Recovery Explorer Standard is an effective software application well-suited for most common data recovery tasks. This cross-platform software can be installed on Windows, Linux or macOS and features an easy-to-use interface with helpful prompts and an option of switching to a simplified Wizard-based mode allowing you to recover lost information as easy as ABC. Among the supported storages are various physical devices as well as disk images and virtual disks.

KEY FEATURES

Working with a broad set of storages
Working with a broad set of storages

With support of a wide range of file systems applied in most common operating systems, including Windows, Linux and macOS, the utility is capable of recovering data from various storage media: internal and external hard drives of PCs and laptops, memory cards of photo or video cameras, USB flash drives and many others. The software works with virtual machines as well and provides equally efficient results for all file and storage formats.

Convenient scanning procedure
Convenient scanning procedure

Recovery Explorer Standard offers several scanning options for quick scanning, longer profound search for lost data and scanning by known content using the IntelliRAW technology. 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 Standard 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 to Ext4, UFS/UFS2, Adaptec UFS, big-endian UFS, Btrfs, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS;
Apple HFS+, Apple 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.
  • 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.
  • Apple HFS+ and APFS:
data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files*, recovery after file system damage.
  • 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.
  • Btrfs:
data access and RAID recovery; support of hardware RAID, mdadm RAID, Btrfs-driven RAID.
  • 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.
Trial limitations
The software will copy files with the size below 256 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 7.1
06.12.2018
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What's new in version 7.1:
* 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 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 6.16.2
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:
* 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