Thursday, 3 September 2020

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery: What's new in version 8.5

* Added Adaptec RAID6 to 'Visual mode' of RAID Builder;

* Added 'Grid pattern' view mode to RAID Builder: - Conversion of standard patterns to grid (including delay, shift etc.); - Visualization of custom patterns created with RDL; - Active pattern cell corresponds to hexadecima viewer position; - Stripes naviagtion using pattern grid; - Support of both vertical and horizontal pattern view modes;
* Added 'Entropy report' (histogram) to 'Reports view' of RAID Builder: - Shows entropy histogram of all readable storage components; - Configurable x-scale, y-scale and y-adjustment of the histogram; - Supports sigma-smothing of histogram values; - Custom histogram colors; - Support of dynamic report reconfiguration when drives order is changed; - Pick address location from report picture to navigation in hexadecimal viewer;
* In disk imager: handle BSY/DRQ status as a reason for retries and pausing imaging;
* Reworked procedure of deleted files recovery from EXT3/EXT4 file systems;
* Updated format of 'scan status database' and 'virtual file system' files;
* Photo viewer adopted for new digital camera raw formats of: - CANON EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS 250D; Fuji GFX 100, X-Pro3, X100V, X-T4; - Nikon D780, Z5; Pnanasonic DC-G100, DC-TZ95, DC-G90, DC-G95, DC-GX880; - Sony DSC-RX100 VII, a7R IV, a6100, a9 II; Olympus TG-6 etc.

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery: What's new in version 8.4

* Added DeepSpar Disk Imager network terminal to 'Tools' menu;

* RAID builder dialog:

- Added virtual sector size transform to disk menu; - Changed icons to indicate component type and read method (System/ATA/SCSI); - Ability to load partial RAID config via this UI (when components are missing); - Displaying drive serial number or image file path as ID for missing components;
* RAID configuration files:
- Save/restore drive read method (System/ATA/SCSI); - Drive Serial Number is now saved to config file; - Restore RAID config with verification and priority of drive Serial Number; - When disk image is not found, searching it at the same location on other drives; - URCF extension is now mandatory for RAID configuration files;
* Added error reporting for bad RAID configs when opened via general 'Open' dialog;
* Added 'Skip file' button to copying dialog (to skip individual files);
* Raw recovery:
- Added file name generation for .contact, .vcf, .fb2 files; - Recovery of name (Original/Internal) and build date from Windows executables; - Adjustment of file size for EXE/DLL/SYS files to match size of sections and signature;
* Speed-up of properties (preview) extraction for Windows executable files;
* In disk list: change drive icon to ATA/SCSI when drive works with custom method;
* Added ability to change read method via storage properties;
* In 'Open device': devices are re-sorted by drive number.

Monday, 20 July 2020

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery: What's new in version 8.3

* 'Open file location' function in search result now selects object in list;
* In file system report, double-click to record in error log selects object in Explorer;
* Preserving selection of sub-folder when navigating to parent folder using navigation bar;
* EXT file system: speed up of journal processing at completion stage;
* XFS file system: optimization of indexing procedure;
* APFS file system:
- Added support of Apple extended attributes for direct access;
- Added support of basic (resident) attributes in scan result;
* HFS+ file system:
- Speed up of file system indexing;
- Fixed bug reading extended attributes in direct access mode;
* Apple extended attributes and resource forks:
- Support of saving them to NTFS/ReFS named data streams for Apple Filing Protocol (AFP);
- Attribute storage in scan result was moved one level deeper in folder structure;
* Raw recovery: support of more types and several enhancements.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery: What's new in version 8.2

* Support of MRT DE Tasks: - Added option to load Task from context menu of virtual task disk mapped to OS; - Loading source name/ID information from the Task file; - Loading map of defects associated with the Task file; - Control of disk imaging via running MRT software (by ranges, files, maps etc.); * Open disk image file from MRT DE File Image chunks; * Rework of NTFS scan procedure: - In part of 'red' file systems - for memory use reduction; - Exraction of some missing file system structure elements from Log File (Journal); * In disk imager: - Disabled bad blocks logging if defect block is emulated by the software; - Fixed rounding issue when map cluster size is smaller then imaging sector size; - Fixed bug with growing saved jump size (each time after tool restart); * Fixed several bugs causing software crash.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery: What's new in version 8.1

