Active@ File Recovery version history

File recovery software Version History

The following is a product history:

Version Date Changes
12.0.5 Feb 6, 2014
  • Improved creation of Virtual Disks having different sector size
  • Added new pre-defined file signature for GZip Archives (*.GZ)
  • Section 'Signature Files Concepts' added to documentation
  • Fixed manifest problem with for 64-bit Windows (WinPE)
  • Professional versions: on Active@ Boot Disk Lite updated Disk Monitor to version 3.1
12.0.2 Jan 10, 2014
  • Released 64-bit executable which scans disks much faster and optimizes memory usage on x64 platforms
  • Increased memory limits (up to 3GB) for 32-bit executable to process larger data arrays on x86 platforms
  • Added Virtual Disk option, to scan devices/disk images having different sector size
  • Significant improvements for working with files detected by Signatures:
    • More pre-defined file signatures added (*.MTS, *.FMP, *.CAB ...)
    • Files can be organized (sorted, viewed and placed in folders) by attributes before recovery
    • Author, Title, Creation Date and other internal attributes displayed for MS Office Documents
    • Artist, Album, Title, Year and other internal attributes displayed for MP3s music files
    • Camera Model, Make, Creation Date and other EXIF attributes displayed for camera raw files & JPGs
  • Minor improvements in disk scan and recovery algorithms
  • The latest version of Active@ Disk Editor 4
  • The latest version of Active@ Partition Recovery 10 (Professional versions)
  • The latest Boot Disk Creator and Driver's Pack for Boot Disk (Enterprise version)
11.0.5 Jun 21, 2013
  • New Look and Feel: light color scheme by default
  • Improved integrated Disk Editor (HexViewer), including Linux & Unix iNode & SuperBlock templates
  • Custom file signatures can be defined via powerful scripting language
  • Display of file meta-data (title, date) for files detected by signatures
  • Sorting & recovery based on file meta-data (title, date) for files detected by signatures
  • Added new built-in signatures for file types: 3FR, RW2, ERF, KDC, DCR, MOS, ODT, OLE and XPS
  • Fixed minor bugs and improved scanning and recovery algorithms
  • The latest version of Active@ Disk Editor 3.0
  • The latest version of Active@ Partition Recovery 9.0 (Professional versions)
  • The latest Boot Disk Creator and Boot Disk utilities (Enterprise version)
10.0.8 Feb 04, 2013
  • Improved Disk Editor integration
  • Optimized SuperScan speed for Linux Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 volumes
10.0.6 Jan 22, 2013
  • Professional & Enterprise packages: the latest Active@ Partition Recovery 8 included
  • Fixed installation issue with a Preview component
10.0.5 Jan 14, 2013
  • Integrated and Stand-alone Disk Viewer/Editor for advanced data inspection
  • Added support for RAR archives recovery by signatures
  • New File Systems supported Ext4fs (Linux) and UFS (FreeBSD UNIX)
  • Flexible application styles: Dark & Light color schemes
  • SuperScan can detect files by signatures based on User-defined templates
  • Added convenient "Up" and "Back" navigation buttons
  • Greatly improved scan algorithms (for Linux & MacOS)
  • New lightweight installer
  • Documentation is included in separate PDF files (Commercial versions)
  • Latest Boot Disk Creator includes security options and network pre-configuration
10 (beta) Dec 24, 2012
  • New File Systems to recover from: Ext4fs (Linux) and UFS (FreeBSD UNIX)
  • Flexible application styles: Dark & Light color schemas
  • SuperScan can detect files by signatures based on User-defined templates
  • Added convenient "Up" and "Back" navigation buttons
  • Greatly improved scan algorithms (for Linux & MacOS)
9.5.3 Jul 12, 2012
  • Support for MacOS X HFS+ and Linux Ext2fs/Ext3fs file systems recovery
  • Docked Properties window displays object's properties "on-the-fly" (dynamically changing context)
  • Added search by object's ID range, and full object's path is now displayed
  • Advanced NTFS file recovery based on data records in NTFS Journal ($LogFile)
  • Stores local settings in INI file instead of Registry
  • Improved recovery files of MP3 type by signatures
  • File Preview allows to preview files up to 10MB in size, more shortcuts for previewing added
  • Improved software RAIDs (based on LDM) handling and re-construction
  • Included the latest Active@ Partition Recovery v. 7 (Professional and Enterprise packages)
  • "Go to" target location function is available after Search executed
9.0.0 Mar 01, 2012
  • Complete redesign of User Interface
  • Support for exFAT file system
  • Support for 4096 byte sector size HDDs
  • Support for RAW-Compressed images and RAW images manually composed from several chunks
  • Support for VMWARE & VirtualPC HDD images: open and work as with regular HDDs
  • New Recovery options:
    o Define and scan several sector ranges
    o Recovering/Skipping named streams
    o Different filename conflict resolution methods
  • New Signature files supported (Adobe *.pdf, Flash *.swf, DJVU *.djvu, QuickTime *.m4)
  • Support for multi-tasking: user can QuickScan found volumes and recover data while SuperScan is in progress
  • SuperScan progress: displays of map of scanned sectors and found meta-data while scanning
  • Auto-saves SuperScan results
  • Configuration parameters stored locally and re-loaded upon next use
8.2.0 Dec 02, 2011
  • Active@ Organizer utility to organize/rename files after recovery:
    o now includes MS Office formats support
    o several bugs fixed
  • Updated all boot disk utilities, including BootDiskCreator to the latest v. 5.4.5
8.1.0 June 15, 2011
  • Active@ Organizer utility to organize / rename files after a catastrophic data loss
  • Minor kernel improvements
8.0.1 April 08, 2011
  • Fixed bug caused exception on hard disks with sector size bigger than 512 bytes
  • Windows PE updated to version 3.1 (based on Windows 7 SP1)
8.0.0 March 2011
  • Fixed bug caused exception on hard disks > 2TB
  • Improved FAT partitions search
  • New improved Boot Disk Creator
  • Enterprise version now contains full installation bootable ISO (no additional download required)
  • Windows PE updated to version 3.0 (based on Windows 7)
7.5 Jun 2009
  • Added RAID5 subtypes
  • Added checking for updates
  • Security level increased
7.3 Jul 2008 Unicode support added
7.1 Dec 2006 Added bootable CD ISO
7 Nov 2005 Virtual RAIDs reassembly supported
5.3 May 2004 Dynamic Disks and Software RAIDs supported
5.1 Mar 2004 Support for recovery of Encrypted files added
4.0 May 2003 File Preview Component is added
3.0 Mar 2003 New version of Recovery Kernel
2.0 Dec 2002 Release of version