Disk Recovery Program and Hard Drive Recovery Software

R-Studio

R-Studio

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R-Studio is the most comprehensive data recovery solution for recovery files from NTFS, NTFS5, ReFS, FAT12/16/32, exFAT, HFS/HFS+, and APFS (Macintosh), Little and Big Endian variants of UFS1/UFS2 (FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD/Solaris) and Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS (Linux) partitions. It also uses raw file recovery (scan for known file types) for heavily damaged or unknown file systems. It functions on local and network disks, even if such partitions are formatted, damaged or deleted. Flexible parameter settings give you absolute control over data recovery.



In addition to being a full-featured data recovery utility, R Studio also includes: An advanced RAID reconstruction module. A feature-rich text/hexadecimal editor. An entire advanced disk copying/imaging module in one single piece of software, which makes R-Studio your ideal complete solution for creating a data recovery workstation.

Empowered by the new unique data recovery technologies, RStudio is the most comprehensive data recovery solution for recovery files from NTFS, NTFS5, ReFS, FAT12/16/32, exFAT, HFS/HFS+ and APFS (Macintosh), Little and Big Endian variants of UFS1/UFS2 (FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD/Solaris) and Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS (Linux) partitions. It also uses raw file recovery (scan for known file types) for heavily damaged or unknown file systems. It functions on local and network disks, even if such partitions are formatted, damaged or deleted. Flexible parameter settings give you absolute control over data recovery.

Features and Highlights
  • Standard "Windows Explorer" - style interface.
  • Data recovery over Network. Files can be recovered on network computers running Win95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista, Linux, and UNIX.
  • Supported file systems: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 (created or updated by Win2000/XP/2003/Vista), Ext2FS/Ext3FS (Linux), UFS1/UFS2 (FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD).
  • Recognition and parsing Dynamic (Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/Windows 10 and Windows 11), Basic and BSD (UNIX) partitions layout schema.
  • Damaged RAID recovery. If OS cannot recognize your RAID, you can create a virtual RAID from its components. Such virtual RAID can be processed like a real one.
  • Creates IMAGE FILES for an entire Hard Disk, Partition, or its part. Such image files can be processed like regular disks.
  • Data recovery on damaged or deleted partitions, encrypted files (NTFS 5), alternative data streams (NTFS, NTFS 5).
  • FDISK or other disk utilities have been run;
  • VIRUS has invaded; FAT is damaged; MBR is destroyed.
  • Recognizes localized names.
  • Recovered files can be saved on any (including network) disks accessible by the host operating system.
  • File or disk content can be viewed and edited in the hexadecimal editor. The editor supports NTFS file attribute editing.
Note: Limited functionality in the demo version.

Also Available: Download R-Studio for Mac

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What's new in this version:

R-Studio 9.4 build 191338
- Change log not available for this version


R-Studio 9.4 build 191332
Improved:
- Data for Scan Information Details dialog box is now loading faster and can be stopped if it's huge

Fixed:
- The program didn't recover files and may have crashed when two or more tabs were opened and the Restore folder structure option was not selected


R-Studio 9.4 build 191329
Improved:
- An animated indicator has been added to the List of running tasks
- A link to the task being performed has been added to the The program is busy: the operation task is in progress message in the Technician version
- Image display in File Previewer has been improved

Fixed:
- It was impossible to resume image creation if the image file (except for a runtime one) was completed with some skipped sectors failed to read by a timeout It's possible now to resume image creation using multi-pass imaging with the Retrying phase on
- R-Studio incorrectly processed XFS partitions with 4K sectors
- Folder cross-links were processed incorrectly for XFS file systems for inode numbers larger than 2^32
- Some bitmap files couldn't be identified by using search for Known File Types
- Some files couldn't be recognized by their file signatures when their beginnings looked like a text file and were close to the previous text files
- Valid jpg files were split into two invalid parts when their previews in their exif parts were on the sector boundaries
- The repeated window for password for APFS/ACS didn't appear when a wrong password was entered
- A possible cause for memory leak has been eliminated
- Several internal bug fixes
- Several crash causes have been eliminated
- A lot of cosmetic bugfixes
- Text/Hexadecimal editor may have overwritten an existing file when the same filename without extension was specified in the file dialog


R-Studio 9.4 build 191310
- Change log not available for this version


R-Studio 9.4 build 191303
New features:
- Technician/T80+
- Multitasking. Several different tasks can be performed simultaneously. For example, you can create a multi-pass image using a third-party hardware, scan a disk image, and recover files from another image, all at the same time. The number of concurrently performed tasks depends only on the computer efficiency (CPU, RAM, HDD/SSD, etc). Each task runs in its own tab and can be controlled individually. Computer shutdown takes place when all tasks are completed. The list of running tasks is displayed on the Main panel in the lower left corner.
- Hidden devices. Devices that are not subject to scanning for data recovery can be hidden from the Main panel (System disks, devices for storing recovered data, etc). Such hidden devices are still accessible for storing recovered files, logs, scan info, etc.

