UFS Explorer Professional Recovery
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery

Version: 10.5
Last update: 18.03.2024
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UFS Explorer Professional Recovery is a comprehensive software solution geared towards complicated data recovery cases, including ones that involve uncommon storage technologies and damaged or corrupted digital media.

Ideal for handling complex data loss cases

Accidental deletion
file system corruption
File system
storage formatting
Software crashes
Malware attacks
Hardware defects
An ideal instrument for technical specialists
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery combines an advanced multi-tool interface with state-of-the-art software algorithms, making it possible to approach the most complex data recovery tasks. The application is supplemented with a multitude of modern features and allows recovering files even when a storage employs a vendor-specific configuration or demonstrates hardware issues.
software malfunction
Supported devices:
  • PCs/laptops
  • Hard disk drives
  • External USB disks
  • USB flash drives
  • Memory cards
  • Music players
  • Digital cameras
  • RAID sets
  • NAS devices
  • Servers
  • SAN systems
  • Other storage devices
Supported file types:
  • icon DocumentsDocuments
  • icon GraphicsImages
  • icon AudioAudio files
  • icon VideoVideos
  • icon EmailE-mails
  • icon Other filesAny other file format

Key features

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

This expert-level utility offers effective techniques for work with a wide range of storage technologies utilized in modern devices. Among the supported configurations are Windows Dynamic Disks and Storage Spaces, Apple Software RAID, Core Storage and Time Machine, Linux mdadm, LVM with Thin Provisioning, Btrfs-RAID, ZFS RAID-Z, Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology Hybrid RAID and other particular technologies. The program also handles Microsoft data deduplication (Windows Server), allowing users to process deduplicated NTFS and ReFS volumes.

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

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery provides direct access to the intact content and allows recovering the missing data from a wide set of file systems implemented in Windows (FAT/FAT32/exFAT, NTFS and ReFS/ReFS3), macOS (HFS+, APFS), Linux (Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, SGI XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, Sun ZFS, Btrfs, F2FS), BSD/Solaris (ZFS) and VMware (VMFS, VMFS6). Moreover, the program is capable of reading volumes with the legacy Apple HFS file system, HPFS of IBM/Microsoft, Novell NetWare (NWFS) and Novell Storage Services (NWFS, NSS, NSS 64) file systems.

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

The application is able to reconstruct different RAID patterns, including standard setups, like JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1E, RAID 3, RAID 4, RAID 5 and RAID 6 and hybrid RAID levels. A special syntax permits the definition of custom RAIDs with various data distribution algorithms. The software can also perform adaptive recovery of defective RAID units with the help of parity (for RAID 5 and RAID 6) or a copy of data (for RAID 1). A RAID set can be also reconstructed using disk images and bad sector maps that imitate defective blocks.

Work with encrypted devices
Work with encrypted devices Work with encrypted devices

The utility supports diverse disk encryption technologies, like BitLocker, LUKS (1, 2), TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, FileVault 2, APFS encryption and eCryptFS, providing access to the available files and performing recovery of lost and deleted data from encrypted digital media (provided that the correct password or encryption key is known). One doesn’t have to run the operating system to unlock the storage – the password/key can be is inserted in the application and is used to decrypt the device for further work.

Support of virtual storages
Support of virtual storages Support of virtual storages

The software makes it easy to process virtual disks of popular virtual machines, like VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, QEMU, XEN etc., and handles them as though they were conventional storage devices. Furthermore, the user can access and work with a virtual disk even when it is stored on RAID or within another virtual system. For instance, it is possible to assemble RAID holding a VMware ESX virtual machine (VMFS file system), access a virtual disk directly from VMFS and recover data straight from the virtual machine without the necessity to retrieve the virtual disk first.

Advanced disk reading mechanism
Advanced disk reading mechanism Advanced disk reading mechanism

With UFS Explorer Professional Recovery, it is possible to choose the method for access to the disk and specify a timeout that will be used in case reading fails because of an I/O device error. A “read-once” option prevents extra read requests to the same location on the disk by means of saving the processed data to a sparse disk image file, allowing to minimize the pressure on unstable storages and avoid their further damage. Besides, an in-built S.M.A.R.T. monitor provides the opportunity to keep track of their “health” condition.

Versatile disk imaging procedure
Versatile disk imaging procedure Versatile disk imaging procedure

With the help of the disk imager embedded into the utility one create a full clone of a storage or customize the imaged area by defining ranges on the disk or by choosing a group of files to be copied. The instrument also provides modifiable imaging parameters, like read timeout, block size, direction, protocol and settings for the omission of damaged blocks after failed reading attempts. The spotted bad sectors get indicated in a map file which can be helpful in other data recovery operations.

Defining defective sectors
Defining defective sectors Defining defective sectors

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery creates maps of defects in the process of disk imaging and works with ones produced by compatible utilities. The software can employ such a file for the virtual definition of damaged sectors on the storage or identify bad blocks dynamically by recognizing a given content template. Moreover, it is possible to create a mask with emulation of defects from the used or free file system space and utilize it for various tasks. The program can also fill in the masked areas with a specified content pattern.

Configurable scanning
Configurable scanning Configurable scanning

The software presents multiple scanning options, among which is a quick scan for chosen file system types, a longer profound search for lost data by known content with the possibility to define custom IntelliRAW rules, scanning of the space occupied by the file system or just the “free space” areas. The scanning process can be paused anytime for viewing the intermediate result while its results can be saved for future references.

Sector size mutation
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 Recovery 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.

Support of DeepSpar Disk Imager
Support of DeepSpar Disk Imager Support of DeepSpar Disk Imager

The software enables direct access via network and makes it possible to recover data from defective disks connected to a DeepSpar Disk Imager device. The user can adjust the read timeout, block size and other parameters directly in the program. The imaging can also be performed by DDI on a basis of a bitmap loaded into UFS Explorer Professional Recovery.

Interaction with MRT data recovery tools
Interaction with MRT data recovery tools Interaction with MRT data recovery tools

The program is compatible with MRT Data Explorer, supports task files created by this utility along with the related defects maps. One can utilize UFS Explorer Professional Recovery for control over disk imaging carried out by an MRT system: to image by a bitmap, choose specific ranges, files/folders, etc. Also, the software allows loading file image chunks from an MRT task, sorts them and automatically fills them with the necessary spacers.

Expansive toolkit for in-depth data analysis
Expansive toolkit for in-depth data analysis Expansive toolkit for in-depth data analysis

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery incorporates all the tools required for effective work with the binary data of storages, partitions, files or their fragments in a hexadecimal mode. A convenient hexadecimal viewer with a raw data inspector, position bookmarks, structure templates, reverse data address translation, parallel search, data comparison and other features makes it easy to perform the analysis of raw content whereas a hexadecimal editor with multiple auxiliary instruments facilitates its manual correction.

What's New in Version 10.5

  • Added ZFS pool builder GUI:
    - Added GUI to view/edit ZFS pool configuration, including Vdevs, RAID-Z level and members etc.;
    - Possibility to assign components manually (after metadata damage) and force placeholders on place of missing components;
    - Added 'New ZFS pool' function under 'RAID' menu to build a pool manually;
    - 'View/Edit RAID' function for ZFS pool RAIDs is replaced with this tool to view/re-configure automatically assembled pools;
  • Added support of Drobo short-form metadata of latest models;
  • In Drobo assistant tool: added possibility to specify data block metadata size (to support older models/firmware);
  • In disk imager:
    - Added option to track disk by serial number after its reconnection at different device path;
    - When resuming saving image to an existing SDLSP or VHDX file, software now verifies stored serial number to match with the source;
  • ZFS file system access:
    - Fixed an issue with 'missing' support of Big-Endian file system (SPARC);
    - Fixed an issue with path navigation when multiple datasets enclosed to each other;
  • In ZFS scan procedure: fixed an issue with detection of Big-Endian ZFS (SPARC);
  • In file size report: added possibility to switch between long (full) numbers and short form in KB/MB/GB/TB;
  • ExFAT scan: addeed support of 'padding' directory records;
  • NTFS:fixed issue with support of big files when DATA attribute is moved to ATTR_LIST but still has duplication of 'DATA tail' in main MFT record.

Frequently asked questions

  • You can download the free Trial version of UFS Explorer Professional Recovery from this webpage and use it to make sure that the product corresponds to your requirements. The trial software will present all the recovered data and allow copying files with a size of less than 768 KB. Copying bigger files requires activation of the software license.
  • Recovery Explorer Professional may serve as a perfect alternative to UFS Explorer Professional Recovery for experienced computer users. Please refer to the comparison page to find out the difference in the functional capabilities of these product editions and decide which of them is a better match to your needs.
  • If you are interested in the difference between several UFS Explorer products, please, familiarize yourself with the following comparison table.
  • A license should be selected in accordance with the intended use of the software. The Corporate License can be used on up to ten computers owned by a legal entity, company or organization for corporate non-profit or educational purposes. The Commercial License can be used on one computer owned by a legal entity, company or organization for commercial purposes and providing services. The Government and Academic Licenses may also be provided for use by eligible government organizations and educational institutions. For more detailed information please refer to the software licensing page.
  • The license for the software will be provided after a one-time payment of the corresponding license fee. To place an order use the "Buy License" button on this webpage or the "Order license" button from the "Software Activation and License" dialog in the software interface. Choose the needed license type and the operating system you are going to use for the installation of the software. Please note that a single license is applicable for a specific version of the product for one operating system (e.g. Windows OS, both 32-bit and 64-bit) and running the software in other environments requires activating different software licenses. Press "To Checkout" and fill out the billing form. The information needed for the purchase includes first name, last name, address, city, country and email address. All the data and the transaction will be securely processed by our sales partner 2Checkout according to the market security standards.
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  • A Registration Code will be sent to the email address specified in your purchase order. To activate the license, download a free Trial version of the software and enter your name with the Registration Code from the email in the "Software Activation and License" dialog.

