Recovery Explorer

Effective and easy-to-use data recovery software for all occasions

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Recovery Explorer products
  • algorithm
    Highly advanced inner algorithms
  • wizard
    Helpful prompts for inexperienced users
  • access
    Various tools that simplify data retrieval
  • license
    Lifetime license and 1 year of free updates

An all-around solution to take care of your data recovery

A single product suited to different types of storages

  • PC/laptop
  • Mobile device
    Mobile device
  • USB flash drive
    USB flash drive
  • Memory card
    Memory card
  • Hard drive
    Hard drive
  • RAID

And numerous data loss incidents they get affected by

  • Deleted folders and files
    Deleted folders
    and files
  • Formatted volumes
  • File system corruption
    File system
  • OS-related problems
  • Errors caused by software
    Errors caused
    by software
  • Physical damage

Restore the missing files

with maximum results and minimum effort

Other files

No matter how complex the task ahead is

There is a utility that responds to your particular issue

for common
for RAID-related
for complicated
Data recovery under Windows, macOS, Linux
Work with simple physical devices
Support for disk images and virtual disks
Special toolkit for reconstruction of RAID sets
Optional simplified mode based on a “Wizard”
Additional tools (search, preview, filters, etc.)
Immediate decryption of encrypted storages
Support for specific technologies, like Drobo and RAID-Z
Data access and recovery from VMware VMFS
Data recovery from volumes of WD My Cloud Home
Instruments for advanced content analysis
from $44.95
from $84.95
from $189.95

Professional-grade efficiency coupled with simplicity

Get the most out of your DIY data recovery procedure


Intelligent reconstruction techniques

Recovery Explorer is able to find lost partitions, restore damaged file systems and locate the missing data using sophisticated recovery algorithms that are equal to ones available in purely professional software products.


Useful additional functionality

Equipped with various supplementary options, the software makes the recovery process efficient and smooth: you can assess the state of the data and its size, run quick or advanced search, preview files, sort or filter them by chosen criteria.


Friendly and straightforward interface

The program’s interface is fit for use by experts and persons with basic skills alike. Advanced users will find it convenient for solving their regular tasks, whereas novices can switch to the Wizard-based mode to make the usage absolutely elementary.


Cope with the trickiest cases of data loss

supported file systems

A broad range of supported file systems

  • Windows: FAT/FAT32/exFAT, NTFS, ReFS/ReFS3
  • macOS: HFS+, APFS
  • Linux: Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, XFS, Btrfs, F2FS, ReiserFS, JFS
  • BSD/Solaris: ZFS
  • VMware: VMFS, VMFS6
raid support

Data recovery from RAID of various setups

  • Standard RAID levels: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1E, RAID 3, RAID 4, RAID 5, RAID 6, etc.
  • Nested configurations: RAID 10, RAID 50, RAID 60, etc.
  • Non-standard layouts: Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology Hybrid RAID, ZFS RAID-Z, Btrfs-RAID, etc.
  • Custom RAID: defined manually via the RAID Definition Language (RDL)

Great diversity of supported storage technologies

  • Windows Dynamic Disks
  • Storage Spaces
  • NTFS/ReFS Data Deduplication
  • BitLocker
  • Apple Software RAID
  • Fusion Drive
  • FileVault 2
  • APFS encryption
  • mdadm
  • LVM with Thin Provisioning
  • LUKS
  • TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt
  • VMware
  • Hyper-V
  • QEMU
  • XEN
  • VirtualBox
  • Drobo BeyondRAID
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • WD My Cloud
  • Btrfs-RAID

An advanced toolkit geared towards challenging data recovery scenarios

  • Controlled reading of drives and saving of the accessed data
  • Hexadecimal viewer with a data interpreter and structure templates
  • Storage content comparison, parallel search and parity calculator
  • Reverse address translation for tracing allocation of the data
  • Hexadecimal editor with a number of auxiliary options
  • A tool for monitoring the S.M.A.R.T. status of drives

