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This section describes in detail how to install UFS Explorer products on your computer system.

In case when you are not sure about the download and installation process, please follow the instructions given below. The download and install process is easily carried out with the help of the installer’s prompts and handy tips.

The software should not be downloaded or installed to the storage you are going to recover data from.
This may erase the lost data with no chances of restoring. Therefore, please check the storage thoroughly before downloading and installing the software. Otherwise, using an “Emergency CD” or turning to the professionals is strongly recommended.

Professional Recovery

The software can be downloaded from the product web page:
  www.ufsexplorer.com/download.php

This page also contains references to software update information, technical details, including specifications.


To install new copy of the software or update the software from a previous version you should follow the steps of fresh software installation. If you are updating software from an older major software version (e.g. from 3.x to 5.x or 4.x to 5.x) it's recommended to uninstall the older software version before installation of the new version. Other UFS Explorer editions can be installed with UFS Explorer Professional Recovery.

Setup instructions for Windows

Professional Recovery

for Windows users

You can install software to Microsoft Windows NT 5.1 OS and later (Windows XP/Windows 2003 Server and later). It is possible to run the software on older Windows NT versions starting from NT 4 SP6. Software installation to Windows 95/98/МЕ is not supported at all. To install the software simply download software installer executable file and start it.

Warning: never download or install the software to the drive with lost data you are going to recover. This may lead to permanent data damage or loss. If the data was lost from non-system partitions, it's recommended to download and install software to system OS partition. If the data was lost from system partition, it's recommended to shut down computer immediately and boot it using 'Recovery CD'.

After start of installation process you will be prompted for user interface language that will define language of software installer and software user manual.

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From now on the installation process begins.

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Carefully read the notes of importance before proceeding to the next step.

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If software is updated from previous version installer will pick previous software language preferences. The installer will show End User License Agreement (EULA) for acceptance.

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You may continue installation only after EULA is accepted. At the next step, the software will prompt for software installation target folder. In case of software update from a previous version the default installation folder will be set to the folder of previous software version.

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Then installer will prompt for name of 'Start' menu product group (default is 'UFS Explorer'). At this stage, the installer will finish necessary information collection and start the installation process.

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After it is finished, you will be able to start the software from the final window of software installation wizard. You may start the software using shortcut in 'Start' menu ('All programs', then software group (default is 'UFS Explorer') and then 'Start UFS Explorer Professional Recovery'.

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Setup instructions for Mac OS

Professional Recovery

for Mac OS X users

There are no special actions required: just download compressed DMG-image files from the software web site and open them using Finder. As an option, you may copy the software to 'Programs' folder.

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Warning: never download or install the software to the drive with lost data you are going to recover. This may lead to permanent data damage or loss. If the data was lost from non-system partitions, it's recommended to download and install software to system OS partition. If the data was lost from system partition, it's recommended to shut down computer immediately and boot it using 'Recovery CD'.

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Setup instructions for Linux

Professional Recovery

for Linux users

Download software binary archive from the web site (for example, into '~/Downloads' folder) and extract its contents. Open the folder in Terminal application and open the folder with binaries using 'cd' command (e.g. cd ~/Downloads/ufsxpci-other). Run 'install' script as a local Administrator (e.g. ~/Downloads/ufsxpci-other$ sudo ./ufs-explorer-pro.install).

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Warning: never download or install the software to the drive with lost data you are going to recover. This may lead to permanent data damage or loss. If the data was lost from non-system partitions, it's recommended to download and install software to system OS partition. If the data was lost from system partition, it's recommended to shut down computer immediately and boot it using 'Recovery CD'.

To start the software, you may use shortcut in Window Manager main menu (under 'System utilities'). If you are going to run the software as a local Administrator, you may type the application start command.

In GNOME:
- press Alt+F2 to invoke 'Start application' dialog;
- type gksudo “/usr/lib/ufs-explorer/ufsxpci.

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In Terminal:
- type ~$ sudo /usr/lib/ufs-explorer/ufsxpci.

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RAID Recovery

The software can be downloaded from the product web page:
  www.ufsexplorer.com/download.php

This page also contains references to software update information, technical details, including specifications.


To install new copy of the software or update the software from a previous version you should follow the steps of fresh software installation. If you are updating software from an older major software version (e.g. from 3.x to 5.x or 4.x to 5.x) it's recommended to uninstall the older software version before installation of the new version. Different software editions can be installed same time.

