R-Studio Main Panel

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When R-Studio starts, its main panel appears on the Windows desktop. Click the panel regions to learn their functions.

Open Drive Files (F5) Stop (Esc) Remove (F8) Create virtual volume sets of RAIDs Create Region (F4) Create Image Open Image Scan Refresh (Control+R) Connect to Remote

Changing the program language

You may select the language of R-Studio main panel and its help. To do so, select an available language on Change Language on the Help menu.

Panel view options

You may set which panels and bars to enable/disable.

Click to expand/collapse To enable/disable:


Select/clear Toolbar on the View menu

Status bar

Select/clear Status bar on the View menu

Drive pane

Select/clear Device View on the View menu

Properties pane

Select/clear Properties View on the View menu

Log panel

Select/clear Event Log on the View menu

If you have several tabs in the right pane, you may easily switch to any of the tab by selecting on the View menu

Properties Tab

to view the Properties tab

Scan Information Tab

to view the Scan Information Tab tab

Parents Tab

to view the Parents tab


Select data types in which the data will be represented

Sometimes, there may be a lot of similar objects on the Drives panel. Those may be components of a RAID, for example. You may turn numerical indexes for such objects to distinguish them better. Those indexes will appear before the object names on the Drives panel.

To turn the numerical indexes on/of, go to the Device item on the View menu, and select/clear:

Show Physical Drives Indexes

to display the indexes only for hard drives

Show All Objects Indexes

to display the indexes for all objects on the Drives panel

You may select the units in which object's start and size are displayed

To select the units

1 Select Devices on the View menu
2 Select the units in which you want to see object sizes.

You may select

Show as Bytes

Show as Sectors

Show as Bytes and Sectors

Depending on the task R-Studio performs, its panel may vary. Those panels are described in appropriate topics. The Properties tab names and values are described in detail on the Properties tab topic.

The general settings can be set on the Settings dialog box.

R-Studio has two operation modes:

File search on a partition (including recently found during disk scan).

In this mode, R-Studio analyzes MFTs on NTFS partitions, FATs on FAT partitions, and SuperBlocks on Ext2/3/4FS partitions. Then it displays all files which records have been found in the analyzed tables. Then recently deleted files, which records still remain, can be recovered. If files have not been found, that means that their records have been deleted. In this case, the disk must be scanned.

File search supports file masks and regular expressions. Multiple files in different folders can be found and recovered in one recover session.

R-Studio supports mass file recovery. There is no limit in the number of files that may be recovered during one session.

File content may be previewed before recovery.

File or disk binary data can be viewed and edited in the text/hexadecimal editor. Also can be viewed and changed all attributes for NTFS files.

Disk scan, searching for partitions.

In this mode, R-Studio scans the entire disk or its part. Using a number of statistic and deterministic criteria known as IntelligentScan technology, it determines existing or existed partitions on the disk, and their file systems. It is also possible to add new partitions, by setting manually all required parameters.

A disk can be scanned through several successive scans, each with its own parameters. R-Studio accumulates the information from successive scans and keeps track of changes in the information obtained from different scans. The information obtained from the disc scan can be stored in a file. It may be loaded and processed later at any convenient time.