OnTrack Data Recovery Easy Recovery doesn't provide Proper Destination Drive

Posted on 2007-09-29
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
Hi friends !

I want to know something about OnTrack Data Recovery Easy Recovery Tool. I have used this tool that came with Winternals ERD Commander 2003 CD.

You see that generally when we use other Data Recovery Tools and installed them on Windows (Such as HandyRecovery Tool), and analysis the partitions where the lost files were located, then it detects the deleted files and gives us the Recover Option and also give us the option to specify Destination drive where we can recover the files.

BUT&When I use OnTrack Data Recovery Easy Recovery Tool from ERD Commander CD, I can see the files to be recovered but I cant recover them because when I want to specify the Destination Drive, there are only two drives A: and C: , and these two drives are not floppy drive and HDD drive. They are virtual drives created in this Recovery mode. And when I select any of these drive and try to recover then I get the message that Destination drive could be full and I fail to recover.

Please tell me if someone of you have used OnTrack Data Recovey Easy Recovery Tool from ERD Commander.


Question by:JatinHemant
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    Expert Comment

    Can you map a network drive ?

    Can you increase the ram drive size ?

    Have you contacted ERD about this ?

    Are you sure that this is not just a Demo package ?

    I hope this helps !

    Author Comment

    Thanks for your reply...

    You see that I am new with Ontrack and I have never used it before. I have 512 MB RAM in my laptop where I want to recover data. I have not map the network drive as you told but I will also do it.

    Also I am using OnTrack Data Recovery Easty Recovery Tool that comes with Winternal's ERD Commander. So I don't know whether it is fully functional or just a Demo. May I ask you this because I am sure that you experts better know that the OnTrack that is incuded with ERD is fully functional or not !

    You see I am not installing OnTrack in Windows Graphical Mode. I use ERD CD and boot from the CD. There I find many options...i.e....

    1. ERD Commander
    2. CIA Commander
    3. OnTrack Data Recovery Easy Recovery
    4. Acronis Partition Expert
    5. Boot from Network

    and some other options.

    When I use OnTrack Data Recovery Easy Recovery, I get its console after some booting process. At the first console it asks me to select the partition from where I want to recover the deleted files and lost data. Here I can see my all the partitions (C:, D: and E:) and also Removable Media.

    I select C: because my deleted files were on C: then it scans this partition and show me the files. When I select the files and try to give some destination to restore them, I find only A: and C: drive and these A: and C: drive don't have the files and folders of Floppy Drive or C: partition. They represent temporary RAM Drive that are created in this Recovery mode.

    Please see if the situation is clear to you.


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    Expert Comment

    Check the Winternal's site or support and ask them, since it is their CD.
    LVL 63

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    Author Comment

    Thanks for your valuable information. The links are really useful. I really appreciate and happy with your support.



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