UFS Explorer software products

UFS Explorer

is a versatile software solution designed to respond to the elevated requirements of specialists in data recovery. A set of efficient basic instruments makes it invaluable in tackling simple everyday data loss and access issues whereas unique advanced features increase the scope of its implementation to the most complicated and non-trivial tasks.

A comprehensive toolkit for power users

In view of its extensive functionality, the software will come in handy to recover data in cases of any complexity: from simple file deletion to work with failing or corrupted storage media.

Highly effective processing of routine tasks

The software is perfectly fit for a very many of typical data recovery cases, like retrieval of deleted files or reconstruction of corrupted file systems on various internal and external storage devices. The sophisticated scanning algorithms enable it to locate every single piece of recoverable information with minimum references to the device and in the shortest possible time. The convenient adjustable interface offers a wide range of auxiliary tools and options to make every operation easy and smooth while the read-only mode ensures the complete safety of the procedure.

Support of numerous modern storage technologies

UFS Explorer allows specialists to work with various uncommon file systems, including Windows ReFS, Linux Btrfs and Unix ZFS, particular storage technologies, like Apple Core Storage, Linux LVM with thin provisioning, Storage Spaces and deduplication of Microsoft, digital media protected by BitLocker, LUKS (1, 2), TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, FileVault 2 or APFS encryption, drives with non-standard sector sizes, many formats of virtual disks and a whole range of RAID configurations, including custom and specific ones, like ZFS RAID-Z, Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology Hybrid RAID and Btrfs-RAID.

Advanced possibilities for handling defective disks

UFS Explorer offers an advanced disk reading mechanism with the opportunity to specify parameters like I/O timeout and an option to read out the storage only once, reducing disk wear to the very minimum. An embedded tool for creating disk images makes the procedure fully customizable and allows configuring read timeout, block size as well as rules for skipping bad blocks after an unsuccessful attempt to read the storage. Also, the program allows creating a map of bad blocks to omit areas with defects, monitoring S.M.A.R.T., errors, etc. Easy manipulations with raw data are also possible thanks to a variety of data analysis and editing tools.

Distributed data recovery over a network

UFS Explorer makes it possible to obtain access to data or recover files over a Local Area Network, when storage devices are connected to another remote PC or even several computers running different operating systems. A RAID configuration can also be assembled from components that are physically attached to different machines: the program will give the host computer access to the remote PCs and allow using their disks as members of the array. Defective drives connected to DeepSpar Disk Imager can be operated by UFS Explorer via LAN as well, with an adjustable read timeout, block size and other settings.

Choose a variant ideal for your needs

The software is represented by six different editions each equipped with an individual combination of functions and features.

UFS Explorer
Available for:
Windows, Linux, macOS
from €59.95
Support of various file systems

The program provides immediate access to the available content and allows restoring lost information from a wide set of file systems employed in Windows, Linux and macOS.

Auto-reconstruction of composite volumes

The application detects such volumes as Apple Software RAID, Linux LVM and mdadm, Windows Dynamic disks, etc. and assembles them for further operations.

Restoration of lost partitions

The software offers convenient means for the search of missing partitions by file system metadata or within a specified region on the storage.

Useful guidance

The process of data recovery is accompanied by helpful instructions and explanations integrated into the interface of the application.

UFS Explorer
Available for:
Windows, Linux, macOS
from €129.95
Work with simple and complex storages

The software is able to handle electronic devices of any complexity, from a simple thumb drive to a multi-disk RAID-based NAS.

Support of a whole range of RAID layouts

The program offers both automatic and manual reconstruction of RAID, providing the possibility to process various configurations: standard, nested and custom user-defined sets.

RAID visualization

The raw content and layout of an assembled disk array can be visualized to simplify the verification of its consistency and accuracy of the chosen RAID level, order of drives or other parameters.

Adaptive reconstruction of RAID

RAID units that are composed of disks with bad blocks can be processed using bad sectors maps generated dynamically or by compatible software.

UFS Explorer
Available for:
Windows, Linux, macOS
from €199.95
Remote data recovery via LAN

The utility allows working with various storage devices that are attached to another computer or even multiple machines under different operating systems.

Assembly of a distributed RAID on a single PC

The program enables the assembly of RAID from disks that are connected to different computers, provided that the machines belong to the same Local Area Network.

Work with disks connected to DeepSpar DDI

The software is compatible with DeepSpar Disk Imager device, works with the disks connected to it using LAN and supports disk images produced by this very solution.

