On Friday evening my Seagate Black Armor NAS 110 crashed as a result of a power surge(not the fault of Seagate). The hard drive still worked, but I was unable to access any files. After several hours on the phone with Seagate I still did not have a resolution and could not access critical files for my business. We are an entertainment company and all of our scheduling software is stored on this drive. These are not large files, but they are critical.
I did a web search and found your product. As there is a free demo I decided to give it a try. After downloading the demo and hooking up my drive to my PC. I was very quickly able to see the files I was looking for. Using the free demo I was even able to test the software on a small text file and it worked. I purchased the license for a very low cost of $79.99. Less than 30 minutes later all my files were fully recovered and operational. From initial download to final file recovery I spent less than one hour. I wish to thank you for your product and the very reasonable cost. By the way, I never even read the directions. I was able to figure everything out using the User Interface.
In closing, I would recommend this product to anyone and everyone who has a need for it. I am hoping I never have to use the software again, but I am more that elated at its ease of use, and more importantly the results.
Apr 30 2013, Douglas Death (Suffolk County)
Your product is the best! I thought my data was safe using RAID 5; however, didn't take into account my Windows OS going south and not being able to repair it due to multiple complications (software RAID & Microsofts dynamic disk). Following the recommendations on your site and using your software I'm in the process of recovering my files!
Thanks, you're a life & data saver.
Apr 19 2013, Tim McPhail
YOU GUYS ROCK! My drive crashed and I tried several programs to try to retrieve my data. Many of those programs returned messages telling me that my data was corrupt and unrecoverable. None of them allowed the ability to actually preview the file, or even retrieve a sample. You did, and when I began seeing MY files, I was sold. I was convinced I had lost hundreds of photos of my kids from their birth up to their 2nd birthday along with hundreds of other files that were irreplacable. My last step was to bite the bullet and send my drive out to a data recovery service. You guys gave me an $80 solution, and I am forever grateful!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Apr 13 2013, Andrew Lai
I would like to express my absolute appreciation for your software. I was extremely skeptical about using your software to recover accidently deleted mission-critical data from a RAID5 configuration, but to my utter astonishment, I was able to configure a virtual array and recover most of the important data that I accidently deleted. Not to mentioned that I did a quick scan on the array and saw most of the data...BEST RECOVERY SOFTWARE OUT THERE!!!!!!!!!1
Apr 12 2013, Ethan Bui
You product is simply amazing. I was able to recover data from a 2008 Server that had crashed due to a disk running out of space. This server was at a law office with no backup. Your product has made me a hero.
Mar 06 2013, John Ciardi
I just want to say thank you. I had to reformat my hard drive and somehow also wiped out all of the data on my 250GB backup drive. I was flipping out!!! So, after re-installing software to my hard drive I did a search online for "file recovery software." I tried four different programs before settling on R-Studio. With this software I was able to recover EVERYTHING. I had been stressed out, as you can probably imagine. But this is a story with a truly happy ending. Thanks for being out there.
Feb 28 2013, Rick Fuller
I have purposely tested the limits of this software. The only limits I can find are if the data was over written, or the disk is physically damaged. I am most impressed by having flawlessly recovered hardware (NTFS) based RAID setups without the hardware RAID controller available! R-Studio is an amazing tool.
Jan 24 2013, Dustin Henderson
I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful, easy to use product. My first experience was over a year ago when I had a power failure during a "Drive Image" operation which resulted in an unrecognizable mess on my laptop. R_Studio NTFS fixed it right up.
I hadn't even thought about the software until tonight when I reformatted C: drive and reloaded Win7 my desktop computer and for some reason the F: partition didn't survive even though D: and E: did. I could see it, but not access it so I pulled out my old e-mails and downloaded the software again. A MILLION thanks for still being there because that drive contained MANY hours of video capture. Yes, I have a back-up of it, but R-Studio was much faster and easier.
Jan 23 2013, Karen L. Comer
Thank you for this great software. It recovered my 200GB external Harddisk where all data seemed to be lost. Windows 7 message was : drive not formatted, .... R-Studio recovered all my files. Great job !
Dec 20 2012, Alex Helmut
I just wanted to heap a little praise on your R-Studio.....I just had a drive go south on me and went to use my $500 Ontrack Easyrecovery package I bought a couple years ago. It has saved my butt several times but his time around, though, I was just not happy with the results of it's drive scan. It detected the NTFS data structure but did not see any of the folders and found only TWO files (without files names too), and this was a full 320 gig drive!
I happened upon a demo of R-Studio somewhere, had never heard of it, but decided to give it a try. It found the entire contents of my drive, with all the folders and files (plus file names) intact....I was way impressed and bought it right then and there. This $80 software did what the more expensive one could not, I will be using your software from now on, excellent job guys!!!!
Dec 17 2012, Robert Kane
Just needed to give you a great compliment (and you can publish this):
I messed up my SATA Mirror RAID and though my 360GB of valuable data long gone before I tried R-Studio NTFS and revovered a total 100% !!! Unbe-freaking-lievable. I am so happy. That was not just a simple undelete what r-studio performed: I had my RAID 1 broken, reconnected, re-partitioned and even started on one side a new copy, connected it to a new controller and ... still finally I came to use R-Studio and it worked! Thanks a lot for the good tool. Functionality 100% satifying. The progress indicator and the whole user front end could be a bit nicer but than again: Recovery is not something you should perform as a computer new comer.
Dec 06 2012, Jeffrey Lai
I was in despair. I recently purchased a Maxtor 1TB harddrive and put all of my important data onto it because I was about to format. After 1.5 hours of transfering data to it, and without making a backup which was stupid of me, I disconnected the harddrives and started a reformat of my Raid system drives. When I was done it showed my maxtor has been unpartitioned, unformated and running on fat 12. I thought all was lost. Nothing I could do with maxtor programs, windows programs, or norton programs could do anything. I tried everything but it kept showing me a busted drive. I tried many programs on the web all being failures. One charged $99 per gig to recover. Eventualy I found this site and this program, and I tried it as a last resport, and as I speak, I am recovering all my data. EVERYTHING I lost, the most important files are being copied from that Maxtor 1TB to my raid. R-Tools will always have my gratitude and my support for as long as they operate.
Dec 01 2012, Franco Soodeen
I just like to congratulate you for your soft R-Studio that i bought this week. It worked very well. I recovered more than 3 months of work (I am a video assembler) which was because of a bad manipulation.
Long life to R-tools technology !
Olivier from Germany
Nov 19 2012, Olivier Spencer
A huge thank-you. I lost one disk in a soft mirror, but could not reboot from the remaining dynamic disk. After reading a number of recovery recommendations for dynamic disks from forums and not really trusting any of them, I found and downloaded your product. $79.99 later I had recovered 70GB of data. What a bargain.
Nov 18 2012, Tony Soper
I just wanted to write and thank you for creating this immensely useful software (R-Studio NTFS). One of my dynamic volumes had no free space and then crashed; when I tried to put it in another computer, Windows wouldn't touch it, nor would the array of recovery, scanning, and repair utilities I possessed.
R-Studio effortlessly mapped the data out on the drive, and is as we speak restoring 120GB of data, fully, completely, and with filenames and directory paths intact. I am very impressed (and thankful!)
Nov 12 2012, Benjamin Waddell
Had a bit of an accident with my backup drive (FreeAgent GoFlex 3TB external USB 3.0 drive) when creating new partitions as I was re-installing windows.
Scanned the HDD with the R-Studio Demo, and bought the full version when I realised I'd be able to get all my files back. Three minutes after buying my own version I'm copying all my stuff off the deleted partition!
Good stuff guys, will definitely be reccomending this program to anyone with these kind of problems.
Nov 09 2012, Thomas Larsen
*BIG SIGH OF RELIEF* followed by waves of exquisite joy! What a remarkable product. My WD MyBook Essential external hard drive fell into a state of dementia and showed up completely blank, demanding reformatting - 35,000 files/399 GIGs of data gone. Years of work could have been lost, but I found your product and within minutes, I knew my data was still there. It was completely recovered, error-free. Thank you!! Well worth the cost.
Nov 06 2012, Jesamine Mello
I just wanted to let you guys know, that I really appreciate your software...
Just recently, had some major problems and Norton Go-Back corrupted my MBR on my main hard drive... Due to I didn't disable it before trying to do a windows repair which failed, so I did a fixmbr... Thought I had lost 80 gigs of my data... I frantically searched the internet for data recovery software, and found several references to R-Studio...
So I borrowed a friend�s credit card, and ordered the software, Put it on my server and hooked up my drive 2 drives (120 gig corrupted, and 200 gig backup drive), and was able to recover about 70% of my data... Which is better than not recovering any, I must say. So I'm thankful I found out about your software.
I did loose some stuff, But it wasn�t as important as my Outlook data files (Which was recovered 100%) and my 15 GB �My Documents� folder (which I recovered about 98%)�
Thank you so much for saving my Life, Data, and making such great software, I�d recommend it to anyone for data recovery!
Oct 21 2012, Zac Peluso
I purchased your R-Studio NTFS recovery software approximately three months ago. I have used it successfully on two major network crashes. It performed superbly in restoring nearly 3 TB of files.
Oct 03 2012, James Kleine
You folks are the very coolest. I lost 7000 e-mails, panicked, found you on the web, downloaded your software and was back in action in less than a half an hour. I spent more time walking in circles feeling sorry for myself than I spent repairing the problem.
Thanks, good stuff!
Sep 14 2012, William Kane
Your program is fantastic! I was able to recover the contents of an entire 160gb drive that was not recognized by 7 and had the click of death. It did take a couple of days for the ap to eunemarate the files on the drive.
Sep 12 2012, Gene Keenan
You've stored your data in a Windows 7 stripe set across multiple disks, you don't have a backup, and you nuke your partition table. Normally your data would be gone. In this case, however, R-Studio is the ONLY product I could find that saved my data. Thanks guys, you've made a customer for life.
Aug 27 2012, John Byrd
R-Studio - what a great product! I had a hard drive that failed without a good backup. I looked at a number of other product demo's, none of which were even able to see the drive, much less retrieve the data on it. Your demo saw the drive and allowed me to create an image file on another good drive. I bought the full R-Studio product and - like magic - there was all my data! This included some very large audio files that were priceless to me - my own digital recordings.
Aug 25 2012, Jon Reynolds
Totally brilliant. My wife had an entire folder of her work on a dead hard drive, and nothing had worked. Now my marriage is saved alongside her work and I`m on a promise!!!!
Aug 09 2012, Peter Cobrin (Apprenticeships England CIC)
Thank you very much for creating Mac R-Studio. It helped me re-cover what I thought was going to be lost forever (~200GB of files) at a very reasonable cost.
Aug 08 2012, Robert Anderson (Home User)
you did a great job guys! The Demo would have been enough to recover all my necessary files for they are only text files an therefor under 64kb. But I bought the full version though.
Keep on rocking...
Aug 07 2012, Robert Hammond
You saved my sanity and restored my blood pressure. Your product was Intuitively easy and recovered everything important from a drive that had been repartitioned and partially reformatted. I got back 5 years worth of accumulated stuff. Well worth the miniscule investment. I still have a day of rebuilding ahead; small price to pay for not having a current backup. At least now, I can smile while I work.. Thanks
Jul 14 2012, Phil Horne
Just wanted to let you know, your program truly works, and works well.
I have a SCSI tower with 4 drives in it as my network storage. To my horror, over the weekend, 2 of my drives died. Of the four, one was not recognized by the controller, and one indicated that the NTFS 5 filesystem was gone. Normally, I would have said my data was history. I had a lot of data on there, including some research data, and decided to give it a try. To my amazement, it recovered everything off of that drive.
I would recommend this program to anyone who really can't afford to lose their data.
Great program, and reasonably priced also.
Jul 11 2012, Casper Feld
I would just like to say THANKYOU so much for making such a brilliant brilliant piece of software... just saved me one hell of a lot of redownloading!!! and redoing of coursework!!!
A++++++++++ to anyone else, consider yourself very recommended!
Jul 10 2012, Tom (None)
r-studio is worth its weight in gold! last night after my ide raid striping died i crawled into bed crying. but tonight i am happy once again! life has new brightness and meaning now! and also, it is shocking to see such a powerful program with such a usable ui. You guys have a killer app with a sexy interface and a jaw-dropping price. i am definitely recommending this program to all my friends.
Jul 01 2012, matthew Craig
Congratulations - you've just saved my bacon.
I recently had a hard disk ("D") crash which resulted in my "Family Tree" being inaccessible. This consisted of about 7 years research. Although I had a back-up copy on CD, this would not work (don't ask me why). Anyway, I purchased yoiur R-Studio and yes, I was able to retrieve said file from "D".
Jun 23 2012, brian peter gower
You people are gods! Your product performed FLAWLESSLY and saved every single file I had believed lost for good on a portable hard drive. It included business files from a recent overseas trip and thousands of photographs from both my business trip and a following holiday. I was told the data was not recoverable - yet with absolutely no effort, R-Studio recovered everything and saved the day - I can`t begin to tell you how overjoyed and relieved I was. THANK YOU
Jun 20 2012, Rob Neil (Pacific Wings)
Your software accomplished in one afternoon what I had tried to do with other data recovery software over the last two weeks.
Jun 19 2012, Bill Pack
I just want to say - THANK YOU. Speaking from a super-techie guru, your product is incredible! Saved me hours of reconstruction.
Jun 14 2012, Jim Mitchell (Consultant)
I hust had to say that your R-Studio software has suddenly become the number 1 tool i have ever used for recovery, not just undeleting, oh no, recovering lost files and directories from disks that have lost all hope of any conventional tool even attempting anything approaching file recovery.
Just today i have managed to salvage all but 1 weeks worth of email form a hard disk that crashed, not only taking with it my own documents but those of someone else which i had copied there as a backup (some backup that turned out to be!) while i reinstalled an operating system on his machine.
Not only has it saved all of my personal, work and uni, docs but it has restored all of his which included his university work from the last 2 years!
No hitches no questions asked, point, click , presto, all the files are back again.
A definate number one tool in any tech support persons virtual toolbox!
Jun 12 2012, Luke Smylie
Hello from Spain !
I only write to thank your excellent freeware solution (R-Studio for Linux).It saved my life!.I had tried other tools (some of them not freeware), but they didn't work.
I was desperated when I found your software and I could recover (in just 2 days) ALL my files from my HD with corrupt partitions.
I am indebted to you from now on.
Thank very much.
Jun 08 2012, Pedro Fernandez
What a great product!
I made the mistake of first using an alternative recovery program that was unable to do the job.
R-STUDIO came through first time and saved 320gigs of data. Highly recommended.
Jun 04 2012, Jeff Sewell
Amazing! Easy! Fast! It Works!
Incredible, 5 for 5!
R-Studio saved me hours and potentially hundreds of dollars!
My 160G backup drive failed during an upgrade and I was faced with loosing everything. While searching the Internet for a solution, I came across R-TT. Tried the demo, it found my disk and proved that it could recover my files. 1 hour later, everything I needed was back on-line! I'm Saved!
May 21 2012, Larry Herd (Home)
You guys rock!!! I was able to recover all of my data from a corrupt partition. My PC wouldn't even recognize the hard drive, but your R-STUDIO software recovered 5 years woth of data for me!!!! You guys are a life saver! Thanks!
May 20 2012, Chris Grant
Cant say nothing but good; exceeded my expectations. I was able to recover files that no other software will capable of doing so. I personally recommend R-Tools Technology to anyone IT company
All the best
May 17 2012, Pedro Olavarria (NWO Network Solutions Inc)
I have only used the trial version, but I was very impressed. It is user friendly, however you must have a basic knowledge of computers to use this product. It found the file I needed and I am buying the product. Thank You.
May 14 2012, Stephen Cooke
I just wanted to say that your software is incredible. I love it, I had a hard drive with a bad volumne and I could not access it. I was about to spend over $1000 plus have my client down for 2 days to get the data back. I found your site and download your r-studio and I was up an running in a couple of hours. Thank you so much I'm going to tell everyone I know about your software and company.
May 05 2012, Harold Connor
I tried various tools also from well known companies to recover my badly destroyed linux ext2 partition but they all failed completely !!
Then i found the R-Tools and this brilliant software recovered all of my data, incredible !!
You could demand thousands of dollars for this fantastic software. a very helpful feature is the choice to convert filenames automatically.
