Active@ File Recovery version history. LSoft Technologies

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Active@ File Recovery box

Active@ File Recovery
Version History

Active@ File Recovery recovers data as a result of having been accidentally deleted, formatted or otherwise lost, includes a Partition Recovery tool.

Last update: Active@ File Recovery 14.5

March 4, 2016

— More pre-defined file signatures recognition: AC3, MSG, 3DS, MAX, DXF, CMX, AMV, 4XM, 4XA, EPS, XZ, LZ4, BZ2, JP2, M2V, MTS, FDB
— File system’s metadata display: $FILE & $INDX file records for NTFS, $DIR Directory entries for FAT/FAT32
— Support for Linux/Unix XFS file system scan & data recovery
— Support for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) partitioning and recovery
— Improved Windows Logical Disk Manager (LDM) support for nested volumes
— Improved display for HiDPI monitors and large resolution screens
— Improvements in user interface and in data recovery algorithms
— The latest Active@ Boot Disk and improved Boot Disk Creator
— The latest Active@ LiveCD (64-bit) with updated drivers and new utilities

Version Date Changes
15 03/04/2016
  • More pre-defined file signatures recognition: AC3, MSG, 3DS, MAX, DXF, CMX, AMV, 4XM, 4XA, EPS, XZ, LZ4, BZ2, JP2, M2V, MTS, FDB
  • File system’s metadata display: $FILE & $INDX file records for NTFS, $DIR Directory entries for FAT/FAT32
  • Support for Linux/Unix XFS file system scan & data recovery
  • Support for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) partitioning and recovery
  • Improved Windows Logical Disk Manager (LDM) support for nested volumes
  • Improved display for HiDPI monitors and large resolution screens
  • Improvements in user interface and in data recovery algorithms
  • The latest Active@ Boot Disk and improved Boot Disk Creator
  • The latest Active@ LiveCD (64-bit) with updated drivers and new utilities
14.5 05/12/2015
  • More pre-defined file signatures recognition: OpenOffice Spreadsheet *.ODS. Database *.ODB, Formula *.ODF, Graphic *.ODG and Presentation *.ODP
  • Improved Linux Ext2\Ext3\Ext4 file systems scanning performance
  • Included the latest Active@ Disk Editor 6
  • Active@ Boot Disk switched to WinPE 5.1 64-bit (x64) base which performs faster & optimizes RAM usage
  • Active@ Boot Disk now being able to boot the latest UEFI Secure Boot systems
14 01/16/2015
  • Added more pre-defined signatures and improved existing signatures performance;
  • Added option to skip sectors while scanning in case if bad sectors detected;
  • Greatly improved recovery of just deleted files, based on NTFS Log (Journal);
  • Minor improvements in user interface and in recovery algorithms;
  • Included the latest Active@ Disk Editor 5, being able to browse disks and preview files.
13 09/04/2014
  • Added "Last Chance" recovery method for detecting files by signatures;
  • Added recovery of files from Linux BtrFS file system;
  • Added recovery of 26 more pre-defined file signatures: eBooks, Adobe Flash, Real Audio, Archives, ... (MXF, MKV, GIF, LIT, RMF, WVC, OGG, RB, ARC, AIF, FB2, PSD, AU, 7Z, FLIC, FLAC, APE, MEF, AAC, ZOO, TAR, PCX, F4V, FLV, MMF, SRW);
  • Improved processing of internal attributes for signatures: MID, MRW, RAF, X3F, PDF, RA, RM, RMVB;
  • Re-implemented most signatures to speed up their detection process (up to ~20%-30%);
  • New Ultimate package now includes Linux-based bootable Active@ LiveCD, being able to boot all the latest x86 & x64 UEFI secure boot systems.
12 01/10/2014
  • Released 64-bit executable which scans disks much faster and optimizes memory usage on x64 platforms
  • Increased memory limits (up to 3GB) for 32-bit executable to process larger data arrays on x86 platforms
  • Added Virtual Disk option, to scan devices/disk images having different sector size
  • Significant improvements for working with files detected by Signatures:
    • More pre-defined file signatures added (*.MTS, *.FMP, *.CAB ...)
    • Files can be organized (sorted, viewed and placed in folders) by attributes before recovery
    • Author, Title, Creation Date and other internal attributes displayed for MS Office Documents
    • Artist, Album, Title, Year and other internal attributes displayed for MP3s music files
    • Camera Model, Make, Creation Date and other EXIF attributes displayed for camera raw files & JPGs
  • Minor improvements is disk scan and recovery algorithms
  • The latest version of Active@ Disk Editor 4
  • The latest version of Active@ Partition Recovery 10 (Professional versions)
  • The latest Boot Disk Creator and Driver's Pack for Boot Disk (Enterprise version)
11 06/21/2013
  • New Look and Feel: light color scheme by default
  • Improved integrated Disk Editor (HexViewer), including Linux & Unix iNode & SuperBlock templates
  • Custom file signatures can be defined via powerful scripting language
  • Display of file meta-data (title, date) for files detected by signatures
  • Sorting & recovery based on file meta-data (title, date) for files detected by signatures
  • Added new built-in signatures for file types: 3FR, RW2, ERF, KDC, DCR, MOS, ODT, OLE and XPS
  • Fixed minor bugs and improved scanning and recovery algorithms
10 01/14/2013
  • Integrated and Stand-alone Disk Viewer/Editor for advanced data inspection
  • Added support for RAR archives recovery by signatures
  • New File Systems supported Ext4fs (Linux) and UFS (FreeBSD UNIX)
  • Flexible application styles: Dark & Light color schemas
  • SuperScan can detect files by signatures based on User-defined templates
  • Added convenient "Up" and "Back" navigation buttons
  • Greatly improved scan algorithms (for Linux & MacOS)
  • New lightweight installer
  • Documentation is included in separate PDF files (Commercial versions)
  • Latest Boot Disk Creator includes security options and network pre-configuration
9.5 07/07/2012
  • Support for MacOS X HFS+ and Linux Ext2fs/Ext3fs file systems
  • Docked Properties window displays object's properties "on-the-fly"
  • Added search by object's ID range, and full path is now displayed
  • Stores local settings in INI file instead of Registry
  • Improved recovery files of MP3 type by signatures
  • File Preview allows to preview files up to 10MB in size
9 03/01/2012
  • Support for exFAT file system; support for 4096 byte sector size HDDs;
  • Support for multi-tasking: user can QuickScan found volumes and recover data while SuperScan is in progress;
  • Scan speed increased 2 to 4 times, with significant reduction in system memory consumption keyboard shortcuts added – many operations can be performed without use of a mouse...
8.1 06/15/2011
  • New (Professional and Enterprise versions):
    - Active@ Organizer utility to organize / rename files after a catastrophic data loss.
    - Minor kernel improvements.
8.0.1 04/08/2011
  • Windows PE updated to version 3.1 (Windows 7 SP1)
  • Minor kernel improvements
8.0.0 03/16/2011
  • Fixed bug caused exception on hard disks > 2TB
  • Improved FAT partitions search
  • New improved Boot Disk Creator
  • Enterprise version now contains full installation bootable ISO (no additional download required)
  • Windows PE updated to version 3.0 (based on Windows 7)
  • Fixed minor bugs
7.1 05/04/2006
  • Active@ Data Recovery Services announced the launch of data recovery utility and a Web service site designed to recover files and folders over an Internet connection. Beyond the Internet service stand-alone application is available with support of RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-5! Try DEMO version for FREE!