Recovery Explorer Professional is a sophisticated utility for effective data recovery from a wide variety of file systems and storage technologies, encrypted volumes, RAID of various complexity as well as in-depth analysis and editing of raw data.
Version: 9.8Recovery Explorer Professional is a feature-packed software application for access and recovery of files in various cases of data loss or file system damage, easy comprehensible for both technical experts and advanced home users.
License: Free To Try $199.95
Operating System: Windows
The software works with a broad set of devices, including RAID of various complexities, and supports a wide variety of file systems: FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS / ReFS / ReFS3 of Windows, HFS+/APFS file systems of macOS, Ext2 / Ext3 / Ext4, UFS / UFS2, Adaptec UFS, big-endian UFS, XFS, ReiserFS, JFS, Btrfs, F2FS of Linux, ZFS of SUN / FreeNAS and VMFS / VMFS6 of VMware.
In addition to physical storages and various disk images, the program handles virtual disks of VMware, Hyper-V, QEMU, XEN, VirtualBox and Parallels.
What is more, the utility incorporates embedded decryption techniques for BitLocker, LUKS, TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, eCryptFS, Apple APFS, FileVault 2 and other encrypted volumes, that make use of the available password or decryption key and allow restoring files from an encrypted device like from one utilizing no encryption.
Microsoft Storage Spaces, Dynamic disks, NTFS / ReFS volumes with enabled data deduplication, Apple Core Storage, mdadm, LVM with thin provisioning Btrfs-RAID, Drobo BeyondRAID and RAID-Z volumes are automatically detected by the software for further data recovery or access to files.
Besides, the application can boast a wide variety of means for data analysis: for decomposition of RAID configurations, low-level analysis of data consistency on drives, partitions or files in the hexadecimal mode and others. The process of data evaluation is enhanced with the opportunity to see the state of each file, preview files of common formats, perform file search / sorting, etc.
Recovery Explorer Professional can be also used to handle failing drives with definition of parameters as to the access and usage of the device, and the possibility to read out the storage only once and save the processed data to a sparse image file.
Version 9.8: * SDLSP and VHDX image file formats now preserve information about the source storage (name and ID); * Date/time entry fields replaced with the date/time selection dialog; * In hex viewer, the 'hex search' function: - Added a function to pause it to release the source storage for other operations
Version 9.7: Linux LVM recovery module: - Added 'address translation' of found text configurations to the base storage; - Found text configuration now can be displayed with embedded viewer; Added basic support of LVM thin-provisioned volumes (Linux only) via 'Find LVM' tool; Fixed some reported bugs/issues.
Version 9.6: Updated function of opening LVM thin-provisioned volumes: - Added interface to choose from volumes, defined in text configuration; - Support of QNAP thin volumes implemented via Tier/Thin technology (tiering is not supported); - Support of segmentation for thin-provisioned volumes;
Version 9.5: Action for activation of partitions with no file system now can be configured; Added setting of file system 'read policy' for storages with defect blocks; Added Export/Import function for user-defined raw recovery file types: Optimized 'Refresh' procedure
Version 9.4: * Added experimental support of QNAP SSD write-cache; * Added indication of encrypted APFS volumes and volume decryption states; * Added automatic assembly of APFS Fusion drives; * Added support of BitLocker decryption using external keys from BEK-files (with no TPM); ...
Version 9.3: Added experimental support of Synology SSD write-cache: - Recognition and indication of SSD cache partitions; - Applying latest cached data from SSD 'as a delta' to the 'base' volume; Fixed several issues with opening files, deduplicated using Microsoft Data Deduplication;
Version 9.1: * Added support of Microsoft Data Deduplication; Support of macOS ".sparsebundle" disk image format (open as disk-on-disk storage); Decryption of encrypted Apple DMG disk images (version 2/'encrcdsa' format); FS with address translation (Btrfs) is now supported for 'status indication' in Explorer
Version 9.0: * Scan now has option to save status periodically (with predefined time period); * Added 'Quick scan (index)' tool to context menu of valid file systems; * Support of reading S.M.A.R.T Log pages of SATA drives; * Option to save 'only good files' when status indication is available and enabled;
Version 8.17: * Added support of Intel IMSM NV Cache (SRT, Optane Memory) technology; * Added experimental 'read' support of AFF4 image files format; * DDF RAID50/RAID60: fixed pattern for LSI/Intel, added support for Adaptec (5805); * Support of DDF1.2 metadata for Marvell 88SE92xx;