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Supported file systems for recovery
  • NTFS, FAT, FAT32, exFAT, ReFS/ReFS3;

  • HFS+, APFS;

  • Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, XFS, Extended format XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, UFS, UFS2, Adaptec UFS, big-endian UFS, Btrfs, F2FS;

  • ZFS;

  • VMFS, VMFS6.

  • NTFS:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage, support of data deduplication.

  • 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, support of data deduplication.

  • 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, Ext3, Ext4:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files*, recovery after file system damage; support of NAS devices 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, RAID recovery; support of hardware RAID, mdadm RAID, Btrfs-driven RAID.

  • F2FS:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.

  • Sun ZFS:
    data access and data recovery from simple and stripe ZPOOL, limited support of lost data recovery; support of RAID-Z.

  • VMware VMFS:
    data access, RAID recovery; very limited support for virtual disk recovery.

Supported file systems for reading
  • HFS;

  • NWFS, NSS, NSS64;

  • HPFS.

  • HFS:
    only data access (copying files and folders from the HFS file system).

  • IBM/Microsoft HPFS:
    only data access (copying files and folders from the HFS file system).

  • VMFS6:
    data access, RAID recovery, very limited support for virtual disk recovery.

  • Novell NWFS:
    data access, RAID recovery (copying files and folders from the NWFS file system).

  • Novell NSS:
    data access and RAID recovery (copying files and folders from Novel Storage Services).

  • Novell NSS64:
    data access and RAID recovery (copying files and folders from Novel Storage Services).

RAID support
  • Composite volumes: mdadm, LVM, LDM, Apple Software RAID, Intel Matrix;

  • Most standard RAID patterns: RAID 0, RAID 1E, RAID 3, RAID 4, RAID 5, RAID 6, etc.;

  • Nested (Hybrid) RAID levels: RAID 10, RAID 50, RAID 60, RAID 50E, etc.;

  • Non-standard RAID: Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology Hybrid RAID, ZFS RAID-Z, Btrfs-RAID, Dell EqualLogic Storage Arrays;

  • Custom RAID patterns: via RAID Definition Language or Runtime VIM;

  • Adaptive RAID reconstruction: RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 5E, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 0+1 and nested RAID (levels 50, 51, 60, 61, etc.) using maps of bad sectors.

  • Encryption technologies: BitLocker, FileVault 2, APFS encryption, LUKS (1, 2), TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, eCryptFS;

  • Virtual disks and disk images: VMware (VMDK), Hyper-V (VHD/VHDX), QEMU/XEN (QCOW/QCOW2), VirtualBox (VDI), Parallels (PVM), Synology Sparse iSCSI, EnCase (E01 and Ex01 non-encrypted), Apple Disk Images (DMG), disk images of DeepSpar DDI, R-Studio image files (RDR), simple disk images;

  • Other storage technologies: Microsoft Storage Spaces, Apple Core Storage, Fusion Drive, LVM/LVM 2 with thin provisioning, SCSI and SAS drives with a non-standard sector size.

  • Tools for low-level data analysis: hexadecimal viewer (for storages, partitions, files, file fragments), hexadecimal editor (for disks and partitions), field highlighting, data interpreter, parity calculator, reverse data address translation, data comparison tool, bitwise "exclusive OR" (XOR) function, parallel search, view of file fragments with virtual offsets and sizes, indication of used file system space;

  • Features for work with damaged disks: configurable drive reading procedure, read-once disk access with saving of processed data, advanced embedded disk imager, conversion of used file system space to a mask, defining damaged regions using bad sector maps (created by UFS Explorer or compatible third-party tools –ACE PC-3000, DeepSpar DDI, etc.), S.M.A.R.T. monitor for drives, event log, direct network access and processing of disks connected via DeepSpar Disk Imager, support of Task files from MRT Data Explorer, control over disk imaging performed by MRT data recovery tools;

  • Auxiliary options: files preview, search, sorting, filtering and others.

Trial limitations
  • The software will copy files the size of which doesn’t exceed 768 KB;

  • The "Save" function is disabled in certain hexadecimal viewer/editor dialogs.

Supported host operating systems
  • Microsoft Windows ®: starting with Windows ® XP with Service Pack 3 and later;

  • macOS: all versions starting from 10.15;

  • 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 the executable files of the software;

  • at least 1 GB of RAM;

  • the Linux software version can run from most modern Linux Live CDs.

Recommended configuration
  • A 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;

  • any web browser.

version 10.5

What's new in version 10.5:

  • Added ZFS pool builder GUI:
    - Added GUI to view/edit ZFS pool configuration, including Vdevs, RAID-Z level and members etc.;
    - Possibility to assign components manually (after metadata damage) and force placeholders on place of missing components;
    - Added 'New ZFS pool' function under 'RAID' menu to build a pool manually;
    - 'View/Edit RAID' function for ZFS pool RAIDs is replaced with this tool to view/re-configure automatically assembled pools;
  • Added support of Drobo short-form metadata of latest models;
  • In Drobo assistant tool: added possibility to specify data block metadata size (to support older models/firmware);
  • In disk imager:
    - Added option to track disk by serial number after its reconnection at different device path;
    - When resuming saving image to an existing SDLSP or VHDX file, software now verifies stored serial number to match with the source;
  • ZFS file system access:
    - Fixed an issue with 'missing' support of Big-Endian file system (SPARC);
    - Fixed an issue with path navigation when multiple datasets enclosed to each other;
  • In ZFS scan procedure: fixed an issue with detection of Big-Endian ZFS (SPARC);
  • In file size report: added possibility to switch between long (full) numbers and short form in KB/MB/GB/TB;
  • ExFAT scan: addeed support of 'padding' directory records;
  • NTFS:fixed issue with support of big files when DATA attribute is moved to ATTR_LIST but still has duplication of 'DATA tail' in main MFT record.
version 10.4

What's new in version 10.4:

  • Disk imager: added option to save 'Host Specific' ATA log pages to SDLSP or directly to SATA physical disk clones;
  • On-demand imaging:
    - When target image file supports writing of ATA log pages, they are cloned automatically on first use;
    - Added a tool for explicit imaging of ATA log pages to the target;
  • Reworked 'Drives/Bridges security' tool to support ATA log pages from images or 'on-demand imaging tasks';
  • Added double-click decryption of disks from WD MyBook with JMS561 bridge chip;
    - Also added automatic recognition of Span/Stripe multi-disk RAID configurations on decrypted storages;
  • LUKS decryption: extended allowed password length to 8K symbols, added support of null-symbols in keys/passwords;
  • Fixed crash bug with in the disk imager working in ATA-mode;
  • In SDLSP file format: added possibility to store 'Host Specific' ATA log pages;
  • Added indication of encryption on disks from WD MyBook (DUO) with JMS561 bridge;
  • Fixed issue with support of sparse files created with EXT2/3-style inodes on EXT file system;
  • UFS file system: fixed a couple of bugs with processing of directory scan (after 'sparse' deletion).
version 10.3

What's new in version 10.3:

  • Added support of couple of 'alternative' key block formats for WD MyBook DUO (under 'Drives/bridges' security tool);
  • Added possibility to search for lost/damaged LVM configurations without physical volume configuration by defining a PV without known ID;
  • 'Filter file system' function now uses updated UI design with different classes of properties on different tabs;
  • In the 'Dynamic HTML report': fixed issue with 'Save CSV report' function and changed CSV separator to 'coma' symbol;
  • In the reporting function itself: added customization of separator for CSV reports (the default one is now 'coma');
    - Also fixed several UI and report format issues;
  • Reworked 'Save with filter' GUI: different filters separated to 'tabs', target path was made editable;
    - Also reworked 'folder exclusion' mask as a separate setting;
  • Added indication of ZFS pool component properties (vdev, RAID configuration, RAID-Z member, pool ID etc.);
  • New filter UI design is also applied to reporting function;
  • Access to NTFS volumes: Added support of Windows Overlay Filter (WOF) compression on files (both XPRESS and LZX);
  • NTFS file system scan:
    - Added search and processing of WOF-compressed files in scan result;
    - Removed duplicate symbolic links;
    - Corrected algorithm of directory structure recovery for 'lost' files;
  • ExFAT file system scan: added possibility to recover items from partially wiped folders;
  • In RAW recovery: added possibility to assemble SONY cam video streams with reverse header/data order.
version 10.2

What's new in version 10.2:

  • Virtual sector size transformation: added support of conversion of 4160- and 4608-byte blocks to 4096 bytes;
  • Plain (flat) disk images now have native support of extended sector sizes (defined via the 'Virtual sector size transformation' tool);
  • For QNAP NAS: added support of LUKS decryption using backup key files (via 'Media Manager' GUI);
  • 'Open device (advanced)' function now has setting for maximum IO block size (to support limitations of some adaptors);
  • In disk imager (ATA mode) - fixed issues with read errors caused by mis-aligned buffer;
  • SDLSP format now has native support of extended sector sizes (such as 520, 528, 4160 etc.);
  • Saving images from SDLSP and plain files with extended sector size enable automatic conversion to standard sector size;
  • In 'Media Manager': added support of TerraMaster NAS (shared folders, iSCSI, etc.);
  • XFS file system: added support of 'object type in directory entry' extended feature for XFS metadata version 2;
  • UFS file system: added support of sparse files;
  • Increased software stack size to support much larger depth of directories nesting;
  • In Explorer, introduced additional 'yellow' state for files found with 'raw recovery'.
version 10.1

What's new in version 10.1:

  • Added support of RAID0+1 configurations of HP SmartArray controllers (version 1 metadata);
  • Added support of RAID0 configurations on RAID components of different sizes (dynamic adjustment of rotation);
  • Added support of iSCSI file storages on ASUSTOR NAS (format of index+data, via Media Manager);
  • In LUKS decrypt: added support of 'Base64 decode' transform to accept 'rkey' binary passwords of Synology NAS;
  • Added support of WD MyCloud backup keys for storage decryption;
  • In file viewer: added 'quick preview' for disk images and virtual disks of common formats and with most used file systems;
  • In Media Manager:
    - Added support of ASUSTOR NAS devices (shares, snapshots, iSCSI target files, encrypted shared folders);
    - Added support of WD MyCloud NAS (OS 5: PRO, EX2 Ultra etc.) storages;
    - Added support of legacy WD MyCloud Home series storages;
    - For MyCloud Home storages, added proper indication of user name for 'auth' container folders;
    - Fixed bug with support of GPT on Synology NAS;
  • Reworked ReFS file system support module:
    - Replaced 'mapping of file segments' with 'IO virtualization' to support segmentation and double indirection (optional, ReFS 3.9 and later);
    - In 'access mode': added experimental support of ZSTD and LZ4 file compressions;
    - In both 'access mode' and 'scan result': added support of 'redirected' file metadata (this fixes displaying of some files as 'folders');
  • Removed imaging optimization for AVHDX/SDLSP files with enabled 'base' files (which are used as a 'delta').
version 10.0

What's new in version 10.0:

  • Archive viewer:
    - Added support of MSZIP decompression schema;
    - Added partial support of CAB file format;
  • Fixed bug with support of LUKS2 decryption;
  • Added support of decryption of Synology full volume encryption;
  • Reworked design of all static HTML reports;
  • Reworked menu structure for disk imaging tools;
  • Added 'media manager' function:
    - Optional detection of supported connected 'complicated' media devices (dedicated UI section for recognized media devices);
    - Automatic assembly of mdadm RAID and LVM;
    - Assisted (automatic) access to shared folders, iSCSI volumes, snapshots etc.;
    - Automatic decryption of supported encrypted folders and containers;
    - Support of QNAP (QTS 4.3 to 5.1), Synology (DSM 6.2 to 7.1) and Apple AirPort storages.
  • Optional 'dark theme' in user interface:
    - Automatic recognition of the dark/light theme of the system under Windows and macOS;
    - Added the ability to independently configure the color theme of the program;
  • Object properties dialog now includes explanation to custom colors of objects in UI;
  • Added new scan type: 'Only the current file system' - to increase 'completion' speed and reduce memory usage;
  • Fixed issue with proper recognition of DDF1 RAID10 configurations on some controllers;
  • Fixed several quality-related issues in raw recovery.
version 9.18

What's new in version 9.18:

  • Added support of 'data entropy' map:
    - In disk imager, added possibility to save 'data entropy' map during imaging (low and high resolution);
    - Added option for visualization of entropy map during imaging (with synchronization to imaging and to map of defects);
    - Added possibility to visualize saved 'data entropy' map via 'Enable a block status map' tool;
  • In map visualization GUI:
    - Added possibility to change dynamically the size of grid cells;
    - Added support of statistics on 'data entropy' map;
  • In RAID builder:
    - In context menu of selected set, added 'To a new RAID' tool to create a RAID on a subset;
    - Added also comparison of selected items via 'Compare storages' context menu option;
  • Added support of multi-volume configurations of very old Drobo DAS devices;
  • In disk imager:
    - Changed two-pass imaging to multi-pass imaging by adding optional one or two pre-imaging stages (with no retries on defects);
    - Added optional pre-imaging stage 0 - to quickly skips slow and damaged areas for fast imaging of 'healthy' areas;
    - Added one more pre-imaging stage to run on slow areas and to skip areas with defects (postpone them to the 'normal' stage);
    - Added possibility to override number of retries and read timeout for the final imaging stage;
  • Built-in viewer now supports displaying the contents of certain archive file formats:
    - Added support of Zip, TAR, GZip and BZip2 archive container formats (including .tar.gz, .tar.bz2);
    - Added content decompression for Deflate, Deflate64, BZip2, LZX, LZMS, LZMA, MS XPress and plain content streams;
    - Added limited support of Windows IMage (WIM) file format (only individual files in current format);
    - Support of preview of contained files;
  • In 'file search' result: added missing color and file status indication;
  • Added displaying of the number of files in scan result folders;
  • Disabled the indication of the folder metadata size (to avoid confusion with the size of contained files);
    - Added possibility to re-enable this function in the software settings;
  • Fixed issue displaying color progressive (one scan per component) JPEG images as greyscale;
  • Reworked support of ISO9660 file system.
version 9.17

What's new in version 9.17:

  • Added basic function of volume address translation to a file system file/folder and the offset inside;
  • In RAID Builder: added tool to build 'a copy of RAID' - it allows to build several different configurations from the same source;
  • Added support of older 3Ware RAID metadata format for automatic RAID construction;
  • Added support of message activation in file copying message log:
    - Activation of file-related event now opens container folder and selects the associated file;
    - When events are automatically redirected to a file (due to log overflow), activation of redirection event record will open the log file;
  • In disk imager:
    - Changed log format for better compatibility to forensic imaging (also included information about forensic bridge, imaging status etc.);
    - Better handling and indication of image write errors;
  • SMART tool:
    - Refresh operation is made asynchronous to prevent UI from freezing on long updates;
    - Proper indication of SCSI 'not ready' status (including running FORMAT UNIT command);
  • Reworked file copying with replacement of 'unsafe symbols' (such as '/', '?' etc.):
    - Under Windows: unsupported symbols on a source file system are changed to special Unicode symbols (macOS-style) on a target;
    - Under Linux: all 'unsafe symbols', except '/' are now allowed;
    - Under macOS: all 'unsafe symbols', except '/' and ':' are now allowed;
    - When source file system contains macOS Unicode replacement symbols, they are changed to 'original' ones in the user interface;
  • Minor fix to ReFS3 file system (to support a variation of metadata format);
  • Fixed bug with EFS-encrypted files, recovered with full-disk scan stage;
  • Fixed bug scanning volumes with compressed files on NTFS;
  • Fixed bug processing extended attributes on XFS file system;
  • Legacy HFS file system: now displayed and preserved file creation/modification dates.
version 9.16

What's new in version 9.16:

  • In disk imaging task (on demand imaging):
    - All supported data protection/write-blocker adaptors are now 'recommended' type of source (storage protection from activity of running OS);
    - Fixed several bugs (retries, 'source loss' condition etc.);
    - Changed default configuration for Tier1 imaging (no extra retries, enabled two-pass imaging);
  • Added sharing of 'file type check' information from scan result to filtered scan result;
  • Added possibility to enable log file (journal) scan for quick scan of NTFS file system (default is 'off');
  • EXT3/4 (In 'quick' scan/indexing): processing of journal is now made optional (default is 'off');
  • Intel Optane: reworked cache mapping algorithm and added support of linear (spanned) cache zone;
  • RAID50/60 support: Added reverse address translation for RAID builder GUI;
  • iSCSI target (server):
    - Fixed compatibility issue with open-iscsi client (iscsiadm);
    - Added proper reproduction of defect blocks via iSCSI (verified with default Windows initiator and Linux open-iscsi);
  • Drobo BeyondRAID: speed-up of general read/scan operations (especially for non-allocated storage space);
  • Added support of hardware RAID on JMicron chips (including QNAP TR extension boxes);
  • Added recognition/support of certain WiebeTech (CRU) and Tableau (Opentext) data protection bridges/adaptors;
  • In the general disk imager (image at once):
    - Speed optimization for EWF (E01) image file creation;
    - Speed optimization for SDLSP format (especially on a LAN target);
  • EXT3/4 file systems:
    - Faster (optimized) processing of file system journal - by caching it to memory;
    - Faster 'open' for existing big EXT3-4 volumes;
  • Fixed issue with support of SATA M.2 SSD via Realtek USB-to-NVMe bridge chip;
  • Added support of drives identification and SMART access on IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connection;
  • In embedded viewer:
    - Added several unsupported camera raw formats (and fixed couple of related bugs);
    - Significantly reduced number of access attempts to storage when defect block is detected.
version 9.15

What's new in version 9.15:

  • In the 'Open thin-provisioned volume' tool:
    - Added a function to open a volume in case of partial metadata damage ('ignore errors' mode);
    - Added support of 'thick' volumes (with pre-allocated space);
  • In the general storage decryption dialog: added support of constant initialization vector;
  • Some optimizations of GUI for default (double-click) actions (to decrypt encrypted storages etc.);
  • Some optimizations of 'Drives/Bridges security' tool (to speed-up detection, get rid of unnecessary volume unmounts etc.);
  • RAID5 and RAID6: added an option to generate virtual defect blocks explicitly instead of using pattern fill (to sort good/bad files basing on defects);
  • RAID builder GUI:
    - Added support of RAID50 and RAID60 as separate RAID types;
    - Pattern display grid is also adopted to RAID50 / RAID60;
    - Added a configuration parameter for virtual reproduction of defect blocks on over-degraded areas (RAID levels 5, 6, 50 and 60);
    - Added stripe of size 512 bytes to the stripe size selection list;
  • Drobo RAID: added bitmap support for cache, fixed bug with adaptive RAID reconstruction;
  • Added support of direct access to SMART/identification of NVMe storages on USB adaptors with Realtek, Asmedia and JMicron bridge chips;
  • Under Linux: added support of direct access to NVMe SMART/identification information;
  • In SMART monitor:
    - NVMe: added indication of maximum (warning) temperature and current TBW (terabytes written) basing on NVMe SMART;
    - SAS: added displaying of G-list size for SSD; also added TBW estimation (both SSD and HDD), basing on Log Page 02h information (WRITE log);
    - SATA SSD: added displaying of TBW estimation using F9h SMART attribute, when available;
  • Under Windows: added system (OS) file cache size to software settings - to control system memory use when working with image files;
  • Few corrections to FAT/FAT32 scan procedure (to support several previously unsupported metadata damages);
  • Added support of several recent digital cameras (RAW formats) to embedded viewer.
version 9.14

What's new in version 9.14:

  • All file reports have been reworked to support splitting into files of roughly a fixed, configured size;
  • Dynamic HTML report:
    - Added 'recalculate folders capacity' sub-report type (for reports, saved from file system with no scan);
    - Fixed numeric overflow bug in object IDs;
    - Fixed issue with column sort function in search result;
  • Added experimental support of Drobo Cache - for attempts to recover damaged blocks from cache;
  • VMware Workstation - encrypted VMDK files:
    - Added decryption of split-VMDK files (they have to be opened from encrypted VMDK metadata file);
    - Added support of encrypted delta-files (including split) - setting up as a delta, indication of the parent file hint;
  • Added support of custom LaCie/WD AnyRAID LUKS encryption:
    - Added password transform function (when possible to apply);
    - Initialization vector 'cbc-plain:sha1' is considered as 'cbc-plain' (32bit);
  • Microsoft Data Deduplication:
    - NTFS access: added support of non-deduplicated modification of deduplicated files via copy-on-write bitmaps;
    - ReFS access: modified procedure for handling deduplicated files and added support of non-deduplicated modifications on them;
    - File open procedure: is now much optimized for speed (by reducing the number of verifications);
    - In scan: optimization for completion speed, fixed bug with 'hotspots' interference ('pending modifications' not yet supported);
  • LUKS2 decryption: fixed issue with decryption of volumes with 4K sector size;
  • Saving disk image files to E01 (EWF) format:
    - Fixed bug with sudden appearance of extra blocks at the end of file;
    - Added special warning message about 'correct completion' of disk image (padding with zeros);
    - Added progress indication for file finalization (when imaging is aborted) with ability to abort correct completion;
  • HFS+ scan: better reconstruction of lost folder names from journal;
  • ExFAT scan: removed duplicate 'green'/'yellow' file systems in result;
version 9.13

What's new in version 9.13:

  • In sector state map tab UI:
    - Added standard control toolbar;
    - Added function of saving map information to a file in UFS Explorer SDMF format (any source format);
    - Added option of saving map in inverted state;
  • Added 'Manage all tasks' dialog to set up automatic copying from more than one file at once;
  • Added 'set caching' function in RAID builder dialog (including 'set to all');
  • Added special tool for mass setting of saving processed data from multiple storages;
  • For Dynamic HTML report now added support of custom HTM-templates (for report 'branding'/'customization'):
    - Added sample templates to installation for demonstration of dynamic report customization;
    - Added 'include folders' flag to file search function;
  • Microsoft Storage Spaces:
    - Added support of 'type 6' virtual disk descriptor records;
    - Fixed issue with support of 'type chunk' records (format version 3 and above);
  • Fixed issue with resumption of 'scan status' (ssdb) of RAID-Z scan;
  • Added settings for handling map-defined virtual defects;
  • When loaded associated map of defects for disk image, default 'defect' action is now 'virtually reproduce defects';
  • BitLocker properties (Recovery key) now has link to open Microsoft Cloud storage of recovery keys;
  • XFS file system scan: fixed couple of issues with save/resume scan and deleted file names recovery;
  • BtrFS scan:
    - Fixed issue with assembly of multi-component file system;
    - Better recovery of virtual address space when virtual address space tree is lost;
  • Fixed detection of LDM on GPT meta partition at long offset.
version 9.12

What's new in version 9.12:

  • TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt:
    - Added support of 'chained' encryptions (such as AES over TwoFish etc.);
    - Added support of VeraCrypt PIM (non-system volumes);
  • Reworked dynamic HTML report to different data model: this allows to open it much faster and to support hard links;
  • In the 'Open thin-provisioned LVM volume' tool:
    - Opening of volumes with damaged metadata is now made optional (it is possible to cancel it after notification about an error);
    - Added the dialog window to display error location (with possibility to copy the offset) and with the option to open error location in hexadecimal viewer;
    - Sub-partitions or encryption on the start of LVM data volume now don't mask it from detection by this tool;
  • Activation of a LUKS-encrypted partition now activates the decryption procedure;
  • Default 'activate' action for a BitLocker partition is now changed to 'decrypt' with automatic opening of the decrypted partition (on success);
  • List of file copying events is now limited to prevent uncontrolled memory consumption:
    - Added configuration for maximum number of log records;
    - In case of log overflow, added configuration how to handle it (stop logging, remove old items, log to a file);
  • Added BitLocker properties indication for an incompletely decrypted BitLocker;
  • In the scan finalization GUI now added more detailed indication of currently running operations, including number of found files;
  • Added support of empty folders in scan results (to recover folder structures without files);
  • NTFS file system scan:
    - Added support of recovery of empty files, including files with only named data streams;
    - Added procedure of restoration of lost file placeholders when there is no file descriptor (only a reference from a directory index);
  • EXT3/4 file systems:
    - Added support of empty folders and files of zero size in scan result;
    - Fixed few issues with processing of journal and file names recovery;
  • In disk imager: added support of import/export for lists of imaging ('include'/'exclude') fragments.
version 9.11

What's new in version 9.11:

  • Added possibility to import existing (completed or 'in progress') images to 'imaging tasks' of UFS Explorer;
  • Minor re-arrangements to 'imaging task' UI;
  • In the Manager of Storage Spaces: the display of the list of participating disks has been added (from loaded metadata);
  • Tool for applying 'delta' was modified to:
    - Exclude storages with capacities that don't match to delta file;
    - Select the last component with the matching ID (if available);
    - Remove this option from context menu of base (not differencing) VHDX;
  • In disk imager:
    - Target write speed (in MB/sec) is replaced with more informative indication (Slow/Normal/Good), relative to the overall copying process;
    - Replaced window for 'disk lost' notification with automatic 'yes' response to 'retry' request after 60 seconds of inactivity;
    - Fixed bug in handling of SDMF map tail;
  • In LVM manager: when there is a problem opening thin LVM volume, added detailed error message with indication of problem on the metadata area;
  • Few fixes and minor update to 'search partitions' dialog;
  • Added indication of encryption information for APFS encrypted volumes and LUKS;
    - This indicator now also can be used to start decryption dialog;
  • Storage ID for VHD and VHDX now contains their GUID value (Write GUID for VHDX);
  • Added indication of parent virtual disk for delta-file of VMDK, AVHD and AVHDX formats:
    - All formats include indication of the 'parent path' hint;
    - Microsoft AHDX and AVHDX files also indicate GUID of parent virtual disk.
version 9.10

What's new in version 9.10:

  • Added a tool to open Microsoft Storage Space volumes manually (to select metadata source and volume);
  • Assembled Storage Space volumes now provide sector map information (allocation and defects, if available);
  • Reworked RAID1E module: added support of multiple missing drives and optimized data access procedure;
  • Rework to Microsoft Storage Spaces module:
    - Reworked procedure of automatic assembly of volumes to use only the latest version of metadata;
    - Automatic assembly of volumes is now made optional (it can be disabled in the settings);
  • Scan result (VRFS) now also can be saved from context menu of the root folder of a scan result;
  • Added support of map files (log files) created by GNU ddrescue;
  • Using of maps of defect blocks:
    - Support of maps after storage transformation/remapping (e.g. for BitLocker encrypted volumes);
    - Indication of defects on assembled RAID1E when pair of components missing or contain map of defects;
    - Software-generated defects now do not interrupt quickly the partition detection procedure;
  • Update to ReFS3 scan: fixed a couple of bugs in the scan completion procedure;
  • Update to FAT32 scan: better file system recovery when superblocks are lost AND FAT tables are damaged;
  • Simplification to disk imager: single 'location' for metadata and automatic creation of log/map files;
  • BitLocker decryption now supports multiple recovery keys (when available) for the same volume;
  • For BitLocker-encrypted volumes, partition properties panel now displays properties of encryption.
version 9.9

What's new in version 9.9:

  • Added 'activity monitor' tool to display the activity of the software instance with disks;
  • iSCSI support:
    - Initiator (client) now doesn't require multi-host/cluster mode and works on single connection;
    - The Target (server): fixed several network communication issues;
  • Microsoft Storage Pools (Storage Spaces):
    - Added support of 'Parity of mirrors' internal configurations;
    - Added support of 'Three-way mirror' configurations (when the number of components is a multiple of three);
    - Basic support of so-called 'dual parity' on Windows Server 2012R2 (also with adaptive reconstruction with single missing);
    - Fixed bug with 'Two-way mirror' (in span, not rotation mode), created on Windows Server 2016 and later;
  • When image file has associated map of defects, added automatic recognition of presence of that map:
    - Software asks to load associated 'Attr.map' for 'TaskImage.bin' when it is present in the same folder;
    - Added support of saving of map association to image files in VHDX format and software asks to load the map if the file is found;
  • Software now uses 'storage with map' icon for 'defects recognition' and SDLSP with enabled internal map of block states;
  • Linux software version:
    - Addes support of indication of OwnerID/GroupID for Btrfs, EXT2-4, UFS1-2, XFS and ZFS;
    - OwnerID/GroupID is also preserved for scan results of these file systems;
    - OwnerID/GroupID can also be preserved when data is copied (when copying of 'standard' attributes is enabled);
    - Fixed one scenario of GUI-related crash bug;
  • Fixed few bugs related to XFS file system scan;
  • Updated HFS+ scan procedure to support file system recovery when main metadata locations are wiped;
  • Updated Btrfs file system scan procedure for finding fragments of very fragmented deleted files;
  • Fixed issues with support of text LVM configurations created by CentOS 8.
version 9.8

What's new in version 9.8:

  • Added tool and tab for displaying of a map of block states (defects) applied to a storage;
  • Map of block states is now integrated with Explorer and with the 'Go to content'/'Go to descriptor' tools;
  • Added 'View map of file' function (displays the imaging status of a specific file);
  • Information about defect blocks, recognized by a pattern now can be saved (cached) to a map file;
  • Loading of maps of sector states (defective sectors):
    - For maps in the ACE Lab format, added automatic section of sector size using the map size to drive size ratio;
    - When the ACE Lab RAW map format is selected, software now also recognizes the range-based format (to avoid mistakes);
    - For drives with DDI metadata: added an option to enable an external map of defective blocks;
  • Block state information is now also passed to 'sub-range', 'transformed' and RAID0/RAID1/JBOD storages;
  • Fixed bug with scan of chunks on VMFS6;
  • SDLSP and VHDX image file formats now preserve information about the source storage (name and ID);
  • Date/time entry fields replaced with the date/time selection dialog;
  • In hex viewer, the 'hex search' function:
    - Added a function to pause it to release the source storage for other operations;
    - When stopped, the last searched position is stored as 'Next location' to allow a jump to it;
  • NTFS file system: fixed issue with support of very fragmented files when the FileName attribute is outside of the main MFT entry;
  • Fixed bugs with creation of big VHDX files (over 4TB);
  • General modifications of maps of block states/defects:
    - Native 'sdmf' map format is changed to the "sparse" format for better speed and lower storage usage;
    - Reworked internal functions of the disk imager tool to support the sparse format;
    - Information about the source storage is now saved to a map and is displayed when the map is loaded;
  • SDLSP and VHDX image file formats now preserve information about the source storage (name and ID).
version 9.7

