UFS Explorer software products

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. The UFS Explorer family of programs combines professional-grade data recovery tools with a simplified user interface. Nevertheless, the programs of this family have enough tools to cope with data recovery tasks from almost any media: from a regular flash card to NAS devices of home or even corporate class.

Classic UFS Explorer products are presented in three editions: Standard Recovery, RAID Recovery and Network RAID. Functionally, they differ only in a set of additional tools, which affects the price of the product. You can learn more about the functions and differences between the products of this family from the comparison table.

Effective access to your data

Scan for lost data

Whatever the type of storage, UFS Explorer allows you to access the data on it instantly, without the need to perform a long scan. If you need to search for lost data or reconstruct data on a damaged volume, the program allows you to easily cope with this task thanks to the support of a large number of file systems:

  • NTFS
  • FAT
  • FAT32
  • exFAT
  • ReFS
  • APFS
  • HFS+
  • Ext3
  • Ext4
  • XFS
  • Btrfs
  • ZFS
  • UFS
  • ReiserFS

The program will allow you to perform both a full deep scan to find "everything that is possible" and to configure the scan to find only what is necessary. This will save resources and reduce hardware requirements.

Professional disk imager

When starting work with important data, it is very important to protect them from damage that may be caused by the activity of the operating system, other programs or even failure of the drive. Therefore, all products of the UFS Explorer family include a professional tool for creating disk images that works fully even in a trial (evaluation) copy of the program.

The ability to use a professional image creation tool for free allows you to protect your critical data from damage when you are still hesitating whether you want to purchase a license for this particular product.

The program not only does not change the data on the disk, avoiding the erroneous saving of data to the original disk if possible, but also supports a large number of hardware write blockers to guarantee the integrity of the original data.

If the disk has physical problems, such as defective blocks, reading delays, overheating, etc., the image creation tool with a multi-pass reading algorithm, defect processing, the possibility of re-reading defects and others will allow you to read data as accurately as possible even in such a situation.

Make a disk image

Complex (RAID) volumes

RAID builder

The program supports automatic assembly of RAID volumes with a large number of metadata formats. This covers support for most popular NAS servers - both home and enterprise class. If for some reason the automatic assembly does not work (for example, due to the deletion or corruption of the RAID), such RAIDs can be assembled manually. And this applies even to ZFS RAID-Z.

  • RAID 0 (Stripe)
  • RAID 1 (Mirror)
  • RAID 1E
  • RAID 3
  • RAID 5 (Parity)
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 50
  • RAID 60
  • RAID 5EE
  • RAID-Z
  • Span
  • BeyondRAID
  • Custom

Volume decryption

Classical editions of UFS Explorer do not specialize in decryption of encrypted volumes, but nevertheless decryption of the most popular methods of volume encryption is implemented even here. This applies to BitLocker volume encryption and Apple APFS volume encryption.

Of course, you need to know the encryption password or recovery key to decrypt the data. Also, unfortunately, the program cannot recover data encrypted with hardware keys such as Trusted Platform Module (TPM) or Apple Security chips (T2 and later).

  • BitLocker
  • BitLocker To Go
  • APFS
Decrypt a volume

Data recovery over network

Remote (network) access

The program allows you to connect to network "agents" created by another copy of the program to connect to the resources of another OS or to assemble a RAID from a large number of components that are difficult to connect to one workstation due to limited resources.

Another supported network protocol is DeepSpar DDI product support.

The program also supports the standard iSCSI protocol, which allows you to connect to compatible SAN servers as well.

Moreover, the program itself can act as an iSCSI server (target) and allows iSCSI clients to use the resources collected by the program. Thus, it is possible, for example, to connect the collected raid in the system as a virtual SCSI disk.

The iSCSI protocol also provides the ability to exchange data between different instances of the application, as well as to interact with the UFS Explorer Professional family of products.

Data recovery software
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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
Work with some encrypted storages
File preview
Supported technologies:
LVM thin provisioning
Full support of NT LDM, MDADM,
MS Storage Spaces
Simple (spanned) volumes of NT LDM, MDADM,
MS Storage Spaces
BitLocker, encrypted APFS
VirtualBox (VDI)
VMware VMDK (sparse, flat), Hyper-V (VHD/VHDX)
R-Studio image files (RDR)
Apple Disk Image files (DMG)
Work with defective disks:
Drive reading configuration
Advanced disk imaging tool
Creation of a defects map during imaging
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)
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 from the ZFS 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.)
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
Additional functions:
Hexadecimal viewer
Analysis of partition allocation with hexadecimal viewer
Drive sharing over LAN
Connecting to a shared storage
Zoomable interface
Option of pausing scan
Helpful prompts
Personal License:
Commercial license:
Corporate license: