UFS Explorer Professional Recovery

Ideal combination of advanced recovery tools and enhanced user-friendliness

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UFS Explorer Professional Recovery
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery

Full-featured data recovery software for complex tasks

  • Advanced set of tools for complex data loss cases
  • Special toolkit for work with RAID systems
  • Handling various encryption technologies
  • Support of various internal and external devices
  • Automatic reconstruction of known RAID and spanned volumes
  • Hexadecimal viewer and editor for manual data correction
  • Professional tools for thorough data analysis

Overview

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery is an advanced data recovery software application created to be of use for data recovery professionals and technical specialists.

Augmented with thorough data structure analysis and full-scaled data recovery algorithms, the software is capable of solving even the most complicated data recovery tasks. An embedded RAID Builder mechanism allows building RAID of different levels, including nested ones and custom RAID configurations, while a set of decryption techniques enables data recovery from encrypted storages utilizing full-disk encryption, LUKS, Apple FileVault 2, eCryptFS, etc. The software can be installed on several operating systems – Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS and Linux and supports a wide range of storages, including virtual machines of different vendors, RAID-based NAS, SAN, Drobo BeyondRAID, RAID-Z, and various file systems applied on them.

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery is adjusted to work with file systems on disk images, virtual disks, RAID storages, NAS, hard drives, USB flash drives, memory cards, etc. without the need for prior scanning.

Created for professionals, the product requires at least basic user experience and computer literacy.

Technical specifications

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)
Supported file systems:
Data access and advanced recovery:
Windows: NTFS, FAT, FAT32, exFAT, ReFS/ReFS 2;
macOS: HFS+, APFS;
Linux: Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, XFS, Extended format XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, UFS, UFS2, Adaptec UFS, big-endian UFS, Btrfs;
BSD/Solaris: ZFS volumes;
VMware: VMFS, VMFS6.
Data access only:
macOS: HFS;
Novell: NWFS, NSS.
Recovery from complex RAID storages:
Automatic recognition of known RAID metadata, saving and editing RAID configurations
Automatic reconstruction of mdadm, LVM, Apple Software RAID, Intel Matrix, etc.
Support of most popular standard RAID patterns for RAID 0, RAID 1E, RAID 3, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 7, etc.
RAID-on-RAID support: RAID level 10, 50, 60, 50E, etc.
Support of custom RAID patterns via RDL or Runtime VIM
Support of “stripe”-volumes with ZFS and RAID-Z (RAID-Z, RAID-Z2, RAID-Z3)
Adaptive reconstruction of RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 5E, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 0+1 and nested RAID (levels 50, 51, 60, 61, etc.) using maps of bad sectors and in case of presence of defects (reading errors)
RAID assembly from virtual disks
Support of Drobo Beyond RAID
Supported encryption techniques:
Full-disk encryption
LUKS encryption
Apple FileVault 2 encryption
Encryption of Apple APFS volumes
File system conversion (eCryptFS)
Supported virtual technologies:
VMware VMDK, Hyper-V VHD/VHDX, Paralles, EnCase E01 and Ex01 non-encrypted files, simple disk images
Internal sparse format
Support of drive as a disk image (for XEN and others)
Synology Sparse iSCSI
Multi-level virtual storages (disk on disk)
Custom “virtual image” files of Runtime Software
Supported technologies:
Full support:
Logical Disk Manager, MS Storage Spaces, NTFS volume deduplication, Apple Core Storage, LVM thin provisioning, MDADM
Recognition:
Providing a partition table, information about Spans and Stripes of LVM2, AIX 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
Supplementary features:
Instruments for work with damaged disks:
Defining damaged regions using bad sector maps created by ACE Lab software
Tools for low-level data analysis:
Hexadecimal preview of files, drives and partitions
Hexadecimal editing of individual drives
Field highlighting
Data interpreter
Parity calculator
data comparison, parallel search tools
Bitwise "exclusive OR" (XOR) function
Additional functions related to storage scan:
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
Options for work with partitions:
Detecting lost partitions
Automated partition aligning
Defining partitions manually
Creating image files
Auto-span tool
Minimal configuration:
any of the supported operating systems
at least 20 MB of free space on the disk for the software executable files
at least 1 GB of 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 of free space on the disk for the program and temporary files
at least 2 GB of RAM and 4 logical cores CPU
default web browser
Trial limitations:
The software will copy files with the size below 768 KB.

