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UFS Explorer Professional Recovery
Ideal combination of advanced recovery tools and enhanced user-friendliness
make the software fit most complicated data recovery tasks.

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UFS Explorer Professional Recovery
The application efficiently combines low-level data analysis and management with data recovery tools.

  • All-in-one data recovery tool
  • Fast data consistency test
  • Recovery from replaced file systems
  • RAID Builder and Analyzer
  • Disk-on-Disk recovery
  • Usability extensions

Overview

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery is a full-featured software application created exclusively for data recovery specialists. An advanced multi-tool interface makes the software appropriate for even complicated data recovery tasks. UFS Explorer Professional Recovery enables thorough data analysis and full-scaled data recovery. Embedded RAID-Builder mechanism allows building standard RAID configurations of any level. Moreover, 'RAID definition language' used by the software lets you build any custom RAID configuration. If necessary, low-level tools of UFS Explorer Professional Recovery allow making permanent changes to the information initially contained on the storage. The software can be installed in several operating systems – Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS and Linux.

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

See UFS Explorer in action

Created for professionals, the product requires at least basic user experience. The software contains a set of safe read-only data analysis tools allowing users to solve most practical data loss cases and a write-enabled hexadecimal editor to correct even severe cases of file system damages.

Technical specifications

The software can be installed on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS and Linux.

Supported host operating systems:

Microsoft Windows ®: Windows ® XP with Service Pack 3 and later

Apple Mac OS X: 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) - all operating systems

AMD64 (x86-64) - all operating systems

The software works with file systems of Windows (FAT, ExFAT, NTFS), Mac OS (HFS, HFS+), Linux (Ext, UFS, XFS).

Supported file systems for recovery:

NTFS: full support (access and advanced recovery)

Windows Server ReFS: full support (access and advanced recovery)

Sun ZFS: full support (access and advanced recovery) for simple ZPOOL, no support for RAID-Z

FAT/FAT32: full support (access and advanced recovery)

ExFAT: full support (access and advanced recovery)

SGI XFS: full support (access and advanced recovery)

Apple HFS+: full support (access and advanced recovery)

JFS (IBM JFS2): full support (access and advanced recovery)

Ext2-Ext4: full support (access and advanced recovery)

ReiserFS: full support (access and advanced recovery)

Btrfs: data access and failed RAID recovery only

UFS/UFS2: access and damaged file system recovery in both little-endian and big-endian variations

Custom Adaptec UFS: access and damaged file system recovery

HFS: legacy Apple file system supported in data access mode only (copies files and folders from HFS file system)

Novell NWFS: legacy Novell file system supported in data access and data analysis mode only

Novell NSS: modern Novell Storage Services file system supported in data access mode only

VMware VMFS: data access and basic recovery (copying files and virtual disks from VMFS file system and performing basic scan for lost and deleted VMDK files)

RAID support – virtual RAID building and reading.

Recovery of complex RAID storages:

Automatic reconstruction of mdadm, LVM, Apple Software RAID, Intel Matrix

Supported are most popular standard RAID patterns for RAID0, RAID1E, RAID3, RAID5, RAID6, RAID7 etc

RAID-on-RAID support: RAID level 10, 50, 60, 50E etc

Supported are custom RAID patterns via RDL or Runtime VIM

System requirements – supported OS, 1 Gb RAM, free 20 Mb.

Minimal configuration:

any supported operating systems

at least 20MB of free disk space for software executable files

at least 1GB RAM

Linux software version can run from most modern Linux Live CD

Recommended configuration:

64-bit version of any supported operating system

over 1GB of free disk space for program and temporary files

at least 4GB RAM for parallel data recovery processing

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Trial version limits – there are file sizes and “Save” functions limitations in the trial version.