May 04 2012, Manfred Niesser
This is the first time I had to use such a program. I was totally amazed and so extremely happy to find every one of my lost files and folders all intact and restored to perfection! I am amazed at how truly easy it was to use. Thank you so much. A total lifesaver is what this program is! I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking!
May 02 2012, Kathleen Slade
First let me say this is wonderful product (R-Studio). I was upgrading hard drives and reinstalling Windows, it formats the new drive normally, then decides, without prompting me, to start formatting the other drive in my system (my MP3 / backup drive). i stop the format and know that all is lost. i finish the install of windows and look at the drive and sure enough shows up as RAW format, nothing on it, no free space, etc. I search the internet for a little while, found your program, ran it, and was amazed! I had to buy it, i knew it could probably come in handy later on as well. I made a full recovery of more than 8000 mp3s and about 100 gig of backed up data! Thanks Guys! you are life savers!
May 02 2012, Greg Burton
`Just wanted you folks to know that I have been using your product now for about 4+ years now and under some rough conditions. Your R-Studio always gets the job done. If there is a way to recover data your programs will find it...`
Apr 30 2012, Richard Schramm
Your r-studio linux program save my all my personal and company data when a certain windows ext2 driver ate my superblocks for dinner. I tried many different Linux-based solutions, but yours (ironically written for Windows) allowed me to recover ALL my data!!! Thanks so much, and I will purchase any of your other products should I need them in the future.
Apr 26 2012, Stephen Vierling
I absolutely love your product! I put the 2nd email address to tell you it was registered under that email. This story is long and tedious but you guys definately deserve the recognition. Heres how the story goes. I was hired to recover a hard drive that didnt have a valid MBR, EBR, fat tables, boot sector information, and worst of all the root directory folders were deleted. This hard drive was formatted three times repartitioned twice with the incorrect sizes. Someone did a number on this drive. The user knew a little too much to be dangerous persay. Well continuing with the story, I first used a hex editor to check to see if he might have had any information regarding the previous partition information and found that everything was rewritten. I had nothing to go by except what the customer told me. I used partition magic to rewrite the MBR and the boot sector and recovered some of his files with a hex editor. The task was too long and tedious and not worth the money. I was going to give the hard drive back to the customer but decided to give your product a try. I am truely amazed at the time it saved me. Took me some time to calculate the root directory offset because the root directory was permanatly deleted, but after that. I was able to recover 98% of his files and 80% of entire drive. The files I couldnt recover were the files that the user wrote over using norton undelete on the wrong partition and boot sector information. Thank you so much for saving me so much time and effort. I recommend this product to all IT professionals. Actually your product is so user friendly, the average joe could become an expert at data recovery.
Apr 17 2012, David Wilton
R-Studio - A life saving product! After an accidental format of a whole disk you have managed to restore all of my hard work, music and photos of my baby son; all in a couple of hours. Easy to use and worth every penny. Thank you R-Tools!
Apr 09 2012, Mark Spencer (Home User)
I downloaded R Studio demo to try and recover some important files from a damaged hard drive. It worked so well that I imediatly purchased R Studio full version to recover the remaining files on the disk. I didn't even have to read the manual to begin using it. This product is worth every penny since it would have taken me much more time and money to recreate the files. Thanks for a most excellent product.
Mar 21 2012, Julius Toth
I am extremely pleased with the performance of R-Studio for Linux, so much so that I saw about getting volume licensing for all the machines at the company where I work. I am only curious as to when you may begin to support some other files ystems such as ReiserFS, as I am begging to deploy a greater amount of linux servers in our infrastructure and would like to protect these upcoming filesystems as well. Thanks for such a great package, it saves me a great deal of effort by not having to resort to restoring from tape as often.
Mar 19 2012, Curtis Turner
I just wanted to thank you for your wonderfull software! I lost my NTFS partition last week after Win7 "blue screened" while I burning a cd. I searched the web looking for a product that could recover my files and I found your website. I downloaded the demo of R-Studio, to see if it would be able to access my lost files and sure enough, there they were! So I reached for my credit card and bougth a copy of R-Studio NTFS. The installation was as easy as it gets and within 20 minutes, my defective drive was scanned and all my files were recovered. Thank a lot!!!
You have made me a very happy camper.
Mar 12 2012, Nicolas Katsoras
I used R-Studio for Mac for recovering a formatted 1 TB drive. My first try with Stellar Poenix failed. So I purchased R-Studio and the result was perfect :-) Thanks a lot!
Best regards from Germany
Mar 05 2012, ulrich scholz (ulrich scholz design)
After working till 2am two days in a row attempting to recover data lost after fdisk corrupted my partition table, R-Studio FAT came through! I downloaded so many data recovery applications and they all had faults. Some just couldn't find the data, some had limited usage counts and most were just plain too expensive. Yes, we just lost our data, but do we want to lose more money too because we are vulnerable?
Your product installed, took a short time to scan my 60Gig HD sector by sector and gave me access to every single file I would ever want.
I also really appreciate how you allow the demo to restore 64K- files. This truly gave me peace of mind that your product was working. Once I recovered two small files of importance, I quickly pulled out my credit card and ordered the retail version.
With that I recovered over 16 Gigs of work files, personal files and mp3s!
You saved the day!
Thanks for a most wonderful product! I will recommend you to everyone.
Feb 20 2012, Joseph Swingler
Thank you. I have spent a week working on a hard drive with thousand`s of photos my sister feared were gone forever. I paid much more for a different product, which didn`t retrieve any files. I wish I`d used R-Studio first and saved myself a lot of pain. R-Studio scanned a 1Tb drive in less than half the time of the other product and saved almost every file. Strangely, my Vista PC kept crashing, but an old XP machine with 1/8th as much RAM worked fine. Regardless, thank you for a fantastic product.
Feb 17 2012, John Moss (Private use)
I've used R-Studio Mac to restore all of my files in a partition of my harddisk, which was damaged by a hardisk diagonsis and fixing program.
I really appreciate the help of your product to recover my invaluable data.
Feb 02 2012, Dennis Mak
Amazing, recovered all of my data except for one file from a drive that made clanking sounds (head crash) and that i had to repeatedly slap in order to get the bios to recognize it. amazing. thanks.
Jan 27 2012, Randy Kalb
I had already lost all hope of recovering the files I accidently deleted. The recycle bin was defect so I couldn't undo the action!
I tried several tools, but non was able to find the files. Your demo program found them all and I immediately purchased the full version. I take the price as a kind of "punishment" for acting before thinking ;-) I just want to say that your program is definitely worth the money. Please keep up the good work!
Jan 19 2012, Robert Neumann (Privat use)
I just wanted to say how your product saved me a lot of pain today. I had just downloaded all our Christmas pictures from our camera and I accidently deleted them(all 105 of them!). They were completely gone. My wife was in tears and I was in the dog house.
But a quick search on google.com for "restore lost files Windows" lead me to your site. I bought and downloaded your software and within 20 minutes I had almost all the pictures back(I think 5 of them were corrupted by the time I retrieved them).
It was easy to use and well documented.
Jan 07 2012, Rob Jacobs
Thank you for making an excellent NTFS recovery tool. I highly recommend your software!!
Dec 23 2011, Brewer Shettles
Just purchased your R-Studio yesterday. I recovered everything from 2 hard disks I had inadvertantly striped (0).
I talked with another software company, dti data recovery. They said that they could not fix it with software and wanted a minimum of $1,500 to recover the data. I tried their demo next, and could read one of the two drives. Called 'em back and they said, maybe software would do one, but not the other.
Then I tried your trial on the disks. Read 'em both. So I purchased and spent a good part of today recovering over 310GBs of data.
Just thought you'd like to know.
Dec 07 2011, Joe Dizio
I have a 120GB hard drive that was accidentally fdisked that contained tons of school and graphic work on it. I held off on writing over it because I heard that there were means of recovering this very important data. I bought your software and was able to recover ALL these lost files...approximately 16 gigs of what I thought was lost work/school/personal files. I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to do this on my own. After researching other means of recovering data I found that your company offered these services/software products at a very affordable price. Thank you again...this definately was a lifesaver!!!!
Nov 29 2011, J Bottone
Tried out R-Studio
when working as pro, BEFORE to star the final recovery of customer files, it is necessary to transmit one files and directories list.
The customer must approve it, and next the copy starts (think about 2.5TB data with 975.000 files, it could take ages)
With R-Studio as it is, you must first copy all the data and later with a tool like
`Directory Tree List Maker`
create such file and directories list.
I think that such feature should be `included` in a PRO Tool like R-Studio, to allow PROs the generation of a files and directories list .TXT file and this should be allowed AFTER Scannings or RAID reconstructions but BEFORE starting the recovery/copy.
Hope my description could improve your product.
Nov 16 2011, Roberto Gini (www.fastec.eu)
My hard disk crashed on me and didn't show any files on the partition. It has all my baby's pictures from the time she started crawling and walking. She's 2 now. I had no backups and I just freaked out. I got a reference to R-Studio from the Infrastructure Team in my company. I bought it and tried it - had all my fingers and toes crossed. IT WORKED !!! GOD BLESS YOU GUYS !!! I LOVE YOU ALL !! THANKS A TON !!!!!
Nov 11 2011, Rachit Gupta
Just thought I`d send you guys a quick note. I just purchased a copy of the R-Studio from your site and it was well worth the 79$. I was able to recovery all data from a corrupted partition on my external 1.5 T drive. I plugged in the drive to my windows 7 box and let it run with amazement. I had data nearly lost from a year long music project and you all saved the day. I read a brief article about your software and purchased it directly from your site.
Here is the url to where I read about the top 8 hard drive recovery utilities for MAC. I did a quick google for it and viewed another users video on youtube.
I will be using your software exclusively from now on.
Oct 16 2011, Charles Maze
You saved my life...or at least a really big hassle.
Product works great. Thanks.
Sep 19 2011, James Burke
Your product is not only easy to use, it saved me from certain disaster this afternoon. Following a total disk failure, I was able to scan and recover critical data that didn't make it to last weeks backup.
Thanks rtt! You saved my bacon!
Sep 10 2011, Nathan Boccia
I thought I had lost over 200 hours of work in music recordings and school research papers by one mistake of formating the wrong drive. RTT saved me!! It restored every single file that I had lost. I can't thank you enough for creating such an incredible software package!! Thanks, for saving me hundreds of hours!
Sep 07 2011, Matt Vey
Text translation from Spanish to English automatically.
Dear friends of RT Tool Technologies.
On the day yesterday to buy the product R-STUDIO NTFS 5.4. 134130
to retrieve data from a hard drive SEAGATE 1.5-Tb.
After trying various `demos` of other companies engaged
the development of software for this purpose, I found the program
RTT without doubt the best software on the market.
When I was a `particular` check with private companies
dedicated to the task, and its dubious conclusion to carry out
the task of recovering all files stored on that disk.
R-STUDIO But the problem was most simple.
Because after the scan by running the disk, all appeared
folders and files within them, in graphic form and textual
as they were before losing the configuration and format of the same
being recovered in full.
As stated, I give you my congratulations and thanks.
They have developed a very very good soft and valuable compensate for the cost
John R Tobia - San Luis - Argentina
Aug 21 2011, Juan R Toba (Particular)
Hy why you dont add you soft to ubuntu sowtware center (there is buy possible) i think many users wants to but try it from ubuntu software center, and in here dont exists any other good software.
Aug 12 2011, grek
Just wanted to say thanks. R-Tools for Mac could see and recover my LaCie 4Big RAID disk where Diskwarrior and TechTool Pro could not.
Jul 18 2011, George Bray (VideolaDU2NQQ6O1L: DU2NQQ3JSY)
great piece of software(R-Studio). Thank you!!
I had an RAID 10 array with 4 drives. The NAS box where I took the drives had failed 2 of the drives. I could not mount the ext3 filesystem anymore. The system said it hasn`t got enought raid members on it.
I took raw copies of the drives and started to work with the copies. I tried to rebuild the raid by adding the failed disks to the array, but it never recognized the filesystem on the array (bad superblock).
The only program I was able to recover the files was R-Studio! And believe me, I tried all the software I could find with google (with ext3 support). Any other software could not find even a directory stucture, or did not detect the filesystem!
I will definitely recomend your software when it comes to datarecovery!
Jul 09 2011, Sampo
I hereby simply want to thank you for the great software.
So far I recovered one out of two harddisks that failed and with great result.
I decided to buy your product after I downloaded the demo and it was able to relocate my files. I saved a couple small ones and checked them. They were perfectly restored.
Thank you once again. I'm still pretty amazed how well it works :)
Jun 18 2011, Vincent Henderson
I would like to express my gratitude to the RTT team for the R-Studio that enabled the recovery of my data. Data to me is the second most valuable aspect in comparison to life, it represents a lifetime of hard & passionate work.
My stressful ordeal began 4 days ago during the usual backup routines, one of my 2 year old D-LINK DNS-323 on RAID1 failed suddenly & the hardware is irreparable.
I realized that there was still hope in recovering the data after recognizing partitions on the HDDs with EXT2/EXT3 drive/IFS readers under Windows.
However, I needed an application to detect & extract the data from the HDDs. There were several recommendations in the forums, after reviewing them I decided to demo R-Studio.
R-Studio performed to my expectations & the learning curve is not steep. I was able to recover 100% of my precious data without a flaw. I am really glad that I have made the right choice & investment.
Thank you very much RTT, the stress is gone.
Jun 16 2011, Mr. Tan Peck Loon
Thank you so much for your product. You have helped me to recover some important data that was lost to a client running a recovery before letting me know what was happening. Both they, and I, are very pleased.
Jun 15 2011, Andre Manuel
Excellent program! I dropped my laptop `destroying` my hard drive. Once I received a new hard drive I used R-Tools to retrieve 99% of my data. Would have been lost without it.
May 24 2011, Don Peaslee
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how delighted with your 'R-Studio' application I am. Yesterday, a hard drive with over 2 weeks worth of digital video on it became corrupted and would not be recognised by the operating system. However, after downloading and purchasing your 'R-Studio' application I was able to recover all of my digital video within about 5 hours of losing it rather than have to lose all the 2 weeks data (and time!) and start over - your product is worth every penny and I would have no problem in recommending it to anybody unfortunate enough to find themseleves in a similar situation to mine.
Keep up the great work!
Phil Higgs (UK).
Mar 30 2011, Phil Higgs (UK)
A quick thank you to the team of developers of "R-Studio" I have just purchased & dloaded the program to help me recover extremely critical financial data from a pc I was working on when I deleted an entire directory by mistake. I used 2 Programs called RecoverAll & Easy Recovery Pro which both failed. After the data recovery with R-Studio I was able to retrieve exactly all that I needed. I cannot Thank you enough I am extremely gratefully to this more than excellent data recovery software.
Mar 18 2011, Ian Kendall, South Australia
this facilites is very good.i thought i had lost my data but this ficilites is give me my original data. i thank for all staff.bye bye.
Mar 15 2011, pavan ptael (gil)
An excellent piece of software, well worth the money. I was able to recover 65Gb of files on a failed HDD. Quick and easy to use.
Mar 05 2011, Gerry Murphy
It may be a clich but having tried recover tools from N to Z, R-Tools Technology's R-Studio left the rest standing at the boot sector. On a scale of 1 to 5 I'd rate it a 6. Highly recommended!
Feb 15 2011, Phil Hall
I want to say thank you. Your recovery tools did EXACTLY what you said it would do and recovered 8 years of photos that included bringing both of my kids home from the hospital and the most important thing, made my wife happy.
My data drive got wiped by a recovery disk. After it installed windows onto the drive I lost everything I used that data drive to backup. I was researching a company that was offering to do the recovery for AT LEAST $500 and 10 days. PC Magazine recommend your product and OnTrack`s product however yours was cheaper by a huge magnitude and the demo showed me that I could recover the data without having to pay for the software. Both of these are excellent selling points and I will recommend this to all of my friends.
Jan 22 2011, Corey Frasure
This program is a great tool for all parents.
Dec 20 2010, Brittany Coburn
Monday morning came in to a system crash - both internal hard drives (the primary and the backup) were hosed... 10 years of design data.
As a former IT guy I have seen this situation a number of times, and it usually played out poorly... Anyway, I did some research, tried out the demo, and then made the purchase late last night - today I am back up and running, every bit of data was recovered... I owe you guys a beer :)
Sep 22 2010, Ryan Dunn (ToadWorks USA)
Best program I`ve bought in 20 years!! Worth every cent! R-Studio recovered 60GB of very valuable data in about 10 hours and made someone very happy. Thanks.