* Modifications to Disk Imager: - Option to save defect map and log to 'the same location' when target path is selected; - Added 'test API call' start stage to make sure API works with specified parameters; - Pausing imaging process in case of API call errors (when disk is disconnected etc.); - Read errors from imaging procedure (ATA/SCSI) are now duplicated to main event log; - Fixed skipping blocks when SCSI layer reports invalid 'resid' value (Linux etc.); * New functions in procedure of files recovery in 'raw mode' (IntelliRAW): - DOCX, JPEG, Raw photos - extract file name and modification date from file content; - XLSX, TIFF - extract file modification date from metadata; - Added analysis of file tails of ZIP archives when chunk sizes are not enabled; * Toggle selection of partitions in partition manager; * Fixed bug reading disks with defect blocks under Linux using 'system procedure'.

Monday, 8 June 2020

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery: What's new in version 8.0

* Enhanced disk imager function:
-Added settings for read method, timeout, buffer size, direction, protocol (ATA, SCSI), defects skipping, etc.;
-Added optional "safe zone" test after reading errors;
-Saving map of defective blocks in *.sdmf format and logging of copying errors;
-Imaging of used space on the basis of a file system map;
-Imaging of a selected group of files without having to save them out.
* Advanced “Open storage device” procedure:
-Added configurable parameters for data access (method, timeout, etc.);
-Added direct chaining to “read-once” (on-demand imaging);
-Added defects emulation on Read-once and SDLSparse virtual storages;
-Added option to 'stop' the drive (when it works in ATA/SCSI mode).
* Reworked image file loader from fragments:
-Added virtual size and component type indication;
-Added procedure for automatic sorting of component files.
* Extended support of DeepSpar DDI:
-Bitmap-based imaging via DDI;
-Added support of split DDI disk images (metadata+data disks);
-Indication of disks connected through DDI;
-Changed check for DDI availability by using addressed "discovery" packet (it must respond and with the same config).
* Added map of used FS blocks and its conversion to a defects mask (for FAT12/FAT16/FAT32, ExFAT, NTFS, ReFS/ReFS3, HFS+, APFS, Ext2-Ext4, ReiserFS, XFS/XFS5, UFS, UFS/BE, Adaptec UFS, VMFS/VMFS6, VirtualFS).
*Major rework of Hexadecimal Viewer:
-Added address translation to parent for file formats (VHDX/VHD, VMDK/seSparse, VDI, PAR, QCOW/QCOW2, DMG/DMG4), RAID (0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 6A, Span, BeyondRAID, RDL, MS Storage Spaces), storages created using data mapping (CoreStorage, LVM with thin provisioning, encrypted volumes, etc.), hex view of files;
-Added indication of used FS space in the hexadecimal viewer and moving to the next used/free cluster when indication is enabled;
-Added offset as a percentage to hex inspector;
-File fragments view moved to the right-panel window with added virtual offset and size fields, sorting by offset/virtual offset, "goto virtual offset in file" option;
-Added color indication in HEX of the currently selected file fragment.
* Extended reporting functions:
-Added "error type" column to the displayed report of files and folders;
-Added "Check files for defects" report type to indicate "defective"/"non-imaged" files;
-Added "bad files" report in HTML format;
-Added report of file fragments.
* Added software events log for disk detect events (access, read, etc.), I/O errors (defects), some of VFS events, etc. with a log control (details, save to file, config, clear);
*Optimized file system scan with five options of handling existing file system;
*Modifications to file copying:
-Added optional "summary" line to the copying log (in checkbox mode or when a folder or multiple objcts are being copied);
-Added option to save files with read errors (the error is logged, unreadable blocks are filled with a fixed pattern);
-Added option to move file to $BadFiles folder when file is "copied with read error".
* Fixed a number of bugs and issues.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

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.

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery: What's new in version 8.5

* Added Adaptec RAID6 to 'Visual mode' of RAID Builder; * Added 'Grid pattern' view mode to RAID Builder: - Conversion of s...