What's new in version 9.7:

  • Linux LVM recovery module:
    - Added 'address translation' of found text configurations to the base storage;
    - Found text configuration now can be displayed with embedded viewer;
  • Added basic support of LVM thin-provisioned volumes (Linux only) via 'Find LVM' tool;
  • In Disk imager:
    - Added option to shut down the source after completion (when power control is available);
    - 'Entry name' field for EnCase format now can be customized (by default is the same as file name);
  • Reworked operations with defect maps:
    - Updated 'map loader' GUI (more obvious configuration, added map preview function);
    - Software now enables file-based maps (when possible) to speed up loading and reduce memory usage;
    - New type of storage object with applied map now supports indication of imaged/defect/free spaces;
  • Fixed some reported bugs/issues:
    - In hex viewer: incorrect base position for 'big block search', loss of colorer function for cached data;
    - File system module: silent crash bug with bad F2FS;
    - Handling of soft-defect blocks: extending of file map to whole block in scan result;
    - LUKS decryption: using of SHA512 for hash function caused problems with decryption;
    - Some minor GUI-related issues (under Windows OS).
version 9.6

What's new in version 9.6:

  • Updated function of opening LVM thin-provisioned volumes:
    - Added interface to choose from volumes, defined in text configuration;
    - Support of QNAP thin volumes implemented via Tier/Thin technology (tiering is not supported);
    - Support of segmentation for thin-provisioned volumes;
    - Opened volume now contains proper LVM ID, name and Unix-path;
  • Added support of WD Apollo 'cloud storage';
  • Added activity monitor for DeepSpar USB Stabilizer/Guardonix;
  • USB Stabilizer/Guardonix configuration: added option for 'Auto-repower by UFS Explorer';
  • Disk imaging with DeepSpar USB Stabilizer:
    - Added explicit configuration of re-power options for read timeout and read errors;
    - Error recovery after 'storage loss' now includes re-power cycle;
  • General disk imaging:
    - Fixed issue with handling error of creation of plain disk image file;
    - Fixed support of 4GB image chunk size on FAT32 target file system;
  • Restoration of file/folder attributes (hidden flag, permissions etc.) was made optional;
  • Mac software version now comes with native Apple Silicon CPU support and requires macOS 10.15 or later.
version 9.5

What's new in version 9.5:

  • Action for activation of partitions with no file system now can be configured;
  • Disk Imager:
    - Rework (optimization) of configuration GUI;
    - Fixed issue with attempting 'multi-sector retries' on defect blocks with 'system' read procedure;
  • Added setting of file system 'read policy' for storages with defect blocks:
    - Enabled support of 'read policies' for FAT, FAT32, ExFAT, NTFS, ReFS, Ext, XFS, F2FS file systems;
  • Added Export/Import function for user-defined raw recovery file types:
    - Selective export to own XML-based file format for backup or selective restore on different PC;
    - Partial support of importing user-defined rules in some third-party XML formats;
  • Optimized 'Refresh' procedure; scan of logical drives is now made optional (by default it is 'on');
  • DeepSpar USB Stabilizer/Guardonix:
    - Added recognition of devices with no media or when it is not powered on;
    - Added power control and support of driver configuration;
  • ExFAT scan: added processing of CheckDisk .CHK files (when possible), fixed few more issues;
  • Raw recovery scan: found and fixed 'scan stuck' issue;
  • Update to S.M.A.R.T monitoring tool: added 'SSD life' indication and support of SCSI Log Sense;
  • Added indication of storage device type and rotation speed for HDD.
version 9.4

What's new in version 9.4:

  • Added experimental support of QNAP SSD write-cache;
  • Implemented integrated management of raw recovery rules:
    - Reworked storage schema for custom raw recovery rules;
    - Added GUI that shows full list of custom and built-in raw recovery rules;
    - Implemented simplified interface to create/view/edit user-defined rules;
    - Built-in editor is set as priority source of custom rules for scan;
  • Added support of BitLocker decryption using external keys from BEK-files (with no TPM);\
  • Update to S.M.A.R.T monitoring/log pages reader tool:
    - Reading of both GP log and S.M.A.R.T log (when possible);
    - Fixed issue with indication of 'seek error count' when it includes seek statistics;
  • Added automatic assembly of APFS Fusion drives;
  • Added indication of encrypted APFS volumes and volume decryption states;
  • ExFAT scan: fixed issue with recognition of previous cluster size after format;
  • Implemented ZSTD compression and enabled its support for ZFS and Btrfs file systems;
  • F2FS file system: added support of 'extra attributes' flag.
version 9.3

What's new in version 9.3:

  • Added experimental support of Synology SSD write-cache:
    - Recognition and indication of SSD cache partitions;
    - Applying latest cached data from SSD 'as a delta' to the 'base' volume;
  • Added decryption of drives from WD MyBook with JMS561 bridge chip;
  • Fixed several issues with opening files, deduplicated using Microsoft Data Deduplication;
  • Under Linux, added 'unlock' function for WD drives, locked with WD Security;
  • File status indication in Explorer is extended with 'zeroed' (bad) state;
  • Source sector size is now preserved for image files, saved to VHDX and SDLSP formats;
  • In Linux software version:
    - Added proper identification of SCSI/SAT drives to support drive serial numbers etc.;
    - Added support of SMART monitoring for SCSI/SAT-attached drives;
  • Linux LVM2 logical volumes:
    - Added indication of logical volume ID in partition properties;
    - Fixed issue with recognition of 'long' (64K) binary metadata;
    - Fixed issue assembling multi-segment logical volumes on 'fake' (single-component) mdadm RAID;
  • For manually defined partitions added recognition of known metadata at defined location;
  • Reworked FAT/FAT32 quick scan/indexing procedure for better support of damaged folders;
  • In embedded file viewer:
    - Added support of HEIC/HEIF photo format (Canon R5/R6, Apple products etc.);
    - Added decoding of Fujifilm 14bit 'packed' RAF format (models X-A3, X-A7 etc.);
    - Added decompression of Fujifilm compressed RAF format (models X-T2, X-T3, X-E3, X-H1 etc.);
    - Defined configurations for many other raw photo formats.
version 9.2

What's new in version 9.2:

  • 'Transform sector size' tool is extended with options to switch between 512/1K/2K/4K sectors;
  • Added decryption of encrypted VMware VMDK virtual disks (encrypted VMs for Windows 11 etc.);
  • Added decryption of compressed Apple DMG disk images encrypted with version 2/'encrcdsa' format;
  • Write support for VHDX virtual disks (file creation and modification);
  • In 'Imaging Task' interface:
    - Added VHDX as target file format option;
    - Optimized target format selection UI;
  • Added VHDX as target file format option for Disk Imager;
  • 'File mask' operations ('search' etc.) now all support multiple values with semicolon as delimiter;
  • Raw recovery and tool for re-assigning file extensions are extended with more types;
  • Fujifilm RAW photos format (RAF):
    - Added extraction of file size, camera 'model name' and 'date taken' in raw recovery;
    - Fixed issue with file separation to 'preview' and 'tiff' when it is detected by content;
  • MacOS HFS+ file system:
    - Enhanced procedure of damaged file system reconstruction and deleted data recovery;
    - Fixed issue with direct access to highly fragmented file system;
  • Fixed several issues with Btrfs file system scan.
version 9.1

What's new in version 9.1:

  • Added Drive/Bridge Security tool:
    - Decryption of WD drives encrypted with JMS538E, Inic-1607E, OXUF943SE and SW6316 USB bridges;
    - Support of key block detection both on storage area and in SMART Log pages;
    - Support of standard AES-256 ECB mode (also AES-128/256 ECB/CBC/XTS modes, depending of chip);
    - Unlocking of password-locked WD drives (no need to install and run WD Security software);
  • Emulation of defects by pattern recognition in 'read ahead' mode now uses cache (for speed);
  • Support of macOS ".sparsebundle" disk image format (open as disk-on-disk storage);
  • Microsoft Data Deduplication:
    - Software now automatically asks to open and enable MSDDD when file system is opened;
    - Fixed support of big (over 1GB) files deduplicated with Windows Server 2012/2012-R2;
    - Fixed issue with opening files from relocated segments;
  • Decryption of encrypted Apple DMG disk images (version 2/'encrcdsa' format);
  • Fixed bug with data caching in hexadecimal editor;
  • Recovery of lost address translation leafs in Btrfs scan (for correct deleted data recovery);
  • FS with address translation (Btrfs) is now supported for 'status indication' in Explorer;
  • File and Folder hardlinks deduplication is now made optional;
  • Fixed few issues with disk imager (corrected number of retries, read block size etc.)
version 9.0

What's new in version 9.0:

  • Added tool for saving on-demand disk image files (imaging tasks):
    - Support of imaging to flat, flat-sparse and sparse (SDLSP) disk image files;
    - Support of imaging (clonning) to another disk;
    - Using of built-in defect map for SDLSP and external defect map for other targets;
    - Save/restore of task configuration (.uitask) files;
    - Support of 'imager' interface and background (asynchronous) imaging;
    - Task control panel with map of defects and with activity indication;
    - Map of defects can be cleared in given region (all states or only defects);
    - Detailed configuration of imaging parameters (two-pass imaging, timeouts etc.);
    - Quick switch of pre-configugured and customizable imaging tiers;
  • Added support of flat-sparse image files (set of chunks with missed fragments);
  • Scan now has option to save status periodically (with predefined time period);
  • Data saving now can be scheduled as number of steps in priority order:
    - Added 'Create batch copying task'/'Add to copying task' tool to context menu;
    - Task can be aborted with possibility of resumption from aborted step;
    - Common task copying log with logging of task step events;
    - Task manager dialog to re-order, remove or configure steps (enable filters etc.);
  • Added 'Quick scan (index)' tool to context menu of valid ('green') file systems;
  • When empty or damaged FS is activated, there is a choice to browse or to scan it;
  • Activation of partition with no file system now activates 'scan' dialog;
  • Changed format of SDLSP files to version 3;
  • Added tool to re-assign file extensions basing on content (for CHK files etc.);
  • Fixed bug in adaptive RAID5/RAID6 reconstruction;
  • Folders in scan result now display contained objects capacity;
  • Explorer now highlights lager files/folders in scan result with percent bar;
  • Color differentiation of existing and scanned file systems in Explorer;
  • Support of hard links on NTFS, APFS, HFS+, Ext, F2FS, Reiser, UFS and XFS;
  • Added automatic deduplication of duplicate hard links:
    - Hard link to file is restored as hard link on target storage;
    - If target file system doesn't support hard links, software creates copy of file;
    - Hardlinks to HFS+ folders are restored to special location and linked with target;
    - Links to folders are established with hardlinks (on HFS+) or with symlinks;
    - If target file system doesn't support links, software fails to process such folders.
  • Added support of duplicate file/folder hard links in scan result;
  • NTFS scan procedure now processes NTFS indexes and thus hard links;
  • APFS direct access:
    - File system state is now loaded using the latest generation of stored superblock;
    - Added support of file system snapshots, including 'local' and 'backup' Time Machine;
    - Loading of file set is postponed until it is first used (for performance reasons);
  • APFS scan:
    - Indexing of APFS optionally includes snapshots (enabled by default);
    - Better structure recovery and finding of lost snapshots in full scan;
    - Added support of symbolic links;
  • HFS+ scan: added support of hardlinks (including Time Machine);
  • Support of reading S.M.A.R.T Log pages of SATA drives;
  • Added indication of file status (validity) information for scan results:
    - Indication is enabled by default; it can be disabled via 'Explorer' settings;
    - Verification if file start matches to data of known and valid type;
    - If defects bitmap is available, optional check if file is imaged;
    - Tool to enable/disable/configure file status indication in Explorer;
  • Option to save 'only good files' when status indication is available and enabled;
  • In Explorer, added ability to stop reading content of big folders;
  • Preserving 'Hidden' and 'System' flags on copied files (Windows version);
  • XFS access: fixed problem with mixed Intel/Standard short folder metadata;
  • XFS scan: fixed few major bugs with structure recovery in full scan;
  • NTFS access: fixed issue displaying of multiple hardlinks from the same folder;
  • NTFS scan: added processing of mount points as 'folder' symbolic links;
  • ReFS3 access:
    - Mount points (junctions) are displayed as 'folder' symbolic links;
    - In symbolic links, paths are changed to relative to support their 'export';
  • Older ReFS (Windows Server 2012): fixed few bugs in scan procedure;
  • ExFAT scan: support of 1MB clusters, fixed few issues;
  • Fixed loading RAID/storage configurations when PhysicalDrive has no serial number;
  • Fixed issue with long cancellation of quick scan and duplication of results;
  • Fixed duplication of $LostFiles folder in scan result;
  • Fixed problem with support of ATA S.M.A.R.T via DeepSpar USB Stabilizer.
version 8.17

What's new in version 8.17:

  • Added 'calculate hash' tool with support of hash verification for E01/Ex01;
  • Added support of saving RAID configurations with 'decomposed' components;
  • File system filtering now preserves structures created by "recycle.bin" recovery;
  • Added option to copy storages list from RAID Builder to Parity Calculator;
  • Microsoft Storage Spaces:
    - Added support of double-parity volumes (so far, with only one missing disk);
    - Support of metadata version 3;
  • Fixed issue with support of Adaptec 1430SA DDF2 metadata;
  • Fixed some compatibility issues of saved E01 files (compression, rounding);
  • Storage properties tab now includes hashes for E01/Ex01 format;
  • Disk Imager log is extended with more details (source/target properties etc.);
  • Fixed few issues with processing of Windows Dynamic Disks (NT LDM);
  • In 'advanced' copying, added filter to copy normal, deleted or both states;
  • ReFS support is extended with new version found on Windows Server 2022 preview;
  • Fixed several bugs (including crash bugs).
version 8.16

What's new in version 8.16:

  • Added support of Intel IMSM NV Cache (SRT, Optane Memory) technology;
  • Added experimental 'read' support of AFF4 image files format;
  • DDF RAID50/RAID60: fixed pattern for LSI/Intel, added support for Adaptec (5805);
  • Support of DDF1.2 metadata for Marvell 88SE92xx;
  • Support of Silicon Image SATA-RAID vendor-specific metadata;
  • Added logging of user actions for storage scan;
  • Added read support of 'Mirage', 'Tango'/'G2Fdb' and 'Rsfs' CCTV file systems;
  • Added support of symbolic links in scan result for NTFS, EXT3/4 and XFS;
  • Detection and indication of DeepSpar USB Stabilizer in software GUI;
  • Added option to not save empty (zeroed) sectors in Disk Imager;
  • Disk imaging via DeepSpar USB Stabilizer:
    - Added special error recovery procedure to support device power management;
    - Changed default imaging procedure to 'system' to wait for device response;
  • Added additional logging of user actions for file copying.
version 8.15

What's new in version 8.15:

  • Added support of HP SmartArray, DDF and ARECA RAID metadata formats;
  • Support of RAID6 on 3 drives as this configuration is allowed on some controllers;
  • Added separate Adaptec RAID5EE configuration to RAID builder;
  • When RAID Builder tab is active and Parallel Search or Data Comparison is opened:
    - Added option to copy current list of storages from RAID builder to the tool;
    - Synchronization includes both list of 'valid' storages and hex viewer position;
  • Enabled possibility to open multiple 'New RAID' tabs;
  • Fixed bug decrypting APFS FusionDrive storages;
  • Added indication of component's 'RAID properties' on storage properties sheet;
  • ReFS: Support of symbolic links;
  • Added option to save image files to EnCase E01 format;
  • Added 'read' support of common CCTV file systems;
  • Added quick detection of lost partitions at 'standard' offsets;
  • Support of storages with physical sector size 1 and 2 KB.
version 8.14

What's new in version 8.14:

  • Added new 'RAID Decomposition' tool ('Reverse RAID'):
    - Supports virtual decomposition of any source storage;
    - Supports opening of any produced virtual components;
    - Decomposition of RAID0 with custom stripe size;
    - Decomposition of RAID1E ('near' or 'interlaced') with custom stripe size;
    - Decomposition of RAID5: custom stripe size, parity delay and rotation;
    - Decomposition of RAID6: custom stripe size, parity delay, rotation and RS-math;
  • Open chunks as span: added option to sort images by numeric file name extension;
  • LVM/thin: added recognition of sector/byte size of LVM tree metadata chunks;
  • Support of automatic reconstruction of mdadm RAID10/near layout;
  • Fixed crash bug when big span (over 1024 components) is opened in RAID builder;
  • Drobo BeyondRAID: added manual volume definition when InfoTable is lost or damaged;
  • Disk imager: added optional splitting of image to chunks of fixed size;
  • Added displaying of GPT and CoreStorage partition labels;
  • Added support of named (extended) attributes on Btrfs file systems;
  • Added function to mark/unmark multiple objects in Explorer (using context menu);
  • Added optional function of saving symbolic links (disabled by default);
  • Support opening split DD (raw) image files with FTK Imager naming convention.
version 8.13

What's new in version 8.13:

  • Added function of access to network disks via built-in iSCSI client:
    - Full support of discovery and communication with UFS Explorer iSCSI Targets;
    - Support of third-party SAN/iSCSI targets (require multi-host/cluster support);
    - Authentication, multi-LUN targets and single-connection mode are not supported;
  • iSCSI Target server: added function to attach/detach local disk (under Windows);
  • WD MyCloud storages:
    - Added indication of MyCloud volumes;
    - Added support of newer metadata format (version 156);
    - Type of file system transformation is set for them as 'MyCloud' by default;
  • Added indication of sector/cluster number on hexadecimal viewer;
  • Added separate field for copyable sector indicator to hex data inspector;
  • Fixed bug reading partially encrypted B-tree on APFS;
  • APFS: fixed B-tree reconstruction bug in scan procedure;
  • HFS+: fixed bugs reading of damaged B-tree;
  • XFS: fixed bug reading named attributes;
  • ZFS: fixed bug with recognition of lost simple volume partitions during scan;
version 8.12

What's new in version 8.12:

  • Updated RAID builder dialog:
    - Added support of selecting multiple components for 'bulk operations';
    - Support of 'Move', 'Remove', 'Edit size' and 'Revert size' via 'bulk operations';
  • ReFS3: fixed several compatibility issues (support of resident and named pointers);
  • Added 'metadata objects filtering' functions to file copying procedure:
    - Pre-defined types of metadata files and folders can be optionally skipped;
    - Procedure can be enabled, disabled and configured via software 'Settings';
    - 'Save selection (advanced)' function has option to override default settings;
    - Pre-defined metadata for NTFS system files, Synology folders, Apple resources;
  • File saving conflict (duplicate file action):
    - In default pop-up window added option to abort copying;
    - Added pre-configured setting to overwrite file 'if new file is modified later';
  • NTFS: support of more scenarios for file information recovery from LogFile;
  • FAT16: fixed problem with recognition of root folder in non-indexed full scan;
  • ExFAT file system scan:
    - Processing of tails of overwritten folders (in full and quick (indexing) scans);
    - Result is filtered to remove junk objects that may appear from damaged folders;
  • Fixed bug with file system structure recovery when intermediate folders are lost;
  • Fixed read/quick scan of HFS+ with 'overflowed' fragmentation of Catalog File;
  • Software version for macOS:
    - Adopted and optimized GUI to specifics of Big Sur (macOS 11);
    - Software optimization for better translation to ARM64 (Apple M1) via Rosetta.
version 8.11

