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Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery - Technician

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery - Technician « Back to list

Efficiently recover data from Windows based storage media and RAID arrays

Stellar Phoenix RAID Recovery is powerful, all-in-one, feature-rich software to recover lost or inaccessible data on Windows. The tool has a full range of advanced features for recovering files, photos, videos, documents, and emails from Windows hard drives, external media, and RAID servers.

  • Secure data recovery from RAID 0, RAID 5, and RAID 6 arrays
  • 'Remote Recovery' to recover data remotely over a network
  • Creates Virtual RAID when probable RAID construction fails
  • Recovers lost or missing RAID logical volumes
  • 'Remote Recovery Agent' enables data recovery over a network remotely
  • Supports recovery of lost and deleted data from desktops and laptops

RAID Recovery

In order to recover data from your troubled RAID array, click the 'Raid Recovery' button under 'Drive Recovery' tab..

Specifying RAID 5 Parameters

Before building the RAID, provide the known parameters of the RAID array, such as disk order, RAID Start Sector, Stripe/Block Size, Parity Order/Rotation, and Parity Repetition/Delay. The below screenshot depicts RAID 5 configuration that can tolerate single disk failure.

Specifying RAID 0 Parameters

The software supports data recovery from RAID 0 array. You need to provide the known RAID parameters in the 'Select RAID Parameters' box. RAID level 0 has no fault tolerance.

Specifying RAID 6 Parameters

You can also recover data from a RAID 6 array by providing the RAID parameters and building a probable RAID. RAID level 6 can tolerate up to two hard disk failures.

Building RAID When Parameters Missing

If you do not exactly remember the RAID parameters, then mention 'Don't know' and check-mark all possible options given in the drop down menu. Click 'BUILD RAID' button to see the probable RAID construction.

Select Probable RAID

The window displays the probable RAID construction. Select the appropriate RAID construction and click 'Show Volume List' button to go to the data recovery window.

Recover Data from RAID Volumes

The volumes in the chosen RAID construction get listed, which can be selected to perform various data recovery operations. Here if you want to choose another RAID construction from the previous list, click the 'Load Constructed RAID' button. You can also create an altogether new RAID construction by clicking the 'Reconstruct RAID' button.

Create Virtual RAID Drive

If you have failed to create any probable RAID construction, the software shows the 'Create Virtual RAID Drive' button to create a single virtual RAID construction.

Recover Data from RAID Virtual Drive

You can select the RAID virtual drive and perform 'Raw Recovery' or search your lost/deleted volumes from the physical RAID hard drives.

NOTE:Install and run Stellar Phoenix Remote Recovery Agent on the target machine from where you need to recover data before starting the recovery process on your system (source).

Remote Recovery

On the source machine, run the software, select the 'Advance Option' tab on the main interface, and then click 'Remote Recovery'.

Entering IP on Source

On the source machine, enter the IP address of the target machine in the 'IP Address' textbox and a valid port number (between 1025 and 65535) in Port textbox. Ensure that the software and Remote Recovery Agent are using the same port number.

Starting Remote Recovery Agent on Target

On the target machine, click 'Start Agent'. You will receive a message in the 'Status' box: 'Stellar Agent is ready to accept connection'.

Connecting Source to Target

On the source machine, click 'Connect' in the 'Enter remote machine details to connect' section. Once a connection is established, you will get the message 'Successfully connected to remote agent'. All the hard drives and their corresponding volumes existing on the target will be listed in the 'Remote Recovery' module. Select a drive or volume and choose any data recovery option on the flying pane to recover data.

Home Screen

Click 'Drive Recovery' to display all volumes in your system. Select one of the displayed volumes under 'Drive Recovery'. On the flying pane to the right, click the desired data recovery option to start scanning.

Scanning Process

The progress bar in the top-right pane shows the scan status. During scan, the software prepares a tree-structured list of recoverable files in the left pane.

After Scan

After finishing the scan, you see three tabs in the left pane that display all the recoverable files and folders in the selected volume.


Select a folder in the left pane to list all files in this folder in the bottom-right pane. Click a file to display its preview in the main interface.

Select Destination

Select the desired files and folders for recovery and click 'Recover' button at the bottom. This opens up the Select Destination dialog. In this dialog, browse for a desired location to save the recovered data. Click 'OK'.

