Support for the VMDK virtual disk format (open: all version, creation: Technician).
Support for the ReFS 3.7 file system (Windows Server 2022).
Support for APFS sealed volumes created by macOS Big Sur and later.
Increased I/O operation speed for small-sized block RAIDs.
Increased read operation speed for block RAIDs by paralleling I/O operations for parent disks.
Several file systems (the main and several reformatted ones) can now be found on one partition, if their traces remain in the boot records.
R-Studio Emergency can now run in 64-bit mode and use all available RAM to recover large hard drives.
Virtual objects, like virtual RAIDs and regions, can be connected to the system as read-only virtual drives. Such drives are visible in and accessible to the system and other programs. (Technician version)
Support for deduplication in the NTFS file system created by Windows Server 2019.
Support for the ReFS file system created by Windows Server 2019, including deduplication.
Improved recognition of NTFS file systems with some wiped parts.
Icon redesign for better resizing on HiDPI screens.
Folders, which are symbolic links to other folders (targets), can be shown as links, without showing the content of the targets. (Technician version)
Support for the ISO9660 file system used in CDs/DVDs/ISO images.
Support for the UStar/Tar/CPIO/Pax file systems used in tape storage devices (Technician version).
A complete overhaul of symbolic and other link processing.
Fast search for lost partitions.
Extended control over file preview.
Extended control and display of scanned and unscanned disk areas.
A special mark for a folder with marked files that are hidden by the applied mask.
Deleted partitions can be instantly found, without long scan.
Files can be recovered or marked for recovery directly from File previewer.
The number of read tries for bad sectors can be changed during a disk operation.
DeepSpar Disk Imager sector status data is also used to estimate the chances of successful file recovery in the Technician version.
Support for the compression algorithms lzvn and lzfse used in the new HFS+/APFS versions.
Support for the APFS file system created by Catalina.
Support of the APFS Fusion Drive.
Alternative paths for places to store recovered files and images in the Technician version.
Post Action options for unattended operations in the Technician version:
- Automatic shutdown once lengthy operations have completed: file recovery, disk scan, and disk imaging. When this option is specified, R-Studio checks that all relevant information (scan info, RAID layouts, etc) has been saved and advanced recovery features specified.
- Automatic email notification regarding operation success/failure.
Automatic recognition and assembly of complex disk manager objects whose components are also various disk manager objects. This may be useful for data recovery from various NAS devices.
Updated Windows driver that can mount R-Drive Image type (.rdr) images of hard drives, besides logical disks, as virtual hard drives in the system.
File enumeration speed has been increased by several dozen times for Ext2/3/4 and UFS1/UFS2 partitions.
Folder scan to improve folder tree reconstruction on recognized Ext2/3/4 and UFS1/UFS2 partitions.
Ext4fs extent reconstruction for large deleted files even if they are not in the file system journal.
Network data recovery speed has been increased by several dozen times.
Get Info panel: detailed information about a selected file. Extended file information in the Technician version: disk regions and overlapping files.
Advanced options in file recovery lists in the Technician version: specific file system info, overlapping files, disk regions, etc.
Files from Extra Found Files (raw files) can be automatically excluded from recovery if they are duplicates of files found in the real file system.
Support for NTFS cluster sizes from 128KB to 2MB.
A complete redesign of the Find/Mark dialog box.
Support for ReFS 3.4 file system.
Estimation of chances for successful file recovery.
Recovery of names and paths for files deleted to Recycle Bin and Trash.
A completely overhauled file previewer which can show picture tiles and first frames of video files as icons, and supports a large number of video/audio/graphic/document file formats. These files can now be played back without their respective applications installed.
Support for APFS, including encryption.
Support for mdadm RAIDs.
Support for Apple CoreStorage/File Vault/Fusion Drive.
Automatic recognition of newly connected/disconnected USB devices.
Improved support for the NTFS log.
Support for ReFS2+ file system (Windows 2016 Server).
Support for NTFS data deduplication.
New extended duplicate file processing options.
Support for NVME devices.
A greatly improved algorithm for Known File Types search (raw file recovery):
- better recognition of mp3 and mkv files;
- a special parser for mts, mpeg, flv, and gz files;
- file names from internal tags for mp3, pdf, docx, doc files;
- support for time+manufacturer+gps for mov files created by iPhone 6 and later models;
Support for Windows Storage Space created by Windows 10 Anniversary update.
File mask presets.
A new data analyzing and recovery kernel that improves data recovery speed and results.
Symlink recovery options in the Technician version.
File system journal processing for the HFS+ and Ext3/Ext4 FS file systems to increase a number of successfully found files.
Soft updates journal processing for enhanced recovery on UFS partitions.
Support for extended attributes in HFS+, Ext3/Ext4 FS, and UFS file systems. This refines recovery of the Mac OSX Time Machine and Linux selinux ACL.