Aug 28 2010, Gary Simmons (Silvergold Systems)
why no XFS support?
it is so popular because of buffalo....
May 13 2010, Calvin (Nil)
I just wanted to share a little story about your product.
I recently came across an external drive that had been sitting around for over a year and wanted to back it up to ensure that I had more than a single copy of these files.
When attempting to copy this, I ran into a number of problems with directorys containing pictures from a family vacation about 5 years ago. This was about 2.5GB of images and there were errors and they could not be copied. I tried a bunch of different solutions and then remembered that I had R Studio on an old laptop that I had used for work. The software was able to recover all but a single file and I was so happy that I wanted to sent you a message to tell you. Thanks for the great product and I am going to seriously think about purchasing it for my Mac too.
Apr 08 2010, Chris H
Amazing! I was able to recover all my data from a 2 disk raid 0 arrangement after a system crash left one of the disks in an unrecognized state. In my desperation I formated the drive yet I was still able to recover all my data!
It would have been a better experience though if the software could automatically determine the raid configuration via a series of questions in a wizard with an auto recover of a single file to verify.
Well worth the $49!
Mar 06 2010, Andrew McMahon
On the suggestion side of things, the only minor things I can recommend are to have file type selection optional, and perhaps also to have a stronger encryption system.
Thanks for a great program!
Feb 15 2010, Ray Beck
I want to let you know how much I appreciate how R-Studio was able to perform a full file recovery from a disk that had been accidentially re-formatted and partially re-imaged. The only files Windows saw were the logs left behind by the aborted re-imaging process. We tried using OnTrak Data Recovery and Open Source TestDisk without success, but R-Studio was able to recover the the entire folder structure and all the user`s files. We would be happy with the product at ten times the price (but don`t tell marketing that a customer has said this). Thanks again.
Feb 11 2010, Glen Pullen (Portland State Univ. School of Business)
Thank you R-Studio! I`d given up on recovering data from an Iomega RAID0 drive formatted for Mac, but after several attempts I got all the data back. YAY!
Feb 08 2010, Roy (IBE)
I just wanted you to know that I really like your software, it allowed me to help two of my siblings recover lost data, once on a camera SD card and once on a hard drive. I admit I pirated the software at first because I didn`t want to pay the money until I was sure it did what I needed it to (and the demo is too limited for that.) But it performed beautifully and I`m a properly licensed, paying customer now. Thanks again!
Jan 25 2010, Jared
Just a short note to thank you helping save my data.
I happen to instal a new XP in 1 partition on a 5 partition 500Gb data HD losing all my data.
I waisted 2 days using Ontrack, that could only find the first partition automaticly and recovered a lot of files broken .
Then I could use your software and scanned all 5 partitions in less than 2 hours. And allmost all files recovered unbroken. Copying this amount took a lot longer ofcourse.
Just a last remark. Saving the scan for later recovery of the last partition was not as user friendly to make me do it right, so I had to rescan. I had only saved the first partition scan(??).
Dec 09 2009, Mark Mannesse (@home)
R-Studio recovered all my data on a flashdrive that I had formatted on accident. I tried several other programs that claimed to recover data. None of them worked.
R-Studio is amazing software. Thank you R-TT your software is a blessing. As the data I recovered was so very important to me. Sandra Witkoe
Oct 25 2009, Sandra Witkoe
Thank you very much for R-Studio. I was able to retrieve most of the files of a `dead` hardrive that I was about to put in the trash.
Unforgetable souvenirs were recovered and just for that, I will never spread enough the good that your tools can provide..!
Sebastien Tremblay and Isabelle Michaud
Sep 22 2009, Sebastien Tremblay
Thank you for making an affordable product that works well. I have used R-Studio now several times even on large raid systems and you have saved me both a lot of time and money. Thank you!
Sep 18 2009, Chris Kleeman (The Karuk Tribe)
This program is amazing! My computer had been accidentally reformatted and repartitioned- I lost everything! I tried many other data recovery software, and we even took it to a specialist, but I saw this and bought it...it recovered almost every single thing I had lost, fast and easy. Really really exceptional! I wanted to cry when I lost all my things, I can`t tell you how much it means to me to get it all back.
Aug 07 2009, Raven Cradock
Your records will show that i have recently purchased a number of your products with the most recent being R-Studio (with the R-Studio Emergency attachment). I am by no means a `computer person` and pretty much need a program with minimal input from me to complete its tasks. The programs you have provided do exactly that and i am extremely satisfied with their performance and user-friendliness. The real purpose of this short letter is to express my thanks with regard to your provision of an EXCELLENT program being R-Studio. My purchase came about after a destructive crash wherein i lost everything on my hard drive and was unable to re-start Windows. Again, not being a `computer person` i had no idea what to do to rectify the situation. Enquiries with a computer `expert` revealed that the entire content of my computer was lost, unrecoverable, irretrievable, no chance whatsoever of any form of recovery. His advice was to re-format the hard drive, to start again, to acce
pt total loss. Those contents are somewhat valuable to me in current legal proceedings and to lose them totally was inconceivable. After much anger, despair and hair-pulling, i downloaded R-Studio - which has a price of less than 5% of that quoted by the computer `expert` to attempt any recovery or even look at my hard drive. R-Studio (Emergency) without missing a beat got it all back. Everything. Not a file missed. Nothing corrupted. An EXCELLENT program indeed and quite possibly, in my case,a life-saver. I cannot thank you and your team enough for the provision of such an easy to use program and one which does exactly what it promises, nothing less. I thank you sincerely. Roy.
Jun 15 2009, Roy Remick (Bri-Tar Home Maintenance)
You`ve just earned a product registration. My heart sunk when I discovered that Windows 7 System Restore decided that not only was it going to restore an image from a an external USB drive to an internal laptop drive, it was also going to crawl through ALL external Firewire drives and reformat 12 years of data stored as FAT32 as blank NTFS partitions. I cried, literally.
I tried a few recovery utilities that couldn`t see past the filesystem changes and reformatting. But along came R-Studio which was able to find the 120,000+- files of data, and restored them! THANK YOU! You`ve saved me!
Jun 04 2009, Darcy Baston
R-studio just saved my bacon for about the 5th time. I was converting videos files, and I unintentionally erased the main folder with 7 unfinished projects in it!!!! These are huge folders that are deleted instead of going to the recycling bin. So a lot of times the files are just gone!
This time fortunately the main folder and all 7 subfolders of my projects were listed using `open drive files`, and recovered FLAWLESSLY.
THANK YOU a million times, for your WONDERFUL product!!!!!!!!!!!
May 10 2009, Steve B. (N/A)
I purchased the standard R-Studio software as a final attempt to recover files from my daughter`s failed hard drive. It worked so much better than I could have hoped. It recovered better than 99% of the files on the drive, many of which were pictures, videos, music and financial records. I just got a chance to use it again, and once again it recovered better than 99% of the files in the bad area of the drive. Thank you for a product worth buying.
May 01 2009, Terry Martin (Home User)
I`d like to thank you for this marvelous tool! R-Studio has saved my skin three times so far - I`ve lost gigabytes of work by accidentally deleting folders, formatting my hard drive and due to bad sectors; but I managed to recover them all to the last byte! Thanks again to the team! Keep up the good work!
Mar 15 2009, Silviu Filip (Aquila Publishing House)
I was very disappointed with this product. I scanned the drive and it showed a good deal of files, but after purchase and attempted recovery, I reallized that there were huge amounts of data that was still lost. I feel that I wasted my money. When I can afford another program will try again with a better recovery service. I don`t think it will be hard to find.
Jan 27 2009, John
I thought we we covered with a Raid1 mirror. No need for backups. Somehow the mbr/partition was damaged (still not figured it out) but luckily R-Studio managed 100% recovery of all our family digital images and files. Superb and well worth the money.
Dec 20 2008, Dave G (Home user)
Great product! 5 Stars out of 5! I had a broken RAID 5EE array, consisting of 8 sata disks (total of 2TB) on a Adaptec 2820SA card. The disks and the controller where physically OK, but my drive-letter was gone and the partition-table seems beyond repair... No other recovery program was able to get my data back - an I tried quit a few... R-Studio regocnize my array immediately and managed to recover all my data. Thank you so much!
Dec 17 2008, Gertjan Westerlaken
First of all thanks for a splendid product that really helped me out. Recently I lost my RAID 1 for reasons I`m not sure of yet. But thanks to R-Studio I could recover almost all data from the disks.
A little feature I could use if it ever happens again, would be the opportunity to unclear all files of a specific size, e.g. 0 kb files. There is no reason to restore them ... Another feature you could consider.
When scanning a RAID drive, finding several of the same files, only present one of them, the newest, larger than 0 Kb.
Maybe a feature of recover entire structure, again only one of each identical files, larger than 0 Kb .
Minor things, but again an improvement worth to consider.
Nov 01 2008, Kristian Krejberg-Larsen (Drabant IT)
I hope you are aware that the installer of the R-studio demo is blocking on `ERROR opening file for writing` ... even when installing as an administrator.
Sep 19 2008, Wim
I am a recent customer of R Studio when my raid0 set crashed on me this weekend. My system wouldn`t boot, so I installed a new drive, installed windows to that, but still could not get properties on the raid drives, let alone read the contents to do an emergency backup.
I figured the $50 bucks was worth it to give it a shot and try and recover my data. Of course, I was running fast and loose with my raid 0 set and didn`t have a very recent backup!
However, once I figured out R Studio, not only was I able to recover every single file that I cared about, I am now back up and running with a fresh install, and as good as new! Of course, with a more sophisticated backup scheme now in place.
I am so pleased with my $50 investment, that I didn`t hesitate to tell my IT manager at work about the discovery.
Thanks again for helping me get my lost data back!
If you ever need a 3rd party endorsement, I`d be happy to provide one.
Jun 10 2008, Peter Roberts
I`m writing to thank you for putting out such a fine product. R-Studio was been a lifesaver twice now - - once after a brand new external drive somehow became corrupt half-way through a system migration / massive file transfer, and a second time when I accidentally reformatted the wrong partition on one of my media drives. Both times, R-Studio was able to recover 100% of the data.
That data was worth 1000x more to me than the cost of the product.
May 30 2008, Vince P in Seattle (Axis Analytics)
R-Studio for Linux is a nice tool, BUT on my 4,8 GB notebook harddisk it can only find die WinME-partition (2,8GB) and doesn't find the 2 Linux-partition and the one Linux-swap-partition. What can I do to get access to the Linux-partition, because my linux partition are corrupted?
May 04 2008, Josef Glidden
I downloaded at least 15 data recover programs in the last week to try to desperately recover extremely important family pictures from a hard drive that was going out.
NONE of the program were able to recover any of the pictures and I spent over $500.00, unless I found the R-Studio NTFS program.
Not only was I able to recover ALL of the pictures, I was able to do it in less than 30 minutes.
I`m so happy that I was able to recover all the files, and I honestly have NEVER been so happy to spend $50.00 in my life.
I just wished I would of bought the R-Studio software in the beginning. I could of saved $500.00!
Apr 06 2008, Josh Alexander
Wow. I had a networked LaCie Ethernet Disk mini, d2, which crashed on power failure. Even though it was running through a surge protector. I had about 130+GB of various music files on it. Nothing I tried could recover my lost data with the metadata intact--except for R-Studio. Best recovery software, period! Too bad you dont make an OSX version. I`m glad I still have my old Dell laying around, or I would never have gotten my data back. Thanks for the great software at an affordable cost!
Apr 04 2008, Thomas Mekeel Jr (Mekeel industries)
As a programmer and IT manager, I often have people ask me to recover their hard drive data. I just purchased your software and it works great. You`re about to make my life a whole lot easier. And it`s a plus that you`re Canadian.
Feb 04 2008, M Chenier
My hard drive went south just before christmas, and pretty much made life a wreck. I did a search on the web for data recovery software, and pulled down the demo, since it would show what it would get back, and then I could buy the license. Well, it showed everything, and I bought the program. Out of over a quarter million files, only 6 or so didn`t make the trip back, and I think that`s due to naming conventions and duplicate files. All my data is back, on a new hard drive now, and also backed up, but I can`t thank you enough for your software, for the ease of use, and for what it did for me.
Jan 14 2008, bill ribas
During a Linux removal that went horribly, horribly wrong, I managed to nuke the MBR and (it seems) the MFT of my wife's WindowsXP machine. Although backing up the machine prior to the installation would have been the smartest move, after the disaster I used some tools to lock the dead partition and fresh installed XP on another. A brief search of the net led me to rtt, and purchasing R-Studio NTFS has allowed me to recover every last byte of data from the other partition. Thanks for an excellent product that does a fantastic job! This sits in the "must have" list of utilities!
Jan 12 2008, Neil O'Rourke
I should like very much to thank the people at r-tools technology for a truly remarkable product. In the space of a few hours your program has restored 196 gigabytes of data that was completely irreplaceable, from a badly corrupted disk.
Where no operating system could see my hard drive r-suite 4.2 put it at the top of the list and effortlessly restored and saved it and myself. I both thank and salute you.
Nov 16 2007, Desmond R Lewis
Your R-Studio software is awesome!
I tried Stellar Partition recovery: Software dumps after 2 hours of extraction. A waste of time.
I tried nucleus: No USB devices are accessable. Great if your only change to access the 2.5" drive of your notebook is USB.
I make a backup every single weekend. But one week of lost data in business can make you lose your head or job or both if the data is critical and only 2 weeks to project go-live.
R-Studio is faster than the other two products I tried.
It has a great image feature, which allowed me to reinstall the OS on my notebook while recovering my data in parallel on a different PC from the image (only filesystem was totally corrupt, no physical damage on HDD).
Its intuitive. The best is the feature to save the structual information of you drive seperatly. Once scanned you can recover without rescanning, even days later if you missed a file. Saves you hours!
Its good, its fast, its kick-ass!
Nov 09 2007, Hendrik Bahnen (Bi-insight.com)
Just finished a month of scans/crops/image adjustments on 600 photos and my HDD died. R-Studio is trundling away on my other machine, pulling files off which were untouchable/unreachable by other utilities. You guys have saved my backside... thanks for your great product!! Mick
Nov 07 2007, Michael Pitt (Vision DCA)
Had a disaster with reloading xp onto a system with nvidia array and dynamic disks. Your software has just recovered all my data. Wonderful!
I think the instructions could be a little better but otherwise could not be happier. Best dollars I have spent on computer software in a long time. Thanks!
Oct 14 2007, peter baldwin
I have tried R-Studio version 4.0 on several drives. When it works it is great but on several occasions when trying to open drive files the application just locks up. There is nothing else running and I tried several times on all drives to re-open the drive files. I have even tried to scan the drive first then open the drive files and I get the same result. What I had to do was remove version 4.0 of R-Studio and reinstall version 3.8. After the reinstall I had no problems opening the drive files. The only thing I see wrong with version 3.8 is it sometimes will not show the number and size of the files that are tagged to recovery.
Sep 24 2007, Daniel McWhinnie (Advanced Data Solutions)
Almost forgot. Whe are you going to port this to run on a MAac :-)
Sep 19 2007, Duende (Duende Vision Studios/ New Chapter Productions)
Your product saved me $1700 in recovery fees. Competeing products were failing to even read the disk or were going to rename tens of thousands of files. Thanks Much
Sep 19 2007, Duende (Duende Vision Studios/ New Chapter Productions)
RS 4.0 is a major improvement and I'm glad that it is finally out; however, it would be nice if couple things can be addressed with the next update.
The extra space created for the "_Root" folder needs to be addressed when saving the data to a target location, this was the issue after 3.1x. RS v. 3.0 did not have that issue at all and worked very well. This issue might become an issue in the long run down the road.
The search for the next item of interest does not start at the correct point of interest when manually jumped to a different point of interest. It will continue from the last search result. However, version 3.0 of RS did not had this issue. This would be a nightmare if I have to go over a large deleted temporary internet folder where all I want is to locate a few JPG file from a point of interest at a specific location.
Aug 06 2007, Vincent (ADR Data Recovery)
Hello, your product looks like an awesome piece of software. My only problem is that you claim ..... "All data transmitted over network are encrypted with a strong algorithm (3DES) for data security." Anyone now a days would definetly not regard 3DES as secure. You guys should switch to something like AES or Blowfish (blowfish would have better performance).
Jul 18 2007, Reza Ambler (R&D Computing)
Your product is magic...you saved me from ripping my whole hair off.
