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New version of UFS Explorer

February 19th, 2019, 3:16

New version 7.5 of UFS Explorer Professional Recovery include a several updates, including support of SCSI drives with non-standard sector size (like 520 bytes etc.) and support of R-Studio image file format (RDR-files).

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

March 11th, 2019, 14:07

What's new in UFS Explorer Professional Recovery version 7.6:
* Support of BitLocker encryption (with user password and recovery key);
* Support of ReFS 3.4 format (Windows Server 2019);
* Support of Microsoft data deduplication on ReFS volumes;
* Fixed bug reading Core Storage metadata in "pending state";
* Support of ZFS-on-Linux custom ZFS metadata;
* Support of "bogous" FreeNAS RAID10 (mix of simple disks and mirrors);
* Fixed bug with multiple detections of NT LDM volumes.

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

March 29th, 2019, 14:11

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What's new in version 7.7:

* Added masking of bad blocks (replacing bad blocks with custom pattern);
* Added AES XTS support for BitLocker;
* Updated RAID configurations save/restore procedure:
- Added support of EWF-files in saved RAID configuration;
- Added support of virtual (VFS) files in RAID configuration;
- Custom RAID names are now preserved.
* Reworked LVM module for latest LVM2 (with added DM RAID function);
* Assignment of LVM names to LVM partitions and logical volumes;
* Option of automatic saving of scan state immediately after full scan;
* Simplified process of removal of opened storage components;
* Regular update to embedded pictures viewer.

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

March 29th, 2019, 14:23

Nice Iurii
With all these fast updates, you may need an extra digit to the version number :-D

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

March 30th, 2019, 1:24

Do not worry: latest for version 5 was 5.25.1 ;) so we have a lot of numbers !

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

April 22nd, 2019, 5:07

What's new in version 7.8:

* Added virtual sector size transform function (for SATA drives and disk image files);
* Added LVM logical volume recovery manager UI:
- Search for older versions of LVM configurations;
- Open logical volume from found configurations;
- Search for missing physical volumes;
- Manual definition and assignment of missing physical volumes;
* Extended context menu functions in partition manager;
* Drobo support: using of alternative drive IDs, big volume sizes;
* Fixed bug with scanned Btrfs file system filtering.

More details: https://www.sysdevlabs.com/product.php? ... r_cat=tech

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

May 22nd, 2019, 12:37

What's new in version 7.8.1:

* Saving virtual file system structure for off-site revision;
* Added function to save/restore files/folders selection state;
* Loading of virtual FS structure for review and files selection;
* Added possibility to rename temporary disk in user interface;
* Fixed problem with ExFAT root folder validation during full-disk scan;
* Fixed issue with recognition of SCSI transport for fiber-channel connected storages;
* Support of switching to SCSI transport even when SCSI INQUIRY command fails.

What's new in version 7.8.2:

* Fixed bug with reading big files on VMFS6;
* Added support of "CLOUD" reparse points on NTFS (files from OneDrive etc.);
* Read-only support of "streamOptimized" (compressed) format of VMware VMDK files.

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

July 3rd, 2019, 13:36

What's new in UFS Explorer Professional Recovery version 7.9:

* Added support of DeepSpar image file format (DDI, including defect block maps);
* Added Virtual Pattern storage for construction of over-degraded RAID;
* Added function of converting span of sparse components to sparse virtual disk;
* Added function to open base files of sparse virtual disks for fine-tuning of VD container;
* Added function to open disk as virtual disk for full-disk clones of virtual disks;
* Fixed problem with recognition of BitLocker when recovery key comes with version not equal to 1;
* Fixed bug with BitLocker "plain key" format;
* Fixed bug applying delta files in format of Split-VMDK;
* Added option to apply masks to folders for copying with filter;
* NTFS tail processing is now included into quick scan (to file system indexing).

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

July 23rd, 2019, 6:46

What's new in version 7.10:
* Support of 'long' deduplication reparse points on NTFS (Windows Server 2019);
* Fixed bug reading files from Microsoft Deduplication Database in some scenarios;
* Fixed bug reading directory structure of latest ReFS3 file system;
* Apple Core Storage: fixed crash bug, added block reference type "16";
* Added search for BitLocker partitions to Partitions Manager;
* Added BitLocker indication to Partitions Manager;
* Major rework of NTFS scan procedure:
- Added old/duplicated objects removal from scan result;
- Better processing of lost files (with descriptors out of MFT);
- Changed priorities of file names processing;
- Fixed bug in folder structure recovery by INDX entries;
- Fixed bug with scan resumption and calling Recycle Bin processing;
- Added support of Recycle Bin indexes with version 2.
* Added Portuguese software interface language.

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

August 19th, 2019, 12:12

What's new in version 7.11:
* Added support of DeepSpar DDI over network;
* Added to Apple Core Storage:
- Plain blocks, reference type 11;
- Support of compressed multi-block XML metadata.
* Added 'Pause' function to file copying procedure:
- Quick pause/resume for temporary 'releasing' disk;
- Option of finishing current file and with ability to change destination path.
* Support of NTFS with cluster size over 64KB;
* Support of Windows Server 2019 Storage Spaces metadata;
* Added cluster size indication to file system properties;
* Fixed bug using 'Open' dialog with scan results of virtual disks.

