UFS Explorer products for data recovery and access

Created by a team of experienced specialists in the field of logical data recovery, UFS Explorer is aimed at providing both technical specialists and home users with powerful and at the same time easy-to-use software tools for data access and do-it-yourself recovery of lost or deleted files. Thanks to a combination of sophisticated software mechanisms and a wide variety of advanced functions, these programs allow retrieving valuable information from different storage media with maximum efficiency. The software is available in five editions so that each user could have an opportunity to choose an optimal solution for their own needs and requirements. Find out the difference among the editions.

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery
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A comprehensive solution for technical specialists and data recovery experts. The software offers a complex professional-oriented interface with a set of advanced tools suitable for managing even the most challenging data recovery tasks. The application allows working with encrypted storages and virtual machines, recovering data from rare file systems, RAID sets of any level as well as storage devices implementing specific technologies, like Drobo BeyondRAID, ZFS RAID-Z, Btrfs-RAID, Microsoft Data Deduplication, Apple Core Storage, LVM with Thin Provisioning, etc. In addition, thanks to the automatic sector mutation feature, the application makes it possible to open SCSI and SAS drives with non-standard sector sizes without any specialized hardware. Unlike other utilities, this sophisticated software enables specialists to efficiently perform low-level analysis of data consistency and its manual editing as well as handling storage devices with hardware issues. The program is compatible with DeepSpar Disk Imager, features advanced disk reading and imaging procedures and allows processing defective areas on disks with the help of bad sector maps produced dynamically, through the conversion of used (free) file system space to a mask or created by third-party solutions (DeepSpar, ACE Lab, MRT Lab).

Ideal for handling complex data loss cases.
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery
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An ideal solution for the recovery of data from RAID-based storages. This application efficiently restores files lost or deleted from common storage media and is enhanced with mechanisms for automatic RAID assembly. The software allows working with complex storage systems of different levels, including standard, nested and custom RAID configurations. With UFS Explorer RAID Recovery, you can easily define or edit a RAID configuration, build RAID in a virtual mode to recover files stored on it or save it for further use. RAID with damaged sectors can be adaptively reconstructed using bad block maps created in the software by identification of a specified pattern, by the embedded configurable disk imager or by compatible third-party solutions. Moreover, the support of Drobo BeyondRAID, Btrfs-RAID, Synology SHR, Windows Dynamic Disks, MS Storage Spaces, LVM, mdadm, Apple Software RAID and other specific storage technologies is presented in the program.

Suitable for both standard data loss cases and RAID-specific tasks.
UFS Explorer Network RAID
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An advantageous software solution for network-based data recovery. UFS Explorer Network RAID equally efficiently recovers data from both complex storages, like RAID and RAID-based NAS, and common storage media, including hard drives, USB flash drives, memory cards, virtual machines and disk images. With a special option of distributed data recovery over a local area network, the software enables data recovery from RAID or any stand-alone storage device connected to another remote computer or even several computers running different operating systems. Composite volumes and RAID can be automatically assembled by the software or defined manually using a flexible RAID builder with an embedded script handler. Storage technologies supported by the application include Drobo BeyondRAID, Btrfs-RAID, Synology SHR, Windows Dynamic Disks, MS Storage Spaces, LVM, mdadm, Apple Software RAID and others. Moreover, the software allows processing disks connected via DeepSpar Disk Imager through LAN and provides a variety of internal means for efficient disk reading, imaging and handling of defective areas.

Perfect for distributed data recovery from RAID over LAN.
UFS Explorer Standard Recovery
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A universal solution for most common data loss cases. This multi-purpose tool allows recovering files lost from Windows, macOS and Linux after accidental file deletion, storage formatting, virus attacks, OS failures or software crashes. The application is adjusted to work with various storages, such as hard drives, USB sticks, memory cards, disk images, virtual disks, etc. with equal efficiency and automatically assembles spanned volumes, like mdadm, LVM, Apple or Windows dynamic disks. The program features a user-friendly interface with handy prompts and offers additional options for advanced file search, filtering, content preview, etc. Furthermore, the application is enhanced with extended possibilities for efficient storage reading and creating disk images.

