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Data Recovery Software

R-STUDIO is a family of powerful, cost-effective disk recovery software. Originally developed by R-Tools Technology, Inc. for experienced data recovery professionals, R-Studio has been redesigned as a scalable, user-friendly all-in-one data recovery tool. By coupling our most advanced file recovery and disk repair technology with an intuitive user-interface, R-Studio provides enterprise and professional-level data recovery specialists the tools they need without hindering the experience of entry-level users.

Disk Recovery Software Review
R-Studio runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux * and can recover data from local disks, removable disks, heavily corrupted disks, unbootable disks, clients connected to a local area network or the Internet. As a highly scalable, flexible, and deployable data recovery solution, R-Studio is an invaluable tool for data recovery operations large and small.
No matter the platform of the host or client or the physical location of the disk, R-Studio can quickly and effectively recover lost data from damaged, formatted, repartitioned, or deleted disks.
R-Studio's key data recovery features include:
Wide Range of the Supported File Systems
Wide Range of the Supported File Systems
Advanced RAID Reconstruction
Advanced RAID Reconstruction
Support of Most Common Partition Schemes
Support of Most Common Partition Schemes
Advanced Recovery Algorithms
Advanced Recovery Algorithms
Recovery over Network and Internet
Recovery over Network and Internet
Disk Image Creation
Disk Image Creation
Advanced Hex Editor
Advanced Hex Editor
Emergency Startup Version
Emergency Startup Version
Built-in File Viewer
Built-in File Viewer
Drive recovery for all major file systems, including FAT12/16/32/exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 (created or updated by Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/Win7), HFS/HFS+ and APFS (Macintosh), Little and Big Endian variants of UFS1/UFS2 (FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD/Solaris) and Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS (Linux).
Professional RAID reconstruction features that meet or exceed competing stand-alone array reconstructor products.
Recognition and parsing of Basic(MBR), GPT, and BSD (UNIX) partitions layout schema, and the Apple partition map. Support for Dynamic volumes (Windows 2000-2022/8.1/10/11) over MBR and GPT.
Support for
- Windows Storage Spaces (created by Windows 8/8.1 and 10/Threshold 2/Anniversary update);
- Apple software RAIDs, CoreStorage, File Vault, and Fusion Drive;
- Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM/LVM2) and mdadm RAIDs.
R-Studio can automatically recognize and assemble the components of these disk managers even if their databases are slightly damaged. Their components with severe corrupted databases can be added manually.
Recovery of damaged or corrupted partitions.
Recovery of data from repartitioned or formatted hard drives and disks.
Smart processing of bad sectors.
Raw file search (scan for known file types) with custom user-defined file types.
Flexible, scalable file search capabilities - makes both big and small file recovery jobs easy.

Drive recovery over local area network (LAN) or Internet.

NAT/firewall traversal. A connection can be established either from R-Studio to R-Studio Agent, or from R-Studio Agent to R-Studio. This allows R-Studio to traverse NAT/firewall when recovering data over the Internet. HTTP tunneling is used when necessary.

Backup and recovery disk imaging (local or over network). Image files are compatible with R-Drive Image software.

Advanced object copy. In addition to byte to byte copy of any object visible in the Drives panel, smart copy of partitions and hard drives with size and offset adjustment is available.

Advanced text/hexadecimal editor with support for various data patterns like boot records, master file tables (MFT), etc. Such patterns may be custom-created. Files can be shown as ANSI or UNICODE text.

R-Studio Emergency version is run from a USB stick or compact disc when it is necessary to recover data on a computer, on which operating system cannot start up because its system files are corrupted or deleted.

Bootable R-Studio Emergency (start-up) version can securely wipe any data storage device (hard disks, Flash drives, external drives, etc.) for reuse, disposal or transfer; even works on computers that won't boot.

Advanced file previewer; estimate chances for successful disk recovery before you buy.
More Features

Read more about R-Studio features in our article: File Recovery Software. Why R-Studio?

R-Studio is a cross-platform disk recovery suite with stable, actively supported releases for Windows, Mac, and Linux. R-Studio for Windows, R-Studio for Mac, and R-Studio for Linux each deliver the same powerful disk recovery tools and user-friendly interface on their respective platforms. Regardless of the host operating system, R-Studio can read, write, and recover drives, partitions, and files created by Windows, Mac, or Linux. For example, R-Studio for Windows can recover data from a Unix hard drive (be it an ext4 of Linux or UFS of BSD), R-Studio for Mac can recover data from a Windows hard drive (FAT/NTFS), R-Studio for Linux from a Mac hard drive (HFS+), and so on.

