• Restorer Ultimate for Mac

Raw File Search

While scanning, Restorer Ultimate can find files created by various programs by file signatures or byte patterns in the files common to each file of that particular types.

Note : Using Raw File Search, Restorer Ultimate can successfully recover only un-fragmented files.

You may set the defaults for raw file search on the Settings .

By default, Restorer Ultimate tries to recognize all supported file types, greatly increasing time required for the scan. You may reduce it by selecting only those file types that you need. Click the Change Raw File Search Options button or Actions->Set raw file search options... on the Task List and select the required file types on the Raw File Search dialog box.

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Raw File Search dialog box dialog box

Restorer Ultimate shows found such files on the Folders panel as Lost Files .

List of file types Restorer Ultimate recognizes:


7-Zip archive: .7z

ACE archive: .ace

AIN archive: .ain

ARJ archive: .arj

Aladdin Systems StuffIt archive: .sit

ARX archive: .arx

BAG archive: .bag

BIX archive: .bix

BZip2 archive: .bz2

ChArc archive: .chz

Compress archive:* .z

CPIO archive: .cpio

CRUSH archive

FOXSQZ archive: .sqz

GZip archive: .gz

HA archive *: .ha

HPACK archive: .hpk

InstallShield Cabinet archive: .cab

InstallShield archive

InstallShield Data archive: .z

JAM archive: .jam

JAR archive: .jar

JRC archive: .jrc

LHA/LZARK archive: *.lzh

LIMIT archive: *.lim

LZA archive: *.lza

LZOParchive: .lzo

LZSH archive

LZX archive:* .lzx

Microsoft Cabinet archive: .cab

Microsoft Compress 5 archive

Microsoft Compress 6 archive

Microsoft Internet Explorer Web  archive: .mht

Pack archive *

QFC archive: .qfc

Quantum archive *: .ark

Quark archive

RAR archive: .rar

R-Drive Image archive: .arc

R-Drive Image V1 archive: .arc

RPM archive: .rpm

SCO archive *

SQZ archive: .sqz

StuffIt archive: .sit

SZip archive

TAR archive:  .tar

UFA archive: .ufa

UHArc archive:* .uha

UltraCompressor 2 archive: .uc2

UltraCrypt 2 archive: .ue2

WIN-Freeze archive*: .ice

WinImage archive: .imz

YAC archive: .yc

ZIP archive: .zip

ZOO archive: .zoo

ZZip archive: .zz


AbiWord Document: .abw

Adobe PDF document: .pdf

Compiled HTML file: .chm

Data Interchange Format file: .dif

dBase III Database: .dbf

Final Draft Document: .fdr

Garmin MapSource data: .mps

HTML Document: .html

Internet shortcut: .url

Lotus AMI Pro Document: .sam

Lotus Spreadsheet: .wks

Lotus Word Pro Document: .lwp

Lotus3 Spreadsheet*: .wk3

Microsoft Access 2007 Database: .accdb

Microsoft Access 2007 XML Document*: .accdt

Microsoft Access Database: .mdb

Microsoft Excel 2007 XML Document*: .xlsx

Microsoft Excel Document*: .xls

Microsoft Excel2 Spreadsheet: .xls

Microsoft Excel3/4 Spreadsheet: .xls

Microsoft Linker Database: .lk

Microsoft Money Data: .mny

Microsoft Office Open XML Document *

Microsoft OneNote section file: .one

Microsoft Pocket Streets Map File: .mps

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 XML Document*: .pptx

Microsoft PowerPoint Document*: .ppt

Microsoft Program Database: .pdb

Microsoft Reader eBook: .lit

Microsoft Reader eBook annotations*: .ebo

Microsoft SQL Database: .mdf

Microsoft SQL Log: .ldf

Microsoft Word 2007 XML Document*: .docx

Microsoft Word Document*: .doc