Efficient in covering most common data loss cases.
UFS Explorer Standard Access
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An optimal solution for safe and easy data access. The software provides instant access to any file located on an incompatible file system of a PC or an external storage. This program is adjusted to work in the environment of virtual machines giving easy access to files inside the virtual machine or its backup copy without the need to configure or run the virtual storage itself. The program is capable of handling multi-level virtual storages as well: open a virtual disk found inside of another virtual disk and access its data without any additional steps.

Perfect for cases when access to non-damaged data is difficult or impossible.
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UFS Explorer editions
General features:
Immediate access to undamaged file system
Recovery of lost and deleted data
Recovery of corrupted file systems
Work with internal and external storage media
Work with disk images and virtual disks
Data recovery from RAID storages
Virtual disk-on-disk recovery
Work with encrypted storages
Advanced data analysis tools
Raw data editor
File preview
Supported technologies:
Apple Core Storage,
LVM thin provisioning
MS Storage Spaces
LUKS, BitLocker, FileVault 2, encrypted APFS, eCryptFS
VirtualBox (VDI)
VMware VMDK (sparse, flat), Hyper-V (VHD/VHDX)
Encase image file format (both versions 1 and 2)
R-Studio image files (RDR)
Apple Disk Image files (DMG)
Split disk images created by DDI
SCSI/SAS-drives with non-standard sector sizes (520 bytes, 524 bytes, 528 bytes, etc.)
Sorting and combining MRT DE file image chunks into an image file
Work with defective disks:
Drive reading configuration
Read-once disk access
Advanced disk imaging tool
Creation of a defects map during imaging
Conversion of used file system space to a mask
Support of disk images instead of original disks (including ones of third-party software)
Direct (network) access to disks connected through DeepSpar Disk Imager
Creating "dynamic" (pattern-based) maps of bad blocks for disk images
Software processing of defective areas on disk images with the help of bad sector maps created by UFS Explorer or third-party programs (DeepSpar DDI, ACE Lab PC-3000 and others)
Support of task files of MRT Data Explorer
Control over disk imaging performed by MRT solutions (by ranges, files, maps etc.)
Operating systems for installation:
Data recovery:
Data recovery from internal and external hard drives
Data recovery from USB flash drives and memory cards
Data recovery from disk images and virtual disks
Data recovery from Windows file systems (FAT/FAT32/exFAT/NTFS)
Data recovery from the ReFS/ReFS3 file system
Data recovery from macOS file systems (HFS+, APFS)
Data recovery from Linux file systems (Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, UFS/UFS2, XFS, ReiserFS, JFS, Btrfs)
Data recovery the Linux F2FS file system
Data recovery from the SUN ZFS file system
Data recovery from the VMware ESX(i) VMFS file system
Data recovery by known content
IntelliRAW™ data recovery with custom rules
Data access:
Immediate access to files and folders
Immediate access to file system (pre-recovery file system analysis)
Opening custom block devices (SCSI, CD/DVD, RAID, etc.)
Reporting file/folder allocation information and direct access to object fragments
Reporting file/folder descriptor disposition and direct access to its on-disk position
Data access to Novell NetWare file systems (Novell NWFS, NSS, NSS64)
Data access to the IBM/Microsoft HPFS file system
RAID support:
Support of standard RAID patterns: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 3, Span
Support of RAID-on-RAID (RAID 10, RAID 50, RAID 60, etc.)
Support of “stripe”-volumes with ZFS and RAID-Z (RAID-Z, RAID-Z2, RAID-Z3)
Adaptive reconstruction of standard and nested RAID using maps of bad sectors
Saving and restoring RAID configurations
Support of custom “virtual image” files of Runtime Software
Automatic recognition of known RAID metadata
Automatic assembly of spanned volumes
Support of custom RAID configurations through RAID Definition Language
Data recovery from Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology SHR, Btrfs-RAID
Data recovery from Dell EqualLogic Storage Arrays
Additional functions:
Hexadecimal viewer
Analysis of files allocation on disk with hexadecimal viewer
Analysis of partition allocation with hexadecimal viewer
Reverse data address translation
Indication of used file system space
Professional tools for data analysis (field highlighting, data interpreter, parity calculator)
Auto-span tool
Data comparison tool
Parallel search tool
Drive sharing over LAN
Connecting to a shared storage
Automatic sector mutation (for disks with non-standard sector sizes)
Zoomable interface
Option of pausing scan
Visualization of scan
Helpful prompts
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