Version History

We update our products regularly. Please check detailed release notes here.
22 Mar 24, 2022
NEW
  • Added Apple iWork Pages (PAGES) file signatures recognition
  • Added Apple iWork Numbers (NUMBERS) file signatures recognition
  • Added Apple iWork Keynotes (KEY) file signatures recognition
IMPROVED
  • Performance enhancements and bug fixes
  • Improved Bootable Disk Creator and Active@ Boot Disk switched to the latest WinPE based on Windows 11 v21H2 code base
21 Oct 19, 2020
NEW
  • Added applying Boot Sector Template (all major file systems supported) to any disk’s sector
IMPROVED
  • Latest Recovery Kernel includes many improvements and bug fixes
  • Ultimate version: Active@ Boot Disk upgraded to WinPE based on Windows 10 build 2004
  • Ultimate version: Active@ LiveCD upgraded to openSUSE 15.2: Linux Kernel 5.3, KDE 5.18
20 May 15, 2020
NEW
  • Added recovery of new Apple’s ApFS file system
  • Added new pre-defined file signatures recognition: Ancestral Quest Database File (AQ), LibreOffice Documents (ODT, ODG, ODP, OPDS, ODF, ODB), WPS Office Documents (OCX, XLSX, PPTX)
IMPROVED
  • Re-implemented recovery of Microsoft ReFS file system to get more stable & reliable code
  • Latest Recovery Kernel including many improvements & minor bug fixes
  • Ultimate package: the latest Active@ Boot Disk utilities & Boot Disk Creator
  • Ultimate package: Active@ Live now supports PCI-E NVMe M.2 disks
19 October 4, 2019
NEW
  • New pre-defined file signatures recognition: Canon Raw Image File (CR3), Finale Notation File (MUSX)
IMPROVED
  • Redesigned Welcome Screen & Registration
  • Improved recovery of volumes with 4KB sector
  • Latest Recovery Kernel, many improvements
  • Ultimate package: Active@ Live now supports PCI-E NVMe M.2 disks
18 November 6, 2018
NEW
  • Implemented more pre-defined algorithms for file signatures recognition: - Microsoft Office Documents (ONE, PUB); - MySQL files (IBD,FRM,MYI); - Oracle VirtualBox (VDI); - Betacase Client Info (BCB)
  • New Easy Mode for File Recovery
IMPROVED
  • Improved software stability
17 Fenruary 23, 2018
NEW
  • Microsoft ReFS v 3.x file system data recovery
  • New signatures: MS SQL .MDF, Virtual HDD .VHDX
IMPROVED
  • Improved Linux/Unix JFS/XFS filesystem recovery
  • Improved WSS partition handling
  • Improved LDM & LVM dynamic arrays recovery
  • Improved stability working with damaged disks
  • Active@ Boot Disk switched to WinPE 10 x64
  • Active@ LiveCD switched to KDE5 base (64-bit)
16 April 6, 2017
NEW
  • Microsoft new ReFS file system data recovery
  • Linux/Unix JFS file system scan & data recovery
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Spaces recovery
  • New signatures: AI, ACCDB, OST, DB3, SVG...
  • Fragmented files recovery by signatures (MP4)
  • Optimized SuperScan speed & memory usage
  • Full support for HiDPI monitors
15 March 22, 2016
NEW
  • Linux/Unix XFS file system scan & data recovery
  • Logical Volume Manager (LVM) recovery
  • New signatures: AC3, MSG, 3DS, MAX, DXF...
