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UFS Explorer Standard Recovery
With highly efficient performance, ease-of-use and granted safety
the software allows you to find simple approach to complex data recovery.

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UFS Explorer Standard Recovery
The software aims at making complex data recovery a simple procedure for both home users and professionals.

  • Data recovery for most cases
  • Fast file system state evaluation
  • Recovery from replaced file systems
  • Quick recovery of lost data
  • Efficient all-at-once recovery
  • Functional extensions


UFS Explorer Standard Recovery applies advanced techniques to scan the device for lost data and recover lost and deleted files. The software works in a safe read-only mode without making any modifications on the storage. Before the exact recovery procedure, the software can approximately evaluate the condition of data on the partition. The program also provides means for detecting lost partitions of the storage automatically or defining partitions manually. Additional tools allow assessing the condition of the file system and its readability. The software offers functions of hexadecimal preview allowing users to find and analyze data on the storage. After the program finds your files, you can easily save the recovered files.

The software is adjusted to work with file systems on disk images, virtual disks, RAID storages, etc. without the need for prior scanning.

See UFS Explorer in action

UFS Explorer Standard Recovery with its user-friendly interface offers clear step-by-step guidance through a set of sophisticated data recovery tools of the program simplifying complex operations and conducting them in just several mouse clicks. The software is released in several installation options and can be installed on three most common operating systems.

Technical specifications

The software can be installed on Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS and Linux.

Supported host operating systems:

Microsoft Windows ®: Windows ® XP with Service Pack 3 and later

Apple macOS: 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)

AMD64 (x86-64)

The software works with file systems of Windows (FAT, exFAT, NTFS), macOS (APFS, HFS, HFS+), Linux (Ext, UFS, XFS).

Supported file systems:

Data access and advanced recovery:
Windows: NTFS, FAT, FAT32, exFAT;
macOS: HFS+;
Linux: Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, SGI XFS, JFS, ReiserFS.

Data access only:
Linux: Sun ZFS, Btrfs, UFS, UFS2, Adaptec UFS;
Novell NWFS, Novell NSS.

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.

Minimal configuration:

any of the supported operating systems

at least 20 MB free disk space for software executable files

at least 1 GB RAM

Linux software version can run from most modern Linux Live CD

Recommended configuration:

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

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Trial version limitations – there are file size and the Save function limitations in the trial version.

Trial limitations:

The software will copy files with the size below 256 KB only. 

How to recover data with UFS Explorer Standard Recovery


scn 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. ufsxsci.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.

NEVER download or install the software to the storage (drive, flash drive, RAID etc.) you have lost data from. This can result to permanent data loss leaving no chances for recovery. In case of data loss from a partition, it is highly recommended to shut down the system and consider using UFS Explorer Emergency Recovery CD.
Read full setup instructions

screen 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.
Further on, you can also choose specific files and folders if needed. Then, press the Recover button to start the process.

screen Before the exact recovery, the application will scan the chosen storage, which may take a while, depending on the volume of data stored and working speed. It's strongly recommended to save the scan result project for further work.

screen The final step is evaluating the scan results. The scan results show all files and folders available for recovery. The simple interface allows users to browse and copy files just like in an original file system, making the recovery procedure easy and fast. Users can preview the recovered 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 recovery impossible. Use another storage to save the recovered data.

Key features

image Support of a broad set of devices
This program fits for data recovery from different devices and supports disk images and virtual machines – you can recover lost files from your PC, USB flash drives, memory cards of your photo/video cameras, external hard drives as well as from virtual machines or disk image files with one and the same tool. This application also offers an option of importing virtual .vim images from Runtime Software.

image Support of various file systems
UFS Explorer Standard Recovery supports recovery from a wide range of file systems – Windows (FAT/FAT32/exFAT and NTFS); Apple macOS (HFS+); Linux (Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS (IBM JFS2) and FreeBSD (UFS/UFS2), custom Adaptec UFS, as well as access to files on APFS, Sun ZFS, Novell NWFS, Novell Storage Services file systems. Installable to Windows, Mac, Linux and BSD.

image Optional RAID recovery
The Standard Recovery edition was developed to cover general data loss cases. However, it is capable of working with complex RAID storages. The RAID Builder tool is available in this program via installing and activating an additional plugin which supports standard RAID configurations.

image Hexadecimal file preview
UFS Explorer Standard Recovery is complemented with tools for viewing data in hexadecimal mode. This allows analyzing file contents and defining the exact problem with a damaged file. This feature is especially helpful in pre-recovery examination of disk images and virtual disk files.

image Fast and efficient data recovery
Standard Recovery offers different approaches for various data loss situations. This program performs quick scanning to find accidentally deleted files and sector-by-sector storage scanning to find lost data in more complicated data loss cases. The application has a unique set of IntelliRAWTM rules enabling file search by known content.

image File system testing
The program allows conducting a pre-recovery file system consistency test. First, the software estimates the overall file system consistency. Second, it defines the scope of damaged data for recovery. When dealing with lost partitions, the program suggests special tools to find the lost partition or define the exact storage space where it was lost from.

Software testing and certification: image_Windows image_Windows

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 Recovery


Working with virtual disks
The software allows opening disk images and virtual disks produced by virtual machines of the leading virtualization software retailers. The software manages virtual disks and disk image files exactly as if they were physical disks and allows users to access or recover lost data from them.


Optional RAID recovery
With the optional module RAID Builder, the software supports virtual building and reconstruction of RAID systems after the failure of a controller or RAID metadata. The program easily handles both simple RAID configurations and complex RAID. The RAID-on-RAID feature allows building RAID configurations of high complexity. The application optionally supports Runtime Software Virtual Image Files with the RAID Access Plugin.


Comprehensive file recovery
The set of tools included in the software provides solutions for most common data loss cases, including file system formatting and accidental deletion. Even if the metadata is lost permanently, the program can predict file allocation basing on file system specifics and file content analysis to produce maximally successful data recovery results even in severe data loss cases.