- Enhanced storage reading mechanism
- Advanced possibilities for creating disk images
- Support of various storage technologies
- Built-in disk decryption techniques
- Automatic reconstruction of different RAID types
- Adjustable RAID builder with an embedded script handler
- Comprehensive toolkit for work with defective storages
- Diverse means for effective analysis and editing of binary data
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery is an expert-level software instrument created to address highly complicated data recovery challenges.
Along with linear electronic media, like hard disks, thumb drives and memory cards, the program handles RAID-based storages with various layouts, including standard, nested, custom and specific configurations – Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology Hybrid RAID, Btrfs-RAID and ZFS RAID-Z. The integrated decryption algorithms make it possible to open volumes encrypted with BitLocker, LUKS, FileVault 2 and APFS without having to unlock them in the operating system. The software also supports numerous file systems used in Windows, Linux, macOS and BSD, offering direct access to their content, well as a variety of storage technologies, among which are Windows Dynamic Disks, Storage Spaces and deduplication, Apple Software RAID, Core Storage and Time Machine, Linux mdadm and LVM with Thin Provisioning. Furthermore, the application allows working with various virtualization systems, like VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, QEMU, XEN and many formats of disk images.
Moreover, UFS Explorer Professional Recovery features extended possibilities for efficient processing of storage devices, especially ones that demonstrate certain hardware problems. The software offers an advanced procedure for opening storages with parameters as to their usage and an opportunity to save a sparse image file with the processed data. Operations with drives connected to DeepSpar Disk Imager can be performed via LAN and controlled by the software without the need for any third-party solutions. A full or partial image of a disk can also be created with the help of an embedded imaging function with various settings for disk reading and omission of damaged blocks. A map with defective areas can be generated during imaging or through the conversion of used/free file system space to mask and employed during the recovery procedure. The raw content of files and storages can be analyzed and edited directly in the software with a broad set of supplementary tools.
Windows: NTFS, FAT, FAT32, exFAT, ReFS/ReFS3;
macOS: HFS+, APFS;
Linux: Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, XFS, Extended format XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, UFS, UFS2, Adaptec UFS, big-endian UFS, Btrfs, F2FS;
BSD/Solaris: ZFS volumes;
VMware: VMFS, VMFS6.
Novell: NWFS, NSS, NSS64;
Logical Disk Manager, Storage Spaces, Microsoft volume deduplication, Apple Core Storage, LVM with thin provisioning, mdadm
Providing a partition table, information about Spans and Stripes of LVM2, AIX LVM, HP-UX LVM, Apple Software RAID
Giving a partition structure for MBR, Apple Partition Map, BSD/Adaptec/Solaris/Unix Slice Map, GPT, Novel, Intel Matrix
Drobo volumes, HP EVA, HP LeftHand, Symphony SAN
Hexadecimal viewer for storages, partitions, files, file fragments
Hexadecimal editor for disks and partitions
Storage content comparison
Bitwise "exclusive OR" (XOR) function
Data allocation tracing through reverse address translation
View of file fragments with virtual offsets and sizes
Indication of used file system space
Pausing the scan
Previewing intermediate scan results
Saving scan results for further work
Full-range storage scan for all-at-once data recovery
Visualization of the scanning process
Five options for handling the existing file system
Detecting lost partitions
Automated partition aligning
Defining partitions manually
Interactive HTML report
Basic list of folders and files (HTML, CSV, XML)
Recoverable data size with metadata test
Software events log
When to use UFS Explorer Professional Recovery
The utility effectively works with various linear storage devices, including internal as well as external hard disk drives, USB flash drives, memory cards and many others, thus serving as an essential data recovery tool for handling most typical cases of data loss, like accidental deletion of files, storage formatting, malware attack, hardware or software malfunction, etc.
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery is an efficient solution for restoring data from RAID of different complexity, both software and hardware, and various RAID-based storages, like DAS, NAS and SAN. Moreover, the software makes it possible to perform data recovery from systems that apply specific RAID configurations, like Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology Hybrid RAID, Btrfs-RAID, ZFS RAID-Z, Dell EqualLogic and HP MSA with diagonal XOR.
The software is enhanced with wide support of modern storage technologies employed in different environments. It allows processing composite volumes, including Apple Core Storage, LVM with thin provisioning, MS Storage Spaces and Dynamic Disks, deduplicated NTFS and ReFS partitions, SCSI/SAS-drives with non-standard sector sizes, etc. which significantly expands the list of target devices it can be applied to.
The application is able to decrypt disk volumes for data recovery and data access purposes (if the encryption key is known). The list of supported methods includes LUKS, FileVault 2, BitLocker, encryption of Apple APFS volumes and eCryptFS.
The application gives the possibility to recover data from storages that have damaged sectors or other hardware issues with maximum efficiency. Not only it offers highly configurable disk reading and imaging procedures, but also generates a map of bad blocks during the imaging process. In addition, virtual bad blocks can be defined dynamically on disk images by recognizing a given pattern or by reading bad sectors maps created by other compatible solutions. The software also allows converting the used or free file system space to a mask with emulation of defects and use it for imaging/scanning. Bitmap-based imaging via DeepSpar DDI is supported by the program as well.
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery effectively deals with disk images and virtual disks created by major virtualization software, like VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, VirtualBox, QEMU, XEN, etc. and successfully copes with data recovery from such storages as though they were ordinary physical devices.
The software is capable of imitating work of virtualization software and consequently provides access and restores files from multi-level virtual storages with no additional operations required. For example, the user can scan a virtual disk stored inside another virtual disk and promptly retrieve files that were lost or deleted from it.
A set of tools integrated in the software allow effectively solving practically any case of logical data loss, including the most severe ones. The program will either simply read file system metadata or conduct its detailed analysis and predict the allocation of files based on the file system specifics, allocation of other files or file content analysis to produce the best possible data recovery result.
- Older and discontinued versions of the software (Version 3, Version 4.9.2 up to Version 5.9) can be found on the Legacy downloads page.
- Version 5.25.1 can be downloaded from its product page in the Software Store.
- The record of updates, their descriptions and download links for the product versions starting from Version 7 are provided in the Changes log.