I did something silly with my harddrive: I copied the MBR of another HD and obviously windows didn't want to read it...
Best spent 50 bucks ever!
Jun 15 2007, Andrea
I just wanted to say that your software works wonderfully... I had a client with a corrupted disk system and was able to quickly and easily recover ALL of their requested data. On behalf of myself and my cient I thank you!
Jun 07 2007, Keith Mattes
What a wonderful product. My WD 40GB hard drive lost all data from what I believe was a power failure. The drive was still functional, but in trying to access it I would get the message "drive is not formatted". I took the drive into a local pc repair shop and they felt confident they could retrieve the data. Two days later they called to say they had no luck. In a last ditch effort and with little hope left, I downloaded R-Studio and performed a scan on the drive. R-Studio was able to find the data and when I did a recovery on the files, everything that I needed was restored; family photos, financial information, tax return files, everything. This was definitely worth the investment. Not sure if it will work for everyone, but it worked great for me. Thank you rtt!
Jun 06 2007, Rod Kluin
I just wanted to drop you guys a brief note thanking you so much for this excellent product. When Vista suddenly decided my 1.5 TB of home video was no longer valid I was devastated. Your wonderful product saved all my family's memories.
Thank you so very much.
May 10 2007, Alan Watson
Hi, few days ago my linux disk suddenly crashed and I really needed the data from it. I had another disk with Windows installed, so I started looking for some Windows-based recovry software. I found two or three, but they were all demos. One of them could read the data, but it wanted $50 for recovry. So I looked further, for some free software. And I came across R-Linux data recovry. I wasn't hoping in all data rescue, but when I ran this program, I couldn't believe it! I saw most of my data and I was able to recover them! For free! I recovered around 48GB of my 50GB partition. Thank you guys for this really great program. The best thing is, that it's free. Keep the good work going.
(Feel free to correct my language-mistakes when publishing this:)
Apr 28 2007, Martin Klapetek
Hi. I bought R-Undelete several years back (ver2.0). That purchase a few years back was one of the best investments that I ever made.
Your software has saved my files from trojans/virii and my own personal stupidity (del happy).
You have a great product...
Apr 19 2007, Castor Uycoque (*personal use*)
My laptop hard drive crashed on Friday (30 Mar), and I had one MS Access Application that I hadn't backed up to the network (40-80 Hours of work to recreate), using the R-Studio Emergency CD, I was able to recover all of my files, and, therefore, won't have to recreate the application. I'll remember to backup to the network in the future, though.
Apr 01 2007, David C
I think this software is brilliant for those like myself who use window's and know that the only real, way to recover from a sysem crash is to give the hard disk a skinhead and re-instlal from a drive image.
Mar 19 2007, Eric Cartmel (None)
R-Studio rules- it is perfection. It has never failed to amaze me by working effectively regardless of the condition of the hard-drive. It's obvious that you guys are VERY serious about providing the best possible tool for hard-drive recovery. I recommend it to everyone!
As I type this it is reading an external Western Digital USB Drive. The repair software that you can download from Western Digital for this exact drive was useless. Chkdsk was useless, and of course Windows XP refused to even recognize it as a valid drive. But R-Studio properly identified the drive and recovered everything on it including the directory structure (onto a new drive as recommended).
In the past I needed to look for something on a drive that had been reformatted and partly re-used, yet and it was able to find and recover most of the old stuff. Just amazing!
I run the site gametalk.com and will recommend your software there. I haven't tried R-Firewall yet but if it works as advertised, and I expect that it is as great as everything else, then the free version will be useful to a lot of our visitors. So I want to thank you in advance for that.
Thanks again- as a long-time PC user I can't remember when I've been this impressed.
Mar 10 2007, Mike Pooler (gametalk.com)
I could HUG you guys, KISS you and giva a million thanks Bought your software several years ago and only needed to use it once or twice...but the TWICE was a big one....I had over 4000 karaoke songs in one format, saved them to another drive when I obtained another karaoke program that required another format. Thought I had all those 4000+ songs saved. Lo and behold, when I learned the new pgm wasn't good, and tried to find my OLD formatted songs on the backup, it said the entire directory was corrupted. Oh my, I thought "there went 3 years of work"...But thanks to your recovery program, I found that missing folder and recovered every bit of those 4000 songs. AMEN and thank you.
Feb 03 2007, Mariann (MDS Computer Pgm Svcs)
Your product did not work. None of my files were recovered and although your tech support got back to me very quickly, there was nothing they could do. Thank you for wasting my time and my money.
Jan 29 2007, Scott Wholley
Your software that I have had for for quite awhile now is great! So good that I now have questions about some of the wash and erase software that R-Studio seems to see through, so to speak.
I try to use frequently Webroot Window Washer that I bought awhile as well. I assumed that it and Norton's similar tools were doing a reasonable job of washing and erasing old files. However, recently I ran a scan with R-studio after running one of the washes of free space and many files that I had previously assumed were being properly erased. Not true!. Even though the names had of course gone but literally hundreds of files could be recovered with R-studio. Are you guys that good or are they that bad. I have tried several and have similar results. I even ran the Webroot Gutmann pass which is 35 over writes and still got files I could recover.
Is there an answer to this???
Jan 29 2007, Ron Willoughby
I just had a hard disk crash and lost all the photographs taken by my wife over the last three years. Thanks to RSD, they're all recovered. You probably saved my marriage :-). Many thanks.
David Parkinson, (Old) York, UK
Nov 16 2006, Dave Parkinson
I used the demo version of R-Studio to recover my deleted Yahoo Messenger .dat archive files and it worked marvelously for me!!! I had almost given up hope when my usual 'Handy Recovery 1.0 (Built on March 26, 2004)' failed to recover files from my quick-formatted harddrive. Awesome tool! I'm grateful. Its on my shopping list :) - Mathew K J
Nov 10 2006, Mathew K J
While attempting to recover lost files I realized that the Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) is not listed in your known file types. This is a common file type of today's digital cameras and thought you might want to add it.
Some other problems I ran into using your Emergency Recovery software was that I couldn't get an image of my drive to work with because writing to FAT limits the file size to 4GB. Supporting NTFS would be the better solution but the ability to save the image in chunks would be good too.
Nov 09 2006, Johann Thorsson
I have been working on and building computers since my first Tandy computer back in about 1983 and I must tell you! I wouldn't have believed it unless I saw it with my own eyes. You R-Studio software managed to recover all the files from my customers failed hard drive. The drive had been to two other shops for recovery with no luck and then came to me. I tried three trusted drive recovery programs and was about to give up when I discovered your program. Not only did it recover the files, it did it at lightening speed. Thank you so much for the program. I am actually looking forward to the challenge of my next unreadable drive!
Leeds, New York
Nov 09 2006, John Shadley (Computer Support Solutions)
You guys rock - 5 hours trying to recover a unhealthy dynamic NTFS mirrored system, getting worse every try. Fired up R-Studio and all recovery in 1 click.
Oct 21 2006, Ben Trinder & Steve Gordon (TDF)
Just wanted to let you know, we had a USB external drive that we could not access with a destroyed FAT. We purchased your full version software and were able to recover more than 90% of all files on the drive, and 100% of what we actually needed. Great product and the customer service response prior to purchase was excellent!
Oct 05 2006, Kenneth L. Kinkopf
I just thought I should let you guys know that, just like all the other happy customers, you've saved a huge amount of data that I would otherwise have lost. Thanks! You are awesome!
Sep 17 2006, Dan Mitchell (n/a)
First I'd like to say what a fantastic application. I recovered nearly 240Gb from a broken hard disk. I was so relieved to retrieve the data. Thanks guys! I'll definitely be recommending this software to friends and collegues.
I do have some feedback from my use of the software. Please find the issues below. I hope you find the feedback useful.
Product: R-Studio NTFS
Version: 3.5 (Build 123503)
System: Pentium 4 (HT) CPU 2.60GHz, 1024 Mb RAM
OS: Windows XP Home Build 2600, SP2 (fully patched)
Title: Dir structure not properly restored when top-level dir has no normal files.
When I restored files from a specific tree, if the top-level directory of the tree contained no normal files, then the top-level directory was not created. In my specific case, I had to restore the "Documents and Settings" tree. I marked the D&S folder and chose Restore Marked. The recovery process did not create the D&S folder, it created folders for each account at in the specified target dir.
To workaround the issue I had to manually create the D&S dir in the target location and move the recovered files.
Title: Read-only attribute on directories not preserved.
After recovering data I noticed that the Read-only attribute originally set to some directories was not there. Specifically, this was on the Windows Special Folder: My Documents, My Music, Shared Documents, etc. As a results, the directories do not appear as Special Folders anymore.
To workaround I manually set the read-only attribute.
Title: Add balloon tips on rollover of trucated text in UI
Whilst using the R-Studio UI many fields had their text entries truncated due to length. Particularly where the text was the fullpath to a file. Please can we have a balloon tip to show the complete text entry when rolling over the field with the mouse.
For an example, view a directory in Windows Explorer, viewing in Detailed mode. Rollover truncated text to observe a balloon tip showing the complete entry.
Title: Log file creation - option to dynamically update log.
Not sure about the potential risk of overwriting data here, but.... Please add an option to enable logging after a log file has been setup. All activity is then entered into the log. An icon to enable logging in the toolbar would be great. If the user wants to recovery from the same disk and the log location a warning alerts the user about writing to that disk.
Title: Add "Time To Complete Operation" info in status bar
When performing tasks that require a long time to complete, it would be nice to have an ETA of the completion time in the status bar.
Title: Preset preference for file renaming/overwriting
I had to recover 240Gb of data. I started the recovery and left the tool to carry out the task. During the recovery (while I was away from the machine) it has prompted me to rename or overwrite a file and whether to keep this option for future occurances during this recovery. This meant the recovery process was idle for several hours. It would be nice if could set this option up before starting the recovery.
Sep 10 2006, Simon Law
I just want to say....
I have an 80GB Western Digital External USB drive. Last week, the thing quit being recognized when I plugged it in to my laptop and was getting a message that my hard drive was not formatted. I have 8 years worth of pictures and a large music collection on it, and needless to say, I was feeling rather devastated.
I made phone calls....$400 - $3,500 to recover the data without guaranty.
I tried other software at $100 per license...no luck.
I then had a friend suggest I give R-Studio a shot. 1 scan and about 6 hours later, I have all my photos and music without losing anything!!
I LOVE R-STUDIO!!!
A fan for life,
Aug 28 2006, Chris Astle (VirPack)
I am very impressed with your software. I have tried other programs from companies such as iolo and they didn't work at all for a full disk scan. I left it overnight and it didn't even increment past 12%. With R-Studio I was able to get the drive scanned and the files recovered in under 2 hours. It was fast and reliable. Plus I am using Windows XP x64 Edition and the program runs flawlessly in 32-bit emulation mode. Thank you for such a good product.
Aug 20 2006, Joshua Scoggins (Datastream Solutions)
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I used R-Studio to recover 1.2 gigs of data that I lost. And the partition had even been deleted! This is remarkable! You guys are AWESOME!!! Thanks again.
Aug 14 2006, Jim Tuckey
Your R-Studio recovery tool was able to recover a number of important files (including my Turbo Tax and Quicken files) when no other product I could find online could do so. Your $50 price was higher than most....but it sure was worth it to not have to try to recreate these files from scratch. Good show!
Jul 24 2006, David Cowles
I simply wanted to say I used your product with GREAT success. I thought that I had lost all my files since I reformated my drive and then to top it off I continued to use the hard drive! When I tried to recover the files weeks later I did find that some were not able to be found. More then likly due to me writting over them but feel I got more then 90 percent back and I sooo happy.
The price was very inexpensive as far as I'm concerned.
Jul 04 2006, cyril bauer (private party)
R-Studio certainly saved my bacon - quite a product. A repartitioning product crashed midway through and amongst other things, there were five years of family photos which I had not got around to backing up, which had dissappeared into unallocated space.
My only criticism is that the boot disk is tied to one machine. I think it would be much fairer if it were limited to a one machine "at a time". The machine I have is due to be replaced shortly so I am reluctant to tie my license into it. I realise that a more relaxed license would make it easy for users to cut unlimited CDs for lots of machines and you need to protect against that. A better model might be to have a (say) 24 hour license. When a user needs to use the disc they need to generate a one off key from your website which expires after 24 hours. I think this would provide a more reasonable compromise.
I welcome your feedback too.
Jun 29 2006, Mart Thomas
Hi Team R-Studio
Just wanted to drop a big thanks to you all. I wanted to readjust my partition sizes with partition magic 8.0 but some error made me end up with having lost the 2 partitions i wanted to modifiy. R-Studio though made it possible to retrieve all my personal photos,videos and loads of other material. Good memories not lost to the awesomeness of your little programm.
Jun 08 2006, Peter Steiner
Found my school work again!! This program has the ability to recover .java files, which lots of other programs can`t do. This program saved me ours. THX R-studio!
Jun 05 2006, Werner van Westering (student)
OH MY GOD! you guys have just saved my life! i was resizing 2 partitions with partition magic when it just decided to F*CK UP and left me with an unbootable drive and an unrecognisable partition, which just happened to contain MY MAJOR ADVERTISING FOLIO which id been working on for four months... needless to say i was slightly distressed, i tried various programs which all sucked untill i stumbled across yours which absolutely saved the day, i cant belive how simple it was, thanks soooo much for creating such an awesome product and preventing me from getting rather violent at my PC, p.s. partition magic sucks balls, cheers :)
May 02 2006, michael drohan (student)
Many thanks for a product that easily recovered my data from a drive that had lost its partition info and could not be seen in Win XP. Partition Magic etc saw the drive as a blank raw drive with no info.
So, an excellent product.
Apr 26 2006, Anthony Daly
R-Studio is an excellent product. It recovered everything from a crashed harddisk, even deleted files.
The fact, that it also recovers the directory structure correctly, is very impressive.
Apr 07 2006, Alexandre P. Masson (Masson Engieering Ltd.)
Hi, how about producing a 'limited hit' version of your software for consumer level use who may only suffer a serious hard drive failure once every few years. I have a 320 GB drive that the MFAT died on about 3 years ago and just never got round to recovering the data because the price has always been a bit too much to stomach. A weekend ripping my CD's vs the price of the software for one use hasn't really appealed because I have been on a limited budget. Your pricing is great for corporate use, I can see how for small businesses and the like your almost giving the software away but for consumers its a bit more expensive. It could maybe work in the way that you purchase a serial number for each recovery you do, i.e. a consumer scans the affected drive, the software builds a recovery profile and then builds a key that they give you and you build the serial from the key. they pay a nominal fee say $5 for the recovery and you increase your profits by targetting a demographic you might not have been doing before. Just an idea, may be a crap one but you never know. Anyway, here I am on your site looking to make sure your still here and making the software and hoping one day you might lower your prices. ;o). Great product, keep up the good work on a more corporate level. Best regards, Sean
Mar 27 2006, Sean Lewis (none)
I recently purchased and downloaded your R-Studio product. A previous attempt with another product created more problems than it solved. I am more than pleased to let you know that you R-Studio saved my daughters extensive photojournalists files, after she downloaded a virus from a friend. I found the R-Studio practical, and very very intuitive, even for a not overly computer oriented person like myself. Thanks again for a superb product.
Mar 20 2006, daniel m jenkins
I don't even know where to begin, this product is AMAZING!!!
It's merely 5 days before my wedding and I have been working hard over the last few weeks on a slideshow for the reception. I had some Windows problems (imagine that!) and had to reinstall. Well, for some insane reason, my "video" drive that I use to store all my Adobe Premiere Pro work was corrupted (it showed as an unformatted basic disk when it was a 300GB dynamic disk!!!). I scoured the web in a state of utter hopelessness and somehow ran across your site.
I ran the demo version and it found nearly 2000 files that were otherwise lost to me, so I purchased the NTFS-only version of your software and went about recovering the wedding slideshow to make sure it would work.
I just finished installing Premiere again and lo-and-behold NOT A SINGLE FILE WAS MISSING OR CORRUPT!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! I'm seriously nearly in tears of joy writing this, because I thought the entire project (along with other irreplacable video of our son) was lost! You may have just saved a marriage (ok, well, maybe not that far, but you saved the reception entertainment!!)
I cannot wait to let the software finish scanning the drive to see if I can get 100% recovery (I'm very hopeful, since nothing has been written to it since it "disappeared").
