UFS Explorer RAID Recovery
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery

Version: 8.17
Last update: 14.06.2021
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UFS Explorer RAID Recovery is a multifunctional computer program equipped to address a broad range of data loss issues, from the retrieval of files deleted from a hard disk drive or USB device to the reconstruction of custom RAID patterns utilized in servers, NAS or SAN units.

A universal solution for simple and complex data recovery tasks

accidental deletion
Accidental
deletion
file system corruption
File system
corruption
storage formatting
Storage
formatting
Software crashes
Software
crashes
Malware attacks
Malware
attacks
Hardware defects
Hardware
defects
An all-around toolkit for different types of storage devices
The software covers all common data loss problems associated with simple digital media and is complemented with a specialized instrument for work with RAID systems. As a result, it perfectly fits for data recovery from practically any storage, including RAID-based servers, NAS and SAN.
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Supported devices:
  • PCs/laptops
  • Hard disk drives
  • External USB disks
  • USB flash drives
  • Memory cards
  • Music players
  • Digital cameras
  • RAID sets
  • NAS devices
  • SAN systems
  • Servers
  • Other storage devices
Supported file types:
  • icon DocumentsDocuments
  • icon ImagesImages
  • icon AudioAudio files
  • icon VideoVideos
  • icon EmailE-mails
  • icon Other filesAny other file format

Key features

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Effective work with RAID
Effective work with RAID Effective work with RAID

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery offers the possibility to restore data from RAID of different configurations, among which are standard RAID levels (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1E, RAID 3, RAID 5, RAID 6, etc.), nested patterns (RAID 10, RAID 50, RAID 60, RAID 50E, etc.) and custom RAID setups via RDL or Runtime VIM. The program also works with specific RAID sets, like Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology Hybrid RAID and Btrfs-RAID which makes it efficient in most instances of data loss related to complex storage systems.

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Wide range of supported file systems
Wide range of supported file systems Wide range of supported file systems

Along with RAID units, the software handles other common storages, providing direct access to the available content and means for data recovery from internal and portable hard drives, memory cards, thumb drives, etc. of different formats used by Windows (FAT/FAT32/exFAT and NTFS), macOS (HFS+, APFS), Linux (Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS, IBM JFS2) and BSD/Solaris (UFS/UFS2, ZFS).

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Optimal for data recovery from NAS
Optimal for data recovery from NAS Optimal for data recovery from NAS

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery is capable of processing NAS appliances of such popular vendors as Drobo, Buffalo (TeraStation, LinkStation), Synology, QNAP Systems, etc. and is a perfect solution for cases involving Network Attached Storages. The application reads out RAID metadata from NAS drives and uses it for automatic reconstruction of its configuration. RAID can also be defined manually with the help of a specialized RAID builder.

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Support of various storage technologies
Support of various storage technologies Support of various storage technologies

The software is able to work with many storage technologies that can be found in modern computing devices, including Windows Dynamic Disks and Storage Spaces, Apple Software RAID and APFS-based Fusion Drive, Linux mdadm and LVM, virtual disks employed by major virtualization systems, like VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, QEMU, XEN and others, as well as diverse formats of disk images.

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Broad possibilities for disk reading and imaging
Broad possibilities for disk reading and imaging Broad possibilities for disk reading and imaging

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery provides several options for data access and allows choosing a timeout for cases when reading fails due to an I/O device error. With an embedded advanced tool for disk imaging, it is possible to adjust the imaged area and specify various parameters, like read timeout, block size, direction, protocol and settings for the omission of defective blocks. The bad blocks detected in the process get mapped in a dedicated file which can be used for other data recovery processes. Also, the instruments like an event log and S.M.A.R.T. monitor make it much easier to control the procedure.

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Adaptive RAID reconstruction
Adaptive RAID reconstruction Adaptive RAID reconstruction

The utility enables the adaptive reconstruction of redundant disk arrays (RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, etc.) with the help of bad sector maps created for the constituents during of their imaging or through recognition of a predefined pattern and external maps generated by compatible third-party tools. The software identifies defective blocks on disks relying on the corresponding maps and can restore them using redundancy (parity information or a copy of data).

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Customizable scanning procedure
Customizable scanning procedure Customizable scanning procedure

The software presents several variants of scanning, including a quick scan for defined file system types, a longer profound search for lost data by known content with an option to load custom IntelliRAW rules, scanning of the space occupied by the file system or just the “free space” areas. The scanning process can be paused with the possibility to check the intermediate results and can be saved for further references.

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Defining bad sectors
Defining bad sectors Defining bad sectors

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery creates maps of defective blocks during disk imaging and supports ones produced by other compatible tools. The application can define virtual damaged blocks on the storage using such a map or identify them dynamically by looking for a specified content pattern. The faulty areas can also be masked with a given text or hexadecimal template.

