UFS Explorer RAID Recovery

The software offers expanded capabilities for effortless reconstruction and recovery of complex storage systems.

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UFS Explorer RAID Recovery
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery

The application efficiently combines low-level data analysis and management with data recovery tools.

  • Data recovery for most cases
  • Fast file system state evaluation
  • Recovery from replaced file systems
  • Embedded RAID Builder
  • Optimal for NAS recovery
  • Usability extensions

Overview

With the set of functions of the UFS Explorer Standard Recovery, this software is complemented by the embedded RAID Builder tool for smooth operations on RAID storages of any level. UFS Explorer RAID Recovery allows users to build, edit and save virtual RAID configurations. Advanced software techniques enable building RAID systems not only from a set of physical disks but also from disk images. Moreover, the program includes the VIM-Import tool for importing Runtime Software virtual image files (.vim) for further operations. Increased software convenience provides effortless editing of RAID configurations. UFS Explorer RAID Recovery enables determining and setting the following RAID parameters: start sector, drive order, block size, etc. and modifying created configuration when necessary. In addition, the software includes hexadecimal viewer for brief data analysis on partitions and disks essential for creating a correct RAID configuration. You can save created RAID configuration as a file to any selected destination and later download it for further operations. The software manages automatic uploading of certain standard RAID configuration types.

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

In addition to complex RAID systems, UFS Explorer RAID Recovery is applicable to other storages. You can recover files lost from your PC, USB flash drives, memory cards of your photo/video camera, external hard drives, virtual machines or disk image files. The software ensures safety of your data and storage by working in a read-only mode. This program doesn't require any prior technical skills and thus is perfect for both home users and for technical specialists dealing with RAID reconstruction and data recovery tasks.

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;
macOS: HFS+;
Linux: Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, SGI XFS, JFS, ReiserFS.
Data access only:
macOS: APFS, HFS;
Linux: Sun ZFS, Btrfs, UFS, UFS2, Adaptec UFS;
Novell NWFS, Novell NSS.
Recovery of complex RAID storages:
Automatic reconstruction of mdadm, LVM, Apple Software RAID, Intel Matrix
Support of most popular standard RAID patterns for RAID0, RAID1E, RAID3, RAID5, RAID6, RAID7, etc.
RAID-on-RAID support: RAID level 10, 50, 60, 50E, etc.
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 limitations:
The software will copy files with the size below 768 KB only.

How to recover data with UFS Explorer RAID Recovery

Install program

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. ufsxrci.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

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, 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.

Scan the storage

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.

Save recovered files

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.

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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. 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. ufsxrci.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

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.

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.

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

Reconstruction of RAID storages 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.
Support of disk images and virtual disks 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.
Immediate access to files and folders 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.
Full-disk encryption support 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.
Disk-on-disk recovery 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.
Efficient data recovery 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:

Windows 7 certificate Windows 8 certificate


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

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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.

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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.

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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.