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All-in-one data recovery tool

Fast and high-quality pre-recovery data analysis and data recovery using single utility.

Fast test of data consistency

Using context dependent storage navigation, files and folders contents identification, fragmentation details etc.

Recovery from replaced file systems

Accurate detection of current and previous file systems after format and targeting recovery process at certain file system state.

RAID Builder and Analyzer

Single utility to analyse and virtually reconstruct complex RAID storages.

Disk-on-Disk recovery

Open disk image files and virtual disks stored on virtual storages of UFS Explorer and recover data at once without recovery of temporary disk image file.

Usability extensions

Extend software tool set with optional external modules (plugins).

Overview

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery is a full-featured software application designed exclusively for data recovery specialists. The application successfully combines low-level data analysis and data management functions with high-level data recovery tools. UFS Explorer Professional Recovery is the only software of the UFS Explorer group that allows to alter original information on the storage.

Advanced multi-tool interface makes the software suit even complicated data recovery tasks. With UFS Explorer Professional Recovery you can carry out thorough data analysis and conduct full-scaled data recovery. Embedded RAID-Builder mechanism allows to build standard RAID configurations of any level. Moreover, 'RAID definition language' used by this software will let you build any custom RAID configuration. If necessary, low-level tools of UFS Explorer Professional Recovery allow to make permanent changes to the information initially contained on the storage. The software can be installed to several operating systems - Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS and Linux.

With consideration for user-friendliness software tools are grouped into several separate blocks each applicable to certain operations. Disk management system automatically defines storages and opens disk images, standard and custom RAID configurations as well as virtual disks of virtual machines. The system will let you open a disk partition or a storage device specifying name or mount point (disk letter, mount path etc.). UFS Explorer Professional Recovery embraces embedded Hex-Viewer tool that allows to view data on a disk or separate disk partition and alter including overwrite data on the storage. File manager allows to preview existing file system and recover data from it. Among other functions file manager includes files search and preview, data analysis, identification and positioning by file content and file descriptors. File system recovery manager allows to find files, preview found files and recover them to a local disk. For added convenience UFS Explorer Professional Recovery manages simultaneous performance of multitasking operations.

Designed for professionals this product requires at least basic user expertise. The software contains a set of safe read-only data analysis tools that allow to solve most practical data loss cases and a write-enabled hexadecimal editor to correct even severe cases of file system damages.

As a comprehensive multi-functional application UFS Explorer Professional Recovery will be perfect solution for detailed data analysis and professional recovery of lost and deleted data.


Key features

Immediate data access for consistent file systems

The software allows to access data on all the supported file systems, including file systems on disk images, virtual disks, RAID storages etc. without the need of prior scan.

Support of disk images and virtual disks

The software allows to open disk images and virtual disks produced by virtual machines of the leading virtualization software vendors (including VMware Player, VMware Workstation, VMware ESX Server, VMware Fusion, Microsoft Virtual PC, Microsoft Hyper-V, Parallels Desktop etc.). The software operates virtual disks and disk image files exactly in a way as if they were physical disks and allows to access or recover lost data from disk images and virtual disks.

Recovery of complex RAID storages

This software edition for professional data recovery supports virtual reconstruction of a RAID system after failure of controller or RAID metadata. The software manages virtual RAID building and reading its files and folders as if it were physical RAID storage. This professional application easily handles both simple RAID configurations (such as stripe set - RAID level 0, Span, Mirror - RAID level 1) and complex RAID such as RAID 5 and RAID 6. RAID-on-RAID feature allows to build RAID configurations of increased complexity such as RAID 50, RAID 60 etc. Support of Runtime Software Virtual Image Files together with RAID Definition Language make possible to set up custom RAID configuration with different data distribution algorithms. Asynchronous data access technology and adaptive RAID reconstruction makes recovery fast and efficent.

Full-disk encryption support

The software is able to decrypt disk volumes for data recovery and data access purposes (if encryption key is known). Decryption module is compatible to Linux device mapper encryption module (dm-crypt) and can be used with encrypted storages (including NAS storages).

Disk-on-disk recovery

The software opens disk image files or virtual disks from a file system opened in UFS Explorer. With this application you can easily build RAID that stores VMware ESX virtual machines (VMFS file system), open virtual disk directly from VMFS and recover data directly from virtual machine without the need to extract virtual disk first. Disk-on-Disk software feature activates a variety of low-level data access tools such as access to system-locked virtual disks of running Hyper-V server, access to CD/DVD image files stored on a file system of 'parallel' operating system etc.

