Recovery Explorer RAID is a software solution aimed at data recovery from various devices enhanced with a special toolkit for reconstruction and effective work with RAID systems of different configurations, including hardware-based and virtual RAID as well as RAID-based NAS. This cross-platform software is installable on Windows, Linux and macOS and provides an optional Wizard-based mode and a number of additional features for a simple and maximally efficient data recovery procedure.

KEY FEATURES

Data recovery from various storage media
Data recovery from various storage media

Recovery Explorer RAID efficiently recovers data from personal computers, hard disk drives, memory cards, USB flash drives, disk images and virtual disks formatted with various file systems applied in most common operating systems, including Windows, Linux and macOS. The software in no way affects the problem storage as it operates in a safe read-only mode.

Data recovery from RAID
Data recovery from RAID

Recovery Explorer RAID can handle a variety of logical data loss cases related to RAID-based devices, like NAS. The software deals with standard levels and JBOD, nested and custom RAID configurations along with RAID systems comprised of virtual disks. With an option of automated virtual RAID assembly, the software detects RAID metadata on the drives and suggests the user to reconstruct RAID configuration automatically. Various storage technologies, including mdadm, LVM, Apple Software RAID, Intel Matrix, etc. are supported as well.

Convenient scanning procedure
Convenient scanning procedure

Recovery Explorer RAID offers several scanning options for quick scanning, longer profound search for lost data and scanning by known content using the IntelliRAW technology. An assembled RAID storage can be easily scanned by the software, just like any stand-alone storage device or a logical volume. The scanning procedure can be paused, providing the possibility to check the intermediate results, while the scan results can be saved for further work with them. One can also run a full-range storage scan to recover data from all partitions at once.

Helpful additional options
Helpful additional options

The software is enhanced with helpful options of previewing the found files of most common formats, including images, video files, PDF documents, text files and executable file properties, as well as sorting them by the date they were created, size and name. Users can also check the hexadecimal structure of the found files or instantly create a disk image of a storage showing signs of oncoming physical failure.

Easy-to-use interface
Easy-to-use interface

Recovery Explorer RAID is a combination of professional data recovery techniques and a user-friendly zoomable interface which makes the software accessible for users with no previous experience in recovering data. The optional simplified mode (Wizard-based mode) allows restoring data with just several clicks while the helpful interface guides the user through the procedure showing useful tips and prompts.

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
FAT/FAT32, exFAT, NTFS;
Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, UFS/UFS2, Adaptec UFS, big-endian UFS, Btrfs, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS;
Apple HFS+ and APFS;
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ReiserFS:
data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.
  • UFS/UFS2, Adaptec UFS, big-endian 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.
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 are custom RAID patterns via RDL or Runtime VIM
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 2 GB RAM and 4 logical cores CPU
default web browser
version 7.13
14.10.2019
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What's new in version 7.13:
* Added Quick Scan option for certain file systems; * Significantly reduced number of storage reads during file systems detection; * Extended 'normal' detection of NTFS, FAT32, HFS+ and EXT volumes using backup metadata; * Fixed reading of Windows dynamic disks with GPT layout; * Option to skip found regions during partition search for faster scan.

version 7.12
16.09.2019
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What's new in version 7.12:
* Added parallel data visualization in RAID builder: - Synchronized with hexadecimal data viewer; - Automatic reconstruction of missing data (when available); - RAID pattern visualization; - Automatic parity check (when available); - Highlighting of key structures (such as MFT). * Fixes to Btrfs file system support: - Fix of crash bug during scan in some scenarios; - Fixed reading of compressed files. * Update to PDF viewer: added support of buggy files with shifted xref table; * Added extra search for folder name entries for EXT file system; * Fixed bug reading legacy HFS volumes; * Added Spanish software interface language.

version 7.11
19.08.2019
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What's new in version 7.11:
* Added 'Pause' function to file copying procedure: - Quick pause/resume for temporary 'releasing' disk; - Option of finishing current file and with ability to change destination path. * Support of NTFS with cluster size over 64KB; * Support of Windows Server 2019 Storage Spaces metadata; * Added cluster size indication to file system properties; * Fixed bug using 'Open' dialog with scan results of virtual disks.

