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.

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...