User Guide
Everything you need to know about data recovery with the Raise Data Recovery software

Thanks to Raise Data Recovery, restoring any file has become elementary even for novice users. This guide will give you an insight into different aspects of this process and teach you to easily cope with various data loss tasks even if you’ve never worked with data recovery software before. Here you can also find some helpful advice from experts in this realm that will help you to avoid those gross mistakes which may turn the whole procedure into a data disaster.

Setting up Recovery Wizard

The data recovery procedure with Raise Data Recovery can be optimized by modifying software settings. At the same time, from the very beginning the settings are adjusted to match the most appropriate defaults.

The application provides a list of settings which allow adjusting further work with files at the very first step. The software settings include choosing encodings for file names and the types of user files for search.

Setting up Recovery Wizard

Filename encodings settings

Raise Data Recovery lets you change the default encoding settings at the stage when the application shows all the detected files. However, if you are not familiar with filename encodings, proceed with the default settings.

The software settings also let you define the proper standard for the representation of filenames in the program.

Raise Data Recovery suggests the following options for encoding settings: encodings for filenames in Legacy (non-Unicode) Windows, DOS and Linux/Unix systems. You can choose the needed one from the drop down-lists at the end of each field.

The settings option Re-encode UTF-16 (Linux/Unix) allows you to change the Unicode UTF-16 encoding into the one which is typical for your file system. If the file system uses UTF-16 Unicode (such as Linux JFS file system), its filenames can be saved in UTF-16. If the file system uses any other encoding, confirm this by pressing Yes for the correct representation of filenames.

File search settings

Raise Data Recovery allows specifying the desirable scenario of the search for lost files. By default, the software will search for lost and deleted files. All other options can be adjusted by selecting Skip or Search from the drop-down list at the end of a corresponding field.

These options include:

From Recycle Bin – sets the program to check the Recycle Bin of the local PC for lost, deleted and currently present data. The option is activated by default.

By known content – when set to Search, the software scans both metadata and content disk area and will provide more advanced recovery results included into the folder "Extra found files". When set to Skip, the software conducts simple search and doesn't create the additional Extra found files folder in order to save RAM.

Small file systems – when activated, the option makes the software scan the file system and find small file systems possibly contained within system files. As diskette file systems are no longer popular, the option is set to Skip.

If there are no user files – if activated, the option enables scanning the file systems which contain user files. If the file system contains system files only, Skip lets the software omit the file systems not containing user files.