File Recovery


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User's guide:


File Types Supported

Active@ Scan technology allows you to recognize files based on file signatures for the following file types:

  • Adobe Files
    • Adobe Actobat Document (*.pdf)
    • Adobe Photoshop Document (*.psd)
    • Adobe Shockwave Flash File (*.swf)
    • Adobe Effects (*.aep)
  • Camera Raw Files
    • Canon Raw CIFF Image File (*.crw)
    • Canon Raw Image File (*.cr2)
    • Digital Negative Image File (*.dng)
    • Fuji FinePix Raw Image File (*.raf)
    • Hasselblad 3F Raw Image File (*.3fr)
    • Kodak Photo-Enhancer File (*.kdc)
    • Kodak Raw Image File (*.der)
    • Konica Minolta Raw Image File (*.mrw)
    • Leaf Aptus Raw Image File (*.mos)
    • Leica Raw Image File (*.raw)
    • Mamiya Raw Image File (*.mef)
    • Nikon Raw Image File (*.nef)
    • Olympus Raw Image File (*.orf)
    • Panasonic LX3/LX5 Raw Image File (*.rw2)
    • Pentax Raw Image File (*.pef)
    • Samsung Raw Image File (*.srw)
    • Seiko Epson Raw Image File (*.erf)
    • Sigma Raw Image File (*.x3f)
    • Sony Digital Camera Raw Image File (*.arw)
    • Sony SR2 Raw Image File (*.sr2)
    • Sony SRF Raw Image File (*.srf)
  • Compressed Archives
    • 7-Zip File Archive (*.7z)
    • ARC File Archive (*.arc)
    • ARJ File Archive (*.arj)
    • GNU Zipped File Archive (*.gz)
    • LZH File Archive (*.lzh)
    • TAR Archive File (*.tar)
    • Windows Cabinet Archive File (*.cab)
    • Win RAR Archive File (*.rar)
    • Zipped File Archive (*.zip)
    • ZOO File Archive (*.zoo)
  • Electronic Books
    • DjVu eBook Image File (*.djvu)
    • Fiction Book 2.0 File (*.fb2)
    • Microsoft eBook Format (*.lit)
    • QuickBooks Data File (*.qbw)
    • Rocket eBook File (*.rb)
  • FileMaker Platform
    • FileMaker Pro 3.0 File (*.fp3)
    • FileMaker Pro Database (*.fp5)
    • File Maker Pro Document (*.fmp12)
    • File Maker Pro Ver.7 + Database (*.fp7)
  • Formatted Text Files
    • Compiled HTML Help File (*.chm)
    • Extensible Markup Language Document (*.xml)
    • Hypertext Markup File (*.htm)
    • Rich Text Format File (*.rtf)
  • Microsoft Office
    • Crystal Report (*.rpt)
    • Microsoft Access Database (*.mdb)
    • Microsoft Exel Open XML Document (*.xlsx)
    • Microsoft Exel Spreadsheet (*.xls)
    • Microsoft Word Document (*.doc)
    • Microsoft Word Open XML Document (*.docx)
    • OpenDocument Text Document (*.odt)
    • Other OLE-container (*.ole)
    • Personal Information Store Files (*.pst)
    • PowerPoint Open XML Presentation (*.pptx)
    • PowerPoint Presentation (*.ppt)
    • Visio Drawing File (*.vsd)
    • XML Paper Specification File (*.xps)
  • Music & Audio Files
    • Advanced Audio Coding File (*.aac)
    • Audio Interchange File (*.aiff)
    • Compressed Audio Interchange File (*.aifc)
    • Free Lossless Audio Codec File (*.flac)
    • MIDI File (*.mid)
    • Monkey's Lossless Audio Codec File (*.ape)
    • MP3 Audio File (*.mp3)
    • Ogg Vorbis Compressed Audio File (*.ogg)
    • Rich Music Format File (*.ra)
    • Simple Audio File (*.au)
    • Synthetic Music Mobile File (*.mmf)
    • WAVE Audio File (*.wav)
    • WavPack Correction Audio Stream (*.mvc)
    • Windows Media Audio File (*.wma)
  • Photos & Images
    • Bitmap Image File (*.bmp)
    • Corel Draw Image File (*.cdr)
    • Graphical Interchange Format File (*.gif)
    • Icon File (*.ico)
    • JPEG Image File (*.jpg)
    • Multiple-image Network Graphics (*.png)
    • Paintbrush Bitmap Image File (*.pcx)
    • Portable Network Graphics (*.png)
    • Tagged Image File (*.tif)
    • Windows Animated Cursor (*.ani)
  • QuickTime Multimedia
    • 3G2 Multimedia File (*.3g2)
    • 3GP Multimedia File (*.3gp)
    • CDC Multimedia File (*.cdc)
    • DRM Multimedia File (*.dcf)
    • F4V Multimedia File (*.f4v)
    • JP2 Multimedia File (*.jp2)
    • JPA Multimedia File (*.jpa)
    • JPX Multimedia File (*.jpx)
    • M4A Multimedia File (*.m4a)
    • M4B Multimedia File (*.m4b)
    • M4V Multimedia File (*.m4v)
    • MAF Multimedia File (*.maf)
    • MOV Multimedia File (*.mov)
    • MP4 Multimedia File (*.mp4)
    • MPG Multimedia File (*.mpg)
    • MQV Multimedia File (*.mqv)
    • SDV Multimedia File (*.sdv)
  • Video Files
    • Advanced Systems Format File (*.asf)
    • Audio Video Interleave File (*.avi)
    • Autodesk Animation File (*.fli)
    • Autodesk Animation Pro File (*.flc)
    • Flash Video File (*.flv)
    • Material Exchange Format File (*.mxf)
    • Matroska Video File (*.mkv)
    • MPEG (RIFF) File (*.mpg)
    • MPEG Transport Stream (*.mts)
    • MPEG Video File (*.mpeg)
    • Red Core Digital Cinema Camera (*.r3d)
    • Red Media Format File (*.rm)
    • Red Media Format File (VBR)(*.rmvb)
    • Windows Media Video File (*.wmv)
  • Miscellaneous Files
    • CD/DVD/BD disk ISO image (*.iso)
    • QuickBooks Files (*.qbw)
    • 3D Systems Stereolithography (*.stl)
    • AutoCAD Drawing Database (*.dwg)
    • Maxon Cinema 4D (*.c4d)

