Recovery Explorer Professional is an advanced software solution perfectly dealing with complex or uncommon data recovery cases. Installable on Windows, Linux and macOS, the software is complemented with a toolkit which incorporates instruments sufficient to manage even the most complicated data recovery tasks: restoring files from RAID, multi-level or encrypted storages and virtual machines, work with specific technologies, manual hexadecimal analysis and correction of logical errors along with many others. This application may serve as a useful tool for specialists who have a massive flow of data loss situations on a daily basis, making the process of data recovery incredibly easy and smooth.

KEY FEATURES

Working with various storage technologies and file systems
Working with various storage technologies and file systems

This professional application provides effective tools for work with a broad set of file systems applied in Windows, Linux, macOS and VMware, allowing users to efficiently restore data from a wide range of devices: PCs, laptops, USB flash drives, memory cards, RAID systems, NAS, virtual machines and disk images. The software also supports various storage technologies implemented in different devices, including LVM, Apple Core Storages, TimeMachine backups.

Data recovery from RAID
Data recovery from RAID

With an advanced toolkit for work with RAID, Recovery Explorer Professional is an optimal choice for complex tasks of data recovery from RAID and RAID-based NAS. Supporting various levels of RAID, including standard RAID patterns (RAID 0, RAID 1E, RAID 3, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 7), nested levels (RAID 10, RAID 50, RAID 60, RAID5 0E) and custom RAID configurations, the software automatically detects RAID drive metadata and allows assembling RAID in a virtual mode. The application deals with software- and hardware-based RAID with equal efficiency and is capable of assembling RAID from disk images or virtual disks.

Data recovery from encrypted storages
Data recovery from encrypted storages

Recovery Explorer Professional is capable of decrypting disk volumes for data recovery from them (when the encryption key is known). The software supports various encryption methods, including full-disk encryption, LUKS encryption method, FileVault2 encryption, encryption of Apple APFS volumes and file system conversion (eCryptFS).

Support of virtualization and multilevel storage technologies
Support of virtualization and multilevel storage technologies

The cutting-edge algorithms used in the software allow working with various storage technologies, including Apple Core Storage, LVM Thin Provisioning, XEN Server LVM, Synology iSCSI, etc., while the multilevel storage (disk-on-disk) technology provides an option of opening a virtual disk nested on a physical storage without the need to extract the virtual disk first.

Hexadecimal viewer and editor
Hexadecimal viewer and editor

Recovery Explorer Professional provides a special set of tools for maximally convenient consistency analysis and correction of logical errors. With their help one can easily compare hexadecimal structure of different storages, perform parallel search of hexadecimal data, analyze hexadecimal content in context, calculate parity, combine disk image chunks, etc.

Helpful additional options
Helpful additional options

The software is complemented with a variety of additional options, like previewing the found files of most common formats, sorting them by different criteria, creating a full or partial disk image of a storage, pausing a scan procedure to check the intermediate results or save them for further work.

Supported host operating systems
Microsoft Windows ®: starting with Windows ® XP with Service Pack 3 and later;
Apple macOS: all starting with version 10.7 and above;
Linux: Debian Linux 6.0 (or compatible) and above.
Supported host computer architectures
Intel Architecture, 32-bit (IA-32, x86);
AMD64 (x86-64).
Supported file systems for recovery
NTFS, FAT/FAT32, exFAT, ReFS/ReFS2;
Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, UFS/UFS2, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS;
Apple HFS+ and APFS;
SUN/FreeNAS ZFS, Btrfs;
VMFS, VMFS6;
  • NTFS:
data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.
  • FAT/FAT32/exFAT:
data access, search for lost partitions, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.
  • Microsoft ReFS/ReFS2:
data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.
  • Apple HFS+ and APFS:
data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files*, recovery after file system damage.
  • XFS:
data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage. Support of NAS devices and custom servers.
  • Btrfs:
data access and RAID recovery, support of hardware RAID, mdadm RAID, Btrfs-driven RAID.
  • Linux JFS:
data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.
  • Ext2-Ext4:
data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files*, recovery after file system damage. Support of both NAS and custom servers.
  • ReiserFS:
full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.
  • UFS/UFS2, Adaptec UFS:
data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery for both little-endian and big-endian variations. Recovery after file system damage. Very limited support of deleted data recovery.
  • Oracle/SUN/FreeNAS ZFS:
data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery (for simple, mirror, span, stripe and RAID-Z(2, 3) volumes). Recovery after file system damage and recovery of deleted data is only available for simple, mirror, stripe and span volumes.
  • VMware ESX VMFS:
data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery. Limited support of deleted VMDK files recovery.
Supported file systems for reading
HFS;
Novell NWFS, Novell NSS;
  • HFS:
legacy Apple file system supported in data access mode only (copying files and folders from HFS file system).
  • Novell NWFS:
only data access and RAID recovery (copying files and folders from NWFS file system).
  • Novell NSS:
only data access and RAID recovery (copying files and folders from Novel Storage Services).
Recovery of complex RAID storages
Automatic reconstruction of mdadm, LVM, Apple Software RAID, Intel Matrix
Supported are most popular standard RAID patterns for RAID0, RAID1E, RAID3, RAID5, RAID6, RAID7, etc.
RAID-on-RAID support: RAID level 10, 50, 60, 50E, etc.
Supported custom RAID patterns via "RAID definition language"
RAID analysis and utility tools (parity calculator, span tool, data comparison, etc.).
Trial limitations
The software will copy files with the size below 768 KB only; "Save" and "Copy" functions of certain hexadecimal viewer/editor dialogs are disabled.
OS
disk space
RAM
Web browser
Minimal configuration
any of supported operating systems
at least 20 MB free disk space for software executable files
at least 1 GB RAM
Linux software version can run from most modern Linux Live CD
Recommended configuration
64-bit edition of any of supported operating systems
over 1 GB free disk space for program and temporary files
at least 4GB RAM and 4 logical cores CPU for parallel data processing
default web browser
version 7.1
06.12.2018
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What's new in version 7.1:
* Added support of older metadata for legacy Core Storage Apple FusionDrive; * Added support of Apple Fusion Drive created with Apple APFS; * Added more parititon indicators; * Updated embedded viewer component.