Setup instructions for Windows

RAID Recovery

for Windows users

You can install software on Microsoft Windows NT 5.1 OS and later (Windows XP/Windows 2003 Server and later). It is possible to run the software on older Windows NT versions starting from NT 4 SP6. Software installation to Windows 95/98/МЕ is not supported at all.

To install the software simply download software installer executable file and start it.

Warning: never download or install the software to the drive with lost data you are going to recover. This may lead to permanent data damage or loss. If the data was lost from non-system partitions, it's recommended to download and install software to system OS partition. If the data was lost from system partition, it's recommended to shut down computer immediately and boot it using 'Recovery CD'.

After start of installation process you will be prompted for user interface language that will define language of software installer and software user manual.

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From now on the installation process begins.

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Carefully read the notes of importance before proceeding to the next step.

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If software is updated from a previous version, the installer will pick previous software language preferences. The installer will show End User License Agreement (EULA) for acceptance. You may continue installation only after EULA is accepted.

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On the next step, the software will prompt for software installation target folder. In case of software update from a previous version the default installation folder will be set to the folder of previous software version.

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Then installer will prompt for name of 'Start' menu product group (default is 'UFS Explorer' or "Data Recovery"). At this stage, the installer will finish collecting the necessary information and start the installation process. After it is finished, you will be able to start the software from final window of software installation wizard.

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You may start the software using shortcut in 'Start' menu ('All programs', than software group (default is 'UFS Explorer' or "Data Recovery") and then 'Recover data with UFS Explorer' (for UFS Explorer) or 'Recover files from X file system(s)' (for Raise Data Recovery).

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Setup instructions for Mac OS

RAID Recovery

for Mac OS X users

There are no special actions required: just download compressed DMG-image files from the software web site and open them using Finder. As an option, you may copy the software to 'Programs' folder.

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Warning: never download or install the software to the drive with lost data you are going to recover. This may lead to permanent data damage or loss. If the data was lost from non-system partitions, it's recommended to download and install software to system OS partition. If the data was lost from system partition, it's recommended to shut down computer immediately and boot it using 'Recovery CD'.

Setup instructions for Linux

RAID Recovery

for Linux users

Download software binary archive from the web site (for example, into ~/Downloads folder) and extract its contents. Open the folder in Terminal application and open the folder with binaries using 'cd' command (e.g. cd ~/Downloads/ufsxrci-other). Run 'install' script as a local Administrator (e.g. ~/Downloads/ufsxrci-other$ sudo ./ufs-explorer-raid.install).

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Warning: never download or install the software to the drive with lost data you are going to recover. This may lead to permanent data damage or loss. If the data was lost from non-system partitions, it's recommended to download and install software to system OS partition. If the data was lost from system partition, it's recommended to shut down computer immediately and boot it using 'Recovery CD'.

To start the software, you may use shortcut in Window Manager main menu (under 'System utilities'). If you are going to run the software as a local Administrator, you may type the application start command.

In GNOME:
- press Alt+F2 to invoke 'Start application' dialog;
- type gksudo “/usr/lib/ufs-explorer/ufsxrci”.

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In Terminal:
- type ~$ sudo /usr/lib/ufs-explorer/ufsxrci.

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Standard Recovery

The software can be downloaded from the product web page:
  www.ufsexplorer.com/download.php

This page also contains references to software update information, technical details, including specifications.


To install new copy of the software or update the software from a previous version you should follow the steps of fresh software installation. If you are updating software from an older major software version (e.g. from 3.x to 5.x or 4.x to 5.x) it's recommended to uninstall the older software version before installation of the new version. Different software editions can be installed same time.

Setup instructions for Windows

Standard Recovery

for Windows users

You can install software on Microsoft Windows NT 5.1 OS and its later releases (Windows XP/Windows 2003 Server and later). It is possible to run the software on older Windows NT versions starting from NT 4 SP6. Software installation to Windows 95/98/МЕ is not supported at all.
To install the software simply download software installer executable file and start it.

Warning: never download or install the software to the drive with lost data you are going to recover. This may lead to permanent data damage or loss. If the data was lost from non-system partitions, it's recommended to download and install software to system OS partition. If the data was lost from system partition, it's recommended to shut down computer immediately and boot it using 'Recovery CD'.

After the start of installation process, you will be prompted for user interface language that will define language of software installer and software user manual. If software is updated from a previous version, the installer will pick previous software language preferences.

