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Apple CoreStorage/FileVault/Fusion Drive Volumes
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Bad Sectors settings
Set default read retries count for all drives
Binary (byte to byte copy)
Broken File Name
Rename and change all invalid symbols to:
Broken File Name options
Create virtual volume sets or RAIDs
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Connect to R-Studio settings
Allow connection from any address
Allow connection from the host
Connecting to DeepSpar Disk Imager™ manually
Contact information and technical support
Create Virtual Block RAID & Autodetect
Creating and saving your own RAID configuration
Creating Startup Disks for Mac and Linux Computers
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Data Copy in Text/hexadecimal editor
Data Recovery on HFS/HFS+ File System
Connect to the remote computer
Description Files for RAID Configuration
Devices to Store Recovered Files
Edit Block RAID Layout Presets
Please configure R-Studio Agent for Mac
Please configure R-Studio Agent for Windows
R-Studio Agent for Linux Configuration
There is not enough space on the disk
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Find Template Signature Previous
Exclusive Region options
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Fast Search for Lost Partitions
File Already Exists
File Information (R-Studio Technician/T80+)
File mask options
File Systems settings
Default encoding for Ext2/Ext3/Ext4/UFS volumes
Default encoding for HFS volumes
File Type Signature Specification
Find/mark objects only in real paths, ignore links to folders
Finding Previous File Versions
Forensic Data Collection Audit Log
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Byte to byte image to a physical disk
Compressed image (R-Drive Image compatible)
VMDK (VmWare Virtual Machine Disk)
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Known File Types settings
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Maximum messages in the Event Log
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Reset all hidden notifications
Double-click a logical disk...
Mounting Virtual Objects in the System
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Nested and Non-Standard RAID Levels
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Opening several disks/partitions in one tab
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Condense successful restoration events:
Do not recover duplicate files from Extra Found Files
Open local folder (folders) when done
Recover alternative data streams:
Recover real folders structure
Recovered only masked marked files
Contact information and technical support
Installing R-Studio Agent Emergency Startup Media Creator
Starting a Computer with the R-Studio Agent Emergency Startup Disk
R-Studio Agent for Mac main panel
R-Studio Agent for Windows main panel
Contact Informaiton and Technical Support
Installing R-Studio Emergency Startup Media Creator
Properties and Text/Hexadecimal Viewer
Starting a Computer with the R-Studio Emergency Startup Disks
R-Studio Emergency Startup Media Creator
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Find Previous Versions of the File
Find Template Signature Previous
Remove All Scanned Information
Smart drive copy
Copy all partitions onto original places
Expand/Shrink partition to whole drive
Smart partition copy
Startup Media Troubleshooting Options
Automatic recovery without symlink object path conversion
Don't show symbolic links by default (Technician/T80+ version)
Show symbolic links as links to their targets, without target content
Syntaxis of a Description File for RAID Configurations
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Technical Information and Troubleshooting
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Volume Sets, Stripe Sets, and Mirrors
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Working with RAID 6 Presets
An image is an exact, byte by byte, copy of any object in the Drives panel . When created, images can be processed like their original objects.
Images are very useful if there is a risk of total data loss due to hardware malfunction. If bad blocks are constantly appearing on a drive, you must immediately create an image of this drive. All data search, scan and restoring can be done from this image.
While creating images, R‑Studio can simultaneously perform drive scan and save scan information to lessen time necessary to process the drive.
The image can be saved on the remote computer if it is created via network . R‑Studio can also load and process images created with the DeepSpar Disk Imager™ .
An imaging process can be stopped and then resumed later on.
R‑Studio Corporate version and higher can create images directly on hard drives making in fact disk clones.
To create an image ,
|1||Select an object in the R‑Studio 's Drives panel and click the Create Image button|
• Select the object and select Create Image on the Drive menu
• Right-click the selected object and select Create Image File on the shortcut menu
|2||Specify image options, a file name, and destination for the image on the Create Image dialog box|
Note: To store an image file, you need a free space equal to at least the object size.
Specifies the name and path for the image file
Compressed image (R-Drive Image compatible): If this option is selected, R‑Studio will create an image file which can be compressed, split into several parts, and password-protected. This image file is fully compatible with the images created by R-Drive Image , but incompatible with the previous versions of R‑Studio .
Byte by byte image to a file: If this option is selected, R‑Studio will create a simple exact copy of the object.
VMDK (ViMware Virtual Machine Disk) image: If this option is selected, R‑Studio will create an image of the VMware virtual disk type. Available in the Corporate, Technician, and T80+ license.
