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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 in data recovery for proficient users
  • Comprehensive list of supported storage and file system types
  • Managing most existing RAID configurations
  • Decryption techniques for work with encrypted storages
  • Wide range of handled storage technologies
  • 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 the most challenging data loss tasks that advanced computer users may come across with. The software handles a broad set of devices, RAID configurations and other storage technologies. What is more, the program is capable of decrypting disk volumes for data recovery and data access purposes. The application can also boast a wide variety of supplementary tools, including ones for controlled access to storage devices, efficient content analysis and editing in the hexadecimal mode, visualization and decomposition of complex storages, creating reports on the obtained data. 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 the 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, R-Studio RDR)

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

Supported file systems
  • Windows: FAT/FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, ReFS/ReFS3 (including with enabled data deduplication)

  • 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

  • Western Digital: volumes of WD My Cloud Home, WD My Cloud Home Duo

  • 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 1, RAID 1E, RAID 3, RAID 4, RAID 5, RAID 6, etc.

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

  • Specific RAID schemes: Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology Hybrid RAID, ZFS RAID-Z, Btrfs-RAID, etc.

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

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

  • Contextual on-disk data analysis for RAID assembly

  • RAID assembly from disk images/virtual disks

  • Virtual decomposition of assembled complex storages

  • Visualization of the content and layout of the array

  • Saving and editing RAID configurations

Decryption techniques
  • Full-disk encryption support

  • LUKS encryption

  • TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt

  • Windows BitLocker

  • Apple FileVault 2

  • Encryption of Apple APFS volumes

  • Encrypted Apple DMG disk images

  • File system conversion (eCryptFS)

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 others)

  • 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)

  • Opening a disk image file directly from the file system

  • Instant detection of lost partitions

  • Automated partition aligning

  • Possibility to define lost partitions manually

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

  • Possibility to choose the way of handling the existing file system

  • IntelliRAW™ with custom rules for data recovery by known content

  • The options of pausing and resuming the scanning procedure

  • Preview of intermediate scan results

  • Saving a file with the results of a scan for further work

  • Optional saving of the scan status within the defined period

  • Visualization of the scanning process

Additional functions
  • Configurable disk reading

  • Read-once disk access with saving of processed data

  • Built-in basic disk imager

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

  • Indication of validity for files in scan results

  • Quick and advanced file search

  • Saving files in accordance with the applied filter

  • Creating advanced “tasks” for saving files

  • S.M.A.R.T monitor for drives

  • Logging of events occurred during work with the program

Hexadecimal analysis
  • Hexadecimal viewer for storages, partitions, files, file fragments

  • Hexadecimal editor for storages and partitions

  • Parity calculator

  • Field highlighting

  • Data interpreter

  • Hexadecimal preview of folder structure

  • Storage content comparison

  • Hexadecimal parallel data search tool

  • Byte-level storage span builder

  • 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 later

  • Apple macOS: version 10.8 and above

  • 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 most popular standard RAID patterns for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1E, RAID 3, RAID 4, RAID 5, RAID 6, etc.

  • Non-standard RAID configurations: Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology Hybrid RAID, ZFS RAID-Z, Btrfs-RAID

  • RAID-on-RAID support: RAID level 10, 50, 60, etc.

  • Support of custom RAID patterns via "RAID definition language"

  • 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