Comprehensive files recovery

A set of tools implemented in the software provides solutions for most practical data loss cases. Depending on certain situation the software either simply reads or conducts detailed analysis of file system metadata to find lost files. Even if the metadata is lost permanently, the software can guess file allocation basing on the file system specifics, other files allocations and file content analysis to produce the best possible data recovery result.

Recovery after file system format

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery allows you to analyze the storage for previous file system formats and even choose among different possible file system configurations for recovery. If you are not sure what file system was on the storage before format, the software can analyze the storage and find all the possible file system variants. The software will find all detectable file system variations and allow you to choose all or any of them for recovery.

Data consistency analysis and error correction

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery is the only edition of UFS Explorer group that includes tools for low-level data consistency analysis. The software allows to identify location of file/folder descriptor, its contents, map of file/folder fragments and navigate among them. If file contents are faulty, UFS Explorer allows to navigate through file fragments, find the faulty one and to correct it. Write-enabled hexadecimal editor makes possible to correct minor and moderate file system damages (fix directory entries, move superblocks, fix inodes and so on) in order to return file system back into a consistent state.


Software testing and certifications

Compatible with Windows ® 7

Compatible with Windows ® 8
Windows edition of UFS Explorer Professional Recovery has been tested to meet all of the technical requirements to be Compatible with Windows ® 7 and Windows ® 8 operating systems.

This means the software have passed Microsoft-designed tests to help ensure they install readily every time and minimize the number of crashes, hangs, and restarts that you experience. This all helps ensure a compatible and reliable experience with any edition of Windows 7 and Windows 8, including 64-bit.

The software have also passed many internal tests to confirm software compatibility and reliability for all supported operating systems versions and platforms.

List of supported operating systems is available under "Specifications" section of the software description you may find below.



Specifications

Supported host operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows ®: starting with Windows ® XP with Service Pack 3 and later;
  • Apple Mac OS X: all starting with version 10.7 and above;
  • Linux: Debian Linux 6.0 (or compatible) and above.

Supported host computer architectures:

  • Intel Architecture, 32-bit (IA-32, x86) - for all operating systems;
  • AMD64 (x86-64) - for all operating systems.

Supported file systems for recovery:

  • NTFS: full support (access and advanced recovery);
  • Windows Server ReFS: full support (access and advanced recovery);
  • Sun ZFS: full support (access and advanced recovery) for simple ZPOOL, no support for RAID-Z;
  • FAT/FAT32: full support (access and advanced recovery);
  • ExFAT: full support (access and advanced recovery);
  • SGI XFS: full support (access and advanced recovery);
  • Apple HFS+: full support (access and advanced recovery*);
  • JFS (IBM JFS2): full support (access and advanced recovery);
  • Ext2-Ext4: full support (access and advanced recovery*);
  • ReiserFS: full support (access and advanced recovery);
  • UFS/UFS2: access and damaged file system recovery** in both little-endian and big-endian variations;
  • Custom Adaptec UFS: access and damaged file system recovery**;
  • HFS: legacy Apple file system supported in data access mode only (copies files and folders from HFS file system);
  • Novell NWFS: legacy Novell file system supported in data access and data analysis mode only;
  • Novell NSS: modern Novell Storage Services file system supported in data access mode only;
  • VMware VMFS: data access and basic recovery (software can copy files and virtual disks from VMFS file system and perform basic scan for lost and deleted VMDK files).

* - the rate of deleted files recovery can be low due to the file system design
** - deleted files may be unrecoverable due to the file system design

Trial limitations:

  • The software will copy files with the size below 768KB only;
  • "Save" function of certain hexadecimal viewer/editor dialogs is disabled.


System requirements

Minimal configuration:

  • any of supported operating systems;
  • at least 20MB free disk space for software executable files;
  • at least 1GB RAM;
  • Linux software version can run from most modern Linux Live CD.

Recommended configuration:

  • 64 bit edition of any of supported operating systems;
  • over 1GB free disk space for program and temporary files;
  • at least 4GB RAM for parallel data recovery processing;
  • default web browser.