What's new in version 8.11:

  • Added iSCSI Target Server for mounting storages to operating system:
    - Setting up of any storages or partitions as iSCSI targets (from context menu);
    - Read-only iSCSI access locally or over LAN (no authentication);
    - Support of Microsoft iSCSI Initiator (Windows), open-iscsi (Linux), globalSAN (Mac);
    - Trial limitation of target size is set to 5368709119 sectors (2.5TB);
  • Btrfs: fixed issue with assembly of multi-device volumes for direct access;
  • ReFS3 file system:
    - Fixed problem with incorrect behavior of pause->preview->resume scan sequence;
    - Updated 'read' and 'scan' modules to support the latest file system version;
  • Handling of disks with reported non-standard big sector sizes (4160, 4176 etc.);
  • Extended file system object attributes (custom named properties):
    - Reworked procedure of restoring attributes when copying data (Windows, Linux, Mac);
    - Added function of listing attributes and displaying of their content in Explorer;
    - Reworked support of Apple attributes for HFS+ and APFS file systems;
    - Changed format of SSDB and VRFS files to support associated attributes (out of tree);
    - Reworked scan procedures of HFS+/APFS to store attributes in new format;
    - Added support of NTFS alternative data streams as 'named attributes';
    - Added support of Linux xattrs on Ext2-Ext4 and XFS file systems;
  • XFS file system: added support of multi-block directory clusters;
  • ZFS file syztem:
    - Added support of file system block sizes up to 1MB (for OpenZFS);
    - Added support of undelete after 'long deletion' of big files (multi-transaction).
version 8.10

What's new in version 8.10:

  • Added support of LUKS2 decryption:
    - Supported transform functions: pbkdf2/argon2i/argon2id;
    - Supported hashes: SHA-1/SHA-256/SHA-512;
    - Supproted encryptions: AES/Serpent/Twofish/Blowfish (XTS or CBC);
  • Rework of ZFS file system scan procedure:
    - Now works on any supported ZPool configuration;
    - Added scan support of Oracle RAID-Z mirror-style metadata;
    - Better recovery of file system structure, including names/structure of lost datasets;
  • In Explorer dialog of scan result:
    - Function of manual renaming files and folders via 'Properties' dialog;
    - Adjusting (reducing) file size via 'Properties' dialog;
    - Deleting unrequired files from scan result (with 'Del' button; support of files only);
  • Direct access to ZFS file system:
    - Changed displaying of datasets to 'natural' tree structure instead of flat list;
    - Fully reworked assembly of ZPools to support multiple RAID-Z VDevs and mirroring;
  • Disk imaging with map (used/free space, selected files etc.):
    - Added 'policy' of combining segments for map optimization (to ignore small 'gaps');
    - Added 'Evaluate fragments' tool for assistance with selection of 'combining policy';
  • In file copying procedure:
    - Added 'Skip all' option to 'Failed to save..' dialog of current copying session;
    - Changed to 'smooth' total progress and added indication of 'remaining size';
    - Added displaying of 'Stated time' and 'Completion time estimate' values.
version 8.9

What's new in version 8.9:

  • Flash-Friendly File System (F2FS) support: access, map of used blocks, scan;
  • Support of Enmotus FuzeDrive storages;
  • Added function of clearing 'read status map' for certain storage types:
    - Function is added to drive/partition context menu of supported storages;
    - Implemented clearing 'read status map' for SDLSP files, including 'on-demand images';
  • DeepSpar disk imager:
    - Implemented and added 'Clear Map' function (in disk context menu and on disk imager tab);
    - In disk imager: added option for fast background imaging under full control of DDI;
    - Added DDI Activity Monitor tool (available through disk context menu);
    - Added DDI Terminal tool invocation to disk context menu;
    - Opening the same terminal now activates exsting window (if present);
    - Title of terminal window now includes DDI ID, project ID and IP;
    - Fixed bug with read errors caused by unexpected UDP packets arrival.
  • Decryption of BitLocker volumes:
    - Show 'Recovery key identifier' in password entry dialog to identify recovery key;
    - Support of incomplete encryption/decryption (Windows 7-10, Server 2008R2-2019);
    - Indication of partitions with incomplete BitLocker encryption/decryption;
  • In Explorer dialog:
    - Files copying now hides preview/hexadecimal viewer panel to release space for log;
    - 'Preview' button on toolbar now have sub-menu to open hex panel or last copying log;
  • Added 'read' support of UDF file system from partitions with 512/4K sector size;
  • Fixed problem reading ATA SMART under 32bit Windows;
  • Under Linux/Mac: restoring 'owner' RWX permissions for copied files (when available).
version 8.8

What's new in version 8.8:

  • Added decryption of TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt-encrypted storages:
    - Support of both password and file-based encryptions;
    - Support of AES, Serpent, Camellia and Twofish decryption algorithms (no chains);
    - Support of RIPEMD160, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-512 and Whirlpool hash functions;
    - Tests automatically standard/hidden and main/backup header locations.
  • VMFS file system:
    - Added automatic assembly of multi-extent and big (over 16TB) volumes;
    - Fixed bug of VMFS/VMFS6 scan when partition start is not aligned properly.
  • Added 'Drobo BeyondRAID Assistant' tool (Wizard mode):
    - Selection of any disks for analysis (including spare, replaced etc.);
    - Quick asynchronous scan for lost metadata;
    - Caching of scan results to speed-up work with multiple configurations and/or volumes;
    - Support of 1..8-disk RAID sub-configurations built on any number of disks in set;
    - Automatic, semi-automatic and manual drive numbers assignment.
  • Reworked usability of checkboxes on tree view of 'Explorer' UI;
  • NTFS file system:
    - Added procedure of files recovery using $LogFile content;
    - Added indication and blocked copying of non-synchronized files from OneDrive;
  • Enabled following symbolic links in Explorer (when possible);
  • Fixed bug with copying error when source to target is copied root to root;
  • Added displaying of metadata files to result of indexing of HFS+ file system.
version 8.7

What's new in version 8.7:

  • Drobo BeyondRAID:
    - Reworked BeyondRAID internal reading procedure;
    - Fixed bugs that caused errors in degraded RAID virtual reconstruction;
    - Added recovery with two missing drives of dual redundacy configurations for 4-8 drives;
    - Simplified RAID builder dialog for BeyondRAID configuration;
  • ExFAT scan procedure:
    - Additional procedure for finding previous file system align after storage re-partitioning;
    - Reduced number of 'found file systems' with wrong align;
  • NTFS: enabled direct file system access when $MFT DATA attribute is damaged;
  • HFS+ file system:
    - Fixed few bugs preventing detection of several partitions during single scan;
    - Reduced memory use by better isolation of files between found file systems instances;
  • Fixed several problems in software versions for macOS:
    - Fixed crash bug in copying procedure when popup dialog window have to appear;
    - Fixed rare bug causing dialog sheet to 'stuck';
    - Fixed problem of displaying some auxilitary UI captions;
    - Added software notarization for macOS version 10.14 and later;
  • Added S.M.A.R.T. monitor window:
    - Support of most important S.M.A.R.T. attributes for ATA drives (under all OS);
    - Disk temperature and percent of spare space usage for NVMe drives (Windows);
    - Disk temperature and growing list (G-List) size for SCSI drives (Windows, Linux);
    - Manual or automatic data refresh;
    - Function to enable/disable S.M.A.R.T. monitoring on ATA/SATA drives.
version 8.6

What's new in version 8.6:

  • Added tool for finding RAID6 Reed-Solomon code multiplicator coefficients;
  • Added tool for unwrapping eCryptFS passwords from wrapped password files;
  • Support of password unwrapping from Synology 'key file' backup and legacy keystore;
  • Added address translation from component to RAID location for RAID0/1/1E/3/5/6/Span;
  • Enabled support of address translation from disk-on-disk storage to parent;
  • Raw data comparison tool:
    - Added ability to change components order;
    - Added tool for address translation to component;
  • Indication of file chunk addresses on Btrfs file system and its scan result;
  • Indication of inode offsets on Btrfs file system;
  • Fixed rare crash bug that was happening at the end of storage scan;
  • Fixed bug of failure of writing data to disk (modifying content) in SCSI mode;
  • Modified handling of APFS metadata damage to show more structure when tree is damaged;
  • Fixed several bugs with Btrfs file system scan;
  • Raw recovery:
    - 'Title' is now recovering as file name for .html and .wpl formats;
    - Added title and date extracton from ODT/ODS/ODP document files;
    - Fixed crash bug on invalid exe-file data.
version 8.5

What's new in version 8.5:

  • Added Adaptec RAID6 to 'Visual mode' of RAID Builder;
  • Added 'Grid pattern' view mode to RAID Builder:
    - Conversion of standard patterns to grid (including delay, shift etc.);
    - Visualization of custom patterns created with RDL;
    - Active pattern cell corresponds to hexadecima viewer position;
    - Stripes naviagtion using pattern grid;
    - Support of both vertical and horizontal pattern view modes;
  • Added 'Entropy report' (histogram) to 'Reports view' of RAID Builder:
    - Shows entropy histogram of all readable storage components;
    - Configurable x-scale, y-scale and y-adjustment of the histogram;
    - Supports sigma-smothing of histogram values;
    - Custom histogram colors;
    - Support of dynamic report reconfiguration when drives order is changed;
    - Pick address location from report picture to navigation in hexadecimal viewer;
  • In disk imager: handle BSY/DRQ status as a reason for retries and pausing imaging;
  • Reworked procedure of deleted files recovery from EXT3/EXT4 file systems;
  • Updated format of 'scan status database' and 'virtual file system' files;
  • Photo viewer adopted for new digital camera raw formats of:
    - CANON EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS 250D; Fuji GFX 100, X-Pro3, X100V, X-T4;
    - Nikon D780, Z5; Pnanasonic DC-G100, DC-TZ95, DC-G90, DC-G95, DC-GX880;
    - Sony DSC-RX100 VII, a7R IV, a6100, a9 II; Olympus TG-6 etc.
version 8.4

