How can I find out whether SecureRecovery for Publisher will work on my files without purchasing the software?
While SecureRecovery for Publisher is a safe and powerful way to restore damaged RTF files, many factors will influence the chances of recovery in a specific case.
We provide a free-to-download demo of the application to help you make the best possible decision. Use the demo prior to purchasing the full software license, but before carrying out any recovery attempt, make sure to back up your publications.
Should I choose a specific license option?
Yes, you should choose a license option that is appropriate for your usage habits. Some options also have additional features, for example the addition of command line access in the Enterprise and Service versions. Read our Licensing page before making your decision.
Is the demo version safe to use, and is it significantly different from the commercial version of SecureRecovery for Publisher?
The demo version is almost exactly the same as commercial versions of SecureRecovery for Publisher, and it is just as safe and secure.
It is significantly limited, as it will only restore a certain amount of real data. Placeholders will replace much of the original text in the Publisher file. This allows you to see whether your documents can be restored (along with their original formatting and other elements that appear in the output generated by the demo recovery).
My original files are larger than the repaired files. Why is this?
While performing repairs, SecureRecovery for Publisher may find permanently damaged or inaccessible data, which will be replaced in the output files. This is completely normal and is not indicative of a recovery failure. File sizes can also decrease if certain unsupported features cannot be reproduced in the recovered file (run the demo version to make sure that SecureRecovery for Publisher will be able to treat your publication file successfully).
The demo version also creates smaller files for a separate reason -- the placeholder text is often shorter than the original text.
What should I keep in mind when accessing SecureRecovery for Publisher from a command line?
First, make sure that you have an output directory for the recovered RTF files. If the targeted directory does not exist, create it before proceeding any further.
In batch files and in the command line, use [pbr.exe “”] to access the program, leaving off the brackets. You can also use patterns to make your batch file process the recovery project in a logical way. Use an asterisk to represent multiple characters in a group. Use a question mark to represent individual characters in a group.