MediaHeal for Virtual Drives

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Q: Can MediaHeal for Virtual Drives repair my virtual drive?
A: The effective way to find out if a virtual drive virtual drive is recoverable is to try the demo version of MediaHeal for Virtual Drives on it. Visit the Demo page for a free copy of the demo.

Product specifications with lists of items recovered and not recovered is available at the Product Information page.

Note: Always backup your original corrupted virtual drive virtual drive before proceeding with any recovery activity!

 
Q: What limitations does the demo version of MediaHeal for Virtual Drives have?
A: The demo version recovers only the media structure (including folders and files contained there) wiping out the data stored in the files. It puts the demo-version information there instead. Actually, demo version creates text files with extensions of the original files.

Note that no additional files will be recovered by commercial version of MediaHeal for Virtual Drives if not present in demo output.

 
Q: I have tried the demo. How do I decide whether to purchase the full version of MediaHeal for Virtual Drives?
A:

Evaluating the results of demo recovery can help in making the decision.

 
Q: What are the differences between product licenses?
A:

Details of current licensing scheme are described at the Licensing page.

 
Q: Why do results of recovery contain less data than the original virtual drive virtual drive?
A: This is normal. The damaged parts of your virtual drive virtual drive will convert to zero size on output. The other common reason of file size decrease is when some of features of the original virtual drive are not supported and therefore absent from the recovered virtual drive.
Demo-recovered virtual drive is smaller because it mostly consists of demo placeholders than actual data.
 
Q: Running MediaHeal for Virtual Drives from command line (through Windows Start -> Run menu).
A:

If your license type is Enterprise or Service, you can run MediaHeal for Virtual Drives from command line and use these calls in your batch files. Standard version does not support command line. The format for command line call is:

mhv.exe <original filename with path> "<path to directory to store the recovered file(s)>"
(without angle brackets).

Please note that the directory for recovered file(s) should be created before starting the recovery.

Command line mode supports patterns '*' (replaces group of symbols) and '?' (replaces one symbol).


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