Solid RAID-related functionality

The application supports numerous RAID configurations, including standard, nested and custom RAID patterns, while data and scheme visualization allow checking the accuracy of the setup.

UFS Explorer
Available for:
Windows, Linux, macOS
from €599.95
Impressive set of supported technologies

Along with numerous file systems, the software handles various specific storage technologies, RAID configurations, virtual machines, drives with non-standard sector sizes, etc.

Embedded decryption techniques

The program is capable of decrypting disk volumes protected with BitLocker, LUKS, TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, FileVault 2 and APFS encryption without their prior deciphering in the operating system.

Extensive means for handling defective storages

The software offers a full range of advanced possibilities when it comes to the extraction of data from defective devices, including “read-once” storage access and defects emulation.

Substantial reporting capabilities

The application creates interactive reports with a complete representation of the recovered file system as well as various reports as to defective files, software events, etc.

UFS Explorer
Available for:
from €21.95
Instant access to various file systems

The software supports numerous non-Windows formats, providing the possibility to access the needed files and copy them to a compatible storage without booting into another OS.

Work various storages

The program handles most types of digital media, making it possible to easily share files between Windows and other non-compatible systems without formatting the storage.

Straightforward access to data on virtual disks

The application allows opening and copying out the content of a virtual disk without the need to run or configure the corresponding virtual machine.

Additional possibilities via plug-ins

The software offers several auxiliary modules for RAID assembly, creating a span from disk image files, import of Runtime VIM files and defining “read once” storages.

Frequently asked questions

Is UFS Explorer absolutely safe for my data?
All editions of UFS Explorer operate locally and in a safe "read-only" mode. That is why you can be completely sure that the software won’t overwrite anything on the processed storage, trying to repair its structures, or transfer your confidential information to any remote servers. As long as the storage device doesn’t have any hardware issues and you don’t misuse any of the software functions, there is no reason to be concerned for the integrity or security of the data. Yet, in case of a defective storage medium, it is not recommended to approach the task without appropriate skills, as manipulations with faulty drives always imply certain risk.
Do I need UFS Explorer, or maybe Recovery Explorer? What’s the difference?
Recovery Explorer is a cost-effective alternative to UFS Explorer for both novices and advanced computer users. You can easily compare the functionality of analogous software editions and decide which of these products will better respond to your needs.
How do I choose between different editions of UFS Explorer?
UFS Explorer is represented by multiple software editions, making it possible for each user to get an optimal set of features and functions. UFS Explorer Standard Recovery addresses common cases of data loss related to simple digital media; UFS Explorer RAID Recovery can be employed to handle not only stand-alone storages but also complex RAID-based devices; UFS Explorer Network RAID includes all the functions of the RAID edition and combines them with the option of distributed data recovery over LAN; UFS Explorer Professional Recovery embraces the most advanced data recovery toolkit for work with complex storage systems, specific technologies, damaged or severely corrupted storages, etc.; UFS Explorer Standard Access is suitable for cases when non-damaged data cannot be accessed because of certain issues, mostly related to incompatibility or failure of a virtual system. To learn more about the differences between these editions, please, refer to the specifications of each product or the table comparing their capabilities.
Where can I find the technical characteristics of UFS Explorer and its help documentation?
The most important peculiarities of the software are provided on corresponding product pages in the Software Store. Also, you can find the extended information as well as the supporting materials on the UFS Explorer website.
Can I try out the software before buying a license?
Since UFS Explorer is distributed as shareware, you can test all its functions by using the free Trial version of the corresponding application. The limitations of the Trial version relate only to the size of the found files that can be saved. To download the Trial version or find the accurate information concerning the Trial size limitations, please, visit the webpage of the UFS Explorer product that interests you in the Software Store.
How should I install the program?
Download the free Trial version of the respective UFS Explorer product from its webpage in the Software Store. Please, avoid using the disk which holds the lost data as a target location for saving the installation file. Run the obtained executable file in your operating system and follow the instructions. If you need more details as to the installation procedure, please, go to the Setup instructions.
How do I purchase and activate a license?
A license for the software can be ordered from the webpage of the respective UFS Explorer product in the Software Store or by using the "Order license" button from the "Software Activation and License" dialog in the software interface. Once your payment is processed, a Registration Code will be delivered to the email address specified in your order. To activate the license, download a free Trial version of the software and enter your name with the Registration Code from the email in the "Software Activation and License" dialog.