Software editions for cases of different complexity

Each supplemented with an individual combination of functions and features

Choose an application that fits your data recovery needs

for common cases
Universal data recovery tool at an affordable rate
Recovery Explorer Professional
  • Work with the file systems of Windows, macOS and Linux
  • Data recovery from simple physical storages of various types
  • Support for popular disk image and virtual disk formats
  • Discovery and virtual reconstruction of the missing partitions
  • Various additional possibilities (search, preview, filters, etc.)
  • Prior assessment of the condition of recovered files
  • Optional simplified mode based on a “Wizard”
  • Useful recommendations at each step of the process
for RAID-related tasks
Good value for data recovery from RAID
Recovery Explorer RAID
  • All functions presented in the Standard edition
  • Specialized toolkit for work with RAID storages
  • Instant detection of RAID sets and their assembly
  • Perfect for RAID-based servers, DAS and NAS units
  • Support for standard, nested, custom RAID patterns
  • Additional tools assisting in the analysis of RAID layout
  • Support for Storage Spaces, LDM, LVM, mdadm, etc.
  • Data recovery from Synology Hybrid RAID, Btrfs-RAID
for complicated instances
The most extensive data recovery capabilities
Recovery Explorer Professional
  • Coverage of the major features available in the Standard and RAID editions
  • Expanded spectrum of supported file system types
  • Embedded decryption techniques for encrypted storages
  • Data recovery from Drobo BeyondRAID, ZFS RAID-Z
  • Substantial set of processed composite volumes
  • Opening virtual disks and images directly from the file system
  • Configurable procedure for saving the recovered data
  • Set of means for efficient content analysis and modification

Multiple licensing options

Get an optimal license in accordance with the intended use

personal Personal
business Commercial
corporative Corporate
personal Personal
business Commercial
corporative Corporate
personal Personal
business Commercial
corporative Corporate

The details related to the usage of different types of licenses are described in the End-User License Agreement.

Try out any feature absolutely free of charge

Download a free trial version to test the effectiveness of the application

System requirements

It is strongly recommended to use the free version of the data recovery software before purchasing a license. The program can be installed on Microsoft Windows (from XP with Service Pack 3), macOS (version 10.15 and above) or most modern Linux distributions and is compatible with the Intel 32-bit (IA-32, x86) and AMD64 (x86-64) host CPU architectures. The bare minimum required to run the software is at least 20 MB of free space on the drive and 1 GB of RAM. The most suitable configuration is a 64-bit edition of the supported host operating system, over 1 GB of free space, at least 2 GB of RAM and 4 logical cores CPU.

Popular questions

Recovery Explorer works entirely on-site and in a safe "read-only" mode. In no case can it make any modifications to the source storage, alter its structures or transmit any information from it to remote servers. If the digital medium itself doesn’t bear any physical flaws and you accurately use the functions of the program, there is no threat to the integrity or security of the data. However, if your storage device is defective, a self-made procedure assumes a high risk of permanent data loss, so it is strongly recommended that you reach out to a trustworthy data recovery service provider.
Recovery Explorer offers three software editions, so it is possible for everyone to choose the most apt set of tools and features. Recovery Explorer Standard deals with the basic data loss scenarios associated with simple digital media; Recovery Explorer RAID can be employed for processing both simple storages and complex RAID-based devices; Recovery Explorer Professional presents an extended set of instruments for dealing with complex RAID sets, specific storage technologies, encrypted or corrupted storages.
You can find the detailed information about Recovery Explorer and its supporting materials on the Recovery Explorer website. The most important characteristics of the software are also available on the respective product pages in the Software Store.
Recovery Explorer is distributed as shareware, thus, you can check whether its results satisfy your demands by running the free trial version of the chosen program. The trial version includes all the functions of the software, its limitations are related to the size of the recovered files that can be saved – 256 KB for Recovery Explorer Standard and 768 KB for the RAID and Professional editions.
Download the free trial version of the corresponding Recovery Explorer product. Please, don’t use the drive with the lost or deleted data as a location for saving the installation file. Run the executable file in your operating system and follow the on-screen instructions. If you need more information regarding the installation procedure, please, refer to the Setup instructions.
A license for Recovery Explorer can be ordered from the webpage of the respective Recovery Explorer product in the Software Store or by using the "Order license" button from the "Software Activation and License" dialog in the program’s interface. After your payment is processed, a Registration Code will be sent to the email address provided in your order. To activate the license, download a free trial version of the purchased software and enter your name and the Registration Code from the email in the "Software Activation and License" dialog.

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