Runtime Software has teamed up with Knoppix, the Linux-based bootable live system. Already used by Millions around the world, the Knoppix Live CD features automatic hardware detection and support for many network adapters, graphic cards, hard disk controllers, SCSI and USB devices, and other peripherals. Use the Runtime Live CD at your discretion; please read our Compatibility Note .
The Runtime Live CD is ready-to-use and pre-installed with all our data recovery tools.
The Live CD is an ideal recovery environment as it is Linux-based, and therefore less prone to a Windows tendency to manipulate and change Windows-formatted disks. This restraint reduces the risk of overwriting data that you want to recover, especially on Windows boot disks (C:).
The Runtime Live CD is an alternative to our WinPE boot CD. The Live CD provides access to network resources and the Internet.
We provide the Runtime Live CD free of charge for users of our data recovery software.
To create the Runtime Live CD,
It is also possible to directly create a bootable USB stick from the Runtime Live CD ISO,
Download the 3rd party tool Win32 Disk Imager
Using Win32 Disk Imager, write the ISO directly onto a USB stick with a capacity between 1 GB and 32 GB.
Reboot your computer from that USB stick into the Runtime Live CD desktop.
The Runtime Live USB stick also supports UEFI boot.
Once you have booted the Runtime Live CD or USB stick, you can start using our data recovery software. Simply double-click the corresponding icon.
Other than with Windows, in Linux you have to declare disks you want to use for copying. If you have provided a disk to hold all the data you want to recover later, you should double-click "Target drive for data (backup)". Select this drive, and it will automatically be mapped to drive letter
R:. Later, in GetDataBack, for example, you would copy the recovered files to drive
You can administer all mapped drives with "Assign drives".
You should NOT map the drive you want to recover the data from.
In the left bottom, you see icons for the main menu, a file manager, a terminal emulator, browser, audio, and display. Please consult Linux resources on how to use these programs and how to work in Linux.