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CnW data recovery software is an easy to use, powerful program that recovers and restores deleted, corrupted, partially formatted or failing PC hard disk drives, camera memory, flash memory chips (digital camera photos and videos) even when fragmented, CDs , DVDs, Camcorders, Zip and Jaz drives. Recover not finalized/unfinalized DVDs and mini-DVDs and recreate a complete video in correct directory structure.

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  Latest version:
5.10 (April 20, 2016)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
April 2016

V5.10, redirecting files where signature has failed on NTFS disks

March 2016

V5.09, can select range of scanning in AVCHD wizard

February 2016

V5.08 Improved verification of EOS files, and faster recovery

V5.07 Supports AVCHD M2T files

January 2016

V5.04 Support for 4K sector sizes with NTFS disks. Scanning for catalog entries on an HFS+ disk has been implemented

December 2015

V5.02 Process fragmented headers on Canon HF-G30 videos

November 2015

V5.01 Support for Canon HF-G30 camera

V5.00 New option in RAID to concatenate JBOD

October 2015

V4.99 Sanyo E1 video recovery added for deleted files

Wizard for MXF video

September 2015

V4.98 Support for Canon SX600 camera. Improved support for XFS greater than 2TB

V4.97 Support to image disks greater than 2TB. Enhancements for Canon EOS recovery

August 2015

V4.96 Demo now saves .bmp thumbnails in output directory. AVCHD updates

V4.95 Support for Panasonic Lumix GH4 video on SD memory chip

July 2015

V4.93 - Small updates for GoPro

May 2015

V4.89 - improved speed for goPro recovery

April 2015

V4.86 - small changes to AVCHD fragment matching

V4.82 improved fragment matching with AVCHD - uses frame times

March 2015

V4.81 Updates for GoPro

February 2015

V4.79 Additional variation of GoPro added (GoPro Hero)

V4.78 Improved first frame on some GoPro recoveries

December 2014

V4.76 Enhanced detection of EOS video files for MP4 Wizard

V4.75 Problem fixed (hopefully) where virtual CD ROM drives caused problems with program initialisation

November 2014

V4.72 Support for GoPro Silver. Improved support for large XFS files and directories.

V4.70 Partial support for GoPro Hero Silver versions

October 2014

V4.69 Additional file selection with exFAT routine

V4.68 Improved dates on AVCHD, larger XFS files supported

V4.67 Dates added to some of the AVCHD wizard files

September 2014

V4.66 New time interval added for AVCHD/MTS recovery wizard

V4.65 Reduced memory requirements for MP4 Wizard

August 2014

V4.64 AVI wizard now supports reconstruction of both idx1 and ix00 index types

V4.63 Most recent video thumbnails will scroll through on Wizard functions. CnW video recovery works where most software packages fail.

V4.62 Improved displaying of video thumbails on the demo

V4.61 Improved reconstruction of GoPro files on FAT32 devices.

4.60 AVI Wizard will display thumbnails of some videos, improvements with fragmented file support.

4.58 AVI Wizard supports files with missing header

July 2014

4.55 RAID-6 (provisional) added

4.53 Better support for exFAT with MP4 wizard

June 2014

4.52 Support for MP4s greater than 4GB being added

May 2014

V4.51 Will write images to disk drives on Windows 7&8 (Commercial version only)

April 2014

V4.49 Photo wizard displays thumbnails. AVI thumbnails are displayed

March 2014

V4.48 Demo will display thumbnail on MP4 Wizard for some types of file

V4.47 Thumbnail for some videos displayed on recovery (not demo yet)

V4.46 Improved support for large GoPro memory chips

February 2014

V4.44, Support for larger cluster sizes in MP4 wizard

January 2014

V4.43 Support for deleted GoPro files from a multiplexed stream - ie high and low resolution

V4.42 Preliminary version of AVI wizard added. Extra time interval value for AVCHD and extra support for large exFAT clusters

V4.41 MP4 wizard can select video type to recover - useful when multiple types of video on a hard drive

December 2013

V4.40 Good support in MP4 wizard for Sony PWM-F3 deleted files

V4.39 Small updates to MP4 wizard

November 2013

V4.37 Forensic disk scan can save a disk image, and will log some details. More details will be logged in next release

V4.36. Larger cluster sizes for exFAT drives supported, Improved speed for forensic disk scan,MP4 wizard updates.

October 2013

V4.33 Additional recovery mode for MP4 wizard

September 2013

V4.32 GoPro Hero 3 mixed deleted files can be recovered

August 2013

V4.30 Extra fragmented MP4 function added for wizard

July 2013

V4.29 More variations of MP4 included in wizard

V4.27 More updates on MP4 Wiard, including fragment GoPro files

V4.25 Status message when file filter used, plus warning messages.