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From now on the installation process begins.

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Carefully read the notes of importance before proceeding to the next step.

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The installer will show the End User License Agreement (EULA)for acceptance. You may continue installation only after the EULA is accepted.

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On the next step, the software will prompt for software installation target folder. In case of software update from previous version the default installation folder will be set to the folder of a previous software version.

win-img

Then installer will prompt for name of 'Start' menu product group (default is 'UFS Explorer' or "Data Recovery"). At this stage, the installer will finish necessary information collection and start the installation process. After it is finished, you will be able to start the software from the final window of the software installation wizard.

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You may start the software using shortcut in 'Start' menu ('All programs', than software group (default is 'UFS Explorer' or "Data Recovery") and then 'Recover data with UFS Explorer' (for UFS Explorer) or 'Recover files from X file system(s)' (for Raise Data Recovery).

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Setup instructions for Mac OS

Standard Recovery

for Mac OS X users

There are no special actions required: just download compressed DMG-image files from the software web site and open them with Finder. As an option, you may copy the software to 'Programs' folder.

mac-img

Warning: never download or install the software to the drive with lost data you are going to recover. This may lead to permanent data damage or loss. If the data was lost from non-system partitions, it's recommended to download and install software to system OS partition. If the data was lost from system partition, it's recommended to shut down computer immediately and boot it using 'Recovery CD'.

Setup instructions for Linux

Standard Recovery

for Linux users

Download the software binary archive from the web site (for example, into ~/Downloads folder) and extract its contents. Open the folder in Terminal application and open the folder with binaries using 'cd' command (e.g. cd ~/Downloads/ufsxsci-other). Run install script as a local Administrator (e.g. sudo ./ufs-explorer-std.install).

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Warning: never download or install the software to the drive with lost data you are going to recover. This may lead to permanent data damage or loss. If the data was lost from non-system partitions, it's recommended to download and install software to system OS partition. If the data was lost from system partition, it's recommended to shut down computer immediately and boot it using 'Recovery CD'.

To start the software, you may use shortcut in Window Manager main menu (under 'System utilities'). If you are going to run the software as a local Administrator, you may type the application start command.

In GNOME:
- press Alt+F2 to invoke 'Start application' dialog;
- type gksudo “/usr/lib/ufs-explorer/ufsxsci”.

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In Terminal:
- type sudo /usr/lib/ufs-explorer/ufsxsci.

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UFS Access Recovery

The software can be downloaded from the product web page:
  www.ufsexplorer.com/download.php

This page also contains references to software update information, technical details, including specifications.


To install new copy of the software or update the software from a previous version you should follow the steps of fresh software installation. If you are updating software from an older major software version (e.g. from 3.x to 5.x or 4.x to 5.x) it's recommended to uninstall the older software version before installation of the new version. Different software editions can be installed same time.

Setup instructions for Windows

UFS Access Recovery

for Windows users

You can install software on Microsoft Windows starting with Windows ® XP with Service Pack 3 and later (Windows XP/Windows 2003 Server and later). It is possible to run the software on older Windows NT versions starting from NT 4 SP6. Software installation to Windows 95/98/МЕ is not supported.

To install the software simply download software installer executable file and start it.

Warning: never download or install the software to the drive with lost data you are going to recover. This may lead to permanent data damage or loss. If the data was lost from non-system partitions, it's recommended to download and install software to system OS partition. If the data was lost from system partition, it's recommended to shut down computer immediately and boot it using 'Recovery CD'.

After start of installation process you will be prompted for user interface language that will define language of software installer and software user manual.

win-img

From now on the installation process begins.

win-img

If software is updated from a previous version, installer will pick previous software language preferences. The installer will show End User License Agreement (EULA). You may continue installation only after EULA is accepted.

win-img

On the next step, the software will prompt for software installation target folder. In case of software update from previous version the default installation folder will be set to the folder of previous software version.

win-img

The installer will prompt for name of 'Start' menu product group (default is 'UFS Explorer' or "Data Recovery"). At this stage, the installer will finish necessary information collection and start the installation process. After it is finished, you will be able to start the software from the final window of software installation wizard.

win-img

You may start the software using shortcut in 'Start' menu ('All programs', then software group (default is 'UFS Explorer' or "Data Recovery") and then 'Recover data with UFS Explorer' (for UFS Explorer) or 'Recover files from X file system(s)' (for Raise Data Recovery).

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