Emergency Boot Kit: Backup and restore files without Windows
Emergency Boot Kit File Manager can copy files from your computer, even unbootable one, to external USB thumbdrive or USB HDD. Save your data in emergency situation when Windows no longer boots.
Supported filesystem types: FAT, NTFS, EXT2/EXT3, ISO9660, UDF and BSD UFS; Unicode is fully supported for all of them. Builtin editor and viewer for text files can handle numerous ANSI/OEM encodings and UTF-8/UTF-16. Removable disks e.g. USB and Firewire are mounted and dismounted automatically, like floppy disks in Windows.
Example: Saving Files From Unbootable Computer With Emergency Boot Kit
Boot in Emergency Boot Kit, choose "File Manager" in the main menu.
1. Choose target folder
Left panel should display contents of chosen drive. In this example, it shows contents of drive E:.
If target folder already exists, enter into it in file manager. If this folder is
non-empty, delete its contents or use some other folder for backup.
2. Select files and folders to backup from the source disk
Right panel shows contents of chosen drive. You may navigate to desired subfolder using ↑ (UP), ↓ (DOWN) and Enter keys. (Tab key changes active panel.)
Select files and folders to backup (on right panel). Use Ins key to mark them yellow,
also you can use NumpadPlus and NumpadMinus to mark/unmark by file name mask like *.docx.
3. Start backup process
Backup process should start immediately. You should see progress window showing information
about files being copied.
When copying is done, progress window disappears.
Example: Builtin text editor and viewer
Emergency Boot Kit File Manager contains builtin text viewer (press F3 to invoke it) and builtin text editor (presss F4 to invoke it). Both tools fully support Unicode. Screenshot shows copying of rectangular text block: