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Version Date Changes
16 Jan 20, 2017
  • More pre-defined file signatures recognition: AI, ACCDB, OST, DB3, VCPROJ, USER, SVG, FBR
  • Support for Microsoft's new generation ReFS file system scan & data recovery
  • Support for Linux/Unix JFS file system scan & data recovery
  • Support for Windows Storage Spaces data recovery
  • Recovery of fragmented files by signatures (MOV/MP4)
  • Redesigned User Interface: dockable dialogs, semi-transparent popups
  • Full support for HiDPI monitors (large screen resolutions)
  • Improvements in XFS / Ext4 file systems recovery
  • Significantly optimized SuperScan speed and memory consumption
  • New security based on software registration and activation
15 Mar 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
  • Added file system's metadata display: $FILE & $INDX file records for NTFS, $DIR Directory entries for FAT/FAT32
  • Added support for Linux/Unix XFS file system scan & data recovery
  • Added 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
  • Ultimate package: the latest Active@ Boot Disk and improved Boot Disk Creator
  • Ultimate package: the latest Active@ LiveCD (64-bit) with updated drivers and new utilities
14.5 May 12, 2015
  • More pre-defined file signatures recognition: OpenOffice Spreadsheet .ODS, Database .ODB, Formula .ODF, Graphic .ODG & 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
14.1 Feb 24, 2015
  • More pre-defined file signatures recognition: AutoCAD Drawing Database .DWG, Maxon Cinema 4D .C4D
  • Improved SuperScan progress display on Vista and later Windows versions
  • Minor improvements in user interface and bug fixes
  • Ultimate version: the latest Active@ LiveCD utilities and PDF documentation
14 Jan 16, 2015
  • Added more pre-defined file signatures recognition: 3D Systems .STL, Adobe Effects .AEP, CD/DVD/BD Image .ISO
  • Increased speed & performance of recognizing files by their signatures
  • Added option to skip next sectors while disk scanning, in case if bad sectors detected
  • Improved recovery of files just deleted (based on analysis of NTFS $LogFile Journal)
  • Minor improvements in user interface and data recovery algorithms
  • Included the latest Active@ Disk Editor 5, being able to browse disks and preview files
  • Ultimate version: the latest Active@ LiveCD utilities
13 Sep 4, 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
12.0.5 Feb 6, 2014
  • Improved creation of Virtual Disks having different sector size
  • Added new pre-defined file signature for GZip Archives (*.GZ)
  • Section 'Signature Files Concepts' added to documentation
  • Fixed manifest problem with for 64-bit Windows (WinPE)
  • Professional versions: on Active@ Boot Disk Lite updated Disk Monitor to version 3.1
12.0.2 Jan 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 in 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)
11.0.5 Jun 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
  • The latest version of Active@ Disk Editor 3.0
  • The latest version of Active@ Partition Recovery 9.0 (Professional versions)
  • The latest Boot Disk Creator and Boot Disk utilities (Enterprise version)
10.0.8 Feb 04, 2013
  • Improved Disk Editor integration
  • Optimized SuperScan speed for Linux Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 volumes
10.0.6 Jan 22, 2013
  • Professional & Enterprise packages: the latest Active@ Partition Recovery 8 included
  • Fixed installation issue with a Preview component
10.0.5 Jan 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 schemes
  • 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
10 (beta) Dec 24, 2012
  • New File Systems to recover from: 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)
9.5.3 Jul 12, 2012
  • Support for MacOS X HFS+ and Linux Ext2fs/Ext3fs file systems recovery
  • Docked Properties window displays object's properties "on-the-fly" (dynamically changing context)
  • Added search by object's ID range, and full object's path is now displayed
  • Advanced NTFS file recovery based on data records in NTFS Journal ($LogFile)
  • 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, more shortcuts for previewing added
  • Improved software RAIDs (based on LDM) handling and re-construction
  • Included the latest Active@ Partition Recovery v. 7 (Professional and Enterprise packages)
  • "Go to" target location function is available after Search executed
9.0.0 Mar 01, 2012
  • Complete redesign of User Interface
  • Support for exFAT file system
  • 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
  • New Recovery options:
    o Define and scan several sector ranges
    o Recovering/Skipping named streams
    o Different filename conflict resolution methods
  • New Signature files supported (Adobe *.pdf, Flash *.swf, DJVU *.djvu, QuickTime *.m4…)
  • Support for multi-tasking: user can QuickScan found volumes and recover data while SuperScan is in progress
  • SuperScan progress: displays of map of scanned sectors and found meta-data while scanning
  • Auto-saves SuperScan results
  • Configuration parameters stored locally and re-loaded upon next use
8.2.0 Dec 02, 2011
  • Active@ Organizer utility to organize/rename files after recovery:
    o now includes MS Office formats support
    o several bugs fixed
  • Updated all boot disk utilities, including BootDiskCreator to the latest v. 5.4.5
8.1.0 June 15, 2011
  • Active@ Organizer utility to organize / rename files after a catastrophic data loss
  • Minor kernel improvements
8.0.1 April 08, 2011
  • Fixed bug caused exception on hard disks with sector size bigger than 512 bytes
  • Windows PE updated to version 3.1 (based on Windows 7 SP1)
8.0.0 March 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)
7.5 Jun 2009
  • Added RAID5 subtypes
  • Added checking for updates
  • Security level increased

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