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Version: 10.8
Last updated: 16.07.2024
The product is licensed under the terms and conditions of the Raise Data Recovery License supplied with the software.

The software can be installed under Windows (XP Service Pack 3/Vista/7/8/8.1/10/11), macOS (version 10.15 and above), and Linux (Debian Linux 6.0 or compatible and above). The minimum systems requirements include a modern Intel-compatible processor (32-bit/64-bit), AMD64 (x86-64) or Apple Silicon M1 (Rosetta), at least 1 GB of RAM and 20 MB of free storage space.

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Raise Data Recovery change log

version 10.8
What's new in version 10.8:

* ReFS file system: added support of 'resident' files for both 'Access' and 'Scan' (small files stored in metadata with file systme format 3.14 or later);

* FAT/FAT32 scan:

  • Removed some 'junk' objects that can appear during 'indexing' stage of scan;
  • Added support of older SONY camera style file deletion (indication with zero instead of E5h byte);

* In embedded viewer: added support of PDF documents in 'version 2' format and fixed few PDF format-related issues;

* In raw recovery:

  • Added detection of PDF in format version 2;
  • Fixed bug that caused some PDF files to be classified by mistake as Adobe Illustrator (AI) files;
  • Added search for 'real' file size of PDF and AI documents (when possible).
version 10.7
What's new in version 10.7:

* On XFS file system: added support of 'long date' feature;

* FAT32 scan: fixed bug with folder structure reconstruction when there are multiple deleted files and file system indexing is enabled.

version 10.6
What's new in version 10.6:

* Fixed scan issue that caused incorrect file system sub-trees reconstruction on Linux/Unix file systems (EXT, XFS etc.).

version 10.5
What's new in version 10.5:

* ExFAT scan: addeed support of 'padding' directory records;

* NTFS:fixed issue with support of big files when DATA attribute is moved to ATTR_LIST but still has duplication of 'DATA tail' in main MFT record.

version 10.4
What's new in version 10.4:

* Fixed issue with support of sparse files created with EXT2/3-style inodes on EXT file system;

* UFS file system: fixed a couple of bugs with processing of directory scan (after 'sparse' deletion).

version 10.3
What's new in version 10.3:

* Access to NTFS volumes: Added support of Windows Overlay Filter (WOF) compression on files (both XPRESS and LZX);

* NTFS file system scan:

  • Added search and processing of WOF-compressed files in scan result;
  • Removed duplicate symbolic links;
  • Corrected algorithm of directory structure recovery for 'lost' files;

* ExFAT file system scan: added possibility to recover items from partially wiped folders.

version 10.2
What's new in version 10.2:

* XFS file system: added support of 'object type in directory entry' extended feature for XFS metadata version 2;

* UFS file system: added support of sparse files;

* In Explorer, introduced additional 'yellow' state for files found with 'raw recovery'.

version 10.1
What's new in version 10.1:

* Reworked support of ReFS file system.

version 10.0
What's new in version 10.0:

* Significant changes in the software licensing scheme:

  • The licensing options have been simplified to a single Personal License that covers all supported file systems and other storage technologies;
  • Added two variants of the software updates period to choose from: Short-Term Support (30 days of free updates) and Long-Term Support (360 days of free updates);

* Enhancements to the user interface:

  • Several optimizations in the program's GUI (Storages navigation area, Explorer, and other GUI elements);
  • Automatic adaptation to the system "dark mode" settings under Windows and macOS;

* Reworked scan procedure:

  • Added support for a "quick" scan of the available file system metadata to save time and memory;
  • Added an option to select the preferred scanning mode;
  • Added displaying of the approximate number of found files (categorized by file type);

* In the Explorer dialog for scan results:

  • Multiple scan result items have been consolidated to a single scan result that corresponds to the scanned source;
  • Added automatic sorting of the scan results to folders according to the file type (photos and pictures, documents, audio, video files and others).
version 9.18
What's new in version 9.18:

* Added displaying of the number of files in scan result folders;

* Disabled the indication of the folder metadata size (to avoid confusion with the size of contained files);

* Fixed issue displaying color progressive (one scan per component) JPEG images as greyscale.

version 9.17
What's new in version 9.17:

* Reworked file copying with replacement of 'unsafe symbols' (such as '/', '?' etc.):

  • Under Windows: unsupported symbols on a source file system are changed to special Unicode symbols (macOS-style) on a target;
  • Under Linux: all 'unsafe symbols', except '/' are now allowed;
  • Under macOS: all 'unsafe symbols', except '/' and ':' are now allowed;
  • When source file system contains macOS Unicode replacement symbols, they are changed to 'original' ones in the user interface;

* Minor fix to ReFS3 file system (to support a variation of metadata format);

* Fixed bug with EFS-encrypted files, recovered with full-disk scan stage;

* Fixed bug scanning volumes with compressed files on NTFS;

* Fixed bug processing extended attributes on XFS file system;

* Legacy HFS file system: now displayed and preserved file creation/modification dates.

version 9.16
What's new in version 9.16:

* Some rework of Explorer interface;

* EXT3/4 file systems:

  • Faster (optimized) processing of file system journal - by caching it to memory;
  • Faster 'open' for existing big EXT3-4 volumes;

* In embedded viewer:

  • Added several unsupported camera raw formats (and fixed couple of related bugs);
  • Significantly reduced number of access attempts to storage when defect block is detected.
version 9.15
What's new in version 9.15:

* Few corrections to FAT/FAT32 scan procedure (to support several previously unsupported metadata damages);

* Added support of several recent digital cameras (RAW formats) to embedded viewer.

version 9.14
What's new in version 9.14:

* HFS+ scan: better reconstruction of lost folder names from journal;

* ExFAT scan: removed duplicate 'green'/'yellow' file systems in result.

version 9.13
What's new in version 9.13:

* XFS file system scan: fixed couple of issues with save/resume scan and deleted file names recovery;

version 9.12
What's new in version 9.12:

* In the scan finalization GUI now added more detailed indication of currently running operations, including number of found files;

* Added support of empty folders in scan results (to recover folder structures without files);

* NTFS file system scan:

  • Added support of recovery of empty files, including files with only named data streams;
  • Added procedure of restoration of lost file placeholders when there is no file descriptor (only a reference from a directory index);

* EXT3/4 file systems:

  • Added support of empty folders and files of zero size in scan result;
  • Fixed few issues with processing of journal and file names recovery.
version 9.10
What's new in version 9.10:

* Update to FAT32 scan: better file system recovery when superblocks are lost AND FAT tables are damaged.

version 9.9
What's new in version 9.9:

* Fixed few bugs related to XFS file system scan;

* Updated HFS+ scan procedure to support file system recovery when main metadata locations are wiped.

version 9.8
What's new in version 9.8:

* NTFS file system: fixed issue with support of very fragmented files when the FileName attribute is outside of the main MFT entry;

* GUI related updates.

version 9.5
What's new in version 9.5:

* ExFAT scan: added processing of CheckDisk .CHK files (when possible), fixed few more issues;

* Raw recovery scan: found and fixed 'scan stuck' issue.

version 9.4
What's new in version 9.4:

* ExFAT scan: fixed issue with recognition of previous cluster size after format;

* F2FS file system: added support of 'extra attributes' flag.

version 9.3
What's new in version 9.3:

* Reworked FAT/FAT32 quick scan/indexing procedure for better support of damaged folders;

* In embedded file viewer:

  • - Added support of HEIC/HEIF photo format (Canon R5/R6, Apple products etc.);
  • - Added decoding of Fujifilm 14bit 'packed' RAF format (models X-A3, X-A7 etc.);
  • - Added decompression of Fujifilm compressed RAF format (models X-T2, X-T3, X-E3, X-H1 etc.);
  • - Defined configurations for many other raw photo formats.
version 9.2
What's new in version 9.2:

* Raw recovery and tool for re-assigning file extensions are extended with more types;

* Fujifilm RAW photos format (RAF):

  • - Added extraction of file size, camera 'model name' and 'date taken' in raw recovery;
  • - Fixed issue with file separation to 'preview' and 'tiff' when it is detected by content;

* MacOS HFS+ file system:

  • - Enhanced procedure of damaged file system reconstruction and deleted data recovery;
  • - Fixed issue with direct access to highly fragmented file system.
version 9.1
What's new in version 9.1:

* Added indication of folder capacity in scan result;

* Added indication of file status in scan result;

version 9.0
What's new in version 9.0:

* Support of hard links on NTFS, APFS, HFS+, Ext, F2FS, Reiser, UFS and XFS;

* Added automatic deduplication of duplicate hard links;

* Added support of duplicate file/folder hard links in scan result;

* APFS direct access:

  • File system state is now loaded using the latest generation of stored superblock;
  • Added support of file system snapshots, including 'local' and 'backup' Time Machine;
  • Loading of file set is postponed until it is first used (for performance reasons);