V4.24 Warns of skipped files with file filter

V4.23 Support in MP4 Wizard for deleted GoPro video files

V4.22 Enhances made to Formatted wizard - includes filter for unnecessary files

May 2013

V4.20 Small changes

April 2013

V4.18 Extra detection for corrupted NTFS disks

March 2013

V4.17 Some carved files can be selected on dates with file filter - depends on file type.

V4.14 - more MP4 modes detected in wizard

February 2013

V4.12, Longer directories for XFS, and more MP4 wizard updates

January 2013

V4.11 Updates to MP4 wizard - displays codecs

V4.10 MP4 wizard, small enhancements. Beta version of DOCX and ZIP wizard

December 2012

V4.06 Further developments on MP4 wizard

V4.05 Small enhancements to MP4 wizard, maximum drives handled now 19 (was 9)¨

November 2012

V4.04 Will block sleep/hibernation mode of PC while recovering files. Small additions to MP/4 wizard

V4.03 Multiple partitions support for HP MediaVault

October 2012

V4.01 Manual selection of Linux files

V3.99 - improved recognition of Ext4 disks. Beta version of 3GP wizard - very limited functions

September 2012

3.96 Small changes to forensic report and reading Mac disks

August 2012

3.95 Improved defragmenting of Word DOCX files, ODT files recognised

3.92 Detects fake memory chips.

3.91 AVCHD no longer has a limit of 128GB for total size of recovery

July 2012

3.90 Improved support form AVCHD recovery from non FAT disks

July 2012

3.89 Extra apple failure modes supported.

May 2012

3.87 New routine for AVCHD Wizard. More modes for reconstructing missing .AVI indexes.

3.86 Improved merging of AVCHD files in wizard function

3.85 Improved support for Reiser scanning and automatic detection of HP MediaVault configuration

April 2012

3.80 Support for simple Ext4 files - still in development phase

March 2012

3.78 Displays type of Linux/Unix disk being recovered

3.75 Option to skip verify on carving. Enhanced 3GP defragmentation

February 2012

3.71 Zip and DOCX files can be defragmented after carving

3.69 Word .DOCX have date added when carved

January 2012

3.67 Improved support for fragmented AVI files

3.66 Improved support for XFS disks. Log subdirectory automatically compressed with NTFS compression

3.64 - a bug on startup of 3.63 removed

3.63 Reiser files listing shown on screen, and addition help for Reiser configuration in the Corrupted disk wizard

December 2011

3.62 VM Virtual file image handled (forensic option only)

3.61, some enhancements to AVCHD and 3GP defragmenting

November 2011

3.60 Extra support for defragmenting deleted .3GP, .MOV files from FAT32 devices.

3.58 Options for different time frame intervals on AVCHD recovery

3.55 Improved Encase .E01 support

October 2011

3.54 SHA-256 hashing may be disabled

3.53 Enhanced supported for fragmented .MOV files.  Can read QIC113 backup files

September 2011

3.52 AVCHD wizard function

August 2011FF

3.51 AVCHD / MTS files can be defragmented.

3.50 MPEG-1 audio streams supported when creating .IFO files on video disks

3.48 Further development on keyword searching - log can be sorted. Keyword searching added to forensic report.

July 2011

3.47 Small changes to the way DVDs are recovered with more than 99 chapters.

3.46 Uni-code added to keyword search

June 2011

3.45 Keyword search exported with log info, keyword file can be viewed from log

3.44 First version of keyword search added for FAT and NTFS disks (commercial and forensic options only).

May 2011

3.41 Reiser files recovered when first superblock is missing

3.40 Extra MP4 type files detected in data carving

3.39 Changes to JPEG defragmenting

April 2011

3.37 Changed routine for defragmenting JPEGs

3.36 Alternate Data Streams extracted from NTFS disks

3.35 Improvements on 3GP amd MP4 defragmenting

March 2011

3.33 Slightly faster copy/imaging speed. A reminder has been added if software is not updated after 3 months.

February 2011

3.32 Reiser FS included as part of wizard - also shows directories while in restore process.

3.31 Multiple strings can be searched for as part of data carving - forensic only option

3.29 Improved support for fragmented 3GP, MP4 files in ftyp-mdat-moov sequence

January 2011

3.28 Mini DVDs can be recovered, and then a new DVD created within CnW

3.27 Apple resource fork modified to allow copying of short cuts and hyperlinks on systems where the links are not valid.

3.26 Function to download and extract NSRL MD5 hash values for standard files (Forensic option only). Dongle drivers now a separate download.

