Version History

New Features Fixed Bugs
  • TreeExplorer, hirarchical explorer with powerfull kontext menu. New Icon in the Start Menu.
  • CopyMob will now read the device name directly from the USB port, and no more with the unreliable command 'GetDeviceFriendlyName'.
  • FakeDriveCheck verifies if a USB flash or MicroSD drive is fake, corrupted or OK.
  • The Paint app could not be stareted after Restore and showed 'wrong parameter' as error.
  • All open registry files are checked and defragmented during backup. Previously, the check was only carried out on selected registry files.
  • ClassicMenu, switches the classic context menu on or off.
  • The Setup dialog can run remotely now (c_e \\PC2 rtcmd setup).
  • Installing CryptManager failed if Hotkeys were not selected as well.
  • ERROR 'GetVolumeNameForVolumeMountPoint' when preparing a USB drive for Recovery or Windows To Go.
  • ERROR 'FP->ft.DriveType >= COUNT(DTypeA)' when selecting OneDrive as backup target.
  • CryptManager creates and handles Elliptic EFS Keys.
  • The client-server communication uses the Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) interface and nistP521 keys (Recommended Elliptic Curves for Federal Government Use).
  • One-Click Recovery can optionally be started without administrative rights and without user account control (UAC).
  • New wizard 'CopyMob' (icon in the start menu): Mirrors photos and music from smartphone to PC and back again.
  • The recovery shell (rtcmd tree) offers a context menu with many commands. From UEFI partitioning to mirroring Windows® drives.
  • ERROR WIMRegisterLogFile when creating a recovery environment with Windows 10 on a UEFI PC.
  • The boot configuration is checked for all Windows® backups and mirrors. Previously, this only worked for backups and mirrors of the running Windows®. Now, the recovery environment can be used to copy a Windows® drive to a new drive. After this, Windows® can start from the new drive.
  • Setup without administrative rights for the current user.
  • Duplicate mobile drives are hidden.
  • Data and image backup on smartphones.
  • Mirror:
    rtcmd mirror C: M
    mirrors the entire C: drive to the M: drive:
    • Drive C: can be the current Windows® drive.
    • Drive M: can be a hard disk or a USB stick
      (Windows® to go).
    • Open databases on C: are checked and shut down.
    • If drive C: is the Windows® drive, the startup configuration on drive M: will be prepared.
      After a successful mirroring Windows® can start immediately from drive M:.
      Drive C: can be removed after startup.
    • A repeated mirroring for a 50 GB drive
      takes about 1 minute.
    • Re-mirroring, after a user has changed data or software on M: (Windows® to go), he can resync drive M: to the original C: drive:
      rtcmd mirror M: C
  • Private Restore checks the startup configuration:
    The Windows® drive can be backed up with Private Backup. This backup can be restored later to the current Windows® drive or to a new drive or USB stick. The startup configuration for a new drive will be prepared. The PC can start from the new drive after restoring. Previously, this feature was only available with Install Restore.
  • Setup offers a new hotkey:
    CtrlAlt W takes you directly to the extended Windows® startup menu. From this menu a Windows® to go that resides on a USB stick can be selected.
  • Mirroring pictures and music
    from a smartphone to the PC.
    Connect smartphone and PC with a USB cable
    and select data transmission on the smartphone.
    rtcmd copymob pictopc
    Mirrors pictures and videos to the PC. A repeated mirroring takes only seconds. Now you can delete unwanted photos on the PC or move them to another folder for archiving.
    rtcmd copymob pctopic
    Will commit the changes and mirror the pictures folder back to the smartphone.
    Commands for the music folder:
    rtcmd copymob musictopc
    rtcmd copymob pctomusic
  • CryptManager
  • The main program offers a menu for data backup.
  • Updated dialogs.
  • "CryptAcquireContext" error after the Windows® password was replaced outside the user account.
  • The Install Restore Wizard says: "Drive is not listed bootable!" although that's not true.
4.29 "Incorrect function" Error in DeviceIoControl, when starting Install Backup.
4.28 Desktop becomes data folder
Many users put their files on the desktop. Previously, the desktop was backed up with Install Backup and restored and cleaned with Install Restore. As a result, the files on the desktop were lost. Now the desktop is considered as a data folder and is no longer backed up by Install Backup nore restored by Install Restore. Exceptions are files that end with .lnk, .url. and .ini.
  • "wrong path" error, if the user tries to backup a drive.
  • "private key not found" error, if the user has no EFS key.
  • Windows® 11 ready
  • scripts\ContextMenu\ListDirectory.cmd shows the content of Alternate Data Streams.
  • Arbitrary emerging error (ZwCreateFile), when restoring an image on an empty partition.
  • The recovery environment will be moved to the recovery partition, if there is one. This means that the recovery environment can be started without decryption, even if Windows® is encrypted with BitLocker.
New commands that can also be started by the setup wizard:
  • Start the recovery environment now.