  • Files metadata display: $FILE, $INDX & $DIR
IMPROVED
  • Improved LDM support for nested volumes
  • Improved display for HiDPI and large resolutions
14 May 11, 2015
NEW
  • Added progress display for taskbar icon
  • Added support for latest UEFI Secure Boot
  • Active@ Boot Disk switched to 64-bit (x64)
  • Added file signatures: ODB, ODF, ODG, ODP, ODS
  • Ultimate package includes LiveCD & Boot Disk
IMPROVED
  • Improved work with large & unstable disks
  • Improved display for HiDPI and large resolutions
12 February 14, 2015
NEW
  • Added skip bad sectors option
  • Added file signatures: STL, AEP, ISO, DWG, C4D
IMPROVED
  • Improved disk formatting & recovery algorithms
  • Increased scan speed for signatures detection
11 October 7, 2014
NEW
  • Added Last Chance recovery method for detecting and restoring files by their signatures
  • Files detected by signatures can be renamed and organized in folder's before recovery occures
  • Added Linux BtrFS file system recovery
  • Added option of recovery only volume's files & folders, in addition to sector-by-sector copy
  • Included the latest Active@ Disk Editor & Active@ File Recovery 13
  • New Ultimate package beyond Windows-based Active@ Boot Disk now includes Linux-based bootable Active@ LiveCD
  • Active@ LiveCD (Linux-based) boots all the latest x86 & x64 UEFI secure boot systems
10 January 15, 2014
NEW
  • Added 64-bit executable to perform faster on x64 platforms
  • Extended volume properties displayed
IMPROVED
  • Improved scanning and recovery algorithms
  • Increased scan speed for signatures detection
  • Latest Active@ Disk Editor 4
  • Latest version of last chance recovery tool Active@ File Recovery v. 12
  • Enterprise version: the latest Active@ Boot Disk Lite 8 & all the latest boot disk utilities
9.5 October 24, 2013
NEW
  • Ability to open Disk Image and recover all files and folders from a disk image to another location
  • Support for Raw and Compressed disk images and any raw disk images created by third party tools
  • Support for VMWARE disk images (*.vmdk) and VirtualPC disk images (*.vhd)
IMPROVED
  • Enterprise version: the latest Active@ Boot Disk Lite 7.5 and all the latest utilities
9 July 5, 2013
NEW
  • Added recovery of all volume data at once: 'Copy All Data to a New Disk' function
  • Enhanced support for recovery of FreeBSD Unix UFS and Linux Ext2/Ext3/Ext4fs file systems
  • New application style: Light color scheme by default
  • Professional and Enterprise editions now include the latest Active@ File Recovery ver. 11
  • Enterprise version: the latest Active@ Boot Disk Lite ver. 7.1 and the latest utilities
IMPROVED
  • Improved integration with Active@ Disk Editor 3.0 (HexViewer) - to inspect disks and partitions on a low level
  • Improvements in data recovery kernel: more deleted and damaged volumes can be detected
8 January 21, 2013
NEW
  • Added support for recovery of FreeBSD Unix UFS and Linux Ext4fs file systems
  • Added stand-alone and integrated Disk Editor (Hex Viewer) component - to inspect disks and partitions on a low level (raw sectors)
  • Flexible application style: can be changed from Dark to Light color schemas
  • Convenient 'Go Back' and 'Go Up' navigation buttons and key combinations added
  • Enterprise: Password protection and network pre-configuration added to Boot Disk Creator; the latest utils, Virtual Keyboard...
  • Professional and Enterprise editions now include the latest Active@ File Recovery ver. 10
IMPROVED
  • Improvements in recovery kernel: faster scans and more partitions can be detected
7 June 7, 2012
NEW
  • Added support for recovery of exFAT, Apple HFS+, Linux Ext2/Ext3 file systems
  • Completely re-designed graphical user interface having visual representation of SuperScan process
  • Includes freeware DOS tools, Disk Editor and 'How to' step-by-step recovery guide with examples
  • Support for not only 512 bytes standard sector size, but 4096 bytes sector size in newest HDDs
  • Advanced filtering of found volumes by recoverability flags and integrity statuses
  • Previewing of files on detected partitions before partition recovery occurs
  • Visualization of found volumes within disk area, including overlapping with live drives
  • Professional and Enterprise editions now include the latest Active@ File Recovery ver. 9.5
IMPROVED
  • Improved QuickScan/SuperScan algorithms, detecting more deleted and damaged partitions
  • Detailed descriptions of recovery errors, and actions suggested to avoid the problems
6.5 April 4, 2012
NEW
  • Professional and Enterprise editions now include the latest Active@ File Recovery 9.0
IMPROVED
  • Improved Bootable Disk Creator
  • Improved Extended Scan algorithms
6 April 4, 2012
NEW
  • Enterprise version now contains full installation bootable ISO (no additional download required)
  • Enterprise version: Windows PE updated to version 3.1 (Windows 7 SP1)
IMPROVED
  • Improved FAT partitions search
  • Minor kernel and GUI improvements
  • Fixed bug caused exception on hard disks > 2TB
5 September 26, 2006
NEW
  • First release of Active@ Partition Recovery Windows version
  • Professional version includes last chance data recovery tool: Active@ File Recovery
  • Enterprise version includes bootable Windows disk based on WinPE 2.0 (XP-based)