version 7.0
12.11.2018
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What's new in version 7.0:
* Added scanning of RAID-Z volumes; * New zoomable interface with prompts; * Detecting attempts to save files to the initial storage for the macOS software version; * New icons for partitions which show the detected technologies; * New scanning procedure: pausing and restoring options, previewing and saving intermediate results.

version 6.18.4
20.10.2018
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What's new in version 6.18.4:
* Fixed problem with processing of multi-component Fusion Drive; * Fixed problem of processing EXT directories with block size over 32KB.

version 6.18.3
10.10.2018
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What's new in version 6.18.3:
* Support of compact record format (0304) in Apple Core Storage; * Fix to ZFS file system scan procedure; * Faster save/restore of scan result.

version 6.18.2
24.09.2018
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What's new in version 6.18.2:
* Support for 'virtual offsets' for encrypted files on APFS; * Added 'save'/'restore' function for 'hidden' RAID configurations (urtf format); * Added few more formats for raw recovery procedure; * Changed to full file path for storage file ID.

version 6.18.1
12.09.2018
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What's new in version 6.18.1:
* Added support of 128bit keys in 256bit field for APFS key encryption; * Added more formats for raw recovery procedure; * Detection of valid size with raw recovery for TIFF formats: TIF, NEF, CR2, ARW etc.; * Detection of valid size with raw recovery for QTFF formats: MOV, MP4, CR3 etc.

version 6.18
30.08.2018
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What's new in version 6.18:
* Added scan procedure for encrypted APFS volumes; * Added key management for encrypted APFS; * Updated data recovery procedure for ExFAT file system.

version 6.17.2
21.08.2018
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What's new in version 6.17.2:
* Added support of both encrypted and non-encrypted files in the same APFS volume; * Fixed bug in scan result 'filter' procedure.

version 6.17.1
19.07.2018
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What's new in version 6.17.1:
* Fixed problem reading expanded EXT-formatted volumes (classic+meta GD); * Fixed reading of large EXT folders after massive file deletion (when whole blocks are released).

version 6.17
11.07.2018
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What's new in version 6.17:
* Update to APFS module: - Metadata validation; - Added decryption with FileVault-style keyring; - Added decryption of APFS volumes, converted from Core Storage FileVault2 (HFS+). * Support of compressed metadata with Core Storages (FileVault, Fusion Drive, FDE); * Support of short-form metadata references for Core Storages.

version 6.16.2
17.05.2018
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What's new in version 6.16.2:
* Added "Start sector" indication to list of scan results; * Enhanced recovery quality from ExFAT file system.

version 6.16.1
03.05.2018
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What's new in version 6.16.1:
* Enhanced recovery quality from Btrfs after format; * Fixed issue with reconstruction of damaged root folder on FAT32.

version 6.16
23.04.2018
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What's new in version 6.16:
* Decryption of encrypted Apple APFS file system (not for scan yet); * Added support of new EnCASE *.Ex01 file format; * EnCASE *.E01 and *.Ex01 split files now can be opened from first (01) file; * One more enhancement to NTFS file system reconstruction after scan; * Signficantly enhanced Apple APFS file system recovery.

version 6.15.2
10.04.2018
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What's new in version 6.15.2:
* Enhanced structure reconstruction on NTFS file system after scan; * Added setting to skip automatically objects that cannot be created during copying.

version 6.15.1
26.03.2018
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What's new in version 6.15.1:
* Reworked support of EnCASE image files; * Added support of compressed E01/SMART formats; * Added EnCASE format to auto-span tool; * Fixed bug in partition search tool; * Added new camera raw formats to embedded viewer.

