`How to Recover Data from Corrupted SQL Server Database with Recovery Toolbox
If you are looking for a reliable and easy-to-use tool to repair your damaged or corrupted SQL Server database, you may want to try Recovery Toolbox for SQL Server. This software can help you recover data from various types of SQL Server database files, such as MDF, NDF, and BAK. You can also use it to export the recovered data to a new database or as SQL scripts.
In this article, we will show you how to use Recovery Toolbox for SQL Server to recover your data in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Download and Install Recovery Toolbox for SQL Server
You can download Recovery Toolbox for SQL Server from its official website: https://recoverytoolbox.com/sql.html. The software is compatible with Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 and supports all versions of SQL Server from 7.0 to 2019.
After downloading the setup file, run it and follow the instructions to install the software on your computer. You will need to accept the license agreement and choose the destination folder for the installation.
Step 2: Launch Recovery Toolbox for SQL Server and Select the Source File
Once the installation is complete, launch Recovery Toolbox for SQL Server from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut. You will see the main interface of the software, which consists of a menu bar, a toolbar, and a file selection area.
To select the source file that you want to recover data from, click on the \"...\" button next to the \"Source file name\" field. You can choose an MDF file (the primary database file), an NDF file (a secondary database file), or a BAK file (a backup file). You can also drag and drop the file into the file selection area.
Step 3: Choose the Recovery Mode and Scan the Source File
After selecting the source file, you need to choose the recovery mode that suits your situation. There are two recovery modes available: Standard mode and Advanced mode.
Standard mode is recommended for most cases, as it can recover data from lightly damaged or corrupted files. It is also faster and easier to use than Advanced mode.
Advanced mode is designed for more complex cases, such as when the source file is severely damaged or encrypted. It can recover more data than Standard mode, but it may take longer and require more user input.
To choose the recovery mode, click on the \"Recovery mode\" button on the toolbar and select either \"Standard mode\" or \"Advanced mode\" from the drop-down menu. You can also change some settings for each mode by clicking on the \"Options\" button next to it.
After choosing the recovery mode, click on the \"Analyze\" button on the toolbar to start scanning the source file. The software will display a progress bar and a log window that shows the details of the scanning process. You can pause or stop the scanning at any time by clicking on the corresponding buttons on the toolbar.
Step 4: Preview and Select the Data to Recover
When the scanning is finished, you will see a tree view of all the data that can be recovered from the source file. The data includes system tables, user tables, stored procedures, views, user-defined data types, functions, triggers, indexes, keys, constraints, etc.
You can preview any data item by clicking on it in the tree view. The software will show you its properties and contents in separate tabs. You can also search for specific data items by using the \"Find object\" function on the toolbar.
To select the data that you want to recover, check or uncheck the boxes next to each data item in the tree view. You can also use the \"Select all\" and \"Deselect all\" buttons on the toolbar to select or deselect all data items at once.
Step 5: Choose the Output Format and Destination
After selecting the data that you want to recover, you need to choose how to save it. There are two output formats available: Save as SQL scripts or Export directly to database.