  • Desaster Recovery: Start the recovery environment, restore the latest image and wait until all machines in the network are clean.
  • Format a hard disk or a USB drive for UEFI Secure Boot. Allows the creation of a Windows® to go.
  • Network search with Smb3 did not work.
  • The installer highlights the update button to avoid misunderstandings.
  • File protection will only be set if the user selects the 'FileProtection' option in the Setup-Wizard.
  • Restore failed with errors when correcting short filenames on drives with duplicate files names.
  • Faster and improved Setup-Wizard.
  • The wizards will now start Install-Restore and Private-Restore of drives from the System-Account by default.
  • Open files are detected and replaced when restoring.
  • The wizards were partially unreadable when setting Windows® to 'High Contrast'.
  • Private-Restore crashed when files could not be replaced.
  • Backups aborted with error if the table of contents of the hard disk contained errors.
  • On Windows® 17763, administrators can no longer remove the Store Apps permissions (SDDL_ALL_APP_PACKAGES). This is still possible from the System account.
  • Direct reading from the hard-disk results in faster backups.
  • UEFI 32 support.
3.89 identical to version 3.88
  • The compression of the installer has been set from '/SOLID lzma' to 'lzma' because Zillya antivirus has triggered false positive.
  • several small
  • Anti-Virus triggered false positive
  • New setup wizard.
  • Redesigned wizards.
  • several
  • Restore with Avira antivirus has not been working properly.
  • Black screen after Restore if the Windows® update KB4056892 was previously installed (Meltdown and Spectre Update).
  • Various minor problems and bugs.
  • ESE databases are checked and shut down during backups.
  • The tile menu could be reinitialized or destroyed after restoring Windows®.
  • The file Rtdelay.exe has been missing in backups created with the version 3.34. As a result of this, Install-Restore could not be started from inside a backup.
  • The recovery environment didn"t start when it was created with Windows® 10 Anniversary.
  • Progress message when rebooting after restore.
  • Windows® 10 restore times are often less than one minute.
  • A running Windows® 10 was not fully restored after extensive updates.
  • Includes the FileProtection module to protect backups from accidental deletion and from being modified by malicious software (Ransomware).
  • Dublicated entries in the context menu
  • Up to 3 times faster. Restores Windows® 8.1 in less than a minute.
  • Restores Windows® on USB-drives.
  • Checks and fixes IDE-AHCI conflicts which would otherwise lead to boot failure.
  • Error "Too many open files" if the WindowApps folder has been restored
  • Several small bugs caused by the conversion to Unicode
  • Correct detection of Windows® 10
  • The symbols "=" und "?" have been replaced by "Menu" and "Help"
  • CreateMutex, Access denied
  • VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT when backing up server 2012R2 with a Hyper-V Machine that has it"s virtual disk on an other drive.
  • Setup Error with PATH Environment-Variables longer than 512 characters
  • Selectable dialog font
  • Windows® 10 aware
  • Full Unicode implementation
  • The wizard header has been renamed to: "Reuschtools Backup and Recovery".
  • The Install Restore Wizard would show dots instead of the size of a drive if the drive size was larger than 1TB. The column was too narrow.
  • The c_e editor did not enter opened files in the list of recently opened files.
  • Previously Logoff-Trojans (eg Win32-Shiotob) were rendered harmless with Install-Restore, but the Trojan file remained in an invisible folder on the hard disk. An accidental reactivation of the Trojan was very unlikely.
    To avoid being found by security software, Logoff-Trojans hide in memory while the user is logged on. Only when the user logs off, the Trojan writes itself back to disk. But this is now prevented during the restart after Install-Restore.
  • Drive letters A and B are now recognized when assigned to hard disks.
  • The TuneUp script disabled the scheduled task "MsCtfMonitor" which leads to a slow start up of console application in Windows® Vista.
  • Advanced recovery environment with start bar. Files can be executed or opened by the recovery shell.
  • Overrun error when using more then 255 sub folders in the Program Directory.
  • Condition: Shutting down Windows® 8.1 with HiberBoot.
    Error: Restoring Windows® from Reuschtools Recovery or an external Windows® environment, which has been booted from a second drive, will lead Windows® to start with HiberBoot.
  • Error while backing up Windows® .net 4.0 and .net 4.5 IIS due to a double slash (\\) in an IIS path.
  • Condition: a crash (BlueScreen) after having just restored Windows®.
    Error: Registry files are not replace during the subsequent restore.
  • Windows® 8.1: Access denied error while running Install Restore.
  • Error calculating the remaining time while running Install Restore.
  • Windows® 8.1: A Windows® setup DVD is not required anymore to build the recovery environment.
  • Windows® 8.1: Support for offline files used by Sky Drive.
  • Windows® 8.1: The version is correctly detected as 6.3 and backups are stored in a Win81 sub folder.
  • A new icon in the Start Menu can be used to configure an independent recovery environment which can start from hard disk, CD, DVD or USB flash drive.