Optimized memory usage for large disks scanning.
Improved folder tree discovery for deleted files on the Ext3/Ext4 FS and UFS partitions.
A regular region can be converted into an exclusive one.
A new advanced algorithm for recovering exFAT partitions.
Support for Windows software RAIDs with unsynchronized disks.
A new advanced algorithm for raw file recovery (search for file signatures).
The Hex editor extension: A file location is shown in a particular disk sector.
Support for Directory Junctions and Symbolic Links.
Accelerated disk scan for fast-read devices.
More reliable and significantly faster recognition of NTFS and FAT partitions.
Search for deleted file versions. R-Studio can search for deleted file versions using their sizes, names and extensions, and recognized file types as the search parameters.
Improved data selection in the Hexadecimal editor. Now the beginning and end of the area to be selected can be set by the "Select from" and "Select to" commands in the shortcut menu.
Appending data to an existing file in the Hexadecimal editor. A file fragment selected in the editor can be appended to an existing file.
An external file can be loaded to a selected position in the file opened in the Hexadecimal editor.
Automatic support for Windows Storage Spaces (Windows 8/8.1 and 10/Threshold 2) even with small database damage. They can be manually assembled if their databases are totally corrupted on some parents.
Automatic support for software Mac RAIDs. Members with severe corrupted RAID parameter records can be added manually.
Automatic support for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM/LVM2) even with slightly damaged RAID parameter records. Components with severe corrupted RAID parameter records can be added manually.
Support for DiskSpar Disk Imager images and disk maps. R-Studio can read and process images and disk maps created by the DiskSpar Disk Imager without R-Studio.
Automatic RAID parameter recognition.R-Studio can recognize all RAID parameters for RAID 5 and 6. This feature helps the user to solve one of the most difficult problems in RAID recovery.
S.M.A.R.T. attribute monitoring. R-Studio can display S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) attributes for hard drives to show their hardware health and predict their possible failures. Any unnecessary work with such hard drives should be avoided if S.M.A.R.T. warnings appear.
New GUI languages: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Portuguese.
Support for parity delays in all applicable RAID layouts.
Support for ReFS (Resilient File System), a new local file system Microsoft introduced in its Windows 2012 Server.
Support for Windows 2012 Server OS.
Support for RAID5 with parity delays often used in HP servers.
Support for "nested" and "enhanced" RAID levels: RAID10 (1+0), RAID1E, RAID5E, RAID5EE, RAID6E.
R-Studio Agent for main PC OS: Windows, MacOS, Linux.
Simultaneous image creation and scan. Now R-Studio can create an image and, at the same time, scan the data from the image. As a result, two files are created at the same place: an image file and file with the scan info.
File Recovery Lists: lists of files from disks that can be exported out of R-Studio, manually edited, than imported back, and files from those lists will be automatically marked for recovery. Such lists are very useful if you want someone who is far away to decide which files are to recover.
RAID consistency check: you may check whether the parity blocks on a RAID are valid.
Image and scan info files may be saved on and load from, remote computers. This helps R-Studio to avoid transferring large data volumes over network during network recovery.
NAT/firewall traversal. A connection can be established either from R-Studio to R-Studio Agent, or from R-Studio Agent to R-Studio. This allows R-Studio to traverse NAT/firewall when recovering data over the Internet. HTTP tunneling is used when necessary.
Scan algorithm improvement. Scanning was improved for FAT and NTFS partitions.
In-place saving of recovered files on a remote computer. When
recovering data on a remote computer over network, R-Studio can now
save recovered files to another disk of the same remote computer-to an
external USB hard drive, for example. Moreover, the remote computer
can be connected to the Internet rather than to a local network. This
feature is especially useful for data recovery technicians and
corporations, which can now serve their clients truly remotely over
the Internet and do not need to transfer large volumes of data over
network. In addition, files recovered from a remote computer can be
saved to a local computer or on another remote computer with an
Internet connection where R-Studio Agent is running.
Forensic mode (Technician version only). In this mode, R-Studio
generates a forensic data collection audit log that can be presented
at court hearings. This log includes information about a hardware
configuration on which the forensic data collection takes place and
MD5 checksum for recovered files.
RAID 6 support, including Reed-Solomon and Vertical XOR. Support for custom-specified RAID 6 layouts.
Support for exFAT and Ext4 FS file systems.
Advanced object copy. In addition to byte to byte copy of any object visible in the Drives panel, smart copy of partitions and hard drives with size and offset adjustment is available.
Support for 64- and 32-bit Windows versions. Under a 64-bit Windows, R-Studio overcomes the 3GB RAM limit for a 32-bit application and utilizes all physical RAM installed in the 64-bit Windows machine. This greatly enhances performance of the software, especially when scanning high-capacity disks.
Progress bar. It shows the progress for an individual file being recovered and overall recovery process, elapsed and remaining time, and recovery log.
