During the past year, I've now unluckily had 3 cases where partitions on separate disks have had their MFT (as well as the MFT Mirror, which isn't so useful anyway) corrupted, for separate reasons, with the data still present (and recoverable), but the partition itself, understandably, inaccessible until a reformat.
R-Studio is a great program in general.
Relevantly, it allows backing up partition metadata, including fully backing up the $MFT (and $MFTMirror). I have taken to doing so, to help with any future headaches like those described above (of course, I know that a full partition content backup is preferable). However... I can't find a way in the program to actually restore said backups to a partition. So in the event that some partition of mine has its MFT go kaput, and I have a sufficiently recent backup, I don't actually know how to restore it, or apply it, to the partition, and overwrite its current, damaged MFT with the backup, either using R-Studio or any other program. I couldn't find a way, after extensive web searches - other than hex editing the partition and manually copying the MFT backup and modifying the partition records, which is too uncomfortable for me.
Is there a suitable function within R-Studio to do this (partition metadata restoration)? If not, I request that such a feature will be added.
Thanks for your time.