What's new in version 8.4:

  • Added DeepSpar Disk Imager network terminal to 'Tools' menu;
  • RAID builder dialog:
    - Added virtual sector size transform to disk menu;
    - Changed icons to indicate component type and read method (System/ATA/SCSI);
    - Ability to load partial RAID config via this UI (when components are missing);
    - Displaying drive serial number or image file path as ID for missing components;
  • RAID configuration files:
    - Save/restore drive read method (System/ATA/SCSI);
    - Drive Serial Number is now saved to config file;
    - Restore RAID config with verification and priority of drive Serial Number;
    - When disk image is not found, searching it at the same location on other drives;
    - URCF extension is now mandatory for RAID configuration files;
  • Added error reporting for bad RAID configs when opened via general 'Open' dialog;
  • Added 'Skip file' button to copying dialog (to skip individual files);
  • Raw recovery:
    - Added file name generation for .contact, .vcf, .fb2 files;
    - Recovery of name (Original/Internal) and build date from Windows executables;
    - Adjustment of file size for EXE/DLL/SYS files to match size of sections and signature;
  • Speed-up of properties (preview) extraction for Windows executable files;
  • In disk list: change drive icon to ATA/SCSI when drive works with custom method;
  • Added ability to change read method via storage properties;
  • In 'Open device': devices are re-sorted by drive number.
version 8.3

What's new in version 8.3:

  • 'Open file location' funtion in search result now selects object in list;
  • In file system report, double-click to record in error log selects object in Explorer;
  • Preserving selection of sub-folder when navigating to parent folder using navigation bar;
  • EXT file system: speed up of journal processing at completion stage;
  • XFS file system: optimization of indexing procedure;
  • APFS file system:
    - Added support of Apple extended attributes for direct access;
    - Added support of basic (resident) attributes in scan result;
  • HFS+ file system:
    - Speed up of file system indexing;
    - Fixed bug reading extended attributes in direct access mode;
  • Apple extended attributes and resource forks:
    - Support of saving them to NTFS/ReFS named data streams for Apple Filing Protocol (AFP);
    - Attribute storage in scan result was moved one level deeper in folder structure;
  • Raw recovery: support of more types and several enhancements.
version 8.2

What's new in version 8.2:

  • Support of MRT DE Tasks:
    - Added option to load Task from context menu of virtual task disk mapped to OS;
    - Loading source name/ID information from the Task file;
    - Loading map of defects associated with the Task file;
    - Control of disk imaging via running MRT software (by ranges, files, maps etc.);
  • Open disk image file from MRT DE File Image chunks;
  • Rework of NTFS scan procedure:
    - In part of 'red' file systems - for memory use reduction;
    - Exraction of some missing file system structure elements from Log File (Journal);
  • In disk imager:
    - Disabled bad blocks logging if defect block is emulated by the software;
    - Fixed rounding issue when map cluster size is smaller then imaging sector size;
    - Fixed bug with growing saved jump size (each time after tool restart);
  • Fixed several bugs causing software crash.
version 8.1

What's new in version 8.1:

  • Modifications to Disk Imager:
    - Option to save defect map and log to 'the same location' when target path is selected;
    - Added 'test API call' start stage to make sure API works with specified parameters;
    - Pausing imaging process in case of API call errors (when disk is disconnected etc.);
    - Read errors from imaging procedure (ATA/SCSI) are now duplicated to main event log;
    - Fixed skipping blocks when SCSI layer reports invalid 'resid' value (Linux etc.);
  • New functions in procedure of files recovery in 'raw mode' (IntelliRAW):
    - DOCX, JPEG, Raw photos - extract file name and modification date from file content;
    - XLSX, TIFF - extract file modification date from metadata;
    - Added analysis of file tails of ZIP archives when chunk sizes are not enabled;
  • Toggle selection of partitions in partition manager;
  • Fixed bug reading disks with defect blocks under Linux using 'system procedure'.
version 8.0.1

What's new in version 8.0.1:

  • Fixed problems in disk imager:
    - zeroing buffer to prevent writing non-zero values to defect blocks on target;
    - fixed problem selecting 'system procedure' when there are no other options.
version 8.0

What's new in version 8.0:

  • Added reverse address translation for data logical damage diagnostics;
  • Added control of network imaging with DeepSpar DDI;
  • Support of file system used space map manipulation (conversion to defects, imaging etc.);
  • More file system reports (including report of defect files);
  • Ability to copy files with defects and optionally move them to $BadFiles folder;
  • Support of loading disk image files from PC-3000 chunk sets;
  • Advanced disk imager tool (with support of ATA/SCSI direct);
  • Advanced 'Open Storage' procedure to support work with defect disks;
  • More options to scan file systems;
  • Changes to hexadecimal viewer UI;
  • Advaced error reporting, including disk defects warning popup;
  • And more...
version 7.16

What's new in version 7.16:

  • Fixed bug reading legacy ReFS volumes;
  • Fixed issue with no error reporting when disk is imaged to write-protected disk;
  • Saving of processed data can be continued on existing file;
  • Enabled manual editing of Read-once storage;
  • Fixed bugs in FAT recovery module:
    - Removed record attributes verification for Volume Name entry;
    - Fixed bug with reconstruction of fragmented files when second FAT table is damaged.
  • Modified procedure of classification of found MFT entries from unlinked MFT chunks.
version 7.15

What's new in version 7.15:

  • Added Adaptec RAID6 (dedicated XOR) with degraded mode;
  • Added degraded/double-degraded recovery for HP MSA RAID6 with diagonal XOR;
  • Added support of HP ADG RAID6 coefficients (up to 48 drives);
  • Added support of custom coefficients for RAID6 Reed-Solomon code;
  • Added Compact Left Symmetric rotation for RAID5 (for LSI RAID50 etc.);
  • Hexadecimal search with any block size (big blocks scanned with jumps);
  • Fixed bug with FAT/FAT32 file system indexing.
version 7.14.1

What's new in version 7.14.1:

  • Added double-degraded RAID6 recovery with DELL Equallogic diagonal XOR;
  • Search for APFS encryption keys:
    - added displaying of both KEK and VEK records;
    - added search for older keyring blocks for known APFS containers.
  • Fixed bug building degraded RAID4/RAID5 VX;
  • Fixed issue with RAID6 adaptive reconstruction when one disk is missing;
  • Pattern-storage/defects mask: extended length of pattern field to 1536 symbols;
  • Fixed bug with parsing Novell NSS 'big' partition;
  • Optimization of HFS+ scan result set;
  • Fixed issue with focus location in hex 'go to' dialog (fixed base position);
  • In partition manager: fixed bug removing partitions.
version 7.14

What's new in version 7.14:

  • ZFS direct access:
    - Fixed bug in double-degraded RAID-Z2/Z3 recovery;
    - Added support of RAID-Zx0 (stripe of RAID-Z/Z2/Z3);
    - Added support of SunOS-specific "long" allocations on RAID-Z;
  • Fixed several bugs in metadata parser procedure.
  • Dynamic HTML report:
    - Fixed problem with JavaScript integer precision for big object IDs;
    - Report with filter is now displayed with minimal required folder structure;
    - HTML styles corrections.;
  • Microsoft data deduplication support is now available in quick scan;
  • Added support of VMware seSparse VMDK;
  • Enhanced raw recovery procedure for MPEG Transport Stream (MTS/M2TS) files;
  • Fixed bug with "filter" function ("must match"/"must NOT match" pattern).
version 7.13

What's new in version 7.13:

  • Added "Dynamic HTML Report":
    - interactive navigation on file system structure;
    - interactive file search function;
    - interactive report conversion to XML/CSV format;
    - files/folders selection from report;
    - reverse import of selection state to UFS Explorer/Recovery Explorer.
  • Extended basic XML/CSV reports with ID/parent ID to preserve FS structure;
  • Added search for LUKS partitions in partition manager;
  • Fixed bug reading BitLocker volumes on drives with 4K sector size;
  • Update to Windows Server 2016/2019 data deduplication:
    - Fixed several bugs related to reparse point formats;
    - Fixed bug processing files with size over 1GB.
  • 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

What's new in version 7.12:

  • Added support of WD Cloud file system:
    - Translation of Cloud database to file system structure;
    - Support of main database or backup copy (on choice).
  • 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).
  • Button to show/hilde left (storages list) panel;
  • Added support of defect blocks in format of ACE Data Recovery MHZ;
  • Now saves RAID configuration when sector size transform is enabled;
  • Fixed some issues and speed-optimized ZFS file system scan;
  • 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

What's new in version 7.11:

  • Added support of DeepSpar DDI over network;
  • Added to Apple Core Storage:
    - Plain blocks, referece type 11;
    - Support of compressed multi-block XML metadata.
  • 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

What's new in version 7.10.1:

  • Added support of 'unencrypted' key type for BitLocker;
  • 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

What's new in version 7.10:

  • Support of 'long' deduplication reparse points on NTFS (Windows Server 2019);
  • Fixed bug reading files from Microsoft Deduplication Database in some scenarios;
  • Fixed bug reading directory structure of latest ReFS3 file system;
  • Apple Core Storage: fixed crash bug, added block reference type "16";
  • Added search for BitLocker partitions to Partitions Manager;
  • Added BitLocker indication to Partitions Manager;
  • 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

What's new in version 7.9:

  • Added support of DeepSpar image file format (DDI, including defect block maps);
  • Added Virtual Pattern storage for construction of over-degraded RAID;
  • Added function of converting span of sparse components to sparse virtual disk;
  • Added function to open base files of sparse virtual disks for fine-tuning of VD container;
  • Added function to open disk as virtual disk for full-disk clones of virtual disks;
  • Fixed problem with recognition of BitLocker when recovery key comes with version not equal to 1;
  • Fixed bug with BitLocker "plain key" format;
  • Fixed bug applying delta files in format of Split-VMDK;
  • Added option to apply masks to folders for copying with filter;
  • NTFS $MFT tail processing is now included into quick scan (to file system indexing).
version 7.8.3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.