How to recover data with UFS Explorer Professional Recovery

Install program

To install the program, download the installation file. Make sure that your computer meets the minimum technical requirements before running the file. If installation does not start automatically, browse the Downloads folder for the program setup file, the name of which usually contains the name of the software, e.g. ufsxpci.exe. Open the file with Administrator privileges or enter the administrator password, in case you are an ordinary user of PC. Start the installation by following the prompts.

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

Read full setup instructions

Choose the device

After launching the program, you will see the navigation tree on the left side of the tab where all detected storages will be shown together with partitions, disk images and complex storages (RAID). You can either choose the needed storage from this top-level structure or use the Open button on the upper panel. In case you don’t see the needed storage, press the Refresh button to reset the tree of the attached storages. Double-click the storage to browse through available files and folders or press the Start scan button to proceed to data recovery.

Scan the storage

To find lost and deleted files, the application will scan the chosen storage, which may take a while, depending on the amount of data stored and working speed. The scan settings include the option of choosing a file system or several file systems in which the lost data was created and enabling the IntelliRAW technology for data recovery by known content. When everything is set, press Start scan. For more convenience, the scanning process can be paused so that the intermediate results could be evaluated. When the scan is over, it's strongly recommended to save the scan result project for further work.

Save recovered files

The scan results include all found files and folders that can be recovered. The simple interface allows users to preview the recovered files before saving them to make sure that the results are satisfying their needs. Users can browse and save the needed recovered files just like in an original file system.

NEVER save the recovered files to the storage they were recovered from. The file data (contents) 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.

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All UFS Explorer products are created as shareware. Therefore, one can try the program before purchasing a license for it.

It’s strongly recommended to test the trial version and evaluate the results of recovery.

To install the program, download the installation file. Make sure that your computer meets the minimum technical requirements before running the file. If installation does not start automatically, browse the Downloads folder for the program setup file, the name of which usually contains the name of the software, e.g. ufsxpci.exe. Open the file with Administrator privileges or enter the administrator password, in case you are an ordinary user of PC. Start the installation by following the prompts.

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

Read full setup instructions

After launching the program, you will see the navigation tree on the left side of the tab where all detected storages will be shown together with partitions, disk images and complex storages (RAID). You can either choose the needed storage from this top-level structure or use the Open button on the upper panel. In case you don’t see the needed storage, press the Refresh button to reset the tree of the attached storages. Double-click the storage to browse through available files and folders or press the Start scan button to proceed to data recovery.

To find lost and deleted files, the application will scan the chosen storage, which may take a while, depending on the amount of data stored and working speed. The scan settings include the option of choosing a file system or several file systems in which the lost data was created and enabling the IntelliRAW technology for data recovery by known content. When everything is set, press Start scan. For more convenience, the scanning process can be paused so that the intermediate results could be evaluated. When the scan is over, it's strongly recommended to save the scan result project for further work.

The scan results include all found files and folders that can be recovered. The simple interface allows users to preview the recovered files before saving them to make sure that the results are satisfying their needs. Users can browse and save the needed recovered files just like in an original file system.

NEVER save the recovered files to the storage they were recovered from. The file data (contents) 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