3.25 Will process fragmented .3GP files <16MB in length and in ftyp-moov-mdat sequence

3.24 Verification of 3GP/MP4 files

December 2010

3.23 Will recover many Reiser FS deleted and lost files

3.22 Extra testing on XFS files

November 2010

3.21 Improved ReiserFS support

3.20 3GP video files detected in carving

October 2010

V3.17 improved JBOD operation for HP Media vault

V3.16 improved JBOD operation

V3.12, improved photo defragmenting

V3.11, improved carving of fragmented AVI files

September 2010

V.308 Improved RAID support

V3.07 Support for deleted XFS added

August 2010

3.04 Support for dongle on Windows 7 64 bit

3.02 Mini-DVD wizard displays thumbnails of video chapters on recovery

3.00 released with new Wizard functions

Improved support for Linux Ext2/3 disks

July 2010

Reiser FS, first release in V3 Beta version

2.86 development of Formatted wizard function

June 2010

CnW V3 pre-release details Read about the next major release

May 2010

2.74 Image raw split into separate functions of Data Carve and Disk Image

2.73 New Fragmented AVI routine

April 2010

2.71 More XFS improvements, supports Version 1 inodes

2.68 Improved Unix XFS support. Enhanced routines for fragmented photo recovery

March 2010

2.67 Increased speed for defragmenting photos. Small improvement to MTF (.BKF) file recovery

2.66 Small enhancements - development for RAID systems taking place

January 2010

2.65 First support for Unix XFS disks. 4096 byte sectors supported for FAT32 - iPod disks

December 2009

2.64 Office 2007 documents detected in raw recovery

2.63 Enhanced recovery from FAT disks when using scan for directory stubs - more directories are named

September 2009

2.61 First release of exFAT. Improved Linux Ext2 support

2.59 Enhanced creation of Video disks from recovered MPEG files

August 2009

2.57 First Forensic XML report giving summary and details of jobs performed

July 2009

2.56 Uni-code strings can be searched for in disk image mode

2.55 Enhanced recovery of deleted FAT32 files

June 2009

2.53 Files with failed sectors marked in the log. Encase EWF files can be read (nb this should be considered a Beta feature at this stage) but will handle standard and compressed files..

2.50 Improved operation on Vista systems

2.47 EFI support, including details in forensic report log

May 2009

2.46 Enhanced joining of fragmented jpegs

2.44 Improved stability with Vista

April 2009

2.43 Enhanced sorting of large logs, makes more use of available PC memory

2.42 Improved support in wizard for multiple partition disks

February 2009

2.41 Extra fields added to .csv log reports. Hash value in log for disk images.

2.40 Addition Unix formats added and Mac handling enhanced. Forensic report included in .CSV exported reports

2.38 More tool tips added

January 2009

2.36 First version of MFT Parse implemented. Tool tips added to wizard screen. Installation on systems without a C: drive made possible

2.35 Sector numbers in option boxes can be double clicked to view the sector

2.34 Option to validate FAT files as part of recovery. More development on data carving tool, includes file validation

December 2008

2.32 First version of disk sector searching, so string may be found anywhere on a disk. Improved FAT support, FAT table is checked for integrity and may be repaired automatically. First release of data carving tool, click on verify column within forensic log. Forensic option only.

November 2008

2.31 Additional Forensic report entries. $bitmap, $MFT and $logfile file read with Forensic option

October 2008

2.30 Optional operation with a dongle to allow installation on multiple PCs

2.28 Improved BKF support

August 2008

2.27 Support for SCSI drives not recognised by the operating system

2.25 Improved disk analysis for FAT32. Recovery mode option added to Wizard

June 2008

2.24 Enhanced metedata extraction from JPEG files. Support for GUID partition tables (as used on current Macs).

May 2008

2.23 Improved support for open session CDs, and for multi-session UDF disks

2.22 Preliminary addition of MTF - .BKF file backups. No limit to the size of logs that can be sorted

April 2008

2.21 Preliminary addition of Unix HTFS file system recovery

March 2008

2.19 Small improvements to wizard and analysis. Faster initial scan for NTFS disks

February 2008

2.16 Enhanced initial disk verification and analysis

2.12 Initial version of forensic report

December 2007

2.10 Automatic Windows Vista UAC control

2.09 Enhanced recovery of deleted FAT32 files. CSV files detected

November 2007

2.06 Titles added to Word files on raw recovery mode. Fragmented AVIs joined in Raw mode.

October 2007

2.04 Initial version able to join fragmented jpegs when doing a raw image recovery

2.03 Files may be viewed from directory screen - right click

September 2007

2.00 First full released version - online purchase enabled

August 2007

1.72 Improved partition recovery functions. One step video disk recovery within the Wizard

1.70 Improved wizard with support for CD-RW unerase. AppleDouble format supported when recovering Mac disks to a PC drive