* APFS scan: better structure recovery and finding of lost snapshots in full scan;

* HFS+ scan: added support of hardlinks (including Time Machine);

* Preserving 'Hidden' and 'System' flags on copied files (Windows version);

* XFS scan: fixed few major bugs with structure recovery in full scan;

* Older ReFS (Windows Server 2012): fixed few bugs in scan procedure;

* ExFAT scan: support of 1MB clusters, fixed few issues.

version 8.17
What's new in version 8.17:

* ReFS support is extended with new version found on Windows Server 2022 preview;

* Fixed several bugs.

version 8.16
What's new in version 8.16:
version 8.15
What's new in version 8.15:

* ReFS: Support of symbolic links;

* Added quick detection of lost partitions at 'standard' offsets;

* Support of storages with physical sector size 1 and 2 KB.

version 8.14
What's new in version 8.14:

* Enabled access and lost data recovery from Windows Server ReFS.

version 8.12
What's new in version 8.12:

* NTFS: support of more scenarios for file information recovery from LogFile;

* FAT16: fixed problem with recognition of root folder in non-indexed full scan;

* ExFAT file system scan:

  • Processing of tails of overwritten folders (in full and quick (indexing) scans);
  • Result is filtered to remove junk objects that may appear from damaged folders;

* Fixed bug with file system structure recovery when intermediate folders are lost;

* Fixed read/quick scan of HFS+ with 'overflowed' fragmentation of Catalog File;

* Software version for macOS:

  • Adopted and optimized GUI to specifics of Big Sur (macOS 11);
  • Software optimization for better translation to ARM64 (Apple M1) via Rosetta.
version 8.11
What's new in version 8.11:

* Support of restoring extended file attributes from Windows/Linux/Mac;

* XFS file system: added support of multi-block directory clusters.

version 8.9
What's new in version 8.9:

* Added 'read' support of UDF file system;

* Restoring RWX 'owner' permissions under Linux and Mac.

version 8.8
What's new in version 8.8:

* NTFS file system:

  • Added procedure of files recovery using $LogFile content;
  • Blocked copying of non-synchronized files from OneDrive;

* Fixed bug with copying error when source to target is copied root to root.

version 8.7
What's new in version 8.7:

* ExFAT scan procedure:

  • Additional procedure for finding previous file system align after storage re-partitioning;
  • Reduced number of 'found file systems' with wrong align;

* NTFS: enabled direct file system access when DATA attribute is damaged;

* HFS+ file system:

  • Fixed few bugs preventing detection of several partitions during single scan;
  • Reduced memory use by better isolation of files between found file systems instances;

* Fixed several problems in software versions for macOS:

  • Fixed crash bug in copying procedure when popup dialog window have to appear;
  • Fixed rare bug causing dialog sheet to 'stuck';
  • Fixed problem of displaying some auxiliary UI captions;
  • Added software notarization for macOS version 10.14 and later.

* Modified handling of APFS metadata damage to show more structure when tree is damaged;

* Raw recovery:

  • 'Title' is now recovering as file name for .html and .wpl formats;
  • Added title and date extraction from ODT/ODS/ODP document files;
  • Fixed crash bug on invalid exe-file data.
version 8.6
What's new in version 8.6:

* Modified handling of APFS metadata damage to show more structure when tree is damaged;

* Raw recovery:

  • 'Title' is now recovering as file name for .html and .wpl formats;
  • Added title and date extraction from ODT/ODS/ODP document files;
  • Fixed crash bug on invalid exe-file data.
version 8.5
What's new in version 8.5:

* Reworked procedure of deleted files recovery from EXT3/EXT4 file systems;

* Updated format of 'scan status database' and 'virtual file system' files;

* Photo viewer adopted for new digital camera raw formats of:

  • CANON EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS 250D; Fuji GFX 100, X-Pro3, X100V, X-T4;
  • Nikon D780, Z5; Panasonic DC-G100, DC-TZ95, DC-G90, DC-G95, DC-GX880;
  • Sony DSC-RX100 VII, a7R IV, a6100, a9 II; Olympus TG-6 etc.
version 8.4
What's new in version 8.4:

* Raw recovery:

  • Added file name generation for .contact, .vcf, .fb2 files;
  • Recovery of name (Original/Internal) and build date from Windows executables;
  • Adjustment of file size for EXE/DLL/SYS files to match size of sections and signature;

