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.

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