Working with various storage technologies Working with various storage technologies
This professional application provides effective tools for work with various storage technologies implemented in different devices, including LVM, Apple Core Storages, TimeMachine backups. The software also allows working with virtual disks produced by virtual machines of the leading virtualization software vendors, including VMware and Hyper-V. The program operates virtual disks and disk image files exactly in a way as if they were physical disks and allows accessing or recovering lost data from disk images and virtual disks.
Support of a wide range of file systems Support of a wide range of file systems
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery supports recovery from a wide range of file systems applied in Windows (FAT/FAT32/exFAT, NTFS and ReFS/ReFS 2), macOS (HFS+, APFS), Linux (Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, SGI XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, Sun ZFS, Btrfs), BSD/Solaris (ZFS) and VMware (VMFS, VMFS6) along with providing access to files on Novell NWFS, Novell Storage Services file systems. The software also works with the technology of NTFS volume deduplication (Windows Server), allowing users to search for NTFS volumes with enabled deduplication and recover data lost from the them.
Data recovery from RAID Data recovery from RAID
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery works with standard, nested and custom RAID configurations. The application supports assembly of non-redundant RAID level 0 and JBOD, 1 and 1E mirrors, levels 3 and 4 with dedicated and 5 and 6 with distributed parity. Special syntax enables setting up custom RAID configurations with different data distribution algorithms. The software supports adaptive reconstruction of RAID storages with damaged sectors using parity (for RAID 5 and RAID 6) or a copy of data (for RAID 1). A RAID storage can be also reconstructed using disk images with the imitation of bad sectors with help of bad sector maps.
Data recovery from Drobo BeyondRAID Data recovery from Drobo BeyondRAID
In addition to support of various RAID-based storages, UFS Explorer Professional Recovery is capable of recovering lost data from Drobo devices, like Drobo 5N, Drobo 5D, and Drobo FS, which apply BeyondRAID, a highly innovative redundant storage technology.
Support of encryption technologies Support of encryption technologies
The software works with full-disk encryption, including LUKS and FileVault 2, providing the possibility of access and recovery of files from encrypted volumes in cases when the encryption key is known. The software also supports other encryption technologies, such as APFS volumes encryption and eCryptFS. Data recovery from the encrypted storages is possible when the encryption key is known to the user.
Support of virtualization technologies and multilevel storages Support of virtualization technologies and multilevel storages
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery applies cutting-edge algorithms in the process of restoring lost or deleted files and efficiently works with various storage technologies, including Apple Core Storage, LVM Thin Provisioning, XEN Server LVM, Synology iSCSI, etc. With this application you can also easily build RAID storing VMware ESX virtual machines (VMFS file system), open a virtual disk directly from VMFS and recover data straight from the virtual machine without the need to extract the virtual disk first.
Defining damaged sectors programmatically Defining damaged sectors programmatically
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery supports bad sector maps created by ACE Lab software. This allows the program to define damaged sectors on the storage using these bad sector maps, so that users could analyze them and get a report on files damage in the process of copying files.
Convenient scanning procedure Convenient scanning procedure
The software offers several scanning options for quick shallow scanning, longer profound search for lost data and scanning by known content using the IntelliRAW technology. For more convenience, the scanning procedure can be paused for checking the intermediate result while the scan results can be saved for further work with them.

When to use UFS Explorer Professional Recovery

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Get access to files or cope with data loss common storage media: hard disk drives, USB sticks, memory cards, etc.

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.

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Recover data from complex storage systems: RAID, NAS, BeyondRAID

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 NAS. Moreover, the software supports custom RAID configurations and makes it possible to perform data recovery from Drobo devices which apply BeyondRAID as the primary storage technology.

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Work with devices implementing specific technologies: Apple Core Storage, LVM thin provisioning, LDM, Storage Spaces

The software is enhanced with a wide support of modern storage technologies employed in different environments, such as Apple Core Storage, LVM thin provisioning, Logical Disk Manager, MS Storage Spaces, etc. which significantly expands the list of target devices the program can be applied to.

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Access or restore files from encrypted storages: LUKS, FileVault 2, APFS, etc.

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, APFS, encryption of Apple volumes and eCryptFS.

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Retrieve files from disks or RAID with bad sectors

The application gives the possibility to recover data from storages which contain damaged sectors with maximum efficiency by reading bad sectors maps generated by ACE Lab software. The user can analyze the information and get a report on files damage in the process of copying files. Both stand-alone storages and ones combined into a RAID system are supported.

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Open or recover data stored in virtual machines: VMware, Hyper-V

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery effectively deals with disk images and virtual disks created by major virtualization software, like VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and successfully copes with data recovery from such storages as though they were ordinary physical devices.

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Work with “disk-on-disk” storages of any hierarchy

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.

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Reconstruct damaged file systems: Windows, macOS, Linux

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.