Saving Data

The software begins saving the selected files to your destination. You can observe the status of this task by viewing the two progress bars shown in the top-right pane. Windows Data Recovery

Select Volume or Hard Drive

On the main interface, click 'Photo Recovery' to display the 'Photo Recovery' module as shown below. Select the desired volume or hard drive for searching lost photos. On the flying pane, click 'File Type' below 'Scan Now' to select the file types you need to recover. Click 'Scan Now' to initiate the scan.

Preview Images

The software generates a tree-structured list under 'Classic Tree' tab after scan. This list contains folders representing distinct file types. Click on a folder and select a desired image in the bottom pane to see its preview.

Select Destination

Select the files and folders you need to recover and click 'Recover' button to display the Select Destination dialog. Provide a destination for saving the recovered photos and click 'OK'.

Home Screen

Click 'CD DVD Recovery' on the main interface to display 'Select Optical Media to Recover' section as shown below. In this section, select your optical drive and click 'Scan Now' on the flying pane to the right for scanning this drive.
NOTE: Insert your optical media into the CD/DVD ROM before running the software for recovering files.

Scanning Process

The software begins scanning your optical media and displays all recoverable data in different sessions found on the disc. You can see the scan status in the progress bar. You can also select and preview any file in the main interface. Select the files for recovery and click 'Recover'.

Select Destination

The software prompts you to provide a destination for saving the recovered data. Browse for the desired destination and click 'OK'.

Select Outlook PST

When you click 'Email Recovery', you come across the below interface screen. Select 'MS Outlook' in the 'Select appropriate mail client' box and click 'Select PST' to select a PST file for recovering emails. Click 'Find PST' to search for PST files in your system. Click 'Start Recovery' to start scanning.

Find PST Files

The 'Find PST' option displays a dialog where you can specify the drive to be searched and the corresponding file type. Clicking 'Start' initiates the process and gives you a list of PST files in the selected drive. Select the desired PST file and click 'OK'.

Scanning Process

The software initiates the PST scan process and displays all mail data in the left pane. You can view the progress bar to know the percentage of scan completed. Windows Data Recovery

Saving Options

Select the items for recovery in the left pane and click 'Save'. In the dialog box that shows up, select your desired 'Save As' option and the destination path. Click 'OK'.

Saving Process Completed

The software displays a dialog that shows the sizes of the original and recovered file, and the number of different objects recovered.

Select DBX

In 'Email Recovery' module, select 'Outlook Express', and then click 'Select DBX' to select a DBX file for recovery. Click 'Find DBX' to search for DBX files if the path of required DBX file is unknown. Click 'Start Recovery' to start scanning the selected file.

Find DBX Files

Specify the search options ('Look In' and 'File Type') and click 'Start' to start searching. The software lists all DBX files found in the selected drive. Select the desired DBX file in this list and click 'OK' to begin the scan process.

Scanning Process Completed

Once the software finishes the scan, it shows all the recoverable mail items in the main interface and prompts you with the below message. Select your DBX file and click 'Save' at the bottom.

Saving Options

In the 'Save File Option' dialog, select the desired 'Save As' option and the destination path. Click 'OK' .

Saving Process Completed

You get an acknowledgement message after completion of the process. Click 'Yes' to view the recovered file.

Advance Options

Navigate to the 'Advance Option' tab to access additional features of Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery.

Clone Drive

Select the hard drive to be cloned in the 'Select Source Disk' box and the destination drive in the 'Select Destination Disk' box. Click 'Start Cloning' on the flying pane to initiate the cloning process.

Create Image

Click 'Create Image' button and select a volume or physical disk for imaging. On the flying pane, click 'Select Range' below 'Start Imaging' to select a range of the media sectors to be imaged. Click 'Start Imaging' to perform the imaging process. The image is saved as '.img' file.

Drive Status

Click 'Drive Status' to get general information about your hard drive and various SMART attributes. Select your hard disk and click 'Scan Disk' on the flying pane to scan this disk for bad sectors.

Recovery from Image

Select the image file from which you need to recover data. Click 'Browse' if the required file is not listed under 'Recovery from Image' tab. The software scans the image and lists files in the main interface for recovery.

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