I'm one of those all-around geeks (I'm a PHP/MySQL programmer by day, digital videographer/photographer by night) and it's not often a piece of software FULLY lives up to my expectations. You software has not let me down!!!
I see you have an option below for me to allow you to use my feedback on your site. PLEASE DO!!! I will be telling all of my "geek friends" about your software!!!!!!!!
Mar 20 2006, Jesse Kaufman
This is just a nusance issue. When you recover marked files, the program will unmark the files and folders as it recovers them, unless it is an empty folder. I wish it would uncheck the empty folders too as it runs the recovery.
Mar 08 2006, Frank Ray (Cactus Computer Co.)
I love your program other than one thing. I frequently have to work with HDs with bad sectors. I really wish when it ran into a bad sector that it would tell me what file it was unable to recover due to the bad sector.
Mar 08 2006, Frank Ray (Cactus Computer Co.)
I wound up with lots of lost data after trying to merge a partition using Partition Magic. It created a subdirectory that was not accessible and did not show up in Windows Explorer.
I tried posting to experts-exchange.com and I usually get good results there but not so this time. I removed the drive and set it aside for a while until I could figure out my next move.
Then I saw your ad in PC World magazine. I downloaded the demo and was amazed at what it was able to find. I gladly paid the subscription and soon had back all my digital pics and music.--with all the original file names and folder structures. WHEW!! What a life saver. I was afraid I would have to take it to a personal data recovery specialist and pay hourly rates in the hundreds.
Thanks for a great product.
Feb 25 2006, John Jensen
In a late night, last minute crisis on a vital project that pushed my stress levels to their limits, I never counted on a boot cluster of my hard-drive to become inoperable also. After 6 hours on the phone with tech support and a new instance of WinXP on a secondary hard drive, my 40gb Toshiba with the documents on it just mocked me, unable to be accessed by windows in safe and regular modes. For all intents and purposes, just closed for business.
Determined, I searched the web and RTT came up as one of the first products on Google. I ran R-Studio, and recovered my data successfully, archived it to CDROM and reformatted and finished my project. Thanks so much!
Feb 13 2006, W. Scott Hinds (Student)
You mention on your site that R-Studio is capable of recovering files from a hardware based RAID configuration.
This is NOT the case because I tried your software and it is not possible to select the startsector of the RAID.
Software RAID's usually start at sector 63, but Hardware based RAID's usually start at sector 0 or 128 or any other combination.
Feb 03 2006, Manfred (ITPS)
Great product but not acceptable as hostageware. Per machine is NOT acceptable for on-the-go professional who use a multitude of machines. If you ever offer a per user product, let me know.
Wake up to what your conpetition is doing. Not MU as they are losing market share quickly.
Feb 02 2006, John R Franklin MBA PhD
Honest, fair and at a good price! Thanks to R-Studio I was able to rescue my 200gig external harddrive. I was connected via a USB 2.0 wire and one day was just not recognized by Windows XP (SP2) anymore. As a professional photographer, I take so many pictures, that backing up would almost become a daily chore. Just when you let your guard down, it all hits the fan. Thanks to R-Studio (NTFS) all my files were rescued onto a working disk and then backed up. I tried several demo packages that promissed to do the work, but the hidden fees were enormous, such as VirtualLab, which would cost me over $400 eventually. I did the same thing now, for only $50.... thanks RTT, you saved my skin, the best money ever spent for data recovery!
Jan 29 2006, Matthew Niederberger (SideMedia.nl)
Most amazing software. My RAID went down on Saturday morning. Needed important data from the drive that day. Your software restored my files to the new RAID drives from the old ones with absolutely no effort at all. Emergency drive recovery can take several days and up to $1500.
Thanks are not enough. I will tell all my associates about your software.
Jan 26 2006, Joseph Lull (Cogent Forge)
This is very good, but I'll need time to understand how it all works. It did a nice job recovering info from a kaput notebook drive.
Jan 11 2006, Daral Makahusz (SNHBA Record Services)
Thanks for a great software program. I was installing Linux with win XP as a dual boot OS and I accidentally formatted my drive with the Linux ext2 File System, and it over wrote all my NTFS windows files. R-studio was able to recover ALL of my data and keep me in the good graces of my wife, who was not pleased by the whole ordeal. Thanks!
Jan 06 2006, Keith Armstrong (Manvel, TX)
I recently rebuilt my computer and added a 300GB Seagate SATA drive. I moved all my archived data to this drive using it soley as a data drive..no OS. While installing a program update, which has been known to adversely affect users' systems, (I won't mention which one), the partition record got corrupted and suddenly Windows could no longer access the drive.
I tried a number of freeware and shareware data recovery programs, but none of them could see all the data, just small portions usually with gibberish as the folder name. I tried demos of a few other recovery programs, but R-Studio was the fastest to find ALL of the data, and after recovering one very small file as a test, I bought the software.
Within minutes of installing it, I was recovering virtually every irreplaceable file on the drive.
I now have every file I want to save safe on an external drive. This product is fantastic! You have allowed me to recover from a disastrous situation. I can't begin to praise this product enough. By the way, I'm a computer consultant and have been working with computers since 1979. I'm a Windows NT4 MCSE and I do private consulting, mostly for home users. I will recommend this product to anyone who has a data recovery problem. And I am very pleased with the low price compared to some of the other similar products available. Thank you very much.
Dec 18 2005, Rick Spadoni (Branes Consulting - Owner)
There seems to be a bug with R-Studio 3.0 (Build 123017): After running a scan and quitting the application, the rs_un.bin process remains running, using almost 100% of CPU. I am not sure of exact conditions to reproduce, but simply running and quitting R-Studio without running any scans does not show this bug. Hibernating the computer with R-Studio running may be related.
Nov 22 2005, Vince Lordi
R-Studio provides recovery features like those used by Ontrack and other data recovery services for a fraction of the price. I highly recommend this software!
Nov 11 2005, Jim Spaloss (Personal Computer Express, Inc.)
Hi I want to thank you for emailing me about the new update for R-STUDIO new 3.0 version and to let you know that your software cam in handy recovering data off my hard drive when it crashed.
With any luck I won't need to use it agene.
Nov 10 2005, j wrightman
Unfortunately, I have had to use your software twice now, on two different computer systems. Fortunately, your software helped me to recover nearly ALL of my lost data!
I am new to working with RAID 0, and when my main set of drives failed, and then my backups as well, I thought for sure everything gone. About 7 years of pictures, documents, music, email, and all sorts of irreplaceable stuff - your program saved a part of my life that I was not ready to forget. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
A few months later, a friend almost lost all of his info when his computer crashed. Again, R-Studio pulled through, but in this case we recovered ALL of the files.
I can't thank you enough. It was the best $80 I spent this year. Times 2!
P.S. One little suggestion for futer updates - I had hundreds of thousands of files on the first computer. When it began searching for the lost files it appeared to have frozen. It was not, but it ended up taking almost an hour or so to find everything. It would be nice to have some status indicator, and maybe even flash file names or numbers (as in norton virus scan) just to let you know it's still working.
Nov 09 2005, Andy Adams (Rain One, Inc.)
This has got to be the absolute best data recovery software available to the public that I have ever used. And I have used many! I have had much success pulling data off dead and or corrupt drives with your r-studio package. I recently had a user format, reinstall windows, reinstall multiple applications, and then bring the drive to me looking to recover files from before the first format. Amazingly I was able to get most of his data back!! Please give all of your staff a big round of applause from me and my company as I would have had many failed recovery attempts without you!!!!
Nov 09 2005, Anthony Ionno (Net Works, Inc.)
We had a power spike a few days ago that knocked our linux ftp server off line. When I tried to reboot the server I found the server was unresponsive. My system was unable to mount the 2nd partition on the hard drive. This partition held all our non important data. This data was not mission critical to our system so it was not backed up. We wanted to play around and see if the data could be recovered. The partition was on ext3 fs. I downloaded R-Studio and loaded it on my XP computer. WOW, we recovered all the data on the bad partition. I will have to admit I was very impressed with this product.
Oct 28 2005, Ricky Crocker (Toccoa Clinic)
Many thanks, your poduct R-Studio Fat is great, after loosing my time with other products that claim to "recover data" I discover R-Studio, download the demo and in a few minutes I realized that it was THE recovery software I was looking for, so I get the full version and in a matter of 60 minutes of work I got my lost files back to life, saving me a lot of money.
It rebuilt my old 30GB FAT32 jammed and horribly fragmented working drive fast and accurately without loosing a single byte.
Be shure I'll talk about you people.
Thanks again and keep on building this superb quality software.
Oct 07 2005, Agustin Vezzani (PolarSoft Informatica Ltda.)
No two words have more meaning or can sum it up better than -
...two words that repeat over and over in my head like a favorite tune as I witness what I thought was lost forever... and now returned safe and sound thanks to RTT.
Sep 25 2005, Dan Karcher (www.bluedaniel.com)
Hello, I'm not accustomed giving feedback replies, but since starting a new business I know how nice it is to receive a thankyou note. Can I just say, your software is probably the best thing I have bought in a long time - and I buy a lot of software! On saturday I was thoroughly depressed because I lost not one or two hard drives but three within minutes of each other. I still don't understand why, but I was more than grateful to discover your software while searching the web. It has completely recovered all the programmes and data lost and has enabled me to resume video editing on premiere pro where I left off- brilliant!.
Thankyou very much to the software developers and the organisation for providing such a simple but effective program.
I'm rambling now so I'll just say
I have no hesitation in recommending this software to anyone. Thankyou
Sep 05 2005, Ian Davis-Cooper (Finishing touch)
Forgot to add on my previous feedback. R-Studio 2 found a bunch of other info that I thought was previously formatted and even from a previous linux distribution on the disk. This was quite an eye opener for those interested in security and protecting there indentity. Also, hope you plan to add Mac OS X support and Ext3 file ssytem support in the future!!! Thanks again for such an awesome priduct and saving my butt!!!
Aug 24 2005, Ryan Lynch
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Your Data Recovery product (R-Studio 2.0) saved my butt!!! I thought I had lost 50 gigs of priceless (to me) data when my external USB hard drive took a dump. It showed up as the drive not initialized. A quick look on google lead me to forum discussion where your product was recommended. The recommendation was to download your demo, and if it said it could recover to then buy the licensed copy and go for it. I did just that and I know have ALL 50 gigs of my data back!!! Thank you SO MUCH!!! You guys Rule!!!
Aug 24 2005, Ryan Lynch
I lost my NT server system disk 1 - 4 gig partition NTFS Mirrored configuration. R-Studio was the only tool(out of many tried) that I found to work well at getting some of the data back. It was easy to use, never crashed and did not harm the old drive further, during the process of extracting a useful quantity of data to a new disk. Thanks.
Aug 15 2005, Peter Meagher (Asset Underwriting ltd)
You are really SOMETHING!!!
As I wrote above, in the 'Company' space, I translate. I work nights, from 8-9 p.m. till the sun comes out, which depends on the time of the year, but where I live the difference between Summer and Winter Sunrise is only about two hours. I tell you this because it is kind of a foreword of the story I would like to tell you before I get in touch with you for the purchase of some of the INCREDIBLE options you offer for data-recovery. I have FOUR computers and had to have them completely emptied and renewed on account of 'Trojans on two feet' who introduced themselves in my Machines disguised as 'Nice, understanding and helful P.C. Technicians' before I realized that their Nickname was 'Hacker'.
A warning advise for every P.C. user who reads this if you happen to publish my Feedback, which more than a 'Feedback' seems tu be an exposure of a 'Maffia' of Systems experts who use every Machine they can access to, for their illegal information interchange. They are not interested in your personal files at all, but in the benefits of having absolute control over your Machine.
And (Finally!) here comes the Feedback. This early morning I discovered that, thanks to your Technology I might be able to recover some of my work`s backup and some pieces of my life that were gone in the disk-partitions my Machines had to go through when they would not work any more because all their disk-space had been used for Material the invaders had downloaded into them.
Thank you for having made my day!
A 'Hijacked' Victim.
Aug 07 2005, Nicky Sierra Cerloh (Free-Lance Translator)
Congratulations, i really experienced a situation where I will find myself for sure in the future. I made the image of the C drive.
I tried to convert the partition FAT32 to NTFS but, by mistake I erased everything.
I must admint that I was a bit exceptical on recovering it, specially because the image was on on an external USB drive but I made the boot CD, which I could not do in the very first beggining... and I followed the steps and TACHAN!!! system is up and running!!!.
Jul 31 2005, Carlos Juan Cantera
I downloaded the trial version of R-studio to see if it could recover my Flash card (I removed the partition by accident) and it seems like it can "see" the images but I don't know if it will work because a limmit of 64K is redicullously low ,even for a demo! You can't expect my to buy something when I don't know if it will work!
Jul 23 2005, ERwin (None)
A word of thanks for a tremendous product. Have just invested in R-Studio (NTFS with Remote Agent) to recover all but 1 file out of 190Gb of data i thought was never going to get back! Having a 250GB drive attached via USB or directly as a Slave unit was BSOD any Win2k/XP i attached it to, being able to connect to it using the remote agent was the only way of accessing and getting back my data, that i could see. Having the Demo option before commiting to the purchase was a big plus given the number of solutions out there which claim to do the job but have no "try before you buy" options. Thanks again.
Jun 27 2005, Paul Hope (UK)
I'm deleting your program from my computer. It's beyond my skill level. Thanks for letting me try it. I.ve decided to get another computer and trash this one.
Jun 13 2005, Dave Ranck
Just a note to tell you how much I value r-studio.
I recently upgraded my computer motherboard, processor and main drive. In the upgrade I migrated from USB 2.0 being supported by an Adaptec PCI board to all USB 2.0 being supported directly from the motherboard.
I had as a storage medium for my personal video files, a Western Digital 120Gb USB 2.0 drive. In the old setup it ran from the Adaptec board, but when I attempted to use it from the new arrangement, I found it had lost its identity. When I then tried to use it in the old configuration, it was also effectively blank. It showed up in Device Manager on both systems, but not in Explorer.
I contacted WD and was told, rather rapidly - like I wasn't the first to have this problem - the only option I had was to repartition the drive and go from there. Not wanting to give up on the video I had been working on, I contemplated taking the drive to a data restoral company, but the cost of doing that was scary. I then started looking for a web site of a software company with a product that would recover data from a drive in the condition mine was. It turns out you were the only one I could find. I tried the demo download, found it worked for the <64k files, and then purchased the full version. Needless to say that worked, too. I recovered over 40Gb from the drive - all the video and support files - and then repartitioned, formatted and put the data back on the drive. Just as advertised.
Thanks for making such a great tool.
Jun 03 2005, Mike Richardson
Thank you so much. We pride ourselves in not loosing our customers data. We had a hard drive go from FAT32 to RAW and the data was there but not accessable. We had 4 customers data on that drive. Everything from family photos to their business docs. For a very reasonable price and a few hours total of learning and using the program, ALL of our customers data was back. None of them the wiser about their lost data. THANK YOU.
May 17 2005, Derek Ball (Derek's Computers)
hi, i've recovered files using R-STUDIO and its seems like whole of the data is recovered but when we open any picture file it come up with error, even i try to open word oe excel files they come with unreadable cracters. if you can please help or advice that how i can make then readable. thanx
May 11 2005, Ali (Computer Highway)
I accidentally began to reformat one of my hard drives and thought all of my data was gone forever. So I began to search the web and found your site and looked at your available products. I chose R-Studio NTFS. I was able to restore ALL of my precious files. Thanks for a great product!
May 07 2005, Joe Giancola
Dear members of rtt,
I would like to give you a feedback for your software, called "R-Studio". Please excuse my English, but I hope, you will understand my statement: last weekend I got a message from my computer, that something is missing and therefore windows xp cannot be startet. I thought, that there is no problem... just copy the missing file and everything is ok. Then I had to realise, that my harddisk must have had a headcreash! There was no way to get an access to that drive and its files. More than 5000 DigiPics and hundrets of docs were gone forever, even a database with my online banking of the last 5 years. I first installed a new harddrive. Then I tried freeware tools, no success. I learned from the internet, that there are companies, who can save lost data... for 1.500,-- Dollars minimum. Then I found your software, ordered the full version as last hope. Yesterday I installed the program R-Studio, after 4 hours it has created an image, after 20 minutes it has restored all (I must repeat: all) files, although it has reported hundreds of destroyed sectors! My lost of important data: zero! I can not say, how happy I am and how satisfied! So I would like to thank You for this fantastic program and wish You all the best! You have done an incredible job!
