The effective way to find out if a Works file is recoverable is to try the demo version of Recovery for Works 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 file before proceeding with any recovery activity!
What limitations does the demo version of Recovery for Works have?
The demo version recovers only several strings in the broken file while replacing the others with demo placeholder. Commercial version will recover all the data possible.
Note that no additional data or formatting or any other element or feature of the original file will be recovered by commercial version of Recovery for Works if not present in demo output.
I have tried the demo. How do I decide whether to purchase the full version of Recovery for Works?
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 file?
This is normal. The damaged parts of your Works file will convert to zero size on output. The other common reason of file size decrease is when some of features of the original file are not supported and therefore absent from the recovered file.
Demo-recovered file is smaller because it mostly consists of demo placeholders than actual data.
Running Recovery for Works from command line (through Windows Start -> Run menu).
If your license type is Enterprise or Service, you can run Recovery for Works 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:
wkr.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).