Archive for the ‘DiskExplorer’ Category

The difference between the demo version and the full version.

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

We get this question a lot. What is the difference between the demo version of your software and the paid version? The demo version is only there so you can see your files and even open some of them. The only time you should ever purchase the software is after you have run the demo, you can see the files you want to recover and you are ready to recover them.

The only difference between the demo and the full version is the ability to save your data. This is true for GetDataBack, DiskExplorer, Captain Nemo, RAID Reconstructor, NAS Data Recovery and RAID Recovery for Windows. If you are purchasing the software, you have already tested it and are sure it can do what you need it to do.

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I upgraded to Windows 7 and now I can not see any of my drives in your software!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Q: After upgrading to Windows 7, I can not longer see my drives in any of your software.

A: This is due to the UAC that Windows Vista and Windows 7 have in place. In order to bypass this, you can simply right click on the icon of the program you are running and selecting “Run as administrator”. You will then have access to the physical drives at this point.

You must do this even if you are the administrator of the computer. If you have any questions regarding this, feel free to contact us.

What do you do with your drive when you upgrade or sell your computer?

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Folks, we need to be serious about this. A recent survey shows that 40% of hard drives bought on eBay hold personal and even worse, corporate data.

When you give a computer to a friend or co-worker, or even sell it, it still has all of your data on it. Even if you format the drive. If you do not believe me, try it for yourself. Take a drive with data on it that you no longer need, format it, then run GetDataBack. You will see all of your data. This will not work however if you are using Vista.

Vista has changed they way a format works and now does a low level format. You can find this information at This is good and this is bad. If you accidentally format a drive in Windows Vista, that data is gone forever. Not even a hardware recovery company can recover the data for you.

We are going to show you how to use DiskExplorer to low level format a drive so that no data can ever be recovered from it. This is useful when you want to give a drive to someone or sell your computer. You will low level the drive, then install Windows. None of the data that was on the drive can be recovered.


The full resolution video can be found here.

Making a partial image in DiskExplorer

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Lets have a look at making a partial image in DiskExplorer. This is important when making an image of a drive with damage.

Lets start DiskExplorer:


Switch to hex mode my pressing F3 and go to sector you want to start the image at:


Once the sector is selected, press CTRL-SHIFT-END and it will select the sector you chose to the end of the drive:


Now, click on Edit>Copy to file:


Pick the file name and location and click save. You can see the size of the image at the top of the file location box.

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Runtime’s DiskExplorer for Linux

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Windows based Disk Editor for EXTFS2 & EXTFS3

This is the newest addition to our successful line of disk editors. Have an fresh new look at your Linux EXTFS2 or EXTFS3 file system:

  • navigate through your drive by using browser-style back and forth arrows, by going directly to the partition table, superblock, inodes, groups etc.
  • switch between several views, such as hex, text, directory, partition table, superblock, inode and group description view
  • search your drive for text, superblocks and partition tables
  • edit your drive by using the direct read/write mode (not recommended) or the virtual write mode
  • view and recover files
  • create a virtual volume when your superblock is lost or corrupted
  • conduct your own data recovery by taking advantage of all these features.

Price: $69

System Requirements:
Pentium Processor
Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 or Vista