UFS Explorer Professional Recovery is advanced data recovery software developed to serve the needs of technical specialists. The program combines low-level data analysis with sophisticated high-level data recovery tools and can be installed on Windows, Linux and macOS.

IDEAL FOR HANDLING COMPLEX DATA LOSS CASES

accidental deletion
accidental
deletion
file system corruption file system
corruption
storage formatting storage
formatting
hardware failures hardware
failures
virus attacks virus
attacks
software malfunction software
malfunction

Combination of state-of-the-art algorithms and advanced multi-tool interface.

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery makes even the most complex data recovery tasks straightforwardly solvable. The application is complemented with a multitude of modern features and instruments, allowing to recover files from various devices, including those which involve complex or uncommon storage technologies.

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KEY FEATURES

Immense support of various modern storage technologies
Immense support of various modern storage technologies

This professional application provides effective tools for work with various storage technologies implemented in different devices, including LVM, Apple Core Storages, TimeMachine backups. The software also allows working with virtual disks produced by virtual machines of the leading virtualization software vendors, including VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, QEMU and XEN. The program operates virtual disks and disk image files exactly in a way as if they were physical disks and allows accessing or recovering lost data from disk images and virtual disks.

Extensive list of supported file systems
Extensive list of supported file systems

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery works with a wide range of file systems, including those which are not supported in most data recovery utilities. The software allows recovering from Windows (FAT/FAT32/exFAT/NTFS/ReFS/ReFS3), macOS (HFS+, APFS), Linux (Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS), FreeBSD (UFS/UFS2), Sun Solaris (ZFS) and VMware (VMFS, VMFS6) along with providing access to files on Novell NWFS, Novell Storage Services file systems.

Possibility to work with Microsoft data deduplication
Possibility to work with Microsoft data deduplication

Along with support of a broad set of file systems applied in most common operating systems, the software works with the technology of Microsoft data deduplication (Windows Server), allowing users to search for NTFS and ReFS volumes with enabled deduplication and recover data lost from the them.

Data recovery from RAID of various complexity
Data recovery from RAID of various complexity

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery works with standard, nested and custom RAID configurations. The application supports assembly of non-redundant RAID level 0 and JBOD, 1 and 1E mirrors, levels 3 and 4 with dedicated and 5 and 6 with distributed parity, along with nested levels 10, 50, 60, 50E, etc. Special syntax enables setting up custom RAID configurations with different data distribution algorithms.

Data recovery from Drobo with BeyondRAID
Data recovery from Drobo with BeyondRAID

In addition to support of various RAID-based storages, UFS Explorer Professional Recovery is capable of recovering lost data from all Drobo devices, including Drobo 5C, Drobo 5D3, Drobo 8D, Drobo 5N2, Drobo B810n, Drobo B810i and many others, which apply BeyondRAID, a highly innovative redundant storage technology.

Multilevel storage (disk-on-disk) recovery
Multilevel storage (disk-on-disk) recovery

The software opens disk image files or virtual disks from a file system already opened in UFS Explorer. With this application you can easily build RAID storing VMware ESX virtual machines (VMFS file system), open a virtual disk directly from VMFS and recover data straight from the virtual machine without the need to extract the virtual disk first.

Support of encryption technologies
Support of encryption technologies

The software works with full-disk encryption, including LUKS, BitLocker and FileVault 2, providing the possibility of access and recovery of files from encrypted volumes in cases when the encryption key is known. The software also supports other encryption technologies, such as APFS volumes encryption and eCryptFS.

Defining damaged sectors automatically
Defining damaged sectors programmatically

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery supports bad sector maps created by ACE Lab software. This allows the program to automatically define damaged sectors on the storage using these bad sector maps, so that users could analyze them and get a report on files corruption in the process of copying files. Furthermore, the software offers the possibility to dynamically define virtual bad blocks on a disk image by recognizing a given pattern.

Adaptive RAID reconstruction
Adaptive RAID reconstruction

The software supports adaptive reconstruction of RAID storages with damaged sectors using parity (for RAID 5 and RAID 6) or a copy of data (for RAID 1) as well as their combinations, including RAID 50, RAID 60, RAID 51, RAID 10, etc. A RAID storage can be also reconstructed using disk images with the imitation of bad sectors with help of bad sector maps.

Support of disk images and virtualization systems
Support of disk images and virtualization systems

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery supports disk images and virtual disks produced by virtual machines of the leading virtualization software vendors, including VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, QEMU and XEN. The program operates virtual disks and disk image files exactly in a way as if they were physical disks and allows accessing or recovering lost data from disk images and virtual disks.

Convenient scanning procedure
Convenient scanning procedure

The software offers several scanning options for quick shallow scanning, longer profound search for lost data and scanning by known content using the IntelliRAW technology. For more convenience, the scanning procedure can be paused for checking the intermediate result while the scan results can be saved for further work with them.