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

September 16th, 2019, 11:41

What's new in version 7.12:

* Added support of WD Cloud file system:
- Translation of Cloud database to file system structure;
- Support of main database or backup copy (on choice).
* Added parallel data visualization in RAID builder:
- Synchronized with hexadecimal data viewer;
- Automatic reconstruction of missing data (when available);
- RAID pattern visualization;
- Automatic parity check (when available);
- Highlighting of key structures (such as MFT).
* Button to show/hilde left (storages list) panel;
* Added support of defect blocks in format of ACE Data Recovery MHZ;
* Now saves RAID configuration when sector size transform is enabled;
* Fixed some issues and speed-optimized ZFS file system scan;
* Fixes to Btrfs file system support:
- Fix of crash bug during scan in some scenarios;
- Fixed reading of compressed files.
* Update to PDF viewer: added support of buggy files with shifted xref table;
* Added extra search for folder name entries for EXT file system;
* Fixed bug reading legacy HFS volumes;
* Added Spanish software interface language.

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

October 14th, 2019, 7:42

What's new in version 7.13:

* Added "Dynamic HTML Report":
- interactive navigation on file system structure;
- interactive file search function;
- interactive report conversion to XML/CSV format;
- files/folders selection from report;
- reverse import of selection state to UFS Explorer/Recovery Explorer.
* Extended basic XML/CSV reports with ID/parent ID to preserve FS structure;
* Added search for LUKS partitions in partition manager;
* Fixed bug reading BitLocker volumes on drives with 4K sector size;
* Update to Windows Server 2016/2019 data deduplication:
- Fixed several bugs related to reparse point formats;
- Fixed bug processing files with size over 1GB.
* Significantly reduced number of storage reads during file systems detection;
* Extended 'normal' detection of NTFS, FAT32, HFS+ and EXT volumes using backup metadata;
* Fixed reading of Windows dynamic disks with GPT layout;
* Option to skip found regions during partition search for faster scan.

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

October 14th, 2019, 8:30

Awesome update!

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

November 12th, 2019, 11:35

What's new in version 7.14:

* ZFS direct access:
- Fixed bug in double-degraded RAID-Z2/Z3 recovery;
- Added support of RAID-Zx0 (stripe of RAID-Z/Z2/Z3);
- Added support of SunOS-specific "long" allocations on RAID-Z;
- Fixed several bugs in metadata parser procedure.
* Dynamic HTML report:
- Fixed problem with JavaScript integer precision for big object IDs;
- Report with filter is now displayed with minimal required folder structure;
- HTML styles corrections.
* Microsoft data deduplication support is now available in quick scan;
* Added support of VMware seSparse VMDK;
* Enhanced raw recovery procedure for MPEG Transport Stream (MTS/M2TS) files;
* Fixed bug with "filter" function ("must match"/"must NOT match" pattern).

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

November 14th, 2019, 5:30

UFS Explorer version 7: Undeniable reasons to upgrade
https://www.ufsexplorer.com/blog/undeni ... pgrade.php

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

December 4th, 2019, 7:13

What's new in version 7.14.1:

* Added double-degraded RAID6 recovery with DELL Equallogic diagonal XOR;
* Search for APFS encryption keys:
- added displaying of both KEK and VEK records;
- added search for older keyring blocks for known APFS containers.
* Fixed bug building degraded RAID4/RAID5 VX;
* Fixed issue with RAID6 adaptive reconstruction when one disk is missing;
* Pattern-storage/defects mask: extended length of pattern field to 1536 symbols;
* Fixed bug with parsing Novell NSS 'big' partition;
* Optimization of HFS+ scan result set;
* Fixed issue with focus location in hex 'go to' dialog (fixed base position);
* In partition manager: fixed bug removing partitions.

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

December 27th, 2019, 11:00

What's new in version 7.15:

* Added Adaptec RAID6 (dedicated XOR) with degraded mode;
* Added degraded/double-degraded recovery for HP MSA RAID6 with diagonal XOR;
* Added support of HP ADG RAID6 coefficients (up to 48 drives);
* Added support of custom coefficients for RAID6 Reed-Solomon code;
* Added Compact Left Symmetric rotation for RAID5 (for LSI RAID50 etc.);
* Hexadecimal search with any block size (big blocks scanned with jumps);
* Fixed bug with FAT/FAT32 file system indexing.

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

February 12th, 2020, 6:12

What's new in version 7.16:

* Fixed bug reading legacy ReFS volumes;
* Fixed issue with no error reporting when disk is imaged to write-protected disk;
* Saving of processed data can be continued on existing file;
* Enabled manual editing of Read-once storage;
* Fixed bugs in FAT recovery module:
- Removed record attributes verification for Volume Name entry;
- Fixed bug with reconstruction of fragmented files when second FAT table is damaged.
* Modified procedure of classification of found MFT entries from unlinked MFT chunks.

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

February 28th, 2020, 23:59

I would like to report a bug with the Linux versions of Recovery Explorer and UFS Explorer. The versions tested were both 7.16. The bug is that the programs are unable to handle to handle a disk IO error. More specifically, I can see from my driver that in the event of an IO error, the programs keep trying to read the error location repeatedly in what would appear to be an endless loop, until the disk is removed from the system, or until the system locks up from the constant failed read attempts.

I have not yet reported this directly on the programs websites. I figured I would report it here first.

Re: New version of UFS Explorer

March 1st, 2020, 10:35

Thank you for bug report.
software currently relies on system read procedure and system stucks on reading defects. the problem will be solved in next major software update by adding read procedure using direct ATA/SCSI and proper timeout settings requests
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