UFS Explorer Standard Recovery
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UFS Explorer Standard Recovery

An indispensable assistant in routine data recovery tasks
from $64.95

  • Effective resolving of standard data recovery cases
  • Immediate access to the intact storage content
  • Great variety of supported file systems
  • Auto-assembly of spanned volumes
  • Broad set of auxiliary tools and options
  • Extensive possibilities for disk reading and imaging


UFS Explorer Standard Recovery is a universal data recovery solution for most widespread cases of data loss. The software offers direct access to non-damaged file systems of Windows, Linux and macOS, allows reconstructing corrupted ones and easily retrieves lost and deleted data from various storages, including internal and portable hard disks, USB flash drives, memory cards, virtual machines and disk images. Among technologies supported by the program are Windows Dynamic Disks, Apple Software RAID, Linux LVM, VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, QEMU, XEN, etc. Thanks to the advanced scanning techniques, the utility is able to thoroughly examine the storage for lost and deleted files and recovers them with maximum efficiency. Still, operating in a safe read-only mode, the program doesn’t make any modifications to the affected digital medium. Moreover, the application enables the user to specify parameters as to storage reading and create a disk image with the possibility to define read timeout, block size, etc. as well as rules for the omission of damaged sectors.

UFS Explorer Standard Recovery is wrapped in a user-friendly interface with clear guidance for each step of data recovery. Furthermore, a range of helpful options and tools will make it easy to conduct any complex operation.

  • Universal recovery tool
  • PC
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • External drive
  • USB stick
  • Memory card
  • NTFS
  • FAT32
  • exFAT
  • APFS
  • HFS+
  • Ext3
  • XFS
  • Btrfs
  • ZFS
  • Disk image
  • Virtual disk
  • Linux LVM
  • Dynamic Disk

Technical specifications

Supported host operating systems:
Microsoft Windows ®: Windows ® XP with Service Pack 3 and later
Apple macOS: version 10.15 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)
Apple Silicon (arm64)
Supported file systems:
Data access and advanced recovery:
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, Sun ZFS, Btrfs;
BSD/Solaris: simple/stripe ZFS volumes.
RAID support:
Automatic detection and assembling of 'spanned' volumes. Other complex storage types are not supported.
The software is able to decrypt encrypted storages.
Supported encryption techniques:
Encryption of Apple APFS volumes
BitLocker and BitLocker To Go encryption
Supported technologies:

Full support:
Automated assembly of spanned volumes (mdadm, Apple, NT LDM, LVM, etc.)

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, etc.

Supported virtual technologies:
VMware VMDK, Hyper-V VHD/VHDX, QEMU/XEN QCOW/QCOW2, VirtualBox VDI, Apple DMG, simple disk images
Internal sparse format
R-Studio image files (RDR file format)
Supplementary features:
Tools for low-level data analysis:
Hexadecimal viewer for storages, partitions and files
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
Five options for handling the existing file system
Options for work with partitions:
Detecting lost partitions
Automated partition aligning
Defining partitions manually
Helpful prompts
Zooming option
Reporting capabilities:
Recoverable data size with metadata test
Software events log
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 256 KB.

Key features

Work with a broad set of storages Work with a broad set of storages
The program fits for data recovery from a variety of physical devices, virtual machines and disk images. The software is able to recover files lost from hard disks, USB flash drives, memory cards of photo or video cameras, external USB drives, virtual disks of VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, QEMU, XEN and diverse disk image formats.
Support of various file systems Support of various file systems
UFS Explorer Standard Recovery offers direct access to the intact content and performs data recovery from a wide range of file systems applied in Windows (FAT/FAT32/exFAT, NTFS and ReFS/ReFS3), macOS (APFS, HFS+), Linux (XFS, Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, Linux JFS, ReiserFS, UFS/UFS2, big-endian UFS, Btrfs) and BSD/Solaris (UFS, simple ZFS volumes).
Reconstruction of spanned volumes Reconstruction of spanned volumes
Provided that the volume metadata has not been seriously damaged, the program immediately recognizes spanned storages created with Windows Logical Disk Manager, Apple Disk Utility, Linux LVM, etc. and assembles them for further data recovery or access to their files.
Customizable scanning Customizable scanning
The software offers several scanning options, including a quick scan for defined file system types, longer profound search for lost data by known content with the possibility to provide custom IntelliRAW rules, scanning of the space used by the file system or just the “free space” areas. The scanning procedure can be paused for checking the intermediate result while its results can be saved for further references.
Helpful additional options Helpful additional options
UFS Explorer Standard Recovery is enhanced with a set of helpful options for increased convenience. The application offers an advanced search function, allows previewing found files of most common formats, including images, PDF documents and text files, sorting files by name, size or date and filtering them by different criteria.
Configurable disk reading and imaging Configurable disk reading and imaging
The application provides the possibility to select the method of disk access and define a timeout for cases when reading fails due to an I/O device error. An advanced disk imager allows adjusting the imaged area and such parameters as read timeout, block size, direction, protocol, etc. A set of rules can also be specified for skipping bad blocks encountered in the process.

When to use UFS Explorer Standard Recovery

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

The utility effectively works with various linear storage devices formatted in Windows, Linux and macOS, 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.

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

UFS Explorer Standard 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.

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.

Restore files locked in undetected partitions

UFS Explorer Standard Recovery is capable of recovering data lost from an undetected partition. The program includes means for finding lost partitions or defining them manually before scanning the storage for lost and deleted files.

Retrieve files from disks with bad sectors

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 and saves a map of bad blocks during the imaging process.

Software Releases
The current version of the product can be obtained on the download page available via the button below.
  • Download links for all previous product versions starting from Version 7 (including Versions 7.*, 8.*, 9.*) and up to the current version are provided in the Changes log. There you will also see the record of updates and their descriptions.
  • Older Version 5.25.1 of the software can be downloaded from its product page in the Software Store.
  • Other discontinued versions (Version 3, Version 4.9.2 up to Version 5.9) can be found on the Legacy downloads page.

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