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Iurii

Member
What's new in version 8.8:

* Added decryption of TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt-encrypted storages:
- Support of both password and file-based encryptions;
- Support of AES, Serpent, Camellia and Twofish decryption algorithms (no chains);
- Support of RIPEMD160, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-512 and Whirlpool hash functions;
- Tests automatically standard/hidden and main/backup header locations.
* VMFS file system:
- Added automatic assembly of multi-extent and big (over 16TB) volumes;
- Fixed bug of VMFS/VMFS6 scan when partition start is not aligned properly.
* Added 'Drobo BeyondRAID Assistant' tool (Wizard mode):
- Selection of any disks for analysis (including spare, replaced etc.);
- Quick asynchronous scan for lost metadata;
- Caching of scan results to speed-up work with multiple configurations and/or volumes;
- Support of 1..8-disk RAID sub-configurations built on any number of disks in set;
- Automatic, semi-automatic and manual drive numbers assignment.
* Reworked usability of checkboxes on tree view of 'Explorer' UI;
* NTFS file system:
- Added procedure of files recovery using $LogFile content;
- Added indication and blocked copying of non-synchronized files from OneDrive;
* Enabled following symbolic links in Explorer (when possible);
* Fixed bug with copying error when source to target is copied root to root;
* Added displaying of metadata files to result of indexing of HFS+ file system.
 

Iurii

Member
What's new in version 8.9:

* Flash-Friendly File System (F2FS) support: access, map of used blocks, scan;
* Support of Enmotus FuzeDrive storages;
* Added function of clearing 'read status map' for certain storage types:
- Function is added to drive/partition context menu of supported storages;
- Implemented clearing 'read status map' for SDLSP files, including 'on-demand images';
* DeepSpar disk imager:
- Implemented and added 'Clear Map' function (in disk context menu and on disk imager tab);
- In disk imager: added option for fast background imaging under full control of DDI;
- Added DDI Activity Monitor tool (available through disk context menu);
- Added DDI Terminal tool invocation to disk context menu;
- Opening the same terminal now activates exsting window (if present);
- Title of terminal window now includes DDI ID, project ID and IP;
- Fixed bug with read errors caused by unexpected UDP packets arrival.
* Decryption of BitLocker volumes:
- Show 'Recovery key identifier' in password entry dialog to identify recovery key;
- Support of incomplete encryption/decryption (Windows 7-10, Server 2008R2-2019);
- Indication of partitions with incomplete BitLocker encryption/decryption;
* In Explorer dialog:
- Files copying now hides preview/hexadecimal viewer panel to release space for log;
- 'Preview' button on toolbar now have sub-menu to open hex panel or last copying log;
* Added 'read' support of UDF file system from partitions with 512/4K sector size;
* Fixed problem reading ATA SMART under 32bit Windows;
* Under Linux/Mac: restoring 'owner' RWX permissions for copied files (when available).
 

Iurii

Member
What's new in version 8.10:

Added support of LUKS2 decryption:
- Supported transform functions: pbkdf2/argon2i/argon2id;
- Supported hashes: SHA-1/SHA-256/SHA-512;
- Supproted encryptions: AES/Serpent/Twofish/Blowfish (XTS or CBC);
Rework of ZFS file system scan procedure:
- Now works on any supported ZPool configuration;
- Added scan support of Oracle RAID-Z mirror-style metadata;
- Better recovery of file system structure, including names/structure of lost datasets;
In Explorer dialog of scan result:
- Function of manual renaming files and folders via 'Properties' dialog;
- Adjusting (reducing) file size via 'Properties' dialog;
- Deleting unrequired files from scan result (with 'Del' button; support of files only);
Direct access to ZFS file system:
- Changed displaying of datasets to 'natural' tree structure instead of flat list;
- Fully reworked assembly of ZPools to support multiple RAID-Z VDevs and mirroring;
Disk imaging with map (used/free space, selected files etc.):
- Added 'policy' of combining segments for map optimization (to ignore small 'gaps');
- Added 'Evaluate fragments' tool for assistance with selection of 'combining policy';
In file copying procedure:
- Added 'Skip all' option to 'Failed to save..' dialog of current copying session;
- Changed to 'smooth' total progress and added indication of 'remaining size';
- Added displaying of 'Stated time' and 'Completion time estimate' values.
 