Byte to byte image to a physical disk : R‑Studio will create an exact copy of the disk on another hard drive. Data on the target drive will be overwritten. Available in the Corporate, Technician, and T80+ license.
Image compression ratio
You may compress the data in the image to save space. Active only if the Compressed image (R-Drive Image compatible) is selected.
Shows the estimated size of the image file. An actual image size depends on how much empty space is on the selected partition and what file types are there . Active only if the Compressed image (R-Drive Image compatible) is selected.
Image split size
You may set this option to Automatic and let Windows decide how to split the image file. This mostly depends on the file system on the destination drive. You may also either explicitly specify the split size, or choose a preset for various devices with removable storage. Select Fixed size for that. Active only if the Compressed image (R-Drive Image compatible) is selected.
You may protect your image file with a password. Note: This feature provides a relatively moderate protection against conventional unauthorized access. Active only if the Compressed image (R-Drive Image compatible) is selected.
Create scan information file
If this option is selected, R‑Studio will perform drive scan simultaneously with image creation. See the Drive Scan help page to learn scan options.
Specifies a value for I/O Tries , or how many times R‑Studio will try to read a bad sector .
R‑Studio treats bad sectors in the following way:
It reads a certain part of drive (predefined by Windows) and
• If Default read attempts is set to 0, the entire part with bad sectors will be filled with the specified pattern.
• If Default read attempts is set to a non-zero value, R‑Studio reads again that part sector by sector, repeating the attempts the specified number of times. If R‑Studio still cannot read a bad sector, it fills the sectors with the specified pattern. In this case only the bad sectors will be filled with the pattern, but that extremely slows the drive read process.
For example, if you set Default read retries to 1, a bad sector will be read 2 times.
Pattern to fill bad blocks
Specifies a pattern R‑Studio will use to fill bad sectors in this image. You may specify the pattern either in the ANSI or Hex data format.
Note: R‑Studio will never ever try to write anything on the drive from which data is to recover or an image is to create. This pattern fills bad sectors only in the image.
Enable multi-pass image creation
These options are available only in the Technician/T80+ versions. Read more about these options in the I/O Monitor and Sector Map files and Multi-pass imaging help page.
If a remote computer is connected for Data Recovery over Network , the Create Image dialog box will have a different look. You may save the image to the local or remote computer.
These options are available only in the Technician/T80+ versions.
Additional output folders
Additional output folders where image files will be stored when R-Studio runs out of space.
Shutdown the computer on task completion
If this check box is selected, R‑Studio will shut down your computer when image creation has been completed.
If this check box is selected, R‑Studio will inform you about the outcome of the operation via email.
|>||R‑Studio will start creating the image, the Progress message showing the progress.|
You may change some options during the imaging process. Click the Options button and change them as necessary/
You may stop the imaging process and then resume it later on. Click the Stop button and the Cancel drive operation dialog box will appear. Select Stop if yo want to keep the partially created image or Discard if you don't need this image file.
To resume the creation of the image for the same object, select the same file name for the image. You'll be able to create a new image file or continue to create the image for the object.
R‑Studio will create a new file for every new start of imaging for the .rdi and .vmdk file types.
To process an already created Image , the image file should be opened.
To open an image
|1||Click the Open Image button , or|
Select Open Image File on the Drive menu
If a remote computer is connected for Data Recovery over Network , the Open Image File dialog box will appear when you select a place to load the image file from. You may load it from the local or remote computer.
|2||Select the required image file|
If the image is a multi-volume one, and not all parts are at the same place, the dialog box will appear
Specify paths to other image parts and click the OK button.
|>||An Image object will appear in the Drives panel|
Depending whether this is a byte-by-byte , compressed ( R-Drive Image compatible), multi-volume , or VMDK image, its appearance in the Drives panels is different.
You may perform all data search, scan, and recovery from this image as it were a regular drive/disk object.
A byte by byte image
A multi-volume image
A VMDK image
To close an image
|*||Select the image and click the Close Image button,|
• or right-click the image and select Close Image on the shortcut menu
• or select the image and press the F8 key.
To close all image
|*||Select Close All Images on the Tools menu|
A logical disk (or disks) containing in an image can be mounted in the operating system as a device which makes its content accessible to any program including any other data recovery software.
To mount a logical disk in an image
|1||Right-click the logical disk in the image in the Drives panel and select Mount on the shortcut menu|
|2||Select a disk letter to assign to the mounted logical disk and click OK|
|>||A Virtual disk object will appear in the Drives panel|
and this virtual disk will be available to system in the read-only mode
To unmount a virtual disk from the system
|1||Right-click the virtual disk in the image in the Drives panel and select Unmount on the shortcut menu|