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Full-featured data recovery solution indispensable
in dealing with complex cases

Full-featured data recovery solution indispensable
in dealing with complex cases

  • Irreplaceable assistant of data recovery experts
  • Comprehensive list of supported storage and file system types
  • Managing most existing RAID configurations
  • Decryption techniques for work with encrypted storages
  • Manual deep content analysis with hexadecimal viewer
  • Logical error correction using hexadecimal editor
  • Rich set of additional instruments and features
  • Configurable disk reading procedure
  • Handy and clear user interface
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Recovery Explorer Professional Most extensive data recovery toolkit

Recovery Explorer Professional is a robust instrument that will cope even with most challenging data loss tasks that advanced computer users may come across with. The software handles a broad set of devices, file systems and RAID configurations. The application can boast a wide variety of tools for viewing and editing contents of disks, partitions and files in the hexadecimal mode as well as for low-level analysis of data consistency. What is more, the program is capable of decrypting disk volumes for data recovery and data access purposes while the disk-on-disk recovery technology lets you open a virtual disk nested on a physical storage, allowing to recover data straight from a virtual machine without the need to extract virtual disk first. This powerful utility is the first choice of those who have highest demands to the data recovery software they use.

Recovery Explorer Professional is aimed at providing the general public with lucid and exceptionally convenient to use means for professional-quality data recovery. If you’re an expert in this field, you might also be interested in a more specialist-oriented software – UFS Explorer Professional Recovery. Learn about the difference between these products and choose the one which perfectly meets your individual data recovery needs.


Data recovery
  • Local and external hard drives

  • Any portable storage media: USB Flash drives, SD cards, MicroSDs,
    MiniSDs, MMCs, Memory Sticks, etc.

  • Disk images and virtual disks (including VMware VMDK, Hyper-V VHD/VHDX, QEMU/XEN QCOW/QCOW2, VirtualBox VDI, Paralles, non-encrypted EnCase E01/Ex01)

  • Composite volumes: Windows Dynamic Disks, Microsoft Storage Spaces, Apple Core Storage, Fusion Drive, LVM with thin provisioning

  • Data recovery by known content: IntelliRAW™ with custom rules

Supported file systems
  • Windows: FAT/FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, ReFS/ReFS3

  • macOS: HFS+, APFS

  • Linux: Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, UFS/UFS2, Adaptec UFS, big-endian UFS, XFS, ReiserFS, JFS, Btrfs, F2FS

  • BSD/Solaris : ZFS

  • VMware ESX(i): VMFS, VMFS6

  • Novell: NWFS, NSS, NSS64 (only data access)

  • IBM/Microsoft: HPFS (only data access)

Data access
  • Immediate access to files and folders

  • Instantaneous pre-recovery file system analysis

  • Opening custom block devices (SCSI, CD/DVD, RAID, etc.)

  • Reporting file/folder allocation information and
    direct access to object fragments

  • Reporting file/folder descriptor disposition and
    direct access to its on-disk position

RAID recovery
  • Standard RAID patterns: RAID 0, RAID 1E, RAID 3, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 7, etc.

  • Hybrid RAID Levels: RAID 10, RAID 50, RAID 60, RAID 50E, etc.

  • Custom RAID configurations defined through the RAID Definition Language (RDL)

  • Automatic reconstruction of mdadm, LVM, Apple Software RAID, Intel Matrix

  • RAID assembly from virtual disks

  • Contextual on-disk data analysis for RAID assembly

  • Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology Hybrid RAID, ZFS RAID-Z, Btrfs-RAID

  • RAID-Builder tool

Decryption techniques
  • Full-disk encryption support

  • LUKS encryption

  • Windows BitLocker encryption

  • Apple FileVault 2 encryption

  • Encryption of Apple APFS volumes

  • File system conversion (eCryptFS support)

Work with disk images and virtual machines
  • Support of VMware VMDK, Hyper-V VHD/VHDX, Apple DMG, Paralles, EnCase E01 and Ex01 non-encrypted files, simple disk images

  • Internal sparse format

  • Support of drive as a disk image (for XEN and other)

  • Support of Synology Sparse iSCSI

  • Support of R-Studio image files (RDR file format)

  • Support of “split” disk images created by DeepSpar DDI

  • Support of disk images created by MRT data recovery tools (sorting and combining file image chunks into an image file)

  • Quick file system scan

  • Instant detection of lost partitions

  • Automated partition aligning

  • Possibility to define lost partitions manually

  • Full-range storage scan for all-at-once data recovery

  • Scan result filter for sorting found files by custom criteria

  • The options of pausing and resuming the scan procedure

  • Saving the scan results for further work

  • Visualization of the scanning process

Additional functions
  • Configurable disk reading

  • Read-once disk access with saving of processed data

  • Disk-on-disk data recovery

  • On-the-spot preview of files (images, documents, videos, etc.)

  • File system reconstruction after formatting

  • File search filter

  • Built-in disk image file creator

  • Support of logical volumes under Windows and Linux

  • Zoomable user-friendly interface

Hexadecimal analysis
  • Hexadecimal viewer for storage content analysis

  • Hexadecimal editor for logical error correction

  • Parity calculator

  • Field highlighting

  • Data interpreter

  • Hexadecimal preview of folder structure

  • Hexadecimal storage comparison tool

  • Hexadecimal parallel data search tool

  • Byte-level storage span builder

  • Contextual hexadecimal contents analyzer

  • Auto-span tool to combine disk image chunks

  • Data allocation tracing through reverse address translation

  • Indication of used file system space

Technical data

Host operating systems
  • Microsoft Windows ®: Windows ® XP with Service Pack 3 and above (up to Windows 10)

  • Apple macOS: version 10.8 and above (Intel 64-bit CPU)

  • Linux: most modern Linux distributions (software API requires,,,

  • Not supported: iOS, Android, Windows RT, Windows Mobile, etc.

Host CPU architectures
  • AMD64 (x86-64)

  • Intel Architecture, 32-bit (IA-32, x86)

RAID support
  • Automatic reconstruction of mdadm, LVM, Apple Software RAID, Intel Matrix

  • Support of standard and custom RAID patterns

  • Support of retailer specific RAID 1E, etc.

  • RAID-on-RAID support

  • RAID analysis and utility tools (parity calculator, span tool, data comparison, etc.)

Trial software limitations
  • The software copies files the size of which doesn’t exceed 768 KB

  • "Save" and "Copy" functions of certain hexadecimal viewer/editor dialogs are disabled

Licensing and maintenance
  • Unlimited in time usage of a licensed version

  • 360 days of free software updates

  • Personal, Corporate and Commercial licenses are available, each granting specific rights of software use.

* Apple HFS+/ Ext2-Ext4: A limited number of files can be recovered with their original names due to the specifics of the file systems

* UFS/UFS2: Very limited support of deleted data recovery

* Oracle/SUN/FreeNAS ZFS: Recovery after file system damage and deleted data recovery is only available for simple, mirror, stripe and span volumes

* VMware ESX VMFS: Limited support of deleted VMDK files recovery