Monday, 16 September 2019

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.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery version 7.11


UFS Explorer now works with DeepSpar Disk Imager


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.

UFS Explorer version 7.11 is already available for download!


What's new in version 7.10.1:

* Added support of 'unencrypted' key type for BitLocker;
* Modifications to FAT/FAT32 scan procedure: - Fixed bug with file system indexing and zero-size files; - Better detection of deleted file entries with Asian/OEM encodings; - Enabled support of duplication of deleted entries when they are in different folders. * Fixed issues with recovery of NTFS folder structure when 'indexing' is enabled.

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.

What's new in 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).

What's new in version 7.8.3:

* Fix to VMFS/VMFS6: support of data holes in file of type 1;
* Reworked scan procedure for ExFAT (for better handling of deleted records).

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.

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:

* 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.

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.

What's new in 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.

What's new in version 7.5:

* Added support of SCSI drives with non-standard sector size (like 520 bytes etc.);
* Added "dynamic" map of bad blocks (by pattern recognition); * Added bad blocks definition directly to RAID Builder; * Drive context menu to RAID builder; * Fixed bug with adaptive RAID reconstruction; * Added support of non-fragmented FileVault2 (type 15); * Added support of old HP-UX LVM; * Added support of R-Studio image file format (RDR-files); * Updated support of Apple DMG files; * macOS: Added placeholder for inaccessible disks; * macOS: Fixed bug reading disks with sector size 4KB.

What's new in version 7.4:

* Added multi-selection for 'Open file as disk image' function;
* Added 'Open as spanned volume' function for multiple selected storage components; * Added support of QCOW/QCOW2 virtual disk image format (QUEMU, XEN etc.); * Added support of VirtualBox VDI virtual disk format; * Fixed some interface-related bugs.

What's new in version 7.3:

* Fixed read and scan procedure for new ReFS3 metadata format;
* Added support of Apple Core Storage metadata fragmentation; * Added "extension" field for file report; * Added "totals" for XML and HTML report formats; * Added support of ZFS ZVOL objects; * Significantly enhanced scan of APFS file system.

What's new in version 7.2:

* Added option for loading Apple Fusion Drive with minor encryption as unencrypted;
* Added optional 'total' progress for files copying; * Added 'stop copying' option for 'duplicate file' conflict; * Reworked reporting of files list/total data size; * Modified p.6 of EULA (Territory).

What's new in version 7.1:

* Added support of older metadata for legacy Core Storage Apple FusionDrive;
* Added support of Apple Fusion Drive created with Apple APFS; * Added more parititon indicators; * Updated embedded viewer component.

What's new in version 7.0:

* Added scanning of RAID-Z volumes; 
* Added support of BeyondRAID; 
* Added support of NTFS deduplication; 
* Added support of bad sector maps created by ACE Lab software; 
* Defining damaged regions using bad sector maps created by ACE Lab software; 
* Adaptive reconstruction of redundant RAID using maps of bad sectors; 
* New zoomable interface with prompts; 
* Detecting attempts to save files to the initial storage for the macOS software version; 
* New icons for partitions which show the detected technologies; 
* New scanning procedure: pausing and restoring options, previewing and saving intermediate results.

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