R-Studio Emergency based on Windows PE, in addition to its Linux version.
Support for the ReFS 3.10 file system.
Support for Bitlocker Drive Encryption. R-Studio can decrypt both BitLocker Drive Encryption and BitLocker ToGo volumes using either a password, a recovery key, or a .bek file. R-Studio Technician/T80+ can also use FVEK (Full - Volume Encryption Key) or VMK (Volume Master Key) data for decryption.
Support for VHD/VHDX/VDI disk image formats. All R-Studio versions can load these files. R-Studio Corporate and Technician/T80+ can create them.
Read-only support for dmg files (Apple Disk Image: all versions ), E01/(EWF) files (Expert Witness File Format: R-Studio Technician/T80+), and AFF files (Advanced Forensic Format: R-Studio Technician/T80+).
Support for creation of encrypted RDR image files (the main disk image format for all R-TT, Inc products).
Multi-pass Imaging Phases can be enabled/disabled on-the-fly. (R-Studio Technician/T80+)
All data from the Properties tab can be copied in one command. (R-Studio Technician/T80+)
Symlinks can be exported to custom recovery lists either as real folders or as symlinks. (R-Studio Technician/T80+)
Search for files has been added to the HTML custom recovery lists. (R-Studio Technician/T80+)
The Copy All button on the S.M.A.R.T. panel copies all S.M.A.R.T. attributes through one action.
The Wiping progress indicator contains a button for the Options tab.
Files with bad sectors can be skipped while creating a runtime image for individual folders/files.
Several tabs can now be moved by dragging them with mouse.
The Drives pane shows data storage types (SSD, HDD, USB, etc).
A new option for the the multi-pass and complete runtime imaging: Unused clusters only. (R-Studio Technician)
Speed of runtime imaging for individual files has been increased. (R-Studio Technician)
Support for the XFS file system.
Support for Intel Software RAIDs.
Data wiping for drives.
Runtime imaging for individual folders/files (R-Studio Technician).
Imaging of drive's file system (FS map) only (R-Studio Technician).
Drive and file maps for all supported devices (R-Studio Technician).
Drive imaging to a physical drive rather than to an image file (R-Studio Technician).
File hash functions sha1 and sha256 to forensic logs (R-Studio Technician).
A new license type T80+ with a 1 USD-per-day price to make it very affordable for small businesses, computer repair shops, and individual data recovery contractors. R-Studio T80+ for Mac has the same features as full-fledged R-Studio Technician, runs for a certain period of time, and during its validity period can be upgraded to R-Studio Technician for the initial price difference.
Runtime imaging (R-Studio Technician). A drive image is being created in parallel with other drive reading operations to read data from the imaged areas rather than from the source drive.
Multi-pass drive imaging to retrieve maximum possible amount of data from faulty drives (R-Studio Technician). Images from problematic drives can be created through several phases reading data from good areas first and from bad and slow areas later. Such approach allows for extracting maximum.
I/O Monitor to inspect drive read/write operations in real time (R-Studio Technician).
Support for sector maps, both in the R-Studio's format and in the third-party software ddrescue and HDDSuperClone formats (R-Studio Technician).
Extended options on the drive operation progress windows. They can be altered on-the-fly.
Drive imaging can be interrupted and then resumed or started over. Partially created images can be loaded and processed.
Several disk objects can be opened in one tab to simultaneously search for files, mark them, and recover.
File types can be searched for on the Known File Types dialog box.
Support for the VMDK virtual disk format (open: all version, creation: Technician).
Support for the ReFS 3.7 file system (Windows Server 2022).
Native support for Apple silicon (the Apple M1/M2 chip).
Support for APFS container layout on the Apple silicon computers.
Several file systems (the main and several reformatted ones) can now be found on one partition, if their traces remain in the boot records.
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 links processing.
Fast search for lost partitions.
Extended control over file preview.
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.
FAT folders partially damaged within sectors are also enumerated.
Support for the compression algorithms lzvn and lzfse used in the new HFS+/APFS versions.
Support for the APFS file system created by macOS Catalina.