* Please note that registration keys are not interchangeable between products. You must purchase a registration key specific to R-Studio for Windows, R-Studio for Linux, or R-Studio for Mac (e.g. you cannot use a registration key for the Windows version to register R-Studio for Mac or vice versa).

Check out this special offer for power users and data recovery professionals: the R-Studio Technician package. In addition to the standard R-Studio features, the R-Studio Technician package offers advanced data recovery features, including forensic mode, data recovery over Internet, R-Studio portable, and unrestricted bootable disk. The R-Studio Technician package also includes licensing for the Windows, Macintosh and Linux versions in one single package.

And always remember:


  • DEMO
  • Local Data Recovery
  • Network Data Recovery
  • Service Utilities

All R-Studio and R-Studio Emergency features and capabilities can be evaluated and tested in the Demo mode. The only limitation the Demo mode has pertains to the maximum size of a file that can be recovered. The software running in the Demo mode can be registered on the fly at any time. No reinstallation is required.

To see how R-Studio can recover data in a specific case, you may download R-Studio free, install it on your computer, and run it in the Demo mode (for a nonbootable machine, an R-Studio Emergency CD/DVD can be created). If you do not have hard drive recovery experience, we advise you to download and read our Data Recovery Manual before you start. You'll find step-by-step instructions and recommendations prepared by our data recovery specialists. For any additional questions you may always contact our technical support team even if you haven't purchased the software license yet. When lost files are found you may recover files with a size of less that 256KB each. Other files, supported by the pre-viewer built in the software, can be previewed to estimate chances for successful file recovery. If you are satisfied with the result, you may purchase an R-Studio license online right away. Upon receiving a registration key, you may register R-Studio on the fly without even closing the program. As soon as R-Studio is registered, you may continue recovering files.

Moreover, using R-Studio in the Demo mode you may create images of your logical disks or entire hard drives. Then you may perform all data recovery actions with those images to keep the source disks safe from accidental data corruption. These images are especially important when you are working with hard drives that start showing signs of dying, to prevent losing data from the drives for good.

R-Studio is our most popular full-featured disk recovery solution for local data recovery. Any laptop or desktop computer running R-Studio becomes a powerful data recovery station, capable of solving even the most challenging data recovery and disk repair tasks faced by experienced IT specialists. R-Studio recovers data from any data storage device (Flash drive, hard disk drive, laptop drives, SD cards, etc.) and works with partitions created by every major operating system (Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix). For local disk recovery, R-Studio can read/write, analyze, and image disks and sectors via an IDE/SATA connection or through USB, e-SATA, or FireWire adapters.

Tip: R-Studio users who haven't invested in the R-Studio Network package can still utilize R-Studio's network capabilities. Here's how:

  1. From R-Studio local, use the Demo mode to create a disk image of a remote computer's hard disk over a network.
  2. Save the disk image to the local machine where R-Studio is installed.
  3. Open the disk image file and treat it like a locally-attached physical drive. R-Studio can analyze and recover the data from the disk image as if it were a hard drive connected via USB, IDE/SATA, e-SATA, or FireWire.

In addition to all file recovery features available in R-Studio local versions, R-Studio network products (in versions for both the Windows and Macintosh-based platforms) offer users access to remote computers and data recovery over the network. This feature is very useful when it is necessary to provide system or network administrators with control and efficiency in file recovery over a TCP/IP connection in a network of a couple or thousands of computers with the flexibility and ease of a single machine.

It also may be useful when it is necessary to recover data when there is no direct access to a hard drive with the lost files (for example, a corporate network server with an advanced RAID controller).

With the R-Studio network version, data recovery over a network is much the same as it is on a local computer.

All R-Studio Network packages include at least five R-Studio Agent/Agent Emergency licenses.

R-Studio Agent and R-Studio Agent Emergency are the service programs that give R-Studio network access to disks on a remote computer. The service program must be installed and/or run on the victim computer, whereas R-Studio is installed and run on another computer, a system administrator workstation, or a workstation dedicated to data recovery. All data transmitted over a network is encrypted with a strong algorithm (3DES) for data security. R-Studio and R-Studio Agent do not pump gigabytes of data over the network to analyze them. R-Studio Agent does the actual data analysis on the computer where it runs and sends only the information on the data to its mother R-Studio.

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