAID 5 and 6. This feature helps the user to solve one of the most difficult problems in RAID recovery.
  • S.M.A.R.T. attribute monitoring. R-Studio can display S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) attributes for hard drives to show their hardware health and predict their possible failures. Any unnecessary work with such hard drives should be avoided if S.M.A.R.T. warnings appear.
  • New GUI languages: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Portuguese.
  • Support for parity delays in all applicable RAID layouts.
  • Enhanced parity delay controls.
  • Handling of severe hard drive read instabilities: R-Studio Technician provides features at the hardware level of hard disk drives, based on its integration with professional data recovery equipment DeepSpar Disk Imager.
  • Support for ReFS (Resilient File System), a new local file system Microsoft introduced in its Windows 2012 Server.
  • Support for Windows 2012 Server OS.
  • Support for RAID5 with parity delays often used in HP servers.
  • Support for "nested" and "enhanced" RAID levels: RAID10 (1+0), RAID1E, RAID5E, RAID5EE, RAID6E.
  • R-Studio Agent for main PC OS: Windows, MacOS, Linux.
  • Simultaneous image creation and scan. Now R-Studio can create an image and, at the same time, scan the data from the image. As a result, two files are created at the same place: an image file and file with the scan info.
  • File Recovery Lists: lists of files from disks that can be exported out of R-Studio, manually edited, than imported back, and files from those lists will be automatically marked for recovery. Such lists are very useful if you want someone who is far away to decide which files are to recover.
  • RAID consistency check: you may check whether the parity blocks on a RAID are valid.
  • Image and scan info files may be saved on and load from, remote computers. This helps R-Studio to avoid transferring large data volumes over network during network recovery.
  • NAT/firewall traversal. A connection can be established either from R-Studio to R-Studio Agent, or from R-Studio Agent to R-Studio. This allows R-Studio to traverse NAT/firewall when recovering data over the Internet. HTTP tunneling is used when necessary.
  • Scan algorithm improvement. Scanning was improved for FAT and NTFS partitions.
  • In-place saving of recovered files on a remote computer. When recovering data on a remote computer over network, R-Studio can now save recovered files to another disk of the same remote computer-to an external USB hard drive, for example. Moreover, the remote computer can be connected to the Internet rather than to a local network. This feature is especially useful for data recovery technicians and corporations, which can now serve their clients truly remotely over the Internet and do not need to transfer large volumes of data over network. In addition, files recovered from a remote computer can be saved to a local computer or on another remote computer with an Internet connection where R-Studio Agent is running.
  • Forensic mode (Technician version only). In this mode, R-Studio generates a forensic data collection audit log that can be presented at court hearings. This log includes information about a hardware configuration on which the forensic data collection takes place and MD5 checksum for recovered files.
  • RAID 6 support, including Reed-Solomon and Vertical XOR. Support for custom-specified RAID 6 layouts.
  • Support for exFAT and Ext4 FS file systems.
  • Advanced object copy. In addition to byte to byte copy of any object visible in the Drives panel, smart copy of partitions and hard drives with size and offset adjustment is available.
  • Support for 64- and 32-bit Windows versions. Under a 64-bit Windows, R-Studio overcomes the 3GB RAM limit for a 32-bit application and utilizes all physical RAM installed in the 64-bit Windows machine. This greatly enhances performance of the software, especially when scanning high-capacity disks.
  • Progress bar. It shows the progress for an individual file being recovered and overall recovery process, elapsed and remaining time, and recovery log.
  • Clickable links in the text/hexadecimal editor. Those links provide direct jumps to important parts of objects being analyzed and edited.
  • Support for digital camera raw images. Canon, Fuji, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Sony, and Sigma are now supported.
  • Versatile data visualization. R-Studio can show data on the disk either as a real folder/file structure or as files sorted by their extensions, or Creation/Last Accessed/Modification times.
  • File Sorting. Found files and folders can now be easily sorted by the original structure, file extension or file creation/modification time.
  • Expandable Known File Types. New file signatures can be added to the list of known file types by the end user.
  • Support for mass file recovery. R-Studio can automatically apply data recovery options for all files to recover.
