Can Recovery for Works Database repair my Works database?
The effective way to find out if a Works database is recoverable is to try the demo version of Recovery for Works Database 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 Works database before proceeding with any recovery activity!
What limitations does the demo version of Recovery for Works Database have?
Demo version recovers limited amount of the original rows. The rest of the database is replaced by demo strings. Full version will restore demo-limited rows as well.
If due to file damage an entire object, such as a table, has been lost, the full version will not be able to recover it. An element missing from a demo-recovered database will remain missing with full version.
I have tried the demo. How do I decide whether to purchase the full version of Recovery for Works Database?
Evaluating the results of demo recovery can help in making the decision.
What are the differences between product licenses?
Details of current licensing scheme are described at the Licensing page.
Why do results of recovery contain less data than the original Works database?
This is normal. The damaged parts of your Works database will convert to zero size on output. The other common reason of file size decrease is when some of features of the original database are not supported and therefore absent from the recovered database.
Demo-recovered database is smaller because it mostly consists of demo placeholders than actual data.
Running Recovery for Works Database from command line (through Windows Start -> Run menu).
If your license type is Enterprise or Service, you can run Recovery for Works Database 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:
wkd.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).