Improved:
- Information about saving system info and for times of recovery list export has been added to the Log
- Runtime imaging can be started from the Create image dialog box in the Technician/T80+ versions
- DDI built-in runtime image statistics has been improved

Changed:
- In the R-Studio Standalone and Corporate versions, running tasks are now shown in a tab
- A new layout for the Settings window

Fixed:
- Bad sector rating for files on partitions inside APFS containers didn't work
- The program confused / and (acceptable for file paths on the EXT* file systems) in file path separators when importing recovery file lists. Only / is now used as a path separator in recovery file lists.
- The Wipe command didn't work for locked disks/partitions
- Several crash causes have been eliminated
- A lot of cosmetic bugfixes


R-Studio 9.4 build 191301
New features:
Technician/T80+:
- Multitasking. Several different tasks can be performed simultaneously. For example, you can create a multi-pass image using a third-party hardware, scan a disk image, and recover files from another image, all at the same time. The number of concurrently performed tasks depends only on the computer efficiency (CPU, RAM, HDD/SSD, etc). Each task runs in its own tab and can be controlled individually. Computer shutdown takes place when all tasks are completed. The list of running tasks is displayed on the Main panel in the lower left corner.
- Hidden devices. Devices that are not subject to scanning for data recovery can be hidden from the Main panel (System disks, devices for storing recovered data, etc). Such hidden devices are still accessible for storing recovered files, logs, scan info, etc.

Improved:
- Information about saving system info and for times of recovery list export has been added to the Log
- Runtime imaging can be started from the Create image dialog box in the Technician/T80+ versions
- DDI built-in runtime image statistics has been improved

Changed:
- In the R-Studio Standalone and Corporate versions, running tasks are now shown in a tab
- A new layout for the Settings window

Fixed:
- Bad sector rating for files on partitions inside APFS containers didn't work
- The program confused / and (acceptable for file paths on the EXT* file systems) in file path separators when importing recovery file lists. Only / is now used as a path separator in recovery file lists.
- The Wipe command didn't work for locked disks/partitions
- Several crash causes have been eliminated
- A lot of cosmetic bugfixes


R-Studio 9.3 build 191269
- Change log not available for this version


R-Studio 9.3 build 191268
Improved:
- "Recheck recovery chances" has been improved for existing files

Fixed:
- R-Studio crashed when files from images were exported into a file recovery list from tabs others than Real
- No warning about enabled runtime imaging appeared when R-Studio was closed
- Some minor cosmetic bugfixes


R-Studio 9.3 build 191259
New features:
The Technician/T80+ version:
- Some means to open deleted encrypted volumes have been added. This is especially useful for encrypted APFS volumes.


R-Studio 9.3 build 191251
Fixed:
- The Known File Types button on the Scan dialog box may have become disabled when the Extra Search for Known File Types option was disabled
- R-Studio may have occasionally crashed when an old flash device was changed to a new one
- Some cosmetic bugs have been fixed

Hexadecimal Viewer/Editor
- Autocorrection in Hexadecimal Viewer/Editor didn't correct knowingly incorrect numbers entered on the Search dialog box


R-Studio 9.3 build 191248
Improved:
- The Unlock encrypted drive dialog box shows now the BitLocker's Recovery Key Identifier
- The compression speed has been increased for the rdi image type
- Support for unicode symbols in the upper range (greater than FFFF) like Chinese symbols, emoji, etc has been improved

Fixed:
- It was impossible to select a remote computer in the BitLocker's Select external key file dialog box (the Unlock by key file... and Load from a binary file... buttons)
- Files with default names were incorrectly processed while saving logs, system dumps, etc
- When a flash drive was disconnected from, and a new flash drive was connected to, a remote computer, Open file... dialog boxes showed the old flash drives until it was clicked. The Refresh button didn't help
- The Ctrl+R key shortcut (Refresh) didn't work
- The program may have crashed when the Enable Write option in the Settings was changed when the Hexadecimal Editor/View was running


R-Studio 9.3 build 191230
Improved:
- NTFS deduplication processing has been improved
- Passwords can be shown in their dialog boxes
- It's now possible to mark/unmark empty folders through Find/Mark dialog box using the Mark All/Unmark All command
- R-Studio now shows multi-pass imaging statistics after the imaging process is completed

Fixed:
- The program may have frozen rarely while opening ext fs partitions
- R-Studio couldn't correctly load multi-file images if their parts are located in different places
- R-Studio may have aborted data recovery when the Skip button was clicked under some rare circumstances


R-Studio 9.3 build 191227
Fixed:
- Minor internal bugfixes


R-Studio 9.3 build 191223
New features:
- 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, recovery key, and 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 the 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).
- Support for SCSI/NVME translation for external USB/NVME boxes. Among other things this makes it possible to obtain S.M.A.R.T. attributes for such devices.

Improved:
- R-Studio Technician/T80+
- Multi-pass Imaging Phases can be enabled/disabled on-the-fly
- All data from the Properties tab can be copied in one command
- Symlinks can be exported to custom recovery lists either as real folders or as symlinks
- Search for files has been added to the HTML custom recovery lists

Changed:
- New icons for storage devices


R-Studio 9.2 build 191166
Fixed:
- A progress bar may have rarely crashed under specific circumstances: closing dialog box and showing a warning message at the same time
- The dialog box of file opening used with a connected remote computer may have crashed (the Windows version)
- Sometimes, the device root wasn't marked as Root which led to problems in moving around files
- Folder-links may have been marked incorrectly when a recovery lists with file IDs was loaded
- Moving around links to folders which are actually files may have been incorrect
- Several bugs connected with symlink processing on UNIX file systems have been fixed
- Detection of cyclic symlinks may have been incorrect


R-Studio 9.2 build 191153
- Change log not available for this version


R-Studio 9.2 build 191144
Fixed:
- A cosmetic bug on the Find/Mark dialog box in the R-Studio Standalone/Corporate licenses has been fixed


R-Studio 9.2 build 191140
- Change log not available for this version


R-Studio 9.2 build 191126
New features
- Disk scan has become available during multi-pass imaging
- Search/mark/mask can be specified by bad sectors and runtime imaging status
- A completed runtime image can now be either resumed or re-written
- The creation time and accessed time data has been added to the forensic report

Improvements
- A data grid has been added to the I/O Monitor window
- Keyboard navigation in the folder tree has been added to the HTML recovery lists
- A sector map window may be opened directly from the message about successful opening the sector map file
- A color scheme and legend have been improved on the I/O Monitor window

Fixed:
- The I/O Monitor window showed incorrect info after resizing
- The I/O Monitor window showed broken pictures with 200% scaling
- An unnecessary message about post actions may have appeared in email notifications
- User's file type file may have been ignored during program startup
- R-Studio showed ? in names in links as small squares
- R-Studio couldn't find formatted exFAT partitions when they contained only root folders (without subfoders) and their roots was rewritten
- Unstable sectors were treated as bad
- An unnecessary tooltip may have appeared in the I/O Monitor window
- Sometimes incorrect marks may have appeared in the top level of the folder tree
- Incorrect data may have appeared in the Accessed Time column
- Some fixes in the algorithm of recovery chances estimation


R-Studio 9.2 build 191115
New features:
- Data storage types (SSD, HDD, USB, etc) info has been added to the Drives pane

R-Studio Technician:
- A new option "Skip files with bad sectors" has been added to runtime imaging of individual folders/files
- A new option "Unused clusters only" has been added to the multi-pass and complete runtime imaging options
- New file formats for recovery lists have been added: HTML, XML, JSON, and CSV. The new formats, especially the HTML one, allows the customers to easily edit recovery lists in their web browsers and then send edited lists back.

Improved:
- Speed for runtime imaging of individual files has been significantly increased, especially for many small files. (R-Studio Technician)
- Several tabs can now be moved by dragging them with the mouse
- Processing of various non-printable characters in file names has been improved
- Hints for shortcut menu items are now shown in the status bar
- Search for and opening of file regions is now faster

Changed:
- Save/Load File Names menu items and commands have been renamed to Export/Import Recovery List

Fixed:
- The path to runtime image was processed incorrectly for runtime imaging on its dialog box
- Hardlinked files may have been recovered incorrectly
- The Estimated size value on the Create Image dialog window may have not changed when the Compression ratio slider was moved
- Files/folders with non-Latin names were not marked after recovery lists were loaded
- No read indicator (R) was shown on the I/O Monitors window while skipping slow areas
- All S.M.A.R.T. icons changed to green after a runtime image was connected
- Names of files which contained something similar to HTML tags may have been shown incorrectly
- Nothing was selected for the Copying mode options on the Smart drive copy tab in Drives Copy Wizard
- It was possible to clear the Enable write option even when runtime imaging was activated
- The program may have crashed when file sorting tabs were switched


R-Studio 9.1 build 191061
Fixed:
- R-Studio may have gone into an endless loop when opening large ext fs partitions


R-Studio 9.1 build 191060
New features:
- The Options and I/O monitor buttons have been added to the Drive Copy Wizard progress dialog box

Improved:
- S.M.A.R.T. attributes detection has been improved
- Symlink processing has been improved
- Opening of partitions with the Ext file system has been accelerated

Fixed:
- The Metafiles folder may have disappeared after Folder rescan
- Information about files marked for recovery was displayed incorrectly when a file mask was applied
- Options specified on the Options tab in the Drive Copy Wizard didn't work
- The program may have crashed sometimes
- Memory may have liked during the Recover All Files operation
- An incorrect log message may have appeared after recovery of files with broken names


R-Studio 9.1 build 191044
- Change log not available for this version


R-Studio 9.1 build 191039
Fixed:
- R-Studio may have processed huge ext4fs file systems for too long time
- The Hexadecimal editor didn't close an opened disk when disk wiping started
- It was impossible to stop disk actions with malfunctioning disks
- The Map of file command was active in the left pane of the R-Studio's panel
- Not all information was copied from the Get Info window
- The Files and Folders checkboxes were disabled by default on the Find/Mark dialog box
- File search and mask returned incorrect results for the Modification date
- The Yes to All and No to All buttons appeared on the Save scan info dialog box even when only one tab was opened


R-Studio 9.1 build 191029
Improved:
- Info about multi-pass imaging phases has been added to the log

Changed:
- The default system info file names have been changed to R-Studio-SystemInfo-yyyy-MM-dd

Fixed:
- It was impossible to disable all additional phases for multi-pass imaging in order to enable only the main one
- R-Studio performed Slow areas and Retrying phases of multi-pass imaging even when when they were disabled
- The Map of file command was active in the left pane of the Content panel
- R-Studio threw a Corrupt data error message for ddrescue map files larger than 64kB
- It was impossible to perform sector map operations for incomplete images
- Not all info was copied from the Get Info window
- Missing disks added to Virtual Volume Set or Virtual Mirror couldn't be edit correctly
- Some partition and drive actions could be performed during disk operations like disk scan, RAID consistency check, and so on
- No progress bar was shown during manual update
- Some cosmetic bugfixes


R-Studio 9.1 build 191026
New features:
- Support for 4k sector size for USB Stabilizer has been added
- A new command Close All Images has been added to close all opened images

Improvements:
- The update process of USB Stabilizer drivers has been improved

Fixed:
- R-Studio may have frozen while executing the Recover All Files command
- File sorting may have changed to default (Real file system) when the Show Files command was executed for an already opened tab, or the tab was moved, etc
- Child objects of a wiped drive/partition were not automatically deleted from the Device view pane
- Not all information from the Get Info window was copied
- Sometimes, R-Studio may have crashed on close


R-Studio 9.1 build 191020
New features:
The following items have been added:
- Support for the XFS file system
- Support for Intel Software RAIDs
- Data wiping for drives

Additionally for the Technician versions:
- Runtime imaging for individual folders/files
- Imaging of drive's file system (FS map) only
- Drive and file maps for all supported devices
- Drive imaging to a physical drive rather than to an image file
- New file hash functions sha1 and sha256 to forensic logs
- New extended options to control DeepSpar Stabilizer

Improvements:
- A new option Check sectors status has been added to the Recheck Recovery Chances dialog box

The Technician version
- File enumeration has been accelerated for DDI drives
- Post Actions (Shut down the computer on task completion & E-mail options) have been added to the Options window

Changes:
- The I/O Options button has been renamed to the Options button
- The Forensic Log Settings dialog box has been moved to the Forensic Log Settings tab on the Recover dialog box

Fixed:
- The Close All command appeared in the Partition tab shortcut menu even only one tab was opened
- Questionable folders may have disappeared in the panels after Rescan Folder
- Not all information could be copied from the Get Info window
- Existing zero-sized files had the green mark for recovery chances
- The Preview command was active in the Find Results panel for zero-sized files
- A negative offset may have been entered into the I/O Monitor field
- An image of a password-protected APFS container could not be opened even with the correct password
- File marking results may have been different for different time format
- The information in the Disk Properties tab was updated incorrectly
- Data on virtual block RAIDs with disks with bad sectors may have read too slowly
- R-Studio may have crashed if USB Stabilizer wasn't off during the program closure
- R-Studio crashed when the byte-to-byte imaging was selected in a system with only one disk
- Many cosmetic bugfixes

Test/hexadecimal editor:
- The Find previous command and reverse search may have executed incorrectly
- The Select From/To procedure didn't work correctly with the Search command
- The search command may have been executed incorrectly when the Not equal option was enabled
- The Append command may have been executed incorrectly


R-Studio 9.0 build 190312
Improvements:
- Two new options have been added for RapidSpar: Create Image and Complete Runtime Image
- Estimation of recovery chances has been improved
- The ISO image file type has been added to the File Types list
- During execution of the Complete runtime image, I/O Monitor now shows the read speed of the disk rather than read/write speed
- File System error message codes are expanded for deletion/move errors

Fixed:
- R-Studio Technician for Mac/Linux couldn't be re-registered into the T80+ version. Fixed
- Multi-pass images with several takes were created incorrectly if the Perform reading in reverse order if possible option was selected
- I/O Monitor showed read speed incorrectly
- A sector map file was being written not as often as necessary while completing runtime imaging
- Masked marked files were incorrectly counted
- Tabs may have closed without a due warning
- Deleted files were not marked with the red cross in the Find Results pane
- The Recover Marked button may have been inactive after marking files using the Find/Mark dialog box and when the Skip files with bad sectors option is selected on the Recover dialog box
- The Recover Marked shortcut menu item and button remained inactive when a file was marked for recovery in the Find Results pane
- When there was not enough room for a large file and a new destination was assigned, the leftover of the file left in the first place
- Recovery froze and could not be resumed if a file name and path appeared too long
- Recovery froze from the Extensions tab when the Restore folder structure and Restore from root options were selected on the Recovery dialog box
- It was possible to perform many Drag&Drop operations while performing various drive tasks
- The OK button was active when the Password field was empty on the Enter the password dialog box
- An RDR-type image could not be correctly removed from a virtual RAID
- RAID-connected tabs didn't close when the RAID parameters were altered
- A Virtual Block RAID object may have frozen when another RAID parent was added
- Many cosmetic, wrong messages, and localization bugs have been fixed.

Text/hexadecimal editor:
- The content of the UNICODE and UNICODE+ columns may have merged. These columns could not be resized
- An unnecessary inquiry about overwriting a file after executing the Tools - Save to Binary File... or Save to Hexadecimal file command may have appeared

Third-party hardware:
- R-Studio may have crashed while working with DeepSpar DDI hardware


R-Studio 9.0 build 190296
Improved:
- When a user opens an already opened partition it brings the user to the corresponding tab
- Option processing for the Find/Mark dialog box has been improved

Fixed:
- When the recover options Restore folder structure and Restore from root were selected, the original Modified and Accessed timestamps were changed to the time of file recovery
- The program may have crashed when it tried to restore interrupted runtime imaging saved as a vmdk file
- The program may have crashed when connecting to a remote computer
- Some cosmetic fixes


R-Studio 9.0 build 190295
Improved:
- R-Studio shows now S.M.A.R.T. attributes for NVME SSD devices
- Detection of S.M.A.R.T. attributes have been improved for new hard drive modes
- Processing of the .Trash folder has been improved for macOS file systems
- Processing of encrypted APFS partitions has been improved
- Detection of Disk identity parameters (Vendor name, Product name, Firmware version, Serial number) has been improved
- Additional checks have been made for runtime imaging destinations and sector map files

Fixed:
- Symlinked folders remained marked when their target were unmarked
- Files from symlinked folders may have recovered to incorrect places
- The Advanced Scan dialog box may have shown the Scan area parameter incorrectly after second clicks on the Advanced button
- Strings on Properties panel were selected incorrectly
- The Find/Mark dialog box could not show all opened partitions correctly when they were many
- R-Studio showed files in renamed folders as deleted, although they were not
- Mask presets with time periods 7, 14 days or 1, 3, 6 months, etc. created in version 9 were unnecessary converted to Customs
- R-Studio ver.9 may have crashed when opening older rdi images

Technician version:
- Objects could not be opened in the Hexadecimal editor from DDI drive map files. Fixed.
- R-Studio didn't always show S.M.A.R.T. attributes from USB Stabilizer. Fixed.
- Incorrect objects could be selected for a Destination drive for runtime imaging as Sector by sector clone on a physical drive


R-Studio 9.0 build 190275
New features:
- Several disk objects can be opened in one tab. All these objects can be simultaneously searched for files, their files can be marked and recovered
- Drive imaging can be interrupted and then resumed. When the user stops an imaging process, they have two options: to discard an already created partial image file or to save it to resume drive imaging later. Created partial images can be loaded, too.
- Some extended options have been added to the drive operation progress windows. They can be altered on-the-fly
- File types can be searched for on the Known File Types dialog box

R-Studio Technician:
- A new license type T80+. R-Studio T80+ is equal in its features to 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. The license price of 1 USD per day is very affordable for small businesses, computer repair shops, and individual data recovery contractors.
- R-Studio Technician is now available on our public web pages and can be tested in the Demo mode.
- Native support for data recovery hardware from DeepSpar: USB Stabilizer and RapidSpar. Such support allows the user of R-Studio to control hardware parameters directly from the R-Studio interface and create drive's sector maps to improve multiple data recovery operations.
- Runtime imaging. R-Studio creates drive images in parallel with other drive reading operations. Next time when R-Studio accesses data from imaged drive areas it gets the data from the runtime image.
- Multi-pass imaging. 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 possible amount of data even from quite faulty drives
- Support for sector maps, both in the R-Studio's format and in the third-party software ddrescue and HDDSuperClone formats
- I/O Monitor allows the user to inspect read/write operations in real time

Improved:
- Support for macOS file vault has been improved
- Symlink processing has been improved, including the Mark all and Unmark all commands
- Execution of the Save All File Names / Load File Names commands has been accelerated
- File type icons have been added to the Find Results (Find All Files) panel
- Message display in the Log View panels has been improved
- Recheck Recovery Chances has been improved
- A warning message appears when the user tries to close tabs with open disks/partitions
- The recovered part of a file will remain when the recovery process has been interrupted

Fixed:
- R-Studio may freeze when opening a RAID created from disk images
- The Logical Sector Size parameters may have appeared twice on the IDE Properties tab
- R-Studio may have frozen when creating an image of a recognized partition
- Files didn't appear in the Find Results panel after they were unmasked if file sorting tabs were switched
- R-Studio may not have found a file by its exact size
- FAT cross-linked folders may have been processed incorrectly
- Zero-sized files could be viewed in the built-in Text/Hexadecimal Editor and file previewer
- The FAT32 bitlocker to go couldn't be recognized
- A disk letter for a bitlocker volume didn't change when the disk letter for its partition was changed
- An image file from a remote computer could not be saved to either the remote computer or local one


R-Studio 8.17 build 180955
- Change log not available for this version


R-Studio 8.16 build 180499
New Features:
- Several file systems (the main and several reformatted ones) can now be found on one partition, if their traces remain in the boot records

Improvements:
- APFS file systems and APFS Fusion Drives can be recognized on a pure hard drive without protective GPT partitions
- The program checks that it works with the USB Stabilizer

Fixed:
- The program may have gone into a loop and frozen at the last stage of partition recognition
- The program may sometimes have frozen when recognizing the file system
- When a partition without a file system on a MBR disk was formatted, the partition divided into a not-equal volume and partition. The were shown as two different objects
- When R-Studio found a direct volume on a flash drive, it didn't search for deleted partitions


R-Studio 8.15 build 180125
- Change log not available for this version


R-Studio 8.15 build 180091
- Change log not available for this version


R-Studio 8.15 build 180015
New features:
- 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)
- 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 deduplication in the NTFS file system created by Windows Server 2019 has been added.
- Support for the ReFS file system created by Windows Server 2019, including deduplication, has been added
- R-Studio Emergency can now run in 64-bit mode and use all available RAM to recover large hard drives

Improvements:
- Recognition of NTFS file systems with some wiped parts has been improved
- Icons have been redesigned for better resizing on HiDPI screens
- Recognition of fat16/32 folders with small numbers (1-2) of files has been improved
- Recognition of ext2/3/4 partitions with block sizes <=1024 bytes has been improved
- Folder links comparison has been added for recognized ext2/3/4 file systems to improve the recognition of very small file systems (1 group/cylinder block) and the quality of recognized partitions

Bug-fixes:
- The program may have frozen during the opening or scan of some images
- The warning that a mask was applied my have not shown on tab titles
- NTFS file systems with the cluster size of 64k may have been processed incorrectly
- Scan info for objects found during the fast scan for lost partitions may have been saved/loaded incorrectly (incorrect parent objects)


R-Studio 8.14 build 179693
Fixed:
- R-Studio may have sometimes failed to find NTFS partitions without boot records
- File previewer didn't correctly display filenames with right to left scripts
- Sometimes it was hard to distinguish between font and highlight colors


R-Studio 8.14 build 179675
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R-Studio 8.14 build 179623
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R-Studio 8.14 build 179611
New features:
- Fast search for lost partitions has been added.
- Support for the ISO9660 file system used in CDs/DVDs/ISO images has been added.
- Support for the UStar/Tar/CPIO/Pax file systems used in tape storage devices has been added (Technician version).

Improvements:
- Extended control over file preview has been added. Files can now be marked for recovery, recovered, etc., directly from the built-in File previewer.
- Extended control and display of scanned and unscanned disk areas has been added.
- A special mark has been added for a folder with marked files that are hidden by the applied mask.
- A complete overhaul of symbolic and other links processing has been made.
- An option to recover only marked files matching the applied file mask or all marked files has been added to the Recover dialog box.
- The algorithm that estimates chances for successful file recovery has been improved.
- Interface localizations have been improved.

Bug-fixes:
- R-Studio parsed only the GPT partition table, even when it was invalid, when both LDM/MBR and LDM/GPT were present on the disk. Fixed.
- The Recover marked command was inactive if marked files were invisible due to the applied file mask. Fixed.
- The Copy information command copied the information from the previous file when the information of the selected file didn't exist. Fixed.
- The Expand All command for the folder tree may have frozen on partitions with large numbers of folders. Fixed.
- The number of marked files may have been displayed incorrectly when the view was changed from Real, by Extension, by Time, etc. Fixed.
- Sometimes R-Studio may have crashed during file recovery. Fixed.
- Sometimes the built-in previewer may have frozen when showing damaged files. Fixed.
- Scan time and progress may have been displayed incorrectly while scanning several regions. Fixed.
- Disk scan may have crashed or frozen during the process and an attempt to stop it. Fixed.
- The Rescan the entire disk command may have failed for an already scanned disk. Fixed.
- The Scan dialog didn't size units when it was closed and then opened again. Fixed.
A lot of symlink processing bugs have been fixed, two being worst:
- If there was a symlink to another folder in a place to store recovered files, and there was a folder in the data for recovery which name coincided with that symlink's folder, the recovered data was written to the symlink's folder. That may have resulted in complete loss of files stored in the symlink's folder. Fixed. Now R-Studio saves recovered files only within the path(s) specified for storing recovered files.
- When files were marked and then umarked in a folder that was a symlink, the files in its target were unmarked, too. Fixed.
- Disс information wasn't renewed when the CD was ejected and the Refresh command was executed. Fixed.
- R-Studio tried to access an attached CD/DVD drive during device refresh which may have resulted in temporal freeze. Fixed. Now R-Studio accesses a CD/DVD drive only when it works with it. Fixed.
- Disk size wasn't shown for a CD/DVD disc under WIndows NT. Fixed.
- R-Studio may have temporally frozen while switching between the Real, Extension, XXX Time views for partitions with many folders. Fixed.
- Many internal bugfixes to improve program's efficiency.
- Hexadecimal editor may have frozen while opening a multi-volume image. Fixed.


R-Studio 8.14 build 179597
New features:
- Fast search for lost partitions has been added
- Support for the ISO9660 file system used in CDs/DVDs/ISO images has been added
- Support for the UStar/Tar/CPIO/Pax file systems used in tape storage devices has been added (Technician version)

Improvements:
- Extended control over file preview has been added. Files can now be marked for recovery, recovered, etc., directly from the built-in File previewer
- Extended control and display of scanned and unscanned disk areas has been added
- A special mark has been added for a folder with marked files that are hidden by the applied mask
- A complete overhaul of symbolic and other links processing has been made
- An option to recover only marked files matching the applied file mask or all marked files has been added to the Recover dialog box
- The algorithm that estimates chances for successful file recovery has been improved

Bug-fixed:
- R-Studio parsed only the GPT partition table, even when it was invalid, when both LDM/MBR and LDM/GPT were present on the disk. Fixed
- The Recover marked command was inactive if marked files were invisible due to the applied file mask. Fixed
- The Copy information command copied the information from the previous file when the information of the selected file didn't exist. Fixed
- The Expand All command for the folder tree may have frozen on partitions with large numbers of folders. Fixed
- The number of marked files may have been displayed incorrectly when the view was changed from Real, by Extension, by Time, etc. Fixed
- Sometimes R-Studio may have crashed during file recovery. Fixed
- Sometimes the built-in previewer may have frozen when showing damaged files. Fixed
- Scan time and progress may have been displayed incorrectly while scanning several regions. Fixed
- Disk scan may have crashed or frozen during the process and an attempt to stop it. Fixed
- The Rescan the entire disk command may have failed for an already scanned disk. Fixed
- The Scan dialog didn't size units when it was closed and then opened again. Fixed
A lot of symlink processing bugs have been fixed, two being worst:
- If there was a symlink to another folder in a place to store recovered files, and there was a folder in the data for recovery which name coincided with that symlink's folder, the recovered data was written to the symlink's folder. That may have resulted in complete loss of files stored in the symlink's folder. Fixed. Now R-Studio saves recovered files only within the path(s) specified for storing recovered files.
- When files were marked and then umarked in a folder that was a symlink, the files in its target were unmarked, too. Fixed.
- Disс information wasn't renewed when the CD was ejected and the Refresh command was executed. Fixed.
- R-Studio tried to access an attached CD/DVD drive during device refresh which may have resulted in temporal freeze. Fixed. Now R-Studio accesses a CD/DVD drive only when it works with it. Fixed.
- Disk size wasn't shown for a CD/DVD disc under WIndows NT. Fixed.
- Hexadecimal editor may have frozen while opening a multi-volume image. Top


R-Studio 8.13 build 176095
- Change log not available for this version


R-Studio 8.13 build 176093
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R-Studio 8.13 build 176051
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R-Studio 8.13 build 176037
New features:
-  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

Improvements:
-  DeepSpar Disk Imager sector status data is also used to estimate the chances of successful file recovery
-  FAT folders partially damaged within sectors are also enumerated

Bugfixes:
- No messages appeared in the log when a scan process was interrupted
- When R-Studio accessed data inside an already opened part of a multi-part image, a request to open this part may have appeared
- A multi-part image may have been opened incorrectly if the parts were small
- Log information may have been incorrect when recovery was interrupted
- When opening the next in turn part of a multi-part image, it was possible to click the OK button without entering the required file name. The part was lost and no more inquires were issued.
- Sometimes the program may have sent a wrong message about not enough space when the image was written to alternative paths
- The Advanced Scan dialog box may have been shown incorrectly
- R-Studio may have frozen or crashed while opening file systems
- The best copy of the FAT table for FAT12/16 file systems was determined incorrectly when it was determined sector-wise
- The path dialog box on the remote computer may have delayed for a long time if there were unaccessible connected network drives
- R-Studio may have found waste copies of GPT partitions if a GPT disk was reformatted to an LDM/MBR disk
- The program may have found some garbage GPT partition entries when those entries were re-written. Fixed. Now R-Studio checks their validity and cancels invalid r
- Partitions could not be copied to an HDD with several partition tables (i.g., a GPT table and some deleted ones)
- An extended debug file system snapshot could not be saved for disks with unsupported encryption methods

Text/hexadecimal editor:
- The offset field in the GoTo dialog box may have been shown incorrectly. Fixed.
- Strings may have been truncated on the Find Results panel. Fixed.


