Data Recovery Using R-Linux

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Depending on the situation, data recovery may vary:

1.Recovery of deleted files that have resided on an existing partition

This can be done using Basic File Recovery.

2.Recovery of files that have resided on a data disk with a damaged file system, or on a previously deleted or re-formatted partition

If the file system on such partition is damaged, the operating system sees that partition as a partition without a valid file system. Such partition should be previously scanned. Also, it should be scanned if you want to recover data on a previously deleted or re-formatted partition.

When the partition is scanned, a number of recognized partitions will appear. R-Linux shows them in different colors depending on which elements of the partition have been found.

Both boot records and file entries are found for this partition

Only file entries are found for this partition

Only boot records are found for this partition

Although such recognized partitions are virtual objects, files can be searched for and recovered from recognized partitions as from real partitions using Basic File Recovery.

To successfully recover files from a recognized partition, it is necessary to find a right one which corresponds to the real partition on which the files resided. No strict rules can be applied to that, but the following considerations should be taken into account:

If you are going to recover files from a disk with a damaged file system, most likely the right recognized partition will be a green one.
If you are going to recover files from a previously deleted or re-formatted partition, most likely the right recognized partition will be a yellow one.

Also always check the recognized partition's file system, start point, and size. They should be the same for the recognized partition and real partition. When in doubt, try to preview a couple of files from the recognized partition. If the files are seen correctly, this is the right partition.

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