UFS Explorer Standard Access
The application software application for cases when access to undamaged data is difficult or impossible.
- Data access on most popular file systems
- Data access on various devices
- Support of virtualization software
- Disk-on-Disk access
- Copying data all-at-once
- Functional extensions
The software enables fast and easy access to blocked data. Supporting a great variety of operating systems, UFS Explorer Standard Access allows opening an inaccessible file from Apple macOS, Linux and FreeBSD working on a PC concurrently with the Windows operating system. The software supports various file systems of Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD and Unix and helps to get access to inaccessible data located on an external storage formatted with any of the supported file systems. This program provides direct access to files on virtual disks of virtual machines and any copies allowing users to avoid starting and configuration of a virtual machine. Additionally, with RAID Access Plugin – RAID Builder access to data on any complex RAID system built with the plug in is possible.
The software is adjusted to work with file systems on disk images, virtual disks, RAID storages, etc. without the need for prior scanning.
Working as a "guide" from one file system to another, UFS Explorer Standard Access in no way affects information on the storage. The software operates in a
read-only mode therefore ensures safety of your data. UFS Explorer Standard Access is helpful for cases when files are not deleted and a file system is not
The software can be installed on Microsoft Windows.
Supported host operating systems:
Microsoft Windows ® : Windows ® XP with Service Pack 3 and later
Supported host computer architectures:
Intel Architecture, 32-bit (IA-32, x86)
The software works with file systems of Windows (FAT, exFAT, NTFS, etc.), macOS (APFS, HFS+, etc.), Linux (Ext, UFS, XFS, etc.).
Supported file systems for data access:
NTFS, FAT/FAT32, ExFAT, ReFS, ReFS2;
SGI XFS, Linux JFS (JFS2), Ext2-Ext4, ReiserFS;
Apple HFS+, APFS;
Unix/BSD UFS/UFS2, Solaris/Mac big-endian UFS/UFS2, Adaptec UFS, Sun ZFS, Btrfs, Novell NWFS, Novell Storage Services, DTFS, HTFS, VxFS, AIX JFS1/J2FS;
p>VMware VMFS (3, 5, 6);
RAID support – virtual RAID building and reading.
Recovery of complex RAID storages
Standard RAID assembly via RAID Access Plugin – RAID Builder
Custom RAID in Runtime VIM format via RAID Access Plugin – VIM Import
System requirements – supported OS, 1 GB RAM, 20 MB of free space.
any of the supported operating systems
at least 20 MB free disk space for software executable files
at least 1 GB RAM
no web browser
64-bit edition of any of the supported operating systems
over 1 GB free disk space for program and temporary files
at least 2 GB RAM and 4 logical cores CPU
default web browser
Trial version limitations – there are file size and the Save function limitations in the trial version.
The software will copy files with the size below 256 KB only.
How to access files with UFS Explorer Standard Access
To install the program, download the installation file. Be sure to have minimal technical configuration to run the file.
If installation does not start automatically, browse the Downloads folder for the program setup file, usually containing the name of the software in its name, e.g. ufsxaci.exe. Open the file under root privileges or enter the administrator password, in case you are a simple user of PC. Start the installation by following the prompts.
Read full setup instructions
After launching the program, you will see the navigation tree on the left side of the tab where all detected storages will be shown, as well as partitions, disk images and complex storages (RAID). You can either choose the needed storage from this top-level structure or use the Open button. In case when you don’t see the needed storage, press the Refresh storages button to reset the tree of the attached storages.
The application will show all available files in the Explorer mode. It's strongly recommended to save the scan result project for further work.
The final step is evaluating the results. The simple interface allows users to browse and copy files just like in an original file system, making the procedure easy and fast. Users can preview the files before saving to make sure that the results are satisfying their needs.
NEVER save the recovered files to the storage they were recovered from. The file data (contents) for recovery is still read from the source drive; this means the software may overwrite file contents making the access impossible. Use another storage to save the recovered data.
Access to unavailable devices
UFS Explorer Standard Access allows getting access to attached devices undetected by means of the local computer operating system. With this software, your computer gains direct access to internal drives formatted with other file systems.
Optional RAID Builder module
This program provides an additional opportunity to assemble complex RAID storage and get access to its data. The available configurations for assembly include RAID Level 0, 3, 5, 6 and JBOD.
Handling virtual drives
UFS Explorer Standard Access works with virtual drives of virtual machines to provide access to the data stored within them. Access to files with this program doesn't require opening and running the virtual machine.
UFS Explorer Standard Access includes a possibility to open a virtual disk inside of another virtual disk and get access to its data. This software allows handling multi-level virtual storages again without the necessity to run them.
Software testing and certification:
Windows version of UFS Explorer Professional Recovery has been tested to meet all technical requirements of compatibility with Windows ® 7 and Windows ® 8 operating systems.
When to use UFS Explorer Standard Access
Access to data on supplementary operating system
UFS Explorer Standard Access provides access to data located on Apple macOS, Linux and FreeBSD operating systems installed as a supplementary to Windows. Working on the PC with active Windows OS, users can easily get any data from any of the supported operating system.
Access to files on external storage
UFS Explorer Standard Access allows users to open inaccessible files located on an external storage formatted with file systems of Windows (NTFS, FAT/FAT32, ExFAT, ReFS, ReFS2), macOS (Apple HFS+, APFS), Linux (SGI XFS, Linux JFS (JFS2), Ext2-Ext4, ReiserFS), Unix (Unix/BSD UFS/UFS2, Solaris/Mac big-endian UFS/UFS2, Adaptec UFS, Sun ZFS, Btrfs, Novell NWFS, Novell Storage Services, DTFS, HTFS, VxFS, AIX JFS1/J2FS) and VMware VMFS (3, 5, 6).
Direct and safe access to data on virtual machine
UFS Explorer Standard Access offers direct access to files on virtual disks of virtual machines and their copies without the need for starting and configuring a virtual machine. The utility works in in a safe read-only mode without making any modifications on the storage and threatening user’s data.