July 2007

1.69 Some analysis of disk structure integrity before doing a wizard recovery . Speed enhancements in wizard as well as target times being displayed

1.68 Disk analysis display

June 2007

1.66 Improved FAT32 recovery analysis

May 2007

1.65 Determine the file a sector is used in. View fragment runs

1.64 Mac JAZ format supported

April 2007

1.63 Enhanced imaging for failing disks

March 2007

1.63 Video disk index creation

1.62 Split routine to place files in directories for DVD burning

1.61 Enhanced Mac recovery

January 2007

1.60 File deduplication added

1.59 Scan for Macintosh directories

December 2006

V1.58 small updates

November 2006

V1.57 Enhanced Raw splitting routine. Improved Mac handling and analysis of FAT disks

September 2006

V1.56 Improved processing of NTFS disks without master $MFT sectors. Improved wizard operation with unrecognised disks. Wizard less likely to hang with some disks. Dates added to JPEG and TIFF file name, when file file contains date tag

August 2006

V1.55 DVD properties can be examined

July 2006

V1.54 Log numbers may be viewed in hex, or decimal

V1.53 Small improvements on partition recovery

V1.52 Bug removed on reading some long files in NTFS

June 2006

V1.51 Improved analysis of FAT disk with missing boot sectors. Filename field added to log

May 2006

V1.50 Analysis for FAT disks with missing boot sectors. Improved UDF support for VAT

April 2006

V1.48 Improved Macintosh support

V1.47 Improved support for long directories on UDF CDs. File selection based on file extension

March 2006

V1.46 File selection on file size implemented as part of file filter. Improved progress reporting. Revised analysis interface screen

February 2006

V1.45 Directory slack for NTFS disks saved. Flags added to logs to indicate read only, encrypted files etc

V1.43 File filter functions added to CD reading

V1.42 Multi-threaded additions to enhance output speed

V1.41 File selection or skipping based on MD5 values

V1.40 Selection of drives by both physical drive number and logical drive letter

January 2006

V1.37 Revised help system - also available online

V1.33 Easier interface to enter registration code

V1.32 FAT32 with no FAT map correctly implemented

V1.31 Partition analysis, and boot sector reconstruction

December 2005

V1.30 Improved MAC HFS+ support

V.128 Improved NTFS support, with selection of MFT range

V1.25 NTFS will store partially overwritten files in a new subdirectory

November 2005

V1.24 Modified dates part of file filter selection

V.12 File filter, implementation of directory selection

V1.20 Output optionally in directories for CD or DVD writing -will fill directories to be a complete CD or DVD size

October 2005

V1.19 Compressed NTFS disks expanded on raw read file extraction. Name length optionally truncated for CD production

V1.17 JPEG files verified when part of unallocated space extraction. Automatic deletion of logs after defined period.

V.1.16 NTFS added to wizard, with partition support

V1.15 CD-ROM added to wizard and demo. Wizard includes track and partition count for media

V1.11 Floppy disk support added to wizard and demo

September 2005

V1.09 Image files can be viewed, even in demo mode. Thumb nails of recovered images are displayed automatically while in wizard mode.

V1.08 first beta copy released for memory chips

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All features / Full description:
CnW Data Recovery Software recovers lost files from
o Digital photo camera memory chips
o Compact Flash, CE, sD, xD, Memorystick, MultiMedia Card, or USB compatible memory
o Hard drives recovered
o RAID 0 - RAID-5, JBODs ** under developmentdata recovery software for hard drives
o CDs and DVDs, including mini-DVDs
o Thumb drives
o Jaz and Zip disks
o Floppy disks

File systems supported
o NTFS, NTFS compressed,.
o FAT32, FAT16, FAT12
o Macintosh HFS+
o Hard disc EFI partitions
o Data carving for any operating system
o ISO9660, Joliet, UDF, Macintosh
o Quick erased CD-RW*
o DVD, data and video
o exFAT
o Unix XFS
o ReiserFS
o Flash memory
o .BKF backup files

Recovers data that has been lost
o Deleted file restoring from NTFS and FAT32
o Formatted disks can be recovered
o Disk corruption
o Missing FATs or MFTs are reconstructed
o Partial disk failure can be recovered
o Partition or boot sector failureRead files lost on memory chips
o Corrupted FATs are dynamically fixed
o Overwritten boot sectors are reconstructed
o Master Boot Record (MBR) failure or corruption
o Partition tables corrupted can be regenerated
o Failure when being repartitioned
o Quick erased* (CD-RW)
o Files lost due to software error can be recovered
o Operator error
o Malicious deletion of files can be resolved
o Installation of new operating system
o Not ejecting USB drives correctly
o Power glitch
o Virus
o Video camera DVD corruption, but video can be reconstructed

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Acronyms / Also Known As:
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