  • Common Find/Mark dialog. R-Studio can automatically find and mark multiple files matching search options specified on the Find/Mark dialog.
  • Hex Editor Enhancement. Files can be shown as ANSI or UNICODE text.
  • HFS and HFS+ file systems support. In addition to FAT/NTFS/ExtFS2/ExtFS3/UFS1/UFS2 R-Studio supports HFS and HFS+ file systems developed by Apple Computer for use on computers running the Mac OS.*
    * The Windows version of R-Studio cannot be installed and run on a Mac OS system, but a hard drive with HFS and/or HFS+ partitions can be attached to the Windows machine and processed by R-Studio. You may also download R-Studio for Mac version that was designed for the Mac environment and can be installed and run on a Mac OS system.
  • Apple Computers support. New R-Studio Emergency version can be run from CD on Intel- and PowerPC- based Macintosh computers.
  • Big Endian variant of UFS support.
  • GPT partition layout schema support. This schema is used in 64-bit Windows OS.
  • APM support. Apple Partition Map (APM) is a partition scheme used to define the low-level organization of data on disks formatted for use with Macintosh computers.
  • Support for various unusual RAID configurations. Parameters like block size and order, offsets, and even the number of stripe blocks can be explicitly specified. A visual editor is provided to create a specific block order. Such user-defined configurations can be saved for further use.
  • R-Studio Technician Portable was added to the R-Studio Technician package. The portable version can be run from a USB storage device.
  • Compressed image format support. When R-Studio creates an image of the disk or its part, the image can be compressed and split into several files to put it on CD/DVD/flash drive or FAT16/FAT32*.
    * R-Studio reads and opens the created image only for the purpose of data recovery. For disk imaging and restoration tasks please consider R-Drive Image software.
  • Additional file recovery algorithm. R-Studio not only analyzes file systems metadata ( all file types are supported ) but additionally searches for files of known types ( see list of known file types ) using typical features of their structures that allows the user:
    - to increase the quality of file recovery when the file system is not damaged;
    - to recover files that are not recognized in file system metadata and not found during a disk scanning procedure;
    - to recover files from devices with unknown file systems, including HD, CD, DVD, floppy disk, Compact-Flash Card, USB drive, ZIP drive, Memory Sticks and other removable media.
  • UFS1 and UFS2 file systems support. UFS1/UFS2 file systems are used in FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, and Solaris operating systems.
  • R-Studio Emergency version.* R-Studio Emergency version was developed and added to R-Studio packages at no extra cost. R-Studio Emergency version is run from a compact disc or floppy disk set when it is necessary to recover data on a computer, on which Windows cannot start up because its system files are corrupted or deleted.
    * R-Studio Emergency version is a part of R-Studio software package. When you buy R-Studio single license you may run R-Studio Emergency and/or install R-Studio version on one and the same PC only. You may not transfer the licensed software to another machine.
  • File preview.* File content can be viewed in the R-Studio DEMO or registered mode to estimate recovery chances even if the prescribed application is not installed. The viewer embedded in the R-Studio setup file supports the most common file types, including graphic files, video, audio files, MS Office files, Outlook Mail messages, etc. ( see the list )
  • Scan process visualization. While scanning an object R-Studio graphically shows items that have been found, including files of known types, FAT and NTFS MFT records, boot records, etc.
  • On-the-fly registration.* R-Studio and R-Studio Emergency Demo versions can be registered on the fly, and R-Studio users don't need to reinstall a retail version when their files have been already found.
    * The R-Studio Emergency activation key is generated separately, and a hardware code is necessary to obtain it. The activation key can be requested through Registered User's Console within one year from the date of purchase.
  • Enhanced remote host scanning procedure. In the new R-Studio network versions, data is analyzed on the remote host rather than on the local host thereby greatly increasing the speed of the recovering procedure.
  • Universal disk editor. R-Studio includes an advanced hexadecimal editor to inspect and edit file system structures (NTFS and FAT boot sectors, MFT file record, MBR, LDM structures, etc). Using XML-based language (described in the software Help and Manual), R-Studio users can create own templates to parse files and file systems. The disk editor is particularly helpful for specialists in low-level data processing, IT security, data recovery and computer forensics.
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