version 7.10.1
27.07.2019
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What's new in version 7.10.1:
* Modifications to FAT/FAT32 scan procedure: - Fixed bug with file system indexing and zero-size files; - Better detection of deleted file entries with Asian/OEM encodings; - Enabled support of duplication of deleted entries when they are in different folders. * Fixed issues with recovery of NTFS folder structure when 'indexing' is enabled.

version 7.10
22.07.2019
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What's new in version 7.10:
* Major rework of NTFS scan procedure: - Added old/duplicated objects removal from scan result; - Better processing of lost files (with descriptors out of MFT); - Changed priorities of file names processing; - Fixed bug in folder structure recovery by INDX entries; - Fixed bug with scan resumption and calling Recycle Bin processing; - Added support of Recycle Bin indexes with version 2. * Added Portuguese software interface language.

version 7.9
03.07.2019
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What's new in version 7.9:
* Added option to apply masks to folders for copying with filter; * NTFS tail processing is now included into quick scan (to file system indexing).

version 7.8.3
13.06.2019
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What's new in version 7.8.3:
* Reworked scan procedure for ExFAT (for better handling of deleted records).

version 7.8.2
20.05.2019
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What's new in version 7.8.2:
* Added support of "CLOUD" reparse points on NTFS (files from OneDrive etc.); * Read-only support of "streamOptimized" (compressed) format of VMware VMDK files.

version 7.8.1
08.05.2019
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What's new in version 7.8.1:
* Fixed bug with Btrfs/ZFS-only selection for scan; * Added function to save/restore files/folders selection state; * Loading of virtual FS structure for review and files selection; * Added possibility to rename temporary disk in user interface; * Fixed problem with ExFAT root folder validation during full-disk scan; * Fixed issue with recognition of SCSI transport for fiber-channel connected storages; * Support of switching to SCSI transport even when SCSI INQUIRY command fails.

version 7.8
22.04.2019
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What's new in version 7.8:
* Added LVM logical volume recovery manager UI: - Search for older versions of LVM configurations; - Open logical volume from found configurations; * Fixed bug with restoration of scan result.

version 7.7
29.03.2019
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What's new in version 7.7:
* Updated RAID configurations save/restore procedure: - Added support of virtual (VFS) files in RAID configuration; - Custom RAID names are now preserved. * Reworked LVM module for latest LVM2 (with added DM RAID function); * Assignment of LVM names to LVM partitions and logical volumes; * Option of automatic saving of scan state immediately after full scan; * Simplified process of removal of opened storage components; * Regular update to embedded pictures viewer.

version 7.6
11.03.2019
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What's new in version 7.6:
* Customization of adaptive reconstruction of RAID1 (mirror); * Fixed bug with multiple detected NT LDM volumes.

version 7.5
18.02.2019
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What's new in version 7.5:
* Added drive context menu to RAID builder; * Fixed bug with adaptive RAID reconstruction; * Added support of old HP-UX LVM; * Added support of R-Studio image file format (RDR-files); * Updated support of Apple DMG files; * macOS: Added placeholder for inaccessible disks; * macOS: Fixed bug reading disks with sector size 4KB.

version 7.4
31.01.2019
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What's new in version 7.4:
* Added support of QCOW/QCOW2 virtual disk image format (QUEMU, XEN etc.); * Added support of VirtualBox VDI virtual disk format; * Fixed some interface-related bugs.

version 7.3
07.01.2019
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What's new in version 7.3:
* Significantly enhanced scan of APFS file system.

version 7.2
20.12.2018
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What's new in version 7.2:
* Added optional 'total' progress for files copying; * Added 'stop copying' option for 'duplicate file' conflict; * Reworked reporting of files list/total data size; * Modified p.6 of EULA (Territory).

version 7.1
06.12.2018
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What's new in version 7.1:
* 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:
* 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 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:
* 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:
* Added '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 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:
* 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:
* 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 file system module.

version 6.16.2
17.05.2018
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What's new in version 6.16.2:
* 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:
* 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:
* 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 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:
* Option to skip file system scan in Wizard mode to revise existing file system contents; * 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:
* 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:
* 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:
* 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:
* 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:
* Major update to Wizard mode; * 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