version 6.15
06.03.2018
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What's new in version 6.15:
* Increased stripe size for RAID0 to 1GB; * Better detection of Synology iSCSI volume format; * Fixed data recovery on FAT with zero file creation dates; * Added thumbnail preview for certain video file formats.

version 6.14.3
16.02.2018
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What's new in version 6.14.3:
* Fixed problem with support of small compressed files on Btrfs; * Fixed problem with GPT partition recognition on 4K-block disks.

version 6.14.2
22.01.2018
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What's new in version 6.14.2:
* Raw recovery: byte-accurate detection of size for JPG and MTS, excluded bad JPG; * Viewer: now displaying damaged progressive JPG files; * Bug fix: fixed severe issue with multi-thread scan under Linux and macOS.

version 6.14.1
21.12.2017
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What's new in version 6.14.1:
* Fixed software bug that may happen when handling EXT file system with specific superblock damage.

version 6.14
11.12.2017
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What's new in version 6.14:
* Support of 'read' for EXT file system with group descriptor damage.

version 6.13.2
25.10.2017
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What's new in version 6.13.2:
* Fixed issue with Apple software RAID support.

version 6.13.1
12.10.2017
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What's new in version 6.13.1:
* Fixed few issues with Apple APFS file system scan quality.

version 6.13
04.10.2017
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What's new in version 6.13:
* Added support of Apple APFS file system (both 'read' and 'scan').

version 6.12.2
22.09.2017
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What's new in version 6.12.2:
* Fixed issue reading disks with 4K sectors under macOS; * Applied modifcation to FAT32 scan procedure (related to car DVR); * Few minor bugs fixed (related to internal resources leak).

version 6.12.1
28.08.2017
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What's new in version 6.12.1:
* Added support of folder encryption with eCryptFS; * Added support of VMFS 6 file system (ESX version 6), including basic scan; * Added support of LZO/ZLIB compressions to Btrfs (including scan); * Fixed bug with resumption of scan result from Btrfs file system; * Extended support of camera raw photos by embedded viewer.

version 6.11
28.07.2017
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What's new in version 6.11:
* Significantly enhanced quality of lost data recovery from Btrfs file system; * Enhanced raw recovery procedure for certain picture formats based on TIFF (including camera raw photos); * Fixed some problems and extended support of camera raw photos by embedded viewer.

version 6.10.1
25.05.2017
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What's new in version 6.10.1:
* Fixed bug with incorrect file dates on native file systems under Linux and macOS; * Extended support of camera-raw formats by embedded viewer.

version 6.10
20.04.2017
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What's new in version 6.10:
* Added support of Apple Core Storage volumes: – Assembly of FusionDrive storages; – FileVault2 root volumes decryption; – Decryption of encrypted file systems (FDE). * Support of HFS+ hardlinks in file system access mode. * Fixed problem with expanded EXT4 (meta_bg).

version 6.9.5
02.04.2017
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What's new in version 6.9.5:
* Added support of PDF, EXE and some other formats in embedded viewer; * Added "read" support for experimental Apple APFS file system.

version 6.9.4
01.03.2017
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What's new in version 6.9.4:
* Fixed bug with memory overflow in certain scenarios when scanning Ext4 file system; * Extended support of camera-raw formats by embedded viewer.

version 6.9.3
19.01.2017
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What's new in version 6.9.3:
* Added support of LVM2 thin-provisioned volumes; * Extended support of camera-raw formats by embedded viewer.

version 6.9.2
07.12.2016
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What's new in version 6.9.2:
* Better damaged FAT/FAT32 recovery in certain scenarios.

version 6.9.1
26.11.2016
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What's new in version 6.9.1:
* Better deleted data reconstruction on XFS file system in certain scenarios.

version 6.9
14.11.2016
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What's new in version 6.9:
* 'Open in OS Shell' tool is now placed to toolbar; * Massive update to file type-based data recovery (raw recovery).

version 6.8.2
04.11.2016
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What's new in version 6.8.2:
* Support of Synology thin-provisioned iSCSI target files; * Update to image viewer (DICOM, JPG, Camera RAW); * Returned support of 32bit version of Windows XP SP3; * Update to NTFS and ZFS modules.

version 6.8.1
22.09.2016
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What's new in version 6.8.1:
* Support of restoring network shared folders under privileged user account of Windows 10; * Enhanced 'raw recovery' procedure result quality; * New raw photo formats supported by embedded viewer.

version 6.8
08.09.2016
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What's new in version 6.8:
* Microsoft ReFS2 file system support; * Fixed reported software errors; * Fixed issue with USB adaptors that convert 512 byte sectors to 4KB sectors.

version 6.7.1
08.08.2016
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What's new in version 6.7.1:
* Software release with English, German and Ukrainian languages