    Features Supported

    Active@ File Recovery supports:

    • Recovery from exFAT, FAT12/FAT16/FAT32, NTFS, ReFS, Apple HFS+, Unix UFS/JFS/XFS, Linux Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, BtrFS file systems
    • Support for 4096 byte sector size HDDs
    • Support for RAW-Compressed images and RAW images manually composed from several chunks
    • Support for VMWARE & VirtualPC HDD images: open and work as with regular HDDs
    • SATA, SCSI, SSD, NVMe hard drives, USB Cards and floppy disks
    • Damaged or deleted RAID virtual reconstruction (RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-5, Span)
    • Large-sized drives (more than 2 TB)
    • Long file names and local language (non-English) file names
    • Recovery of compressed, fragmented and encrypted files on NTFS
    • Detection and recovery from deleted or damaged partitions
    • Saving scan results to the storage and opening them later on
    • Deleted files filtering, exact or partial file name search
    • Disk Image creation and opening (to restore files and folders from)
    • Recognition of 62 file types by signatures and sorting them in folders
    • Two types of drive scan: QuickScan (Fast) and SuperScan (Slow)
    • Visible representation of file or folder recoverability
    • Ability to preview file contents before recovery

Recovers Files Created by OS

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2022
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows ME
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 98
  • MacOS X 10.4 Tiger
  • MacOS X 10.5 Leopard
  • MacOS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • MacOS X 10.7 Lion
  • MacOS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • MacOS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • MacOS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • MacOS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • MacOS X 10.12 Sierra
  • Linux (all versions)

Host platform

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2022
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP
  • WinPE-based Boot Disk

Resource Requirements

The disk space requirements to run Active File Recovery are at least 32 MB of RAM. And you will need enough disk space for recovered files, image files, etc.

The administrative privileges are required to install and run Active@ File Recovery.

The free evaluation version has full functionality of all features with a limitation only on 65 Kb maximum size of the file being restored.

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