* Speed-up of properties (preview) extraction for Windows executable files.

version 8.3
What's new in version 8.3:

* EXT file system: speed up of journal processing at completion stage;

* XFS file system: optimization of indexing procedure;

* APFS file system:

  • Added support of Apple extended attributes for direct access;
  • Added support of basic (resident) attributes in scan result;

* HFS+ file system:

  • Speed up of file system indexing;
  • Fixed bug reading extended attributes in direct access mode;

* Apple extended attributes and resource forks:

  • Support of saving them to NTFS/ReFS named data streams for Apple Filing Protocol (AFP);
  • Attribute storage in scan result was moved one level deeper in folder structure;

* Raw recovery: support of more types and several enhancements.

version 8.2
What's new in version 8.2:

* Rework of NTFS scan procedure:

  • In part of 'red' file systems - for memory use reduction;
  • Extraction of some missing file system structure elements from Log File (Journal);

* Fixed several bugs causing software crash;

* Enabled displaying of system/hidden files.

version 8.0
What's new in version 8.0:

* New installation options for macOS and Linux;

* Changes in the software licensing:

  • Removed limitations on saving the results of 'raw' recovery with the trial license;
  • The licensing options are reduced to three license types (Windows Support License, macOS Support License, Linux Support License);
  • Work with RAID (including Apple, mdadm, Windows dynamic disks, etc.) doesn't require a separate license;

* Added software events log;

* Expanded log on saving the scan results with more information about the saved files and saving errors;

* Added error notification for bad blocks on disks;

* Significant optimization of NTFS and HFS+ scan.

version 6.23
What's new in version 6.23:

* Fixed bugs in FAT recovery module:

  • Removed record attributes verification for Volume Name entry;
  • Fixed bug with reconstruction of fragmented files when second FAT table is damaged.

* Modified procedure of classification of found MFT entries from unlinked MFT chunks.

version 6.22.2
What's new in version 6.22.2:

* Fixed bug with FAT file system quick scan.

version 6.22.1
What's new in version 6.22.1:

* Optimization of HFS+ scan result set.

version 6.22
What's new in version 6.22:

* Optimized file systems detection procedure by number of read requests;

* Extended detection of certain file systems using backup copies of superblock.

version 6.21.3
What's new in version 6.21.3:

* Added Spanish software interface language;

* Fixed bug reading legacy HFS volumes;

* Added extra search for folder name entries for EXT file system;

* Update to PDF viewer: added support of buggy files with shifted xref table.

version 6.21.2
What's new in version 6.21.2:

* Support of NTFS storages with cluster size over 64KB.

version 6.21.1
What's new in version 6.21.1:

* Modifications to FAT/FAT32 scan procedure:

  • Fixed bug with file system indexing and zero-size files;
  • Better detection of deleted file entries with Asian/OEM encodings;
  • Enabled support of duplication of deleted entries when they are in different folders.

* Fixed issues with recovery of NTFS folder structure (when 'indexing' is available).

version 6.21
What's new in version 6.21:

* Major rework of NTFS scan procedure:

  • Added old/duplicated objects removal from scan result;
  • Better processing of lost files (with descriptors out of MFT);
  • Changed priorities of file names processing;
  • Fixed bug in folder structure recovery by INDX entries;
  • Fixed bug with scan resumption and calling Recycle Bin processing;
  • Added support of Recycle Bin indexes with version 2.

* Added Portuguese software interface language.

version 6.20.4
What's new in version 6.20.4:

* Added NTFS tail scan to file system indexing stage.

version 6.20.3
What's new in version 6.20.3:

* Reworked scan procedure for ExFAT (for better handling of deleted records).

version 6.20.2
What's new in version 6.20.2:

* Added support of "CLOUD" reparse points on NTFS (files from OneDrive etc.).

version 6.20.1
What's new in version 6.20.1:

* Fixed problem with ExFAT root folder validation during full-disk scan.

version 6.20
What's new in version 6.20:

* Reworked LVM module (adapted to LVM 2.2 with DM RAID);

* Update to embedded viewer.

version 6.19
What's new in version 6.19:

* Significant update to APFS file system scan procedure;

* Update to embedded viewer.

version 6.18.5
What's new in version 6.18.5:

* Better handling of APFS after unclean shutdown.

version 6.18.4
What's new in version 6.18.4:

* Fixed problem processing EXT directories with block size over 32KB.

version 6.18.2
What's new in version 6.18.2:

* Added few more formats for raw recovery procedure.

version 6.18.1
What's new in version 6.18.1:

* Added more formats for raw recovery procedure;

* Detection of valid size for TIFF/QTFF formats (TIF, NEF, CR2, MOV, MP4 etc.).

version 6.18
What's new in version 6.18:

* Updated data recovery procedure for exFAT file system

version 6.17.2
What's new in version 6.17.2:

* Few bugs fixed in scan result handling procedure

version 6.17.1
What's new in version 6.17.1:

* Fixed problem reading expanded EXT-formatted volumes (classic+meta GD);

* Fixed reading of large EXT folders after massive file deletion (when whole blocks are released).

version 6.16.3
version 6.16.2
What's new in version 6.16.2:

* Enhanced recovery quality from exFAT file system.

version 6.16.1
What's new in version 6.16.1:

* Fixed issue with reconstruction of damaged root folder on FAT32.

version 6.16
What's new in version 6.16:

* One more enhancement to NTFS file system reconstruction after scan;

* Significantly enhanced reconstruction of Apple APFS file system.

version 6.15.2
What's new in version 6.15.2:

* Enhanced structure reconstruction on NTFS file system after scan.

version 6.15.1
What's new in version 6.15.1:

* Added support of several new camera RAW formats (including new Canon CR3).

version 6.15
What's new in version 6.15:

* Fixed data recovery on FAT with zero file creation dates;

* Added thumbnail preview for certain video file formats.

version 6.14.3
What's new in version 6.14.3:

* Fixed problem with GPT partition recognition on 4K-block disks.

version 6.14.2
What's new in version 6.14.2:

* Byte-accurate recognition of file size for JPG and MTS formats with raw recovery;

* Excluded bad JPG files from result;

* Displaying of partially damaged progressive JPG files.

version 6.14.1
What's new in version 6.14.1:

* Fixed software bug that may happen when handling EXT file system with specific superblock damage.

version 6.14
What's new in version 6.14:

* Support of opening EXT file system with group descriptor damage.

version 6.13.2
What's new in version 6.13.2:

* Fixed support of Apple software RAID.

version 6.13.1
What's new in version 6.13.1:

* Fixed few issues with Apple APFS file system scan quality.

version 6.13
What's new in version 6.13:

* Mac File System Support is extended with Apple APFS file system.

version 6.12.2
What's new in version 6.12.2:

* Applied modification to FAT32 scan procedure (related to car DVR);

* Few minor bugs fixed (related to internal resources leak).

version 6.11
What's new in version 6.11:

* Enhanced raw recovery procedure for certain picture formats based on TIFF (including camera raw photos);

* Fixed some problems and extended support of camera raw photos by embedded viewer.

version 6.10.1
What's new in version 6.10.1:

* Option to skip file system scan to revise existing file system contents;

* Extended support of camera-raw formats by embedded viewer.

version 6.10
What's new in version 6.10:

* Support of HFS+ hardlinks in file system access mode.

* Fixed problem with expanded EXT4 (meta_bg).

version 6.9.5
What's new in version 6.9.5:

* Added support for PDF, EXE and some other formats in embedded viewer.

version 6.9.4
What's new in version 6.9.4:

* Fixed bug with memory overflow in certain scenarios when scanning Ext4 file system;

* Extended support of camera-raw formats by embedded viewer.

version 6.9.3
What's new in version 6.9.3:

* Extended support of camera-raw formats by embedded viewer.

version 6.9.2
What's new in version 6.9.2:

* Better damaged FAT/FAT32 recovery in certain scenarios.

version 6.9.1
What's new in version 6.9.1:

* Better deleted data reconstruction on XFS file system in certain scenarios.

version 6.9
What's new in version 6.9:

* Massive update to file type-based data recovery (raw recovery).

version 6.8.2
What's new in version 6.8.2:

* Extended supported formats by embedded image viewer (DICOM, Camera RAW);

* Scan result now defaults to "All files"

* Other minor updates.

version 6.8.1
What's new in version 6.8.1:

* Support of automatic connection to network shared folders under Windows 10;

* Better data recovery results under 'found by type' files;

* More photo formats supported by file viewer.

version 6.8
What's new in version 6.8:

* Separation of deleted and normal data in scan results;

* Rework of different elements of user interface;

* More informative and clear user interface with brighter and bigger fonts.

version 6.7.1
version 6.7.0
version 6.6.0
version 6.5.0
version 6.4.2
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