Apr 30 2005, Kurt Wallat (Germany)
Word's cannot express how thankful I am to have found out about your software. I lost all of the files stored on my external USB drive. I thought there was no hope. The files lost included a completed MANUSCRIPT that I had been working on for more than a year.
I called many companies for help ... I was quoted prices I could not possibly afford to pay -- and absolutely no one offered any advice. After searching the web, I ran across your demo software through an advertisement that linked me DIRECTLY back to your site. I tried to demo software ... and recovered a file. (BY THE WAY ... I'm NOT A COMPUTER TECHIE OR ANYTHING. Just an average JOE.)
I ran the program ... followed a few simple steps and recovered a file. When I saw it worked ... I purchased the software and downloaded it.
Well nearly 24 hours later ... I've recovered more than 60percent of the files I'd lost - INCLUDING THE MANUSCRIPT!!!!!!!!!!
PLUS I ONLY SPENT $50 BUCKS! THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
Apr 25 2005, Theresa Johnson (Voices of Christ)
This is the one amazing product that came to my rescue when I thought all hope was lost. I had around 5 years of data (very critical) on my drive when it crashed on me. I used other products to try and recover but was unable to do so. I thought of contacting 3rd party recovery vendors. Some of them quoted $1000 USD and up. I was getting prepared to do that when I searched online and read about R-Studio. I immediately tried it and it worked. I simply could not believe it!
This is truly an amazing product!!!
Apr 14 2005, Kuruvilla Mathew
currently the program is not working for me - it sees the files but won't recover them. The program also wont "stop" without haveing the ctr-alt-del the software which appears a poor program.
Query has been logged with helpdesk.
Apr 06 2005, Colin Barlow
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Partition Magic v8.0 blew away my partitions when I did a "merge partition."
Symantec support did their best but couldn't figure out what happened.
I almost bought another recovery product but found a user on the web who loved your product.
In less than one day I recovered 25 gigabytes of data for which there was no backup and it *all* came back intact. This was after Partition Magic forced a CHKDSK and fixed lots of problems (which you warn against doing).
I would be looking at MONTHS of work and now I'll be back in business tomorrow.
This is the most satisfactory software purchase I've had in years!
Mar 30 2005, bill noel (netheads)
R-Studio NTFS is a great product. My laptop crashed and it had been about 2 weeks since my last backup. XP Pro would not boot into safe mode, Windows Recovery Console could not repair the MBR...it was looking really grim. That is where R-Studio comes into play. I searched the Internet and found you product. I was able to recover ALL work performed since my last backup. I'm happy to have this product in my arsenal of tools. I'll be sure to spread the word.
One note: I did not have a 3.5 floppy for the R-Studio Agent Emergency. I think you should post a "How To" on setting this up for a bootable CD. It would have saved me about 3 hours of research.
Mar 27 2005, Mike Koyne (Koyne Technologies, LLC)
Last week my logical partition went dead, I couldn't read or see at all any data contained on D:. As it was valuable data for me, I tried all programs I managed to find on the web. These were: 'Bad Copy', 'GetDataBack', 'SpinRite', 'Zero Assumption Recovery', 'Final Recovery', 'MediaToolsProUnlimited', 'MHDD v4.0', 'HDDL v2.0', 'Copyr', 'DiskPatch', 'Drve Rescue', 'Easy Recovery', 'eDATA Unerase', 'HDDLAB', 'Recover It All Professional', 'TestDisk v5.7' and 'Unstoppable Copier'.
None of these worked for me. Most of them didn't access my problematic partition at all, few managed to access it, but hanged my system completely so I had to reset many times. I also found on the web R-Studio Demo, which could see all contents of my seemingly lost partition as it was all OK! But, it restored files of size <64k only. So, ass I have no money to buy this very good software, i spent 5 days trying to get cracked version from the internet. Finally, when I lost all hope, some dude mailed me URL from which I downloaded R-Studio network edition full, and it worked like a clock, no hnging, NO LOST DATA! It actually restored all files from seemingly dead partition in just few hours of relaxed work :)
So, as R-Studio did really grait job for me, unlike all other software (many of which is described as 'best for data recovery' or 'leading data recovery software on the market' or 'does wonders for your hard disk'), I felt I must send some response, as I did not payed for it.
What can I say, keep up the good work!
Mar 24 2005, Milos Thiffault
Just wanted to say thanks. I am in an internet band and we have produced 1 cd via the internet and we are working on our second cd. Last nite my main music drive failed and I thought I had lost all my recent projects. I cannot tell you how hopeless I felt and how panicked I was at the thought of losing a years worth of work. It would have been a real disastor. I bought your product online last night and was able to recover the most needed files so far....Within 2 hours I was back in production mode with our latest track.
Big thanks folks from all of us at Azureth....
Mar 07 2005, Mark Connors (Communisat)
I just wanted to drop R-Tools a note saying how pleased I am with your R-
I have a client that had a catastrophic failure of a Raid Array. The array was 3.2TB with 1.2TB of data. The data is arial mapping and backups were several days old.
The problem was that the NTFS file system got corrupted. It was being displayed as RAW.
Other applications that I tried would not allow recovery of any disks larger than 1TB.
R-Studio did! I was able to recover 100% of the data on the 3.2TB array.
Feb 23 2005, Patrick G. Bramlett (GigaParts, Inc.)
I just updated my OS from Windows XP Pro to Windows XP x64 (the beta 1433 build). Windows failed to see the raid-0 after the rebuild. Since I was testing, I elected to recover the data rather than use the backup. First I tried a high level format, then deleted the partition and a second high level format, but Windows x64 kept seeing the full raid plus one of the drives in the raid separately. Finally, I deleted the raid in the bios raid utility and recreated it, then a second low level and a third high level format. All the the high level formats were "full" not "quick."
After all of this, R-studio was able to recover most of my data. OF course, this isn't the "saved my life and my business" kind of story, but it does illustrate the capabilities of your software.
Feb 19 2005, Verlon Smith
R-Studio has just saved our company data after a RAID failure. For $79 is absolutely priceless. Well done and thanks again.
Andy Stylianou, MD, TIS Group Limited, UK.
Jan 25 2005, Andy Stylianou (TIS Limited)
Just another letter to thank you for an excellent product.
I thought I had lost everything on my back up external hard drive.
I purchased a new primary hard drive, hooked it up, and thought i was correctly formatting it.
I had unfortunately left my external back up hard drive connected. After I finished, reformatting, I didn't think there would be any problems. Then I found out the hard way that my back up was reformatted also.
Everything was gone.
I researched the internet for programs that could un-reformat and trusted yours. Well, after a few stomach turning hours worrying if my data would be restored, there if appeared. Unfortunately,
about 2 -3 % was lost mainly due to the fact that the info was probably scattered all over the hard drive. But that is a far cry from losing it all. Once again, thanks!
Jan 09 2005, Kenneth Marinelli
Just wanted to thank you for your inexpensive and miraculous software! I had a 250-gig external drive that did not seem to be physically damaged but that suddenly had stopped being recognized by any computer as readable. (The Windows XP error message was "disk not formatted"). After much panicking, I downloaded the demo and then the professional version of Studio-R and it successfully recovered ALL of my files -- most of which were ENORMOUS (3G and above mpgs, isos, and other video files). You've made my year!
Jan 03 2005, Paula Napolitano
I Have decided not to buy your product because of Licensing policies i am a single user with serveral computers
Dec 17 2004, Gene Taylor (TSP)
I have found your R-Studio software to be very difficualt to use. Help files with the software giove almost no instructions on how to use the softwqare. I have not been able to recover any files. Actually I don't know if I have been able to because the software does not seem to be able to tell me what is going on. After doing a complete hard drive scan using R-Studio, I attepted to recover some of the data (one single entry in the list) after which I was not even able to get back to my scan results with out shutting down and restarting the proramme. I have been up all night waiting for the scan to fininsh and attempt to reocover files (it is 6:00 am in Singapore right now) and as far as I can make out I have to restart the whole process. So far your prodcut does not appear to have any utility at all. My feelings could change if there was a decent user manual somewhere. In summary I feel I have wasted my dough (which, whilst a PITA I can get over), have completely wasted my time trying to use you prodcut and still have no data. Thanks.
Nov 29 2004, Bill Jaensch
During a recent upgrade, our computer crashed and we lost all of our files. They were gone and nothing was to be salvaged, that is what was told to us a by a computer technician.
Not being satisfied, and the fear of losing critical information that had not been backed up, I turned to the search engines for help. After typing in datarecovery software, your site came up. After trying the demo version just to see if it could find any files, to our amazement it found all files. A few clicks later and all our files were back.
Your 70.00 product saved us thousands and thousands of dollars. Thank you for all your help and for creating a product that was and will be needed by all who have made mistakes like me.
Nov 13 2004, D.J. Enns (Black Bear Island Lodge)
I'm writing to tell you how much I appreciate your product, "R Studio". On the afternoon of October 31st, I returned a freshly dead boot drive to the shop I bought it from 5 months earlier. I walked out with a replacement and went right home to install it. I considered pulling the power cord from my other hard drive (my DATA drive), but figured there would be no probelm, I had done this thing a hundred times before, for family and friends. The next thing I know, I'm deleting the partition on my data drive. It had shown up as C: in WinXP installation, and my new Boot drive had shown up as I:. I was not exactly sure at the time that I had done what I thought I had, but I turned off the power and pulled the cable WITHOUT doing a format or creating a new partition. I then turned it back on and re-started the windows installation. When it was done, my new drive had the OS on it, but my DATA drive was registering as unformatted. I took it to the shop, and the tech on duty hooked it up to a couple of different machines before he got a positive result. He told me they should be able to get data off of it, but it would not be looked at til Wednesday the 3rd. I left it with them, and worried for three days. Finally, I called them, and they told me they'd tried, but could NOT get any data. I didn't question them, I just let it go. Thursday night I did a web-search for "Data Recovery", and got the phone-book. I called a company who guaranteed results, but their price for an 80 gig drive was $500-$2700, depending on the severity of the problem. Being simply a home computer drive, and having no critical financial or business data on it, I decided quickly against them. Then I found a link to your web-site. I read your info on "R-Studio", and figured, "It's cheap enough, why not?". I figured if it didn't work, I was only out a couple of hours worth of pay, and you had a delivery of 5 days promised. After I made the purchase, I then noticed the link to download the product!! Either this was not mentioned, or I missed it. I went ahead and downloaded it, and put in my registration code, then had to wait til the next day to pick up my drive. I got it in the early evening and began playing with "R-Studio". I left it scanning while I went to work, and began looking at it seriously Saturday morning. In no time at all, I'd found the data I needed !!!!! I marked a few files, and hit the "Recover" command. I was told the files were recovered, but honestly, I had no confidence that they would actually be intact and usable. I loaded the program to access them, and was delighted, shocked, amazed, and surprised to discover that over 400 hours worth of files were intact. As perfect as the day they were saved. I then went to work trying to recover more. Sirs, I have ALL my data back. I never dreamed that anything short of a DOD level program could recover data like "R-Studio" does. It is, in short, the most useful and phenomenal tool I have ever found for a computer. I have installed it on both of my hard drives. That way, if one loses data, I can bring up "R-Studio" on the other, and work from that drive. I dont see any info on your site about yours being a publicly traded company. If you ever go public, let me know, I will be waiting to invest. You guys are heroes in my book!!! Thanks, CKB.
Nov 08 2004, Charles K. Ballard
Recovered accidentally deleted fies from external hard drive. Pictures were same quality after recovery. Low price for outstanding program. Great costumer service.
Oct 23 2004, Anatoliy Gontar
I purchased R-Studio Standard several years ago, and with the proliferation of NTFS, decided almost right away to upgrade to R-Studio NTFS. Since then I have used R-Studio NTFS only maybe half a dozen times, but it is undeniably the most useful program I own. As a computer consultant, it is invaluable to be able to recover files for my clients that they were SURE was lost for good. It's like magic to them, and it makes me feel wonderful to be able to help them out. I'm just doing another recovery right now, and I wanted to take the time to thank you for writing this software, and making it available for such a reasonable price! Thank you!
Sep 22 2004, Telfer Maynard (Canadian Computer Consulting Corp.)
I was a bit skeptical at first, but R-Studio allowed me to easily recover 93Gb of data from my RAID setup on my PC. I will highly recommend the product to any of my clients looking to recover lost data.
Aug 30 2004, David Gerst (DMG Development & Consulting)
Thank you for a great product! I recently had a hard drive partition become corrupted and didn't have a backup. (I know, I know...backup your files!) I downloaded the trial version of your software to see if it could see the data in question. It did! I then purchased the R-Studio NTFS version (most of my files were a LOT larger than 64K in size) and it took care of my problem! Thanks again for saving my data (and my butt...)!
Aug 20 2004, Paul Emory (New Data Systems, Inc.)
I purchased R-Studio standard after the hard drive partition was blown while installing an Adaptec 1200A RAID controller. Your software recovered over 105,00 files and directories perfectly. VERY GOOD SOFTWARE!!
Aug 11 2004, Tom Alstadt (Alstadt Computer Services, LLC)
R-studio in precise meaning saved my life... 5 years of digital photoes were vanished after accidentally partitioning/formating and clean installing Windows XP...
Then discovered the disaster, tried ez-recovery but it let me down. Then i searched through the net, found info on R-tt, downloaded the demo... i was desperate to give it a try, and then the miracle. That was it, on 3:00 am in the morning, purchased it online, and everything came alive as if nothing has ever happened.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you!
Jul 26 2004, Yannis Fragakis (Individual)
What a great product. Tried several other (more expensive) solutions which failed to recover my files. R-Studio NTFS delivered, almost all my lost files were recovered even after I had formatted and re-installed my OS !!!! This is a gem product that I will add to my list of favorite utilities !!!
Jul 23 2004, Cam Gilbert (Arrow Transportation)
I just wanted to thank you for providing a great product that recovered the files I needed from a bad drive and saved me uncounted hours of rework. Buying R-Studio was the best deal I've made in years.
Jul 08 2004, Henry Kerr (Kerr Systems)
A year ago or so, I bougth a copy of R-Studio. But it turned out that the harddisk failure I tried to fix was a missing power-connector. "Well, that's another few bucks out the window", was my initial reaction.
I just let it sit in my "Downloads" folder, and didn't really need it. Untill this weekend, that is.
I was reinstalling Windows, when the installer decided to corrupt the partition tables on two drives, including the one that contained my backup. I don't know how or why it happened, but it was probably my mistake. It usually is. You know, "ID10T"-errors and so on.
Remembering the first rules of data recovery, I started doing things right again. First of all, I didn't panic. I knew I had the right tool for the job. I bougth a new harddrive for the restore operation and installed R-studio on it.
R-Studio recovered everything, including some stuff I didn't know I had. Your product really saved the day!
Jul 06 2004, Vegard Riseng
Thankyou! Thankyou! Thanks to R-Studio I have recovered all the data I needed from my damaged hard disk, it is absolutely the best $50 I have ever spent. The drive had overheated and was littered with bad sectors, it took 22 hours to create the drive image but it was amazing to see what R-Studio recovered after scanning it. I have no idea what I would have done without R-Studio and would recommend it to anyone.
May 26 2004, John Allen (JRA Software Solutions)
I have only just started recovering a damaged harddrive using rtt's NTFS recovery software and I have just got to thank you right away. Your software is easy to use, quick and miraculous, so please buy yourselves a round of drinks on me!
May 02 2004, Michael Kranz
I have a suggestion to improve R-STUDIO. During a restore operation, I notice that the status bar as well as the pane that displays the files in the selected directory, are updated after the restoration of EACH file. I would like the option to perform a "quiet" restore operation - one that does not update the window after every file - as this would SIGNIFICANTLY increase the speed of the restore operation. I have a 120 GB hard drive that is about 75% full, and a complete restore operation takes approximately six hours. It could be accomplished in a fraction of that time if the I/O updates to the screen are eliminated.
Apr 22 2004, William Hubbard
I have to say that I am very impressed with your product. Stupid mistake, I failed to save a word document on an NT4 W/station computer. Having worked in computers for 25 years I should have known better. I had been working on it for 5 hours and it was a legal submission and quite complex. Your product has saved me hours and hours of reconstruction. The file was only 32kb but it had taken 5 hours to write. I am very very pleased with the product. It took me less time to recover the file than to download the sotware (5 minutes) to find, restore and recover.
