Friday, August 11, 2017

UFS Explorer update: version 5.23 released

Most changes in this update are related to UFS Explorer Standard Access edtion. Starting from version 5.23 the software supports much more new file systems. Among them are:
  • Windows Server ReFS2;
  • Older IBM AIX JFS1 and new AIX J2FS;
  • Unix HTFS/DTFS/EAFS as well as different versions of VxFS.
In "Recovery" edition there was added manual "check for updates" function (still no any automatic requests for privacy reasons). Professional Recovery edition also receives "read" support for ReFS2 file system (Windows Server 2016 and later).

Minor changes for all editions include:
  • Fixed bug reading Ext3-Ext4 created with meta-GD;
  • Added several camera raw photo formats.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Software update: version 5.22.1 released

UFS Explorer version 5.22.1 is released as ordinary update, addressing several issues and extending support camera-raw photo formats by embedded viewer.
Additionally, this software version implements basic "read" support of new, experimental, Apple APFS file system.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Software update: version 5.22 released

Since version 5.22 UFS Explorer Professional Recovery supports data recovery from thin-provisioned LVM2 volumes: the volume can be opened and operated as "virtual disk" storage.

More significant changes were applied to software editions for Linux OS: there was replaced procedure of displaying texts in user interface. As result the software executable files size was decreased at least two times. Style of displaying of text elements was changed from "sharp" to "smooth".

Monday, December 12, 2016

Major update: version 5.21

This update introduces "Viewer" tool in all editions of UFS Explorer software. Starting from version 5.21 it is possible to evaluate data quality before starting recovery or purchasing license by revising contents of pictures or digital photos of most popular formats (including camera RAW formats).
It is planned to extend set of supported formats in the future software releases.

Among other modifications there are:
  • Revised software installation policy: now software is installed via single installer for 32 or 64 bit OS with automatic software selection;
  • Introduced software installer for Linux and Mac OS software versions;
  • Introduced Linux software version with no installer at all and no installation requirements (just to unpack from archive and run);
  • Software comes with "SDL Software Manager" to keep track of software updates (updates are still free within same major version 5.x);
  • Windows version of UFS Explorer Professional Recovery comes with updated registration codes: please request registration code update via our web site.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Minor update: version 5.20.3

The key modifications in UFS Explorer version 5.20.3 are:
  • Support of network shared folders connected under privileged/non-privileged user account contexts of Windows 10 with enabled UAC;
  • Recovery editions of UFS Explorer now have better chances to retrieve good data with IntelliRAW scan.
This update should be considered as "recommended" for all users of UFS Explorer version 5.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Minor update: version 5.20.2

Version 5.20.2 includes several modifications, mostly related to software optimization:
  • Modified disk data caching algorithm for faster data copying from RAIDs with small sector size;
  • Fixed problem of recognition of disks, connected via certain USB adaptors (when sector size is converted to 4KB).
This update is recommended to all users of previous software version.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Software update: version 5.20

All editions of UFS Explorer software were updated to version 5.20. This update enables the following features in the software:
  • Support of Apple file Extended Attributes and Resource Forks. When copying of extended attributes is enabled (by default), the software restores file tags, associations and other custom attributes. This function is available under Mac OS X via native API and under Windows/Linux by means of support of .AppleDouble extended attribute format.
  • Glyphs pre-composition. Apple Mac OS X does not support so-called "composed glyphs" (such as certain Kanji or umlauts, formed by base symbol and "accent modifier" symbol). When copying data across operating systems, using of composed glyphs may cause issues with access to file system under Mac OS. Starting from this version, UFS Explorer replaces "composed" symbol sequences with "pre-composed" characters.
Users of  UFS Explorer version 5 should consider this update as "recommended".