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Useful supplementary options
Useful supplementary options Useful supplementary options

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery is augmented with multiple auxiliary possibilities aimed at its convenience. Among them, you will find an advanced search function, an embedded viewer for files of popular formats, including images, PDF documents and text files, sorting and filtering options for items with different criteria.

What's New in Version 8.17

  • 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).

Frequently asked questions

  • You can download the free Trial version of UFS Explorer RAID 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 RAID may serve as a perfect alternative to UFS Explorer RAID Recovery for both beginners and advanced home 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 Personal License can be used by a single individual only for personal or educational purposes on home PCs or one computer at work. 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 is issued to either the person's (entrepreneur’s) name or company's name once the payment is processed and is delivered to the email address specified in the order. The delivery is electronic and usually takes about 15-45 minutes.
  • 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, Sun ZFS, Btrfs;

  • simple/stripe ZFS volumes.

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

  • FAT/FAT32/exFAT:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.

  • ReFS/ReFS3:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.

  • XFS:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage; support of NAS devices and custom servers.

  • 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.

  • Linux JFS:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, deleted files recovery, recovery after format and file system damage.

  • Ext2-Ext4:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after file system damage; support of 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.

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

  • UFS/UFS2:
    data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery for both little-endian and big-endian variations; recovery after file system damage; very limited recovery of deleted files.

  • ZFS:
    data access, search for lost partitions, data recovery from simple and stripe volumes, deleted files recovery.

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, Btrfs-RAID;

  • 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.

OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
  • Virtual disks and disk images: VMware (VMDK), Hyper-V (VHD/VHDX), QEMU/XEN (QCOW/QCOW2), VirtualBox (VDI), 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, Fusion Drive (based on APFS).

ADDITIONAL TOOLS AND FEATURES
  • Tools for low-level data analysis: hexadecimal viewer (for storages, partitions and files);

  • Features for work with damaged disks: configurable drive reading procedure, advanced embedded disk imager, 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;

  • 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.

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

  • macOS: all versions starting from 10.7;

  • 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 8.17
14.06.2021

What's new in version 8.17:

  • 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
14.05.2021

What's new in version 8.16:

  • 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 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
22.04.2021

What's new in version 8.15:

  • Added support of 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;
  • 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
22.03.2021

What's new in version 8.14:

  • Support of automatic reconstruction of mdadm RAID10/near layout;
  • Enabled support of Windows Server ReFS (both old and current versions);
  • 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
02.03.2021

What's new in version 8.13:

  • 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
04.02.2021

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';
  • 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
15.01.2021

What's new in version 8.11:

  • Btrfs: fixed issue with assembly of multi-device volumes for direct access;
  • 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
21.12.2020

What's new in version 8.10:

  • Rework of ZFS file system scan procedure:
    - Now works on any supported ZPool configuration;
    - Added support of RAID-Z scan (including multi-VDev RAID-Z);
    - Added scan support of Oracle RAID-Z mirror-style metadata;
    - Better recovery of file system structure, including names/structure of lost datasets;
  • In RAID builder: now adding new component before selected one (if any);
  • 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
02.12.2020

What's new in version 8.9:

  • 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
11.11.2020

What's new in version 8.8:

  • 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..5-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
19.10.2020

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
25.09.2020

What's new in version 8.6:

  • 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
02.09.2020

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
10.08.2020

What's new in version 8.4:

  • RAID builder dialog:
    - 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
20.07.2020

What's new in version 8.3:

  • 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
30.06.2020

What's new in version 8.2:

  • 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
17.06.2020

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
08.06.2020

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
03.06.2020

What's new in version 8.0:

  • 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
06.02.2020

What's new in version 7.16:

  • 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
27.12.2019

What's new in version 7.15:

  • 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
03.12.2019

What's new in version 7.14.1:

  • Fixed bug building degraded RAID4/RAID5 VX;
  • Fixed issue with RAID6 adaptive reconstruction when one disk is missing;
  • 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
07.11.2019

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;
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  • Fixed several bugs in metadata parser procedure.
  • 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
14.10.2019

What's new in version 7.13:

  • Added Quick Scan option for certain file systems;
  • Significantly reduced number of storage reads during file systems detection;
  • Extended 'normal' detection of NTFS, FAT32, HFS+ and EXT volumes using backup metadata;
  • Fixed reading of Windows dynamic disks with GPT layout;
  • Option to skip found regions during partition search for faster scan.
version 7.12
16.09.2019

What's new in version 7.12:

  • Added parallel data visualization in RAID builder:
    - Synchronized with hexadecimal data viewer;
    - Automatic reconstruction of missing data (when available);
    - RAID pattern visualization;
    - Automatic parity check (when available);
    - Highlighting of key structures (such as MFT).
  • Added support of defect blocks in format of ACE Data Recovery MHZ;
  • 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
19.08.2019

What's new in version 7.11:

  • Added 'Pause' function to file copying procedure:
    - Quick pause/resume for temporary 'releasing' disk;
    - Option of finishing current file and with ability to change destination path.
  • Support of NTFS with cluster size over 64KB;
  • Support of Windows Server 2019 Storage Spaces metadata;
  • Added cluster size indication to file system properties;
  • Fixed bug using 'Open' dialog with scan results of virtual disks.
version 7.10.1
27.07.2019

What's new in version 7.10.1:

  • Modifications to FAT/FAT32 scan procedure:
    - Fixed bug with file system indexing and zero-size files;
    - Better detection of deleted file entries with Asian/OEM encodings;
    - Enabled support of duplication of deleted entries when they are in different folders.
  • Fixed issues with recovery of NTFS folder structure when 'indexing' is enabled.
version 7.10
22.07.2019

What's new in version 7.10:

  • Major rework of NTFS scan procedure:
    - Added old/duplicated objects removal from scan result;
    - Better processing of lost files (with descriptors out of MFT);
    - Changed priorities of file names processing;
    - Fixed bug in folder structure recovery by INDX entries;
    - Fixed bug with scan resumption and calling Recycle Bin processing;
    - Added support of Recycle Bin indexes with version 2.
  • Added Portuguese software interface language.
version 7.9
03.07.2019

What's new in version 7.9:

  • Added support of DeepSpar image file format (DDI, including defect block maps);
  • Added function to open disk as virtual disk for full-disk clones of virtual disks;
  • 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
13.06.2019

What's new in version 7.8.3:

  • Reworked scan procedure for ExFAT (for better handling of deleted records).
version 7.8.2
20.05.2019

What's new in version 7.8.2:

  • Added support of "CLOUD" reparse points on NTFS (files from OneDrive etc.);
  • Read-only support of "streamOptimized" (compressed) format of VMware VMDK files.
version 7.8.1
08.05.2019

What's new in version 7.8.1:

  • Fixed bug with Btrfs/ZFS-only selection for scan;
  • Added function to save/restore files/folders selection state;
  • Loading of virtual FS structure for review and files selection;
  • Added possibility to rename temporary disk in user interface;
  • Fixed problem with ExFAT root folder validation during full-disk scan;
  • Fixed issue with recognition of SCSI transport for fiber-channel connected storages;
  • Support of switching to SCSI transport even when SCSI INQUIRY command fails.
version 7.8
22.04.2019

What's new in version 7.8:

  • Added LVM logical volume recovery manager UI:
    - Search for older versions of LVM configurations;
    - Open logical volume from found configurations;
  • Fixed bug with restoration of scan result.
version 7.7
29.03.2019

What's new in version 7.7:

  • Added masking of bad blocks (replacing bad blocks with custom pattern);
  • Updated RAID configurations save/restore procedure:
    - Added support of virtual (VFS) files in RAID configuration;
    - Custom RAID names are now preserved.
  • Reworked LVM module for latest LVM2 (with added DM RAID function);
  • Assignment of LVM names to LVM partitions and logical volumes;
  • Option of automatic saving of scan state immediately after full scan;
  • Simplified process of removal of opened storage components;
  • Regular update to embedded pictures viewer.
version 7.6
11.03.2019

What's new in version 7.6:

  • Customization of adaptive reconstruction of RAID1 (mirror);
  • Support of ZFS-on-Linux custom ZFS metadata;
  • Support of "bogous" FreeNAS RAID10 (mix of simple disks and mirrors);
  • Fixed bug with multiple detections of NT LDM volumes.
version 7.5
18.02.2019

What's new in version 7.5:

  • 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 old HP-UX LVM;
  • Added support of R-Studio image file format (RDR-files);
  • Updated support of Apple DMG files;
  • macOS: Added placeholder for inaccessible disks;
  • macOS: Fixed bug reading disks with sector size 4KB.
version 7.4
31.01.2019

What's new in version 7.4:

  • Added support of QCOW/QCOW2 virtual disk image format (QUEMU, XEN etc.);
  • Added support of VirtualBox VDI virtual disk format;
  • Fixed some interface-related bugs.
version 7.3
07.01.2019

What's new in version 7.3:

  • Added support of ZFS ZVOL objects;
  • Significantly enhanced scan of APFS file system.
version 7.2
20.12.2018

What's new in version 7.2:

  • Added optional 'total' progress for files copying;
  • Added 'stop copying' option for 'duplicate file' conflict;
  • Reworked reporting of files list/total data size;
  • Modified p.6 of EULA (Territory).
version 7.1
06.12.2018

What's new in version 7.1:

  • Added support of Apple Fusion Drive created with Apple APFS;
  • Added more parititon indicators;
  • Updated embedded viewer component.
version 7.0
12.11.2018

What's new in version 7.0:

  • Added support of simple and “stripe” ZFS volumes;

  • 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.