R-Studio 8.12 build 175721
New features:
- Support for the compression algorithms lzvn and lzfse has been added. They are used in the new HFS+/APFS versions.

Bugfixes:
- R-Studio may have crashed when creating an ext4 FS metadata image. Or it may have created it slowly. Fixed.
- R-Studio may sometimes have crashed when opening heavily corrupted file systems. Fixed.


R-Studio 8.12 build 175573
- Change log not available for this version


R-Studio 8.12 build 175481
New Features:
- Support for the APFS file system created by macOS Catalina has been added
- Support of the APFS Fusion Drive has been added
- Several paths can be immediately specified for multiple-volume images

Technician version:
- Alternative paths can be specified for places to store recovered files and images

Post Action options have been added for unattended operations:
- 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.

Improvements:
- Search for deleted files has been improved for the Ext2/3/4 and UFS1/UFS2 file systems
- File system reconstruction has been improved for APFS partitions


R-Studio 8.11 build 175479
New features:
- 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

Improvements:
- The Open folder when done option has been added to the Recover dialog box
- 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

Bug-fixes:
- R-Studio may have opened some partitions with large numbers of files for a long time
- The path selection dialog box may have frozen if some network drives were connected to the system under a user account
- R-Studio may have crashed during performing recheck recovery chances
- Volume labels may have been detected incorrectly for UFS1 partitions
- Idle RAID sequences may have appeared when a custom RAID was created. Those sequences could not be deleted
- When an invalid RAID table was applied, the program didn't throw a warning
- An incorrect minimum number of RAID table lines may have appeared for RAID0 and RAID4
- The cursor may have moved incorrectly when editing the RAID table
- Unit fields (TB, GB, MB) in the RAID editor may have worked incorrectly
- The Refresh DDI command may have appeared even when the DDI device was not connected


R-Studio 8.11 build 175357
New features:
- 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.

Improvements:
- The Open folder when done option has been added to the Recover dialog box.
- 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.

Bug-fixes:
- R-Studio may have opened some partitions with large numbers of files for a long time. Fixed.
- The path selection dialog box may have frozen if some network drives were connected to the system under a user account. Fixed.
- R-Studio may have crashed during performing recheck recovery chances. Fixed.
- Volume labels may have been detected incorrectly for UFS1 partitions. Fixed.
- Idle RAID sequences may have appeared when a custom RAID was created. Those sequences could not be deleted. Fixed.
- When an invalid RAID table was applied, the program didn't throw a warning. Fixed.
- An incorrect minimum number of RAID table lines may have appeared for RAID0 and RAID4. Fixed.
- The cursor may have moved incorrectly when editing the RAID table. Fixed.
- Unit fields (TB, GB, MB) in the RAID editor may have worked incorrectly. Fixed.
- The Refresh DDI command may have appeared even when the DDI device was not connected. Fixed.


R-Studio 8.11 Build 175351
- Change log not available for this version


R-Studio 8.10 Build 173987
Improvements:
- LVM processing has been improved

Bugfixes:
- Empty sequences were generated in the Sequences window when the Custom RAID type was selected. Those sequences could not be deleted
- The last valid RAID block order table was saved rather than the current invalid table
- The Get Info window showed wrong file info when sorting had been changed
- Clicking an empty space on the Get Info window opened Hexadecimal editor
- Files remained marked when files were recovered with the Do not recover duplicate files from Extra Found Files option enabled
- Not all information on Overlapping files and Regions when saving file names
- The Find/Mark dialog box didn't preserve selections for the Look At Files/Folders option
- A file and folder may have the same ID on the time/extension sorting tabs. Clicking such object may have resulted in jumping to another object with the same ID. For example, to a file with an ID randomly coinciding with the ID of a folder
- Saving file names for marked files didn't save names for files with links in their paths. Only link name was saved without files in the related folder
- Some small interface and cosmetic bugs have been fixed


R-Studio 8.10 Build 173981
- Change log not available for this version


R-Studio 8.10 Build 173857
- Change log not available for this version


R-Studio 8.9 Build 173593
Bug-fixes:
- The program may have crashed when parsing damaged xattr on the UFS2 file system
- Some small internal bugfixes


R-Studio 8.9 Build 173589
New features:
- 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

Improvements:
- A complete redesign of the Find/Mark dialog box.
- The parsing and reconstruction of the FAT32 and NTFS file systems has been improved.
- The parsing of scanned APFS partitions has been improved, especially for large APFS file systems, for which the decrease of parsing time may reach several thousand times.

Bug-fixes:
- Large ext4 file systems (60+TB) may have been processed incorrectly. Fixed.
- Sometimes the program may have crashed or frozen during file enumeration and disk scan. Fixed.
- The program may have written data to network drives incorrectly. Fixed.
- Sometimes file systems on automatically created virtual RAIDs may have been created incorrectly when the RAID parents were disk images. Fixed.