Iurii

Member
What's new in version 8.11:

* Added iSCSI Target Server for mounting storages to operating system:
- Setting up of any storages or partitions as iSCSI targets (from context menu);
- Read-only iSCSI access locally or over LAN (no authentication);
- Support of Microsoft iSCSI Initiator (Windows), open-iscsi (Linux), globalSAN (Mac);
- Trial limitation of target size is set to 5368709119 sectors (2.5TB);
* Btrfs: fixed issue with assembly of multi-device volumes for direct access;
* ReFS3 file system:
- Fixed problem with incorrect behavior of pause->preview->resume scan sequence;
- Updated 'read' and 'scan' modules to support the latest file system version;
* Handling of disks with reported non-standard big sector sizes (4160, 4176 etc.);
* Extended file system object attributes (custom named properties):
- Reworked procedure of restoring attributes when copying data (Windows, Linux, Mac);
- Added function of listing attributes and displaying of their content in Explorer;
- Reworked support of Apple attributes for HFS+ and APFS file systems;
- Changed format of SSDB and VRFS files to support associated attributes (out of tree);
- Reworked scan procedures of HFS+/APFS to store attributes in new format;
- Added support of NTFS alternative data streams as 'named attributes';
- Added support of Linux xattrs on Ext2-Ext4 and XFS file systems;
* XFS file system: added support of multi-block directory clusters;
* ZFS file system:
- Added support of file system block sizes up to 1MB (for OpenZFS);
- Added support of undelete after 'long deletion' of big files (multi-transaction).
 

Iurii

Member
What's new in version 8.12:

* Updated RAID builder dialog:
- Added support of selecting multiple components for 'bulk operations';
- Support of 'Move', 'Remove', 'Edit size' and 'Revert size' via 'bulk operations';
* ReFS3: fixed several compatibility issues (support of resident and named pointers);
* Added 'metadata objects filtering' functions to file copying procedure:
- Pre-defined types of metadata files and folders can be optionally skipped;
- Procedure can be enabled, disabled and configured via software 'Settings';
- 'Save selection (advanced)' function has option to override default settings;
- Pre-defined metadata for NTFS system files, Synology folders, Apple resources;
* File saving conflict (duplicate file action):
- In default pop-up window added option to abort copying;
- Added pre-configured setting to overwrite file 'if new file is modified later';
* NTFS: support of more scenarios for file information recovery from LogFile;
* FAT16: fixed problem with recognition of root folder in non-indexed full scan;
* ExFAT file system scan:
- Processing of tails of overwritten folders (in full and quick (indexing) scans);
- Result is filtered to remove junk objects that may appear from damaged folders;
* Fixed bug with file system structure recovery when intermediate folders are lost;
* Fixed read/quick scan of HFS+ with 'overflowed' fragmentation of Catalog File;
* Software version for macOS:
- Adopted and optimized GUI to specifics of Big Sur (macOS 11);
- Software optimization for better translation to ARM64 (Apple M1) via Rosetta.
 

Iurii

Member
What's new in version 8.13:

* Added function of access to network disks via built-in iSCSI client:
- Full support of discovery and communication with UFS Explorer iSCSI Targets;
- Support of third-party SAN/iSCSI targets (require multi-host/cluster support);
- Authentication, multi-LUN targets and single-connection mode are not supported;
* iSCSI Target server: added function to attach/detach local disk (under Windows);
* WD MyCloud storages:
- Added indication of MyCloud volumes;
- Added support of newer metadata format (version 156);
- Type of file system transformation is set for them as 'MyCloud' by default;
* Added indication of sector/cluster number on hexadecimal viewer;
* Added separate field for copyable sector indicator to hex data inspector;
* Fixed bug reading partially encrypted B-tree on APFS;
* APFS: fixed B-tree reconstruction bug in scan procedure;
* HFS+: fixed bugs reading of damaged B-tree;
* XFS: fixed bug reading named attributes;
* ZFS: fixed bug with recognition of lost simple volume partitions during scan.
 

Jared

Administrator
Staff member
Do you have other programmers there working with you, or do you just work 24 hours each day?

Nice work!
 

Iurii

Member
What's new in version 8.14:

* Added new 'RAID Decomposition' tool ('Reverse RAID'):
- Supports virtual decomposition of any source storage;
- Supports opening of any produced virtual components;
- Decomposition of RAID0 with custom stripe size;
- Decomposition of RAID1E ('near' or 'interlaced') with custom stripe size;
- Decomposition of RAID5: custom stripe size, parity delay and rotation;
- Decomposition of RAID6: custom stripe size, parity delay, rotation and RS-math;
* Open chunks as span: added option to sort images by numeric file name extension;
* LVM/thin: added recognition of sector/byte size of LVM tree metadata chunks;
* Support of automatic reconstruction of mdadm RAID10/near layout;
* Fixed crash bug when big span (over 1024 components) is opened in RAID builder;
* Drobo BeyondRAID: added manual volume definition when InfoTable is lost or damaged;
* Disk imager: added optional splitting of image to chunks of fixed size;
* Added displaying of GPT and CoreStorage partition labels;
* Added support of named (extended) attributes on Btrfs file systems;
* Added function to mark/unmark multiple objects in Explorer (using context menu);
* Added optional function of saving symbolic links (disabled by default);
* Support opening split DD (raw) image files with FTK Imager naming convention.
 
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