Clickable links in the text/hexadecimal editor. Those links provide
direct jumps to important parts of objects being analyzed and edited.
Support for digital camera raw images. Canon, Fuji, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Sony, and Sigma are now supported.
Versatile data visualization.R-Studio can show data on the disk either as a real folder/file structure or as files sorted by their extensions, or Creation/Last Accessed/Modification times.
File Sorting. Found files and folders can now be easily sorted by the original structure, file extension or file creation/modification time.
Expandable Known File Types. New file signatures can be added to the list of known file types by the end user.
Support for mass file recovery.R-Studio can automatically apply data recovery options for all files to recover.
Common Find/Mark dialog.R-Studio can automatically find and mark multiple files matching search options specified on the Find/Mark dialog.
Hex Editor Enhancement. Files can be shown as ANSI or UNICODE text.
HFS and HFS+ file systems support. In addition to FAT/NTFS/ExtFS2/ExtFS3/UFS1/UFS2R-Studio supports HFS and HFS+ file systems developed by Apple Computer for use
on computers running the Mac OS.*
* The Windows version of R-Studio cannot be installed and run on a
Mac OS system, but a hard drive with HFS and/or HFS+ partitions can be attached to the
Windows machine and processed by R-Studio. You may also download
R-Studio for Mac
version that was designed for the Mac environment and can be installed and run on a
Mac OS system.
Apple Computers support. New R-Studio Emergency version can be run from CD on
Intel- and PowerPC- based Macintosh computers.
Big Endian variant of UFS support.
GPT partition layout schema support. This schema is used in 64-bit Windows OS.
APM support. Apple Partition Map (APM) is a partition scheme used to define
the low-level organization of data on disks formatted for use with Macintosh computers.
Support for various unusual RAID configurations. Parameters like block size and order, offsets, and even the number of stripe blocks can be explicitly specified. A visual editor is provided to create a specific block order. Such user-defined configurations can be saved for further use.
R-Studio Technician Portable was added to the R-Studio Technician package.
The portable version can be run from a USB storage device.
Compressed image format support. When R-Studio creates an image of the disk or
its part, the image can be compressed and split into several files to put it on
CD/DVD/flash drive or FAT16/FAT32*.
* R-Studio reads and opens the created image only for the purpose of
data recovery. For disk imaging and restoration tasks please consider
R-Drive Image software.
Additional file recovery algorithm.R-Studio not only analyzes
file systems metadata ( all file types are supported )
but additionally searches for files of known types (
see list of known file types
) using typical features of their structures that allows the user:
- to increase the quality of file recovery when the file system is not damaged;
- to recover files that are not recognized in file system metadata and not found
during a disk scanning procedure;
- to recover files from devices with unknown file systems, including HD, CD, DVD,
floppy disk, Compact-Flash Card, USB drive, ZIP drive, Memory Sticks and other
UFS1 and UFS2 file systems support. UFS1/UFS2 file systems are used in FreeBSD,
OpenBSD, NetBSD, and Solaris operating systems.
R-Studio Emergency version.* R-Studio Emergency version was developed and
added to R-Studio packages at no extra cost. R-Studio Emergency version is run from
a compact disc or floppy disk set when it is necessary to recover data on a computer,
on which Windows cannot start up because its system files are corrupted or deleted.
* R-Studio Emergency version is a part of R-Studio software package.
When you buy R-Studio single license you may run R-Studio Emergency and/or
install R-Studio version on one and the same PC only. You may not transfer
the licensed software to another machine.
File preview.* File content can be viewed in the R-Studio DEMO or registered
mode to estimate recovery chances even if the prescribed application is not installed.
The viewer embedded in the R-Studio setup file supports the most common file types,
including graphic files, video, audio files, MS Office files, Outlook Mail messages, etc.
see the list
Scan process visualization. While scanning an object R-Studio graphically
shows items that have been found, including files of known types, FAT and NTFS MFT
records, boot records, etc.
On-the-fly registration.* R-Studio and R-Studio Emergency Demo
versions can be registered on the fly, and R-Studio users don't need
to reinstall a retail version when their files have been already found.
* The R-Studio Emergency activation key is generated separately, and
a hardware code is necessary to obtain it. The activation key can be requested through
within one year from the date of purchase.
Enhanced remote host scanning procedure. In the new R-Studio network versions,
data is analyzed on the remote host rather than on the local host thereby greatly
increasing the speed of the recovering procedure.
Universal disk editor. R-Studio includes an
advanced hexadecimal editor to inspect and edit file system
structures (NTFS and FAT boot sectors, MFT file record, MBR, LDM
structures, etc). Using XML-based language (described in the software
Help and Manual), R-Studio users can create own templates to parse
files and file systems. The disk editor is particularly helpful for
specialists in low-level data processing, IT security, data recovery
and computer forensics.