Sector size mutation
Sector size mutation

Though a standard sector size of a hard disk drive is 512 bytes, apparently, some high-end storage systems, like those of NetApp, EMC and HP, may come set up with atypical block sizes – 520 bytes, 524 bytes, 528 bytes, etc. which renders them absolutely unreadable without specialized hardware. UFS Explorer Professional supports SCSI and SAS drives with non-standard sector sizes and is capable of truncating their metadata automatically in order to convert the blocks into the traditional 512-bytes size for further data recovery or access to files.

Supported file systems for recovery
NTFS, FAT/FAT32, exFAT, ReFS/ReFS3;
XFS, Linux JFS, Ext2-Ext4, ReiserFS;
Apple HFS+, APFS;
UFS/UFS2, Adaptec UFS, big-endian UFS, Btrfs;
Sun ZFS, FreeNAS ZFS, VMware VMFS.
  • NTFS:
full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.
  • FAT/FAT32/exFAT:
full support: data access, search for lost partitions, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.
  • ReFS/ReFS3:
full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.
  • XFS:
full support: 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.
  • Linux JFS:
full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.
  • Ext2-Ext4:
full support: 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.
  • Apple HFS+:
full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files*, recovery after file system damage.
  • APFS:
full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files*, recovery after 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.
  • Btrfs:
data access and RAID recovery; supported harware RAID, mdadm RAID, Btrfs-driven RAID.
  • Sun ZFS:
data access and support of data recovery from simple and stripe ZPOOL. Limited support of lost data recovery. Support of RAID-Z.
  • VMware VMFS:
support of RAID recovery, data access, very limited support for virtual disk recovery.
Supported file systems for reading
HFS;
VMFS6;
Novell NWFS, Novell NSS.
  • HFS:
legacy Apple file system supported in data access mode only (copying files and folders from HFS file system).
  • VMFS6:
support of RAID recovery, data access, very limited support for virtual disk recovery.
  • 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).
RAID support
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.;
Support of Drobo BeyondRAID;
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" function of certain hexadecimal viewer/editor dialogs is disabled.
Supported host operating systems
Microsoft Windows ®: starting with Windows ® XP with Service Pack 3 and later;
macOS: all versions starting with 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).
Minimal configuration
any of the supported host operating systems
at least 20 MB of free space on the disk for software executable files
at least 1 GB of RAM
Linux software version can run from most modern Linux Live CD
Recommended configuration
64-bit edition of any of the supported host operating systems
over 1 GB of free space on the disk for the program and temporary files
at least 2 GB of RAM and 4 logical cores CPU
default web browser
version 7.8.3
13.06.2019
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What's new in version 7.8.3:
* Fix to VMFS/VMFS6: support of data holes in file of type 1; * 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:
* Fixed bug with reading big files on VMFS6; * 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:
* Saving virtual file system structure for off-site revision; * 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 virtual sector size transform function (for SATA drives and disk image files); * Added LVM logical volume recovery manager UI: - Search for older versions of LVM configurations; - Open logical volume from found configurations; - Search for missing physical volumes; - Manual definition and assignment of missing physical volumes; * Extended context menu functions in partition manager; * Drobo support: using of alternative drive IDs, big volume sizes; * Fixed bug with scanned Btrfs file system filtering.

version 7.7
29.03.2019
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What's new in version 7.7:
* Added masking of bad blocks (replacing bad blocks with custom pattern); * Added AES XTS support for BitLocker; * Updated RAID configurations save/restore procedure: - Added support of EWF-files in saved RAID configuration; - 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:
* Support of BitLocker encryption (with user password and recovery key); * Support of ReFS 3.4 format (Windows Server 2019); * Support of Microsoft data deduplication on ReFS volumes; * Fixed bug reading Core Storage metadata in "pending state"; * Support of ZFS-on-Linux custom ZFS metadata; * Support of "bogous" FreeNAS RAID10 (mix of simple disks and mirrors); * Fixed bug with multiple detections of NT LDM volumes.

version 7.5
18.02.2019
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What's new in version 7.5:
* Added support of SCSI drives with non-standard sector size (like 520 bytes etc.); * Added "dynamic" map of bad blocks (by pattern recognition); * Added bad blocks definition directly to RAID Builder; * Drive context menu to RAID builder; * Fixed bug with adaptive RAID reconstruction; * Added support of non-fragmented FileVault2 (type 15); * 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 multi-selection for 'Open file as disk image' function; * Added 'Open as spanned volume' function for multiple selected storage components; * 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:
* Fixed read and scan procedure for new ReFS3 metadata format; * Added support of Apple Core Storage metadata fragmentation; * Added "extension" field for file report; * Added "totals" for XML and HTML report formats; * Added support of ZFS ZVOL objects; * 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 option for loading Apple Fusion Drive with minor encryption as unencrypted; * 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 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;
* Added support of BeyondRAID;
* Added support of NTFS deduplication;
* Added support of bad sector maps created by ACE Lab software;
* Defining damaged regions using bad sector maps created by ACE Lab software;
* Adaptive reconstruction of redundant RAID using maps of bad sectors;
* 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.