Trial limitations:

The software copies files with the size under 768KB only

"Save" function of certain hexadecimal viewer/editor dialogs is disabled

How to recover data with UFS Explorer Professional Recovery

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scn 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. raisedr.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 instruction

screen After starting the application you will see the navigation tree on the left side of the tab, where all the opened 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 container or use the “Open” tool. In case when you don’t see the required storage, use the 'Refresh storages' tool to reset the tree of attached storages.
You can also choose specific files and folders if needed further on. Then, press the “Recover” button to start the process.

screen Before the exact recovery the application will scan the chosen storage, which may take a while, depending on the storage size. It's strongly recommended to save scan result project. If you save scan result, you won't need to scan the storage once again.
Professional Recovery software edition allows not only to find lost data but also evaluate file system consistency and diagnose logical causes of data damage.

screen The final step is analyzing the scan results. The scan result shows users 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. This means, required files and folders can be saved using all the same tools in Explorer. Users only need to choose the lost file or folder and follow the steps to save it or to make a copy in the specified destination folder.

NEVER save just recovered files to the source storage. The file data (contents) for recovery is still read from the source drive; this means the software may overwrite file contents. Use separate storages to recover the data.

Key features

image Reconstruction of RAID storages
This professional application handles standard, nested and custom RAID configurations. The software 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 configuration with different data distribution algorithms.

image Support of disk images and virtual disks
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery supports disk images and virtual disks produced by virtual machines of the leading virtualization software vendors. 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.

image Immediate access to files and folders
The software provides direct access to intact data on any of the supported file systems without the need of prior scan. As soon as you open the program, it displays all attached storages with accessible file systems where you can find your data.

image Full-disk encryption support
The software works with full-disk encryption providing possibility to access and recovery files from encrypted volumes. Supported systems are Windows EFS and Linux with its device mapper encryption module (dm-crypt) and LUKS encryption method.

image Disk-on-disk recovery
The software opens disk image files or virtual disks from a file system already opened in UFS Explorer. With this application you can easily build RAID storing VMware ESX virtual machines (VMFS file system), open virtual disk directly from VMFS and recover data straight from virtual machine without the need to extract virtual disk first. Disk-on-Disk software feature activates a variety of low-level data access tools.

image Comprehensive files recovery
A set of tools implemented in the software provides solutions for most possible data loss cases. Depending on the certain situation, the software either simply reads or conducts detailed analysis of file system metadata to find lost files. Even if the metadata is lost permanently, the software can guess file allocation basing on the file system specifics, other files allocations and file content analysis to produce the best possible data recovery result.

image Recovery after file system format
The software analyzes the storage for previous file system formats and allows you to choose among different possible file system configurations for recovery. The software can examine the storage and find all possible file system variants to check.

image Data consistency analysis
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery is the solution for low-level data consistency analysis. The software allows identifying location of file/folder descriptor, its contents and mapping of file/folder fragments and navigating among them.

Software testing and certification: image_Windows image_Windows


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.
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When to use UFS Explorer Professional Recovery

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Recovery of complex RAID storages
The software supports virtual reconstruction of a RAID system after failure of controller or RAID metadata. The software manages virtual RAID building and reading its files and folders as if they were physical RAID storage. RAID-on-RAID feature allows building RAID configurations of increased complexity. Asynchronous data access technology and adaptive RAID reconstruction improve recovery.

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Full-disk decryption
The software is able to decrypt disk volumes for data recovery and on data access purposes (if encryption key is known). Among supported systems are Windows EFS and Linux with its device mapper encryption module (dm-crypt) and LUKS encryption method and can be used with encrypted storages (including NAS storages).

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Disk-on-disk recovery
The software with Disk-on-Disk software feature opens disk image files or virtual disks from a file system opened in UFS Explorer. The application allows users to easily build RAID storing stores VMware ESX virtual machines (VMFS file system), open virtual disk directly from VMFS and recover data directly from virtual machine without the need to extract virtual disk first.

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Comprehensive files recovery
A set of tools integrated in the software provides solutions for the most common data loss cases, including file system formatting. The software by either simply reading or conducing detailed analysis of file system metadata predicts the file allocation basing on the file system specifics, other files allocations and file content analysis to produce the best possible data recovery result.