August 20th, 2019

Beginner’s Guide For Recovery Explorer Software Installation & Setup

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Recovery Explorer Standard software is a versatile application catering to the requirements of data recovery tasks for various platforms. This being cross-platform software is useful for Windows, Linux or macOS users. The utility comes with its key features like the ability to recover data from multiple storage media, easy-to-use interface and convenient scanning process.

This blog will throw light on guidelines for its installation and set up on different platforms.

Let us discuss them one after other:


For making the application work for any Windows device of yours, take some simple steps. The installation process starts with downloading the software from an authentic website. It is very crucial to remember that the disk from which your data has been lost should not be the storage target for saving this file. You surely have better places to save it at some better place. Once you are done with the download you will be provided with an executable file. This file possess an icon of a Software Manager application.

Proceed further with opening the same file to head start the installation part. This is the stage where the window of privileges elevation of software with digital moniker will appear. Just in case this does not happen in your case, it indicates the download has gone wrong or you have ended up downloading it from an untrustworthy source. Even if the Window shows up as from an ‘unknown publisher’ it has the very same reason. Continue installation with Software Manager.


The downloading part remains the same with Linux too. Press the download button from the site but stay cautious for saving the downloaded files anywhere except the disk from where the data was lost earlier.

As a result of successful downloading, a .tar.xz archive will be obtained. As you follow the next step of unpacking this archive’s content to /tmp, an .install executable file will be obtained. Go ahead to open this file for installing the software. Sometimes issues are faced with the file permission task. If this happens to you too, you should open the terminal and ascribe the execute rights that in turn facilitates opening up of the file.

Ordinary or limited users will be asked by the software manager for execution rights elevation. It is recommended to use a user account with elevated rights for running installer. When the installer application is launched, the final step is to continue with the software installation with the Software Manager.


The initial part with macOS is identical to the previous two platforms. It is still important to mention that you don’t have to save the file in the same storage from which you have lost your data. As the download is successfully done users get a .zip archive with macOS.

On unpacking the archive’s contents in Finder, an .install file is produced. To resume software installation, users are supposed to run this application so as to start the Software Manager.

On The Software Manager Front

Go through the introduction and press the “Next” button. Carefully read the warning notes and tick off to reading and understanding the information so provided before you can continue. Get familiar with the license agreement and accept the agreement terms to continue. Select a folder where you want to save the file. Choose the tasks you want a software to perform for you after its installation and click “Finish” button.

How To Set Up The Recovery Wizard

There is a provision of modifying the software settings as per user’s preferences. Setting up of specifications makes the Recovery Explorer application more user-friendly. However, it is tricky to make amendments in the default settings as these are the most appropriate ones. Unless you are certain about the changes following the settings adjustments will bring, do not go ahead. Your experimentation can turn out to be a mistake as it can decrease the software’s ability.

The software comes with a number of settings for altering further tasks. Data recovery application’s main settings include file name encoding settings and file search settings.

Let us take them up one by one.

File Name Encoding Settings

We will again insist you to stick to the default settings if you are even one percent unsure of how the operational capacity of software will change with the change in settings. Suggested options for filename encoding settings include encodings for file names in Legacy (non-Unicode) Windows, DOS and Linux/Unix systems. Decide which one you want to go ahead with and choose the best option for you.

Files Search Settings

It is possible to be specific about the desirable conditions pertaining to search of lost files with the use of Recovery Explorer. The software comes with an activated search of lost and deleted files by default. Rest of the setting options are free to be amended. User can choose between the skip or search with the given drop-down list.

Various Setting Options: 

From the recycle bin– This makes the program carry on examination of local PC recycle bin for deleted or lost data. Its default setting is search.

By known content– If program is set to search, recovery results are more advanced as both the metadata and content disk area are scanned. At the same time, when it is made to skip it restricts itself to conduct simple search and RAM is not saved in the process.

Small (diskette) file systems– This setting of program triggers the application to scan the file system and also detect the small file systems lost amongst the system files. Most of the time the setting is made to skip these days as diskette file systems are no longer in trend.

If there are no user files– When the search option is activated, scanning of file systems without user files is done. And when there are only system files in the file system, skip option allows the omission of the file systems without user files.

Hopefully, you found this information encouraging for installing Recovery Explorer software. If you still find any difficulty when practically taking up the task, remember our technical experts are one call away.

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