Microsoft Word2 Document: .doc

Microsoft WordPad Document: .wri

Mozilla Firefox browser extension: .xpi

MySQL Database: .myi

OLE Storage

Omnis Studio Database: .df1

Omnis Studio Library: .lbs

OpenDocument Document

PostScript document: *.ps

Quattro Pro Spreadsheet: .wq1

QuickBooks Backup File: *. qbb

QuickBooks Primary Data File: *.qbw

Quicken Data: *.qdf

Rich Text Document: .rtf

TEX Document: .tex

Text Document: .txt

TurboTax return file: .tax

Unicode Document: .txt

Word for Macintosh Document: .mcw

WordPerfect Document: .doc

XML Document: .xml

XML Document (Unicode): .xml


Microsoft OutLook Personal Folder: .pst

Microsoft Outlook/Inbox offline folder: .ost

Outlook Express Messages: .dbx

The Bat! Address book: .abd

The Bat! Message Base: .tbb

The Bat! Message Index: .tbi

Windows Address Book: .wab



3DStudio Mesh: .3ds

Adobe InDesign File: .indd

Adobe Photoshop Image: .psd

Agfa/Matrix Scodl Image: .scd

Alias Wavefront Raster Image: .rla

ArcView Shape: .shp

AutoCAD Binary Image: .dxf

AutoCAD Drawing: .dwg

AutoCAD Image: .dxf

Autologic Image: .gm

AVHRR Satellite Image: .sst

Bentley MicroStation CAD Drawing: .dgn

BMF Image: .bmf

Canon RAW graphics file*: .cr2

Canon RAW graphics file: .crw

CompuServe GIF Image: .gif

ComputerEyes Raw Image: .ce1

Corel Texture Image: .tex

CorelDraw CMX Image: .cmx

CorelDraw Image: .cdr

Enhanced MetaFile Image: .emf

Epson Stylus Image: .prn

Erdas LAN/GIS Image: .lan

Fractal Image Format*: .fif

Freehand (MX) Database: .fh10

Fuji RAW image: .raf

Graphics Workshop for Windows Thumbnail: .thn

Hitachi Raster Image: .hrf

Hotspot Image: .shg

HP Command Language Image: .pcl

HP Raster Image: .rtl

HSI JPEG Image: .hsi

IBM Picture Maker Image: *.pic

iPhoto Image: .attr

Jovian Logic Image: .vi

JPEG 2000: .jp2

JPEG Digital Camera*: .jpg

JPEG Image: .jpg

Kodak PhotoCD Image: .pcd

LBM/IFF Image: .lbm

Lightwave Object: .lwo

Lotus PIC Image: .pic

Macintosh Paint Image: .mac

Macintosh PICT Image: .pct

Microsoft Paint Image: .msp

Minolta RAW image: .mrw

Nikon RAW image*: .nef

Olympus RAW image*: .orf

PaintShop Pro Image: .psp

PaperPort Image: .max

PBM Image*: .pbm

PGM Image: .pgm

Pictor PC Paint Image: .pic

PIX Image: .pix

PM Image: .pm

PNG Image: .png

PPM Image: .ppm

QuarkXpress Database: .qxp

QuarkXPress file: .qxd

Quick Link II fax Image: .qfx

QuickDraw 3D Metafile: .3dmf

SGI Image: .sgi

Sigma RAW image: .x3f

Sketch Image: .sk

SmartDraw file: .sdr

SmartDraw template: .sdt

Sony RAW image: .arw

STAD Image: .pac

Sun Raster Image: .sun

Tagged Image Format File: .tif

TrueVision Image: .tga

Windows Animated cursor: .ani

Windows Bitmap Image: .bmp

Windows cursor: .cur

Windows Fax Cover Image: .cpe

Windows icon: .ico

Windows MetaFile Image: .wmf

WordPerfect Graphics Image: .wpg

X PixMap Image: .xpm

X Window Dump Image: .xwd

Xara Drawing: .xar

ZSoft PCX Image: .pcx




3GPP multimedia audio/video: .3gp

3GPP2 multimedia audio/video: .3g2

4X Movie Video: .4xm

Adobe Filmstrip Animation: .fsf

Advanced Streaming Format file: .asf

AIFF Sound: .aif

Amusic tracker: . amd

AMV Video: .amv

aPac Audio: .apc

AudioCD file: .cda

Autodesk Animator: .fli

BINK Video: .bik

CMF Music: .cmf

Creative Voice File: .voc

DeluxePaint Animation: .anm

Digital Speech File: .dss

Digital Voice File: .dvf

Director Video: .dcr

DVM Video: .dