Recovery Explorer Professional is appropriate for lots of logical data loss cases that data recovery experts may come across with. The software contains a considerable diversity of possibilities that allow handling a broad set of devices, file systems, RAID configurations, etc. with the very same program. This application may be a useful aid for data recovery professionals who deal with a massive flow of data loss situations daily.

Recovery Explorer Professional advantages

Standard

RAID

Professional

Perfect for routine work of data recovery experts

Manual deep content analysis using hexadecimal viewer

All common RAID configurations included

Custom RAID specified with RAID Definition Language (RDL)

Disk-on-disk recovery

Tools to speed up your work with hexadecimal data

Decryption techniques to prepare encrypted storages

Hexadecimal data editing directly from file, folder or storage

Key features

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Data analysis

Recovery Explorer Professional features extensive storage and data analysis methods. The present software solution includes tools for low-level data consistency analysis. The program allows identifying location of descriptor, its contents, mapping and navigating among of fragments. If file contents are faulty, it enables finding and correcting the faulty ones.

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Disk-on-disk recovery

The disk-on-disk technology enlisted into software features is also worth mentioning. It lets you open a virtual disk nested on a physical storage. Therefore, you can easily build RAID with VMware ESX virtual machines (VMFS file system) stored, open virtual disk directly from VMFS and recover data straight from virtual machine without the need to extract virtual disk first.

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Full-disk decryption

The software is able to decrypt disk volumes for data recovery and on data access purposes (if encryption key is known). Among supported systems are Windows EFS and Linux with its device mapper encryption module (dm-crypt) and LUKS encryption method and can be used with encrypted storages (including NAS storages).

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Comprehensive files recovery

A set of tools integrated in the software provides solutions for the most common data loss cases, including file system formatting. The software predicts the file allocation basing on the file system specifics, other files allocations and file content analysis to produce the best possible data recovery result.

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Hexadecimal data analysis

Recovery Explorer Professional allows viewing contents of disks, disk partitions and files in hexadecimal mode, as well as editing directly from file, folder or storage. The in-built hexadecimal viewer may be helpful in defining RAID parameters.

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Immediate access to files and folders

The software provides direct access to intact data on any of the supported file systems without the need of prior scan. As soon as you open the program, it displays all attached storages with accessible file systems where you can find your data.

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
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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