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UFS Explorer Standard Recovery
With highly efficient performance, ease-of-use and granted safety
the software allows you to find simple approach to complex data recovery.

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UFS Explorer Standard Recovery
The software aims at making complex data recovery a simple procedure for both home users and professionals.

  • Data recovery for most cases
  • Fast file system state evaluation
  • Recovery from replaced file systems
  • Quick recovery of lost data
  • Advanced all-at-once recovery
  • Functional extensions


UFS Explorer Standard Recovery applies advanced techniques to scan the device for lost data and recover lost and deleted files. The software works in a safe read-only mode without making any modifications on the storage. Before recovery diagnosis features of the software can approximately evaluate the condition of data on the partition. For lost storage partitions the software has means to find partitions automatically or define partitions manually. Additional software tools allow assessing the condition of the file system and its readability. In case of any problems with the file system the software supports virtual file system reconstruction. The software includes functions of hexadecimal preview allowing to find and analyze data on the storage. After the program finds your files, you can easily save your files to any destination.

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

User-friendly interface of UFS Explorer Standard Recovery offers clear step-by-step guidance through a set of sophisticated data recovery tools of the program making all complex operations conducted in just several mouse-clicks. For increased convenience the software has several variants suitable for your operating system type.

Technical specifications

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

Supported host operating systems:

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

Apple macOS 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), macOS (HFS, HFS+), Linux (Ext, UFS, XFS).

Supported file systems for recovery:

NTFS: full support (access and advanced recovery)

Sun ZFS: data access only (copying files and folders from ZFS file system)

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 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: data access only (copying files and folders from NWFS file system)

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

RAID support – virtual RAID building and reading.

Recovery of complex RAID storages:

Standard RAID assembly via RAID Access Plugin - RAID Builder

Custom RAID in Runtime VIM format via RAID Access Plugin - VIM Import

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 2GB RAM and 4 logical cores CPU

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

Trial limitations:

The software will copy files with the size below 256KB only

How to recover data with UFS Explorer Standard Recovery


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.

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 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 drive, memory card of your photo/video camera, external hard drive as well as a virtual machine or disk image file with one and the same tool. Besides, this application offers an option to import virtual .vim images from Runtime Software.

image Support of various file systems
UFS Explorer Standard Recovery all in one 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 Sun ZFS, Novell NWFS, Novell Storage Services file systems. Installable to Windows, Mac, Linux and BSD.

image Optional RAID recovery
The Standard Recovery was designed to cover general data loss cases. Nevertheless, it provides a possibility to handle complex RAID storages. The RAID-Builder tool is available in this program via additional plugin, which supports standard RAID configurations.

image Hexadecimal file preview
UFS Explorer Standard Recovery offers tool for viewing file 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.

image Fast and efficient data recovery
Standard Recovery offers different approaches applied to concrete data loss situations. This program allows for quick scan to find accidentally deleted files and sector-by-sector storage scan to find lost data in more complicated data loss cases. The application has a unique set of rules, IntelliRAWTM, enabling files search in case of a logical file system damage.

image File system test
The program allows conducting a pre-recovery file system test. First, the software estimates the overall file system consistency. Second, it defines the scope of damaged data for recovery. In case if a partition is lost, the program suggests special tools to find the lost partition or define the exact storage space from where it was lost.

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.

When to use UFS Explorer Standard Recovery


Virtual disks processing
The software allows opening disk images and virtual disks produced by virtual machines of the leading virtualization software retailers. The software operates virtual disks and disk image files exactly as if they were physical disks and allows users to access or recover lost data from disk images and virtual disks.


Optional RAID recovery
With optional module RAID Access Plugin and RAID Builder the software supports virtual building and reconstruction of RAID system after failure of controller or RAID metadata. The program easily handles both simple RAID configurations and complex RAID. RAID-on-RAID feature allows building RAID configurations of high complexity. Optional support of Runtime Software Virtual Image Files with RAID Access.


Comprehensive files recovery
The set of tools included in the software provides solutions for most common data loss cases, including file system formatting. Even if the metadata is lost permanently, the program can predict file allocation basing on file system specifics, other files allocations and file content analysis to produce maximally successful data recovery result even in severe data loss cases.