Apr 03 2004, Andrew Mitchell (Moonlight Head, Australia)
Thank you very much. You're software recovered all my data. One use and it's paid for it's self!
Mar 25 2004, Beren Marley
A catastrophic crash and unintentional but necessary reformat of a hard drive, resulted in a complete loss of extremely critical documents, emails, photographs, and two particular legal briefs and a PowerPoint presentation that could not possibly have been reproduced in sufficient time and, even if they could, it would have required an extraordinary utilization of human and finacial resources. I immediately contacted several well-known data recovery services and recieved preliminary estimates ranging from $1,200 to over $3,000. This course of action would have required me to forward the hard drive to an out-of-state laboratory who would first analyze the drive at a non-refundable cost of $100, and then provide a final quote to be paid before attempting to recover the data, with no assurances that the data could be recovered. There are servicies with a policy of " No recovery- no charge," but their charges were quite high. A few minutes of research disclosed several data recovery software products, including your R-Studio product. Based upon the reviews, user opinions, and the fact that R-Studio did not write to the drive during recovery efforts, I decided to try your product and, if it succeeded in recovering the data, the cost-to-benefit ratio would have been astounding. Indeed, the cost of your product was less than the analyzation fee charged by a recovery laboratory. If the product did not succeed, I still had the option of utilizing a data recovery service that I would have had to pay had I not tried your product. The very reasonable price of your product and the possibility of immediately recovering the critical data, made the decision an easy one. On a separate computer, I purchased and downloaded a copy of R-Studio and installed it to a separate drive on the computer with the reformatted drive and ran the program. The results were phenomenal. Everything was recovered intact without a single file or folder being corrupted. I felt compelled to submit this feedback in hopes that others may benefit from your product. I can assure you that for future utility software needs, I will first look to R-TT for help.
Many thanks and Regards,
J C Davie
Mar 12 2004, J C Davie (Law Office of J. Clayton Davie, Jr.)
R-Studio saved my life!!!!
I have a System with 2 HDs, one 6 GB System and one 60 GB Disk (IBM) with about 40 GB of Data+SOftware. And unfortunately not all of it backed up. One week ago, the system failed to boot: the Data disk had bad sectors. The OS was unable to mount the disk. IBM's DFT 3.2 (Drive Fitness Test) diagnosis sounded really bad: excessive schock. After about a week of nerve wrecking sessions with different tools & OSes (even tried linux' dd, and intended to modify it, so that bad sectors would be read only n times, and started to look around for data recovery companies and the cheapest rates as the last way to recover some of the data) I came across R-Studio. This really saved my life, and almost all the data on the disk! The price is absolutely unbeatable, the simple yet powerful user interface is just what I needed (especially being able to specify how often a bad sector has to be re-read). After inserting a new Disk in the system, copying the directories+files R-Studio found on the broken disk was as simple as using a filemanager. I can safely recommend this tool to anyone having similar problems!
Please feel free to publish this in the news.
Thanks for a great piece of software!
Mar 03 2004, Dr. Karim Sidi Baba
Hi! The one question exists - you've got a good remote agent which allows to mount remote hard drive over network.BUT your host program don't allows to assign a DRIVE LETTER to it (with a good filesystem, of course)... What about making a competitive product similar to Winternals Remote Recover? I do need to mount such remote drives in order to repair dead installation. I've got a self-made WinPE disk to do such things, but I have to visit a dead workstation in order to use it.Your small host program utilizing your emergency remote agent will be quite useful.
Mar 01 2004, Divack Eugene
First off I my wife and I would like to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your excellent product.
We were hit with the MYDOOM virus yesterday which deleted all of our Word and Excel files. At first we thought it was just a big inconvenience, we used other words but it was edited for children. We then realized today that one of the Excel files it deleted had all of the information about our 4 year old son. His height and weight chart, the things he has said and done over the last 3 years.
At this point I searched the internet for data recovery software and saw that yours said it could recover files deleted by a virus/trojan. So I called Comp USA, Best Buy, and PC Club, all of which said if it was delted it was gone!!!! Needles to say, we weren't very happy after that, but I have worked on computers for years and know that most of the time I know more than their tech departments.
So I decided to download your free trial to see what it would come up with, and to our surprise and joy it listed all of the files that had been deleted, but more importantly the one about our son.
It was too large to recover with the trial version so I paid with my credit card online and within 1 minute we had our information about our son, and then all of the other files that had been deleted too!!!!!
Needless to say I can not express in words how happy we are with the results of using R-Undelete.
Sorry for carrying on so long but maybe it will help stress the importance of that file we needed to recover, and at the point we were at, price wouldn't have mattered. I highly recommend this product to anyone who has suffered a similar fate.
Once again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!!!!!
Feb 28 2004, Brian Bonham
I've found a small bug in R-Studio. When there are two identical drives in the system, one damaged and one good, and the user tries to recover files from the damaged drive to the good one, R-Studio pops up a message box saying "recovering to the same drive may cause damage". This can be a bit confusing.
Feb 20 2004, Rui del-Negro
Your web page needs some sales work. I have thought about upgrading my R-Studio just to stay current. When I visit your web page I can find no information on what improvements have been made, if any. Another problem is that I have switched to windows XP and none of your product descriptions say a word about XP, so which one is the one I need?
I really do love your R-Studio, and it has worked great for me. I would hate to see you lose sales because of some simple oversights.
Feb 17 2004, Siam (Siam)
Your product is incredible! Thank you! I was able to save 45Gig of irreplaceable data from two NTFS drives that would not boot. Your product turned a complete disaster into something manageable. Thank you again!
Feb 16 2004, Cijoy Olickal
We would like to thank you for offering such incredible product at very affordable price.
Using R-Studio NTFS helped us to recover very important data from customer's hard drive.
Once again, thank you very much and keep up the great work.
Jan 22 2004, Vladimir Vitlin (MicroXperts)
Just want to let you know that i _VERY_ pleased with R-Studio, it have saved me a lot of time !
Jan 15 2004, Steen Rabol
I am writing to say a big "thank you" for your product.
I had all of my company data on an Windows 7(software) RAID-ed hard disk. When the primary disk went down I was horrified to find that the secondary mirror wouldnt boo't and valuable data could be lost.
I had scoured the web for four hours trying suitable solutions or workarounds, but was getting no luck. Then I came across this product. It handled an Win 7 software-RAIDed NTFS dynamic disk without any problems. No DOS boot disks or complex setups. I just put the "bad" hard disk in a second computer and recovered all the files from within Windows.
This product saved me a lot of valuable data and also a few grey hairs!
Thank you once again, it was well worth the dollars.
Jan 03 2004, Andrew Potts
Today I purchased and used R-Studio for the first time. I used to use PowerQuest's Lost & Found, which is no longer available. I used R-Studio to recover test results from an automated test station and was able to recover every file I lost within ten minutes. The last time I used Lost & Found, it took 9 days and correctly recovered about 30 percent of the data. This program is worth it's weight in gold!
Jan 02 2004, Raymond Siminas (Raytheon)
Once again my entire hard drive has been saved by this fantastic software. Nothing else would even touch it [the drive] or show me that anything was on it after a failed partition move.
If I was given the option to save just *one* piece of software from everything that I've puchased over the years - the rest to be burnt - then this would be it.
I can't count the number of times that it's dragged files back from the dark depths of a corrupted hard drive.
Director of Development
Blue Canoe Ltd.
Dec 14 2003, Chris Barber (Blue Canoe Limited)
you are great
Dec 13 2003, FRANCIS A. (COMPU - TECH)
The unexpected loss of my 30Gb Western Digital HD in early October left me stranded on my main home PC. This crashed to the point of not booting up at all! I was about to make a CD backup of 3 months worth of digital photos. Also, many, many other files were on there that had no backup for many moons. So now what? I bought a new drive - Seagate this time - and started hunting for a solution. The old drive virtually hung Scandisk and would not even browse in Windows, but dismount itself from the drives list if access was attempted! I found your site and downloaded the demo. It ran for a long while and recovered tons of small stuff. I could see this product really works, and the price was not an arm and a leg, so I paid up and a very, very long weekend later, I have what looks like almost every single file off that WD disk. From here its Seagate only and regular backups for me!!! The WD disk will be going for an "appreciation session" at the rifle range...
Dec 02 2003, Jan Kaluza (n/a)
Obligated to tell you "R-Studio" saved me! Recovered 10 years worth of Quicken Data after an accidental format and backup disk failure. I wasted almost 3 days trying "ALL" the other programs on the net (none worked) until I purchased the R-Studio Edition. Great product even though at $79.95 the price is just a bit high, but still a good investment for future mistakes. I did place similair comments for you on ZD Net, "C-Net Download Rating Comments" today. Thanks again.
Nov 24 2003, Joseph Cooper (CCCC)
Wonderful product you saved me from a loss of 10 Gigabytes of a customers data. The software is easy to use and it really, really works. While installing Windows XP Professional the installation program reassigned a USB external Hard Drive the drive letter C. Before I realized it I had deleted the partition on a 115 GB drive. Your product retrieved all of my customers data. I also used it to recover about 150 pictures from a Compact Disk from a digital camera. Thanks guys
P.S. You have a customer for life.
Oct 15 2003, Michael Strange (FireFox Computer Services)
I am sorry to say I am very unhappy with the performance of R-Studio I bought.
Even though the software claimed to see all of the unerased files. It was unable to recover any file completely. I could not open any Microsoft application file recovered (Word,Excell,Powerpoint.ETC.)
I am aware of 100 reasons why it could fail, but we tried a test in the lab and found the same results.
The PC in questions was processed an released into service early this month.
A refund would be nice, shoot, I'll send you back the file. My management will not pay me for the code, so I guess I get to eat the cost. Don't worry about re-using bad software we won't.
Oct 14 2003, jim wyant (skylight systems)
Your data recovery product works great unless you are trying to recover video files. In every case, most other files were recovered without incident. The video files were recovered but were corrupt and unplayable. This was true for AVI and MPG files regardless of codec and size.
Oct 07 2003, Leonard Downing (Mane Web Solutions)
Thank you! With R-Studio I had back my data from a hard drive that crashed and was unaccessible by any other recovery software. All that for less than $ 80.00!!! Excellent software!
Sep 11 2003, Enrico Bruschi (Farmacia Ponte Dattaro)
Having been in the IT industry for 25 years I have never before provided feedback on any SW products I have procured, however, my experienve with R-Studio has moved me to break the trend. After a rather disastrous loss of both data and backup I have tried 3 different and so-called highly rated packages without any success. Resigned to the loss I then ran a disk optimiser, obviously further reshuffling the disk content, and continued life. Against my better judgment and as last resort I downloaded R-Studio and to my surprise it reconstructed my lost data to the last byte.
Needless to say you have gained a promoter for your product which, in my view, contributes to making this planet a nicer place.
Jul 29 2003, Eddie Theart (Sincrowave)
I'm a very computer savvy person and when one of my hard drives crashed that contained master files for several of my clients, I knew I was in trouble. I tried Norton's and McAfee's products and they were a waste of money. I tried R-Studio FAT and was able to recover everything from my deleted partition. Excellent product! I definately recommend this to anyone who has lost their data.
Jun 23 2003, Digant C Kasundra (DiggyK Inc)
I just wanted to tell you how happy I was with your product. I had approximately 40 Gigs of Data (hours and hours of work) on an Iomega External Drive that killed the Master Boot Record. I called their tech support and they had no help. They recommended me to send the drive in for data recovery services to extract the data from the actual plates of the drive. The cost would average about $1000. They told me NOT to use any software to recover the files because it can do more damage to the data. Boy, am I glad that I did not listen. For the price of your product, it was the best $80. I have ever spent. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
P.S. I told my wife that I HAVE to send you my comments. Keep up the good work.
Apr 17 2003, Ed (GSCGNY)
your representative said I should evaluate your software for the problem I was having with one of my drives. During the course of the evaluation, your software indicated that aditional software was needed to complete the operation (something like "size limt encountered, download software to continue). I had no intentioins of purchasing your software if the evaluation could not succeed with the restore I needed.
Mar 24 2003, nic ventura (floating rock consulting, inc.)
I just want to tell you that we are really lucky to own one of your products.R-Studio is the best recovery tool I've ever used.
Thanks a lot.
Mar 21 2003, Michael Fabricicus
I bought your R-Studio Network edition, and I have recovered a lot of data 60GB that was accidently deleted whilst studying my MCSE course ... RIS Install and the script automatically deletes all partitions from the first logical drive :(
Anyways, what im asking for is there a way that I can download the latest full build of the program, I know there is a download for updates to the program, but ... instead of having two files stored on the drive both being 1.79MB, id rather just have one, and not have to worry about installing updates etc.
Oh, how about a mailing list so that we can see when newer version released.
Mar 16 2003, Stephen Day
Thank you, Your program R-Studio saved me years of hard work.
Mar 10 2003, Erling Fryde (Malmoe Sweden)
I just wanted to say thanks for a great, and in terms of usability, unique product. You've saved hours of sweating and frustration, and for that alone, it's been great to know your application got the job done when we needed it the most.
Mar 05 2003, Ivan Tefalco (BPS Teleperformance)
Awesome site, and absolutely the best product on the market. I am very impressed and hope your company is thriving and succeeding in all areas. I was pleased with the software R-Studio NTFS and the price point was very fair, which only added to my enjoyment. I had a 40gig hard drive with a corrupt master file table. I searched for utilities to fix this, I imagined it could be repaired from my experience with older FAT file systems and utilities like Rescue, and Norton Disk Doctor. Nothing I had would touch NTFS though. I searched google and R-Studio did not come up right away, I tried 2 other programs that came up, Magic and Runtime Systems Getdataback NTFS, the demos did not work as well as I hoped so I kept looking. Finally, I found R-Studio, tried the demo and knew it was going to work, so I bought it online and got the code and recovered the few gigs of data I had not yet backed up. Keep up the good work, I will tell everyone about your site and products. Thanks again,
Mar 02 2003, Kevin O'Hara (Datadawg)
I was excited to have found your software on the web, because we had an immediate need to recover an Outlook .pst file that had been deleted. R-Studio was installed on separate disk media (as instructed). No other software was installed, nor were any files saved after our .pst Outlook file was mistakenly deleted. In other words, the mistakenly deleted .pst file could NOT have been overwritten in any way. After installing R-Studio, I did a 'recover' on the file, and it "appeared" to work. BUT, when trying to import the .pst file into Outlook, Outlook claimed it was not a valid .pst file.
We thought you would like to know this information. Because R-Studio did not perform as we hoped it would (it did not fulfill the reason for which we purchased it), we would like to ask for reimbursement.
Feb 28 2003, Tom Winsor (4M Mortgage, Inc.)
I just wanted to let you know how very very pleased I was to discover your software. Despite good back-up when one finally does experience a hard disk failure there is always something not backed up; in my case it was my email which contained a contact for a job overseas. Having discussed my problem with professional disk recovery services you can imagine just how pleased I was to extract all the data I needed from my failed SCSI drive. The drive had a NTFS.SYS fault. With a some information from the Microsoft website to get the drive running without crashing the machine - the dreaded blue screen of death - and your easy to use software everthing was saved. I really am grateful.
Feb 23 2003, John Cherrey (Cherrey Architects)
Recently I had occasion to use the demo version of your software. I was hoping to restore a hard drive that I had inadvertently formatted. When using your demo version, it listed the loss files on the hard drive. It would not, however, restore them stating that they were too large to repair with the demo version. Based on the demo version I decided to purchase the retail version of your software with my Visa card. The retail version the again listed the missing files, and then went on to restore them, or at least it appeared that way until I went to open a file. The contents of the restored files did not match their names! All your software seems to have done is arbitrarily attach pieces of other files to the file names listed. Not one single file was restored to the condition that it was in before the mistake.
Your demo version was misleading in that it showed the files that were missing while stating that the only reason that they were not being restored is because they were larger than the demo version size limit. That was not the case however. Neither version of your software is capable of correctly restoring the files.
Because the software cannot perform as promised I am requesting a refund of the purchase price. I anticipate after reading your stated, online refund policy that you will be resistant to issuing a refund. Please be advised that I will stop payment through Visa if you do not voluntarily refund my money.
Feb 14 2003, Brian McAllister
Ultra cool tool. Tried two restore utilities and yours worked really nice and smooth! Congrats on a very nice utility, my data was saved!
