File Scavenger is a file-undelete and data-recovery utility. It can recover files accidentally deleted from Windows Explorer, the Recycle Bin, the command line window, or a network shared folder with the original folder name and dates. It can also recover reformatted or deleted partitions, broken spanned volumes, or failed RAID/NAS/SAN devices. It is very effective in recovering digital photos on almost all media.
File Scavenger 5.1 supports the following file systems: Windows: NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, exFAT. Linux: ext3, ext4, UFS1, UFS2, XFS, ZFS. Apple: HFS+. Virtual file systems: VMFS, VMDK, VHD and VHDX.
What is new in this release:
- The new 64-bit version can scan a volume with an unlimited number of files.
- Improved recovery of the ZFS file system and RAID-Z (single and double parity). ZFS is an open-source file system and logical volume manager used in NAS devices (e.g. FreeNAS) and high-performance servers.
- Improved recovery of PDF documents in raw mode.
- Improved recovery of the 64-bit ext4 file system.
What is new in version 4.3:
- Support for the ZFS file system and RAID-Z (single and double parity). ZFS is an open-source file system and logical volume manager used in NAS devices (e.g. FreeNAS) and high-performance servers.
- Support for the ReFS file systems. ReFS or Resilient File System is Microsoft's next generation file system for the Windows platforms.
- Support for RAID 6.
- Implementing custom RAID. Custom RAID is used when special algorithms is needed to reconstruct data.
- Raw recovery for Canon RAW Image (.CR2) and Material Exchange Format (.MXF) files.
- Improved raw recovery for Office documents.
- Streamlining the Advanced Volumes dialogs.
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