UFS Explorer Professional Recovery

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery

Version: 10.6
Last update: 24.04.2024
version 10.6

What's new in version 10.6:

  • Virtual sector size transformation on images: added possibility to specify a custom source sector size;
  • Drives/bridges security: added ATA "security unlock" support (the password must be known, including padding and transformation);
  • Added support of password-based full-disk encryption on OpenBSD softraid;
  • Added support of OpenBSD softraid (RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, Span);
  • In disk imager: added a tool to re-image defect blocks (it resets the 'defect' status to the 'unread' status and allows to re-image the 'unread' zones);
  • Microsoft Storage Spaces:
    - Added basic support of multi-tier volumes with several rotation groups;
    - Fixed parsing issue of 'parent link' metadata entries (version 2);
  • Added a tool to open 'directory-bundled' images from a local file system:
    - Added support of macOS sparsebundle/backupbundle format;
    - Added support of Parallels HDD bundle virtual disks (with automatic support of snapshots);
  • In media manager: added recognition of local Parallels Desktop virtual machines and possibility to access their virtual disks (under macOS);
  • Disk images of Parallels Desktop software: added support of snapshots;
  • Fixed scan issue that caused incorrect file system sub-trees reconstruction on Linux/Unix file systems (EXT, XFS etc.).
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.