Feb 13 2003, Thomas Hilbert Madsen (Jubii A/S)
congratulations to r-studio!
today i tried the virtual raid tool, very fine!
some suggestions for improvement:
- auto save scan informations
- if an hardware error occurs during scanning i can't see if i use two identical hard discs which is effected (maybe you should write: "prim slave or sec master, ..."
- the freebsd boot disc crashes while booting (tried on three different computers ...)
- total size of a directories/subdirectory
- the stop button sometimes doesnt work
- support for ext3, hfs, hfs+ ? *gg*
Feb 08 2003, Nicolas Ehrschwendner (Attingo)
Thanks, for your product! A controller problem destroyed the index of a 140gb dynamic disc. R-studio NTFS restored all files in few hours without any error. Many thanks!
Jan 22 2003, J. Verhoeks (Waterlandziekenhuis)
Thank you so much for your product, R-Studio. It saved my bacon BIG-TIME today. Yesterday night, I decided to install a clean version of Microsoft XP Professional. Everything went well during the install -- with the exception of disk-partition phase where the install utility shows you your hard drives and allows you to create/delete/select the root partition? Although the application showed that I had three partitions available to me, I could SWEAR that I only had two since I had just placed two fresh drives in my box. I just chalked the problem up to the install program not recogizing the size of one of my drives (60GB) and decided to delete partitions on all three drives before continuing the install.
That seemed to do the trick and install went fine. Imagine my horror, however, when I started the new OS, entered the Disk Management Console and realized that the third drive was my external USB drive on which I back up all copies of my online software along with business letters, invoices, certification projects -- and even mail! The 'third drive' displayed to me by the operating system was my USB drive. It didn't even occur to me that XP would detect this during the install phase. I was both impressed and utterly appalled :-)
Anyway, I remained calm because I knew I had purchased R-Studio sometime back. I had made a backup of it on one of my CD's so everything was alright in that department. But would I be able to find the key for the application? It was possible because I knew I had backed up my email onto CD sometime back. However, I also knew that I had grown accustomed to backing up my email onto the USB drive. So if I didn't have a copy of the key on CD, I was in trouble.
As it turns out, I did have a backup and restoration is going along beautifully. Happy new year everyone and thanks again!
Dec 31 2002, Darryl A. J. Staflund (924607 Alberta Ltd.)
I purchased R-Studio a little over a week ago, and just wanted to commend you on your excellent product. It REALLY came through in a pinch!
I was especially pleased with the price to performance ratio (after researching alternatives).
Keep up the great work, and although I appreciate your product, I hope to never have to use it again! ;-)
Nov 10 2002, Brittnell Anderson (brittnell.com)
R-Studio rocks. I used it to recover some film editing files I had accidentally erased. You saved me at least 30 hours of work.
Nov 10 2002, Jon Feldman
Hi, I purchased R-T Studio Fat about a week ago , I would like to congratulate you on a superlative piece of software , I was able to recover 40 Gb of vital data from a hard disk which had dropped a partition which had then been overwritten. None of your competitors products was able to even recognise the partition but R-T studio actually recognised four deleted partitions and successfully recovered all the folders and files from the selected partition.I am both delighted and extremely impressed , thank you once again.
Oct 30 2002, Mike Hallesy (RMH)
I already sent a message to this effect earlier to your technical support. So disregard this if you've already seen it. I'm really frustrated. Not all your fault but lots of things I'll call errors at your end haven't helped. To start with I mistakenly formated a logical drive thinking it was a different drive. It was the one with important recent data not backed up. Yep - I broke Rule 1.
Then I searched for an Unformat utility and found R Studio among others. Zdnet prices it at $49.90. Tucows have it priced at $50. But neither can do more than give me an entirely useless demo version. I don'y know why you bother or they bother or I bother because your 64k limit for file recovery renders the 2mb down load a waste of time and money.
So I elected to buy a copy. However both sites refer to your download site which snaffled a payment of nearly $80 from my credit card. (If supermarkets try that stuff they find themselves in the newspapers).
Then, because I'm trying not to write anything to my disk, I used opera (because its smaller) to try the download from your site. No good. (Incompatibilities?). Had to intall IE.
But of course, once IE is installed I cant get back to the download on your site, can I? Not without going through the credit card gateway again and being belted for another $80. (Sorry - but this is very hosile site design).
So! Refer to the email that you sent confirming the transaction. It is also badly designed. It has a line (for example) that says "The Registration Key for your product is:
Just copy and paste it in corresponding field at the moment of installation."
(I cut and pasted that text from your email). I know the Registration Key is missing ... now you do too.
It gets worse:
The next lines of the email say: "Please use the following link to download R-STUDIO distributive file:
The link expires after 48 hours or three attempts."
Now I have never seen the term "distributive file" before so I ask myself "is this the registration key?" I download it. After downloading 1.9 mb I am now the owner of a file that windows cannot open? Is it a zip file? Nope. Is it an exe file? Nope. Is it a text file? Nope. So maybe its a corrupt download. So I try again. Twice. Now here's a funny thing each file download arrives with a differentfile name. None will open. I've now downloaded near 6mb of useless data.
So, hours later here I am still screwing around. In the meantime I find other products claiming to unformat NTFS partitions but none more than $30 .. Is this going to be worth it I'm asking myself?
I hope the foregoing is helpful feedback. By definition your customers are going to be pissed off about something before they even find you. If they agree to pay $80, then you betcha, they must be REALLY pissed off.
And if you guys then throw this kind of treatment at them ... well its like red rag to a wounded bull. Do you see?
Oct 14 2002, Chris
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen
Last week we got into serious trouble when two drives simultaniously failed in a 307 GByte hardware RAID 5 system.
Our backup was quite o.k. but the backup of the approx. 10 GByte large MS Exchange 2000 informationsstore was corrupt. We contacted a company offering professional data recovery services (OnTrack) but their offer (35.000 EUR) exceeded our limited budget.
When we discovered your tool R-Studio NTFS via Google search engine we immediately decided: "Lets give it a try".
And - what shall we say - we finally made it with R-Studio! Congratulations to such a powerfull peace of software!!! We where able to access nearly the whole RAID system and especially the lost databases. You can be shure that we will recommend you to other departements of the University of Karlsruhe.
CAE/OPtimization & Head of IT
Aug 12 2002, Pascal Haeussler (Institute of Machine Design, Univ. of Karlsruhe)
Today is July 4th, my son's first birthday. While taking pictures with our DC650 digital camera, my wife tried to delete a picture and deleted all 40 of the pictures off the camera. I went to the Kodak site and it said there is no way to recover deleted picture. Boy, were they wrong! I found your software on the internet, purchased it, and was able to recover every picture she deleted from the flash card! I think it is great to be able to demo a piece of software, then purchase and use it immediately.
Jul 04 2002, Edwin Weston
Hi Everyone at R-TT.com,
I had deleted a few files by mistake and was literally stranded without those files, which when i found your site and your product Undelete (a superb product) which came to my rescue.
Thanks a million for saving my efforts.
R-TT.com , U R only the second person i thanked after i got my files recovered
The First person was indeed GOD.
Jul 04 2002, George (Anlon)
Last night I downloaded your demo of r-studio from download.com, 30 minutes later I purchased a licence. A windows xp reinstall had completly messed up one of my 60 gig back up drives (full drive 55 gigs of very important data)Norton Utilities wouldn't work, nor would any other software I tried. Today, after several hours of work (easy work actually) I have all of my files 100%. Thank you so very very much. I Highly reccomend this software for anyone who needs data recovered! It was well worth the cost. Keep up the good work.
Jun 20 2002, Christine Lindorfer (White Knight Services)
Thank you for developping R-studio. You saved my life!
No other recovery programm found quite-all files like r-studio. It's able to recovery files from an old fat16, deleted, created a new fat32 and formatted.
May 25 2002, Marco Pagliai (Studio associato MMM)
I purchased your R-Studio software several weeks ago and have successfully recovered most of the important data I need. I have also recommended your product(s) to the Computer Support staff here at the Health Science Center.
My only qualm is that your instructions are somewhat lacking in regards to the color coding of file directories after a drive is scanned. Specifically, what exactly does red and orange mean? Recoverable or don't bother?
May 16 2002, John Forist (Univ of Texas)
I think R-STUDIO is great. One thing, could we get rid of the ugly checkmarks? Thanks.
May 14 2002, Alexi (mojeaix Netwok Solutions)
You really got me out of a jam tonight. I accidently deleted timeclock files which I thought I had a copy of on another computer - I did not. The backup tape wasn't catching that directory either. I used your network version to help make sure I did not over-write the files and within 20 minutes of downloading R-Studio I had the files back. GREAT PROGRAM!
May 11 2002, Douglas Klaassen (Glad Enterprises Corp)
Fantastic software. Bravo..
Apr 17 2002, Daren Marsh (M&C Saatchi Ltd)
This is really the best program ever seen!! Great !!
Apr 01 2002, Goullon (Goullon EDV Services)
After installing a new Win98 partition on my drive I discovered it had rendered my Win2k NTFS Data partition unusable! I would have lost months of over 6GB of data I could never have reproduced. I was literally about to lose my mind when I found you on Google.com. In 5 minutes I downloaded your demo of R-Studio and verified my data still existed. In another 10 minutes I purchased and downloaded R-Studio and started recovering my data. I think I've recovered all of my data and I'm actually going to be able to sleep tonight. No data recovery service firm could have given me my data and peace of mind immediately as you did. Thank God for your company and R-Studio!
Mar 06 2002, Too Embarrased
First, the problem: I had 2 hard drives, and used the second as a back-up. I decided to F-disk and reformat my C: drive before loading Windows XP, so I backed up important files to the D: drive. When running F-disk from a bootable floppy, OOPS! I DELETED THE PARTITIONS ON MY D: DRIVE. Cannot remember if I also repartitioned. I did NOT reformat. Since the most important data were documents for my wife's work, I was in deep water!
Second, the Solution: Several computer specialists told me my data was lost. I decided to search the web, (C-NET and GEEK) for "Data Recovery" and found several products, including "R-Studio". Several looked good, but R-Studio looked both good and affordable. Since another product was sevearal hundred dollars and one specialist offerred consultation at $65 per hour, I thought $79 was worth a shot. The process started off easy enough. I could understand the help file and the options and managed to Scan my lost hard drive (since no files were found before scan). (I have no formal computer training -I am a pediatrician-, but I tinker some; I do not program and have very modest tinker experience in the BIOS area and with DOS (otherwise, I would have not made the dumb mistake of F-disking and deleting my D:drive - - duh!))
I did have a little trouble remembering to look at the legend, and wasted some time searching "RED" scanned files, before scrolling down to the bottom of the list and finding the "ORANGE" scanned files.
WOW!! THE FILES WERE THERE. I MARKED AND RECOVERED. MY WIFE IS PROUD. I AM IN AWE. FANTASTIC PRODUCT! (AND VERY AFFORDABLE!).
Lost Partition - Friday evening
Found Files - Sunday evening
= 48 hours
(yes, you may quote me - eh)
Feb 11 2002, Edward Hoffman, MD (Special Care Pediatrics, P.A.)
Cool software. R-Studio 2.0 is a real lifesaver. I thought I had lost 30 Gigs of precious family photos and musical projects and a multitude of data that I have collected over the years. The backup software that I had used before the disk failure somehow required me to provide a password that I don't remember ever gave it, besides it totally missed a large part of an important directory during the backup. An expensive recovery software from a pretty well established disk management company failed to find any files on my corrupted compressed NTFS partition. Talking about panic attacks time. But I'm glad your software did it. Thanks for coming up with such a fine piece of software. Keep up the good work.
Jan 25 2002, Nghi Nguyen
I was able to retrieve 95% of my files from a damaged disk!! I can't thank you enough for such an excellent package. The emergency agent (FreeBSD cool stuff) made it a snap to access my laptop remotely. I was then able to perform an image to disk and SCAN to get most of my files back. As the owner of a small business my life revolves around my Laptop. So when my disk died, I realized that my last backup was a month old, "all hell broke loose"!! Anyway, I have my files back and life is back to normal. How about a backup and restore package?
President and CEO
(R Studio Biggest FAN)
NUmberOne Technologies, LLC
My only suggestion is the the UI be a little more user friendly.
Jan 17 2002, Andre Fraser (NumberOne Technologies)
I just recently purchased your software and feel compelled to communicate my vast disappointment. Your software appears robust and easy to use, but I have found it to be riddled with errors to the tune of "unexpected problem encountered". It successfully recovers only a small fraction of the files it claims are recoverable, and you can't trust the retrieved files even when it boasts "files successfully recovered".
Dec 29 2001, Ryan Sutherland
I'm not one to write a thank you note to anyone but, this program was a blessing...
Long story short: 1st mistake I made was Installing windows xp... windows xp screwed up when I tried to use the dell upgrade. it said there was an activation problem thing or something like that missing. anyway I called dell and that was my 2nd mistake.. the guy at dell just told me to run dbug,, then gave me a bunch of commands to enter then told me to run fdisk.. well, I'm not the most computer literate guy in the world.. I can barely tread water.. but, anyway.. I ran fdisk then he told me to format the drive... "DELL!! I thought an upgrade version was to upgrade!!!"
anyway as you can see I was screwed... the computer had a year and a half worth of buisness material on it "MOST not backed up" that was my 3rd huge mistake... anyway.. I formated the drive then installed win me and then the upgrade to xp figuring I would have to somehow over the next few months work a hell of a lot of overtime...
a friend told me that some of the meterial may still be recoverable so I went online trying to find a data recovery place and ran across many of this type of program.. well, None worked ,, at least I could'nt get them to work and they were expensive some around 400 bucks...
then I came across this one.. tried it and the first thing was That it actually found stuff on my hard drive then I tried to unerase stuff.. (BLINDLY) and it looked like chinese or something.. but then I looked further through the meterial on the screen and found actual files that I had fdisked and formatted over.. well,, guess what It worked!!!!! I spent the $50 bucks and got back well, not 100 percent (I think I copied over alot of stuff when I put the new OS on there) but maybe 70 or 80 percent... life is good again
(by the way I recieved the demo from Cnet.com and also posted my opinion on there,, hope it helps)
thanks again R-studio
Dec 15 2001, mark bellavance
Following a junior member of staff's attempt to rectify a horrible mistake I purchased R-Studio. I spent 27 hours scanning and "recovering" datafiles from a 20Gb disk. Whilst the recovery process appeared to be successful only 16 files out of a total some 4000 were useable. I sought advice from you 24hr Tech Support group. There contribution was disappointing to say the least. They gave me instructions based on an older version of your software where the Drive dropdown menu is different. Their final advice was to do what I had alredy done. POINT - tech support is supposed to know the software that they support. Is your 24hour support just a group of people that match the client's problem with a checksheet and then send the prescribed "TRY THIS". I spent 2 hours using Ontrack's Easy Recovery Pro. I have successfully recoved 2394 files. Different algorithms maybe. Your software looks good and has more options for knowledgeable users.
For $80 it would represent a phenomenal value for money if its performance matched its looks.
You might also like to consider providing a user manual in pdf format so that new users can read it off-line.
ps why doesn't the supplied uninstall program remove the registry entries?
Dec 14 2001, David G. French (David French Unip Ldag)
I am a shareware author and sw engineer myself, so I know what I talk about. Your software is *great*. Although the prize for the network edition is at the upper limit, it is worth it.
What I am missing are agents running under UNIX (e.g. Linux). I think this would be a *much* apprecitated enhancement, because I tend to loose my files not only non Windows boxes :-( .
I would be happy to hear about your future plans.
Regards & Merry Xmas
Dec 12 2001, Markus Pfister (as private user)
Thankyou so much for a magnificent piece of software. I am speaking about R-Studio. I have just purchased the full version and was able to recover all my accidently deleted files. It was well worth the price and being as I work within the computer industry, I am sure to recommend this piece of software to our customers and clients.
Again.. thankyou so much.
Nov 27 2001, Stuart Wilson
I just purchased a copy of R-Studio NTFS and used it to recover the data on a partition with a corrupted MBR. It worked perfectly and even found files that were missed by applications costing 10 times as much (EasyRecovery Professional). A GREAT PRODUCT AND EXCEPTIONAL VALUE AT $49.99. I certainly will tell all of my computer associates about this product.
Do you have or know of an application that will repair or reconstuct an MBR? My impression is that, with the information collected by R-Studio, you should be able to reconstuct an MBR.
Please email me.
Nov 04 2001, Jerry Ressler (RAI Digital)