Support for APFS Fusion Drives.
Alternative paths for places to store recovered files and images (Technician version only).
Post Action options for unattended operations (Technician version only): automatic shutdown upon completion of lengthy operations (file recovery, disk scan, and disk imaging) and automatic email notification regarding operation success/failure.
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.
Estimation of chances for successful file recovery.
Recovery of names and paths for files deleted to Recycle Bin and Trash.
Support for ReFS 3.4 file system.
Support for S.M.A.R.T. attributes for NVME devices.
Support for disk S.M.A.R.T. attributes under High Sierra.
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), a new Apple file system introduced in macOS High Sierra.
Direct access to the system disk even when Apple's System Integration Protection is enabled.
Compressed images (the R-Drive Image type, .rdi) can now be mounted in the system as virtual devices to make them accessible for other software.
Components management for various disk and volume managers (LVM, LDM, WSS, AppleRAID, etc.).
Drive auto-refresh can be enabled/disabled. This feature is useful when a failing drive is connected.
Support for Apple CoreStorage/File Vault/Fusion Drive.
Support for mdadm RAIDs.
Automatic recognition of newly connected/disconnected USB devices.
Improved support for the NTFS log.
A new data analyzing and recovery kernel that improves data recovery speed and results.
Support for HFS+, Ext3/4fs, and UFS extended attributes, that improves recovery results for Mac OSX Time Machine and Linux selinux ACL.
Processing of the HFS+, NTFS, and Ext3/4 FS journal to increase a number of successfully found files.
Processing of UFS soft updates journal to improve data recovery.
Symlink recovery options in the Technician version.
Hard drive icons in the Drive View show the overall HDD SMART status.
A new advanced algorithm for recovering exFAT partitions.
A new advanced algorithm for raw file recovery (search for file signatures) with regularly checked and updated file signature database.
Support for unsyncronized Windows software RAIDs.
Support for Windows Storage Spaces created in Windows 10 Threshold 2/Anniversary/Fall Creators updates.
Support for the ReFS2+ file system (Windows 2016 Server).
Support for NTFS deduplication.
New extended duplicate file processing options.
Improved data copy in Hexadecimal editor.
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 for Mac 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.
Support for Apple software RAIDs created by the OS X system. R-Studio can automatically recognize and assemble them from their members. Members with severe corrupted RAID parameter records can be added manually.
Support for Windows Storage Spaces created by Windows 8/8.1 and 10. R-Studio can automatically assemble windows storage spaces even with small database damage. They can be manually assembled if their databases are totally corrupted on some parents.
Support for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM/LVM2). R-Studio can automatically recognize and assemble its volumes from their components even if the LVM volume parameter records are slightly damaged. Components with severe corrupted LVM volume 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.
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.
Support for HFS+ hardlinks to folders.
GUI languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portugal, Russian,Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese.
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 - RAID parameter recognition.
Support for new RAID levels: RAID10 (1+0), RAID1E, RAID5E, RAID5EE, and RAID6E.
Support for parity delays in all applicable RAID layouts.
The interface language can be changed on-the-fly.
Improved emergency startup for Mac and other UEFI computers.
An 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.
Support for ReFS (Resilient File System), a new local file system Microsoft introduced in its Windows 2012 Server.
A new file previewer that supports additional file formats: Adobe Acrobat pdf, Microsoft Office documents doc, xls, ppt (Office 97-2003), docx, xlsx, pptx.
Support for new RAID levels: RAID10 (1+0), RAID1E, RAID5E, RAID5EE, RAID6E, and RAID5 with parity delays often used in HP servers.
Almost all R-Studio's files (images, scan info, logs, etc.) can be saved to and load from, a remote computer.
Simultaneous image creation and scan. Now R-Studio for Mac 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 for Mac, 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 for Mac to avoid transferring large data volumes over network during network recovery.
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.
Recovers compressed, encrypted files and alternative data streams from NTFS partitions.
Support for Directory Junctions and Symbolic Links. Hard links, symbolic links, and their targets are shown using different icons.
Dynamic disk support including unsyncronized Windows software RAIDs.