File Recovery software Features


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Active@ File Recovery for Windows

Data Recovery Software Types of packages
DEMO Standard Professional Ultimate
Data recovery software package is available for immediate download right after the purchase
Maximum limit for file size to be able to recover 64 kb No limit No limit No limit
Recovers files from deleted/damaged/re-formatted partitions and volumes
Recovers files located on NTFS, ReFS, exFAT, FAT, HFS+, UFS, XFS, JFS, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 & BtrFS file systems
Integrated Active@ Disk Editor (Hex Viewer) allows to inspect raw disk sectors (MBR, Boot Sectors, MFT records...)  
Virtually rebuilds damaged RAID0, RAID1, RAID5 and Span disk arrays. Damaged RAID data recovery
File Organizer for files detected by signatures allows to re-organize files in folders tree, rename files based on the internal attributes and preview re-organized data before actual recovery occurs    
User-defined file signatures can be created using simple syntax (RegExp supported) and loaded from a text file
Includes bootable Windows Recovery environment (WipPE-based ISO image) for recovery of files and partitions when machine does not boot
Includes LiveCD - bootable Linux Recovery environment (Linux-based ISO image) for date recovery when machine does not boot. Boots the latest UEFI secure boot x64 PCs as well as legacy BIOS machines
Includes Boot Disk Creator - being able to prepare Windows-based or Linux-based bootable recovery media on CD/DVD/Blu-ray or USB disk
General Features
Supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, ReFS, HFS+, UFS, XFS, JFS, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4/BtrFS filesystems recovery
Designed for Windows XP / Vista / Windows 2003, 2008 & 2012 Servers / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
Supports FDD / HDD / IDE / USB / SATA / eSATA / SAS / SCSI / SSD disks and RAID disk arrays
Supports all types of USB Flash Disks and Memory Cards, External USB drives and USB3 disks
Supports advanced search of deleted files
Supports localized filenames (Unicode)
Supports compressed, encrypted and fragmented files on NTFS
Recovers deleted files from damaged, formatted, reformatted, or deleted partitions: Microsoft exFAT, FAT/FAT32, NTFS, ReFS; Apple HFS+; Unix UFS, XFS and JFS; Linux Ext2/Ext3/Ext4/BtrFs
Ability to define disk areas to scan, recover named streams, use different filename conflict resolution methods
Different types of scan: QuickScan (Fast), SuperScan (Slow) and LastChance recovery when no one works
SuperScan detects deleted or damaged partitions and logical drives, and scans disks with damaged MBR
Recovered files and folders can be saved on any local or network drives
Supports Raw (sector-by-sector copy) Disk Image creation - for future data recovery in case if hard disk fails
Support for VMWare & VirtualPC HDD images: open and work with them as if they are regular HDDs
Creates Disk Image for logical and physical drives in Raw & Raw compressed format
Opens Disk Image and recovers files from it as from regular drive
Disk Image is created in raw format that is compatible with other utilities (Disk Editors)
Built-in support for non-damaged hardware RAID disk arrays and software RAID volumes (LDM)
New! Built-in support for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) partitioning and recovery
New! Filesystem's metadata display: $FILE & $INDX file records for NTFS, $DIR Directory entries for FAT/FAT32
Virtually rebuilds damaged RAID0, RAID1, RAID5 and Span disk arrays. Damaged disks RAID data recovery
Recognizes Files Based on File Signatures
User-defined signatures can be created using simple scripting language (RegExp supported) & loaded from a text file
Active@ Scan technology allows you to recognize files based on file signatures for the following 155 file types:
  • Adobe Acrobat Document (*.PDF), Adobe Photoshop Document (*.PSD), Shockwave Flash (*.SWF), Effects (*.AEP)
  • Compressed Archives (*.ZIP, RAR, 7Z, ARC, ARJ, GZ, LZH, TAR, CAB, ZOO, XZ, LZ4, BZ2)
  • File System Metadata (*.$FILE, $INDX, $DIR)
  • Electronic Books (*.DJVU, FB2, LIT, QBW, RB)
  • QuickTime (*.3G2, 3GP, CDC, DCF, F4V, JP2, JPA, JPM, JPX, M4A, M4B, M4P, M4V, MAF, MOV, MP4, MPG, MQV, SDV)
  • FileMaker Platform (*.FP3, FP5, FP7, FMP12)
  • Formatted Text Documents (*.HTM, XML, RTF, CHM)
  • Microsoft Word Documents (*.DOC) and Word 2007 Documents (*.DOCX)
  • Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets ( *.XLS) and Excel 2007 Spreadsheets (*.XLSX)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations (*.PPT) and PowerPoint 2007 Presentations (*.PPTX)
  • Microsoft Outlook Data Archives, Personal Information Store File (*.PST, MSG)
  • Microsoft Access Databases (*.MDB, SDW)
  • Microsoft Visio Diagrams (*.VSD)
  • Crystal Reports (*.RPT)
  • Corel Metafile Exchange (*.CMX)
  • OpenDocument Text Document (*.ODT) and other OLE-containers (*.OLE)
  • XML Paper Specification File (*.XPS)
  • CD/DVD Disc ISO image file (*.ISO)
  • Music & Audio Files (*.MP3, 4XA, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AIFC, FLAC, MID, APE, OGG, RA, AU, MMF, WAV, WVC, WMA)
  • Photos & Images (*.JPG, BMP, CDR, GIF, ICO, MNG, PCX, PNG, TIF, ANI)
  • Video Files (*.MPG, 4XM, ASF, AVI, FLI, FLC, FLV, MXF, MKV, MTS, MPEG, R3D, RM, RMVB, WMV)
  • Camera Raw Images: Canon (CRW, CR2), Nikon (NEF), Fuji (RAF), Hasselblad (3FR), Kodak (KDC,DCR), Konica Minolta (MRW), Leaf Aptus (MOS), Leica (RAW), Mamiya (MEF), Olympus (ORF), Panasonic (RW2), Pentax (PEF), Samsung (SRW), Seico Epson (ERF), Sigma (X3F), Sony (ARW, SRF, SR2), Digital Negative (DNG)
  • 3D Systems Stereolithography (STL), AutoCAD Drawing Database (DWG), Maxon Cinema 4D (C4D), AutoDesk (3DS), 3D Studio (MAX), Drawing Exchange Format (DXF)
  • Adobe Files (*.pdf, *.aep, *.psd, *.swf)
  • Camera Raw Files (*.crw, *.cr2, *.dng, *.raf, *3fr, *.kdc, *.dcr, *mrw, *.mos, *.raw, *mef, *nef, *.orf, *.rw2, *.pef, *.srw, *.erf, *.x3f, *.arw, *.sr2, *.srf)
  • Compressed Archives (*.7z, *.arc, *.arj, *bz2, *.gz, *.lz4, *.lzh, *.tar, *.cab, *.rar, *.xz, *.zip, *.zoo)
  • Electronic Books (*.djvu, *.fb2, *.lit, *.qbw, *.rb)
  • File System Metadata (*.iso, *.Sdir, *.Sfile, *.Sindx)
  • FileMaker Platform (*.fp3, *.fp5, *.fmp12, *.fp7)
  • Formatted Text Files (*.chm, *.xml, *.htm, *.rtf)
  • Microsoft and OpenOffice Documents (*.rpt, *.mdb, *.xlsx, *.xls, *.msg, *.doc, *.docx, *.odb, *.odf, *.odg, *.odp, *.ods, *.odt, *.ole, *..pst, *,pptx, *.ppt, *.vsd, *.xps)
  • Miscellaneous (*.max, *.dwg, *.3ds, *.dxf, *.eps, *.fdb, *.stl)
  • Music and Audio Files (*.4xa, *aac, *.ac3, *.aiff, *.aifc, *.flac, *.mid, *.ape, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.ra, *.au, *.mmf, *.wav, *.wvc, *.wma)
  • Photos and images (*.bmp, *.cmx, *.cdr, *.gif, *.ico, *.jp2, *.j2c, *.jpg, *.c4d, *.mng, *.pcx, *.png, *.tif, *.ani)
  • QuickTime Multimedia (*.3g2, *.3gp, *.cdc, *.dcf, *.f4v, *.jpa, *.jpm, *.jpx, *.m4a, *.m4b, *.m4p, *.m4v, *.maf, *.mj2, *.mov, *.mp4, *.mpg, *.mqv, *.sdv)
  • Video Files (*.4xm, *.asf, *.amv, *.avi, *.fli, *.flc, *.flv, *.mxf, *.mkv, *.mpg, *.mts, *.mpeg, *.m2v, *.r3d, *.rm, *.rmvb, *.wmv )
Very Compact Utility. Chances for data overwriting during installation are minimal
Can be installed onto the USB Flash / Memory Card
Can be copied and run from USB Flash / Memory Card even without installation
Ability to preview file contents before recovery
Integrated Active@ Disk Editor (Hex Viewer) allows to inspect raw disk sectors (MBR, Boot Sectors, MFT...)  
Visible representation of file or folder recoverability (Image or Document Preview Mode)
User Interface Features
Easy to use MS Explorer style user interface
Event log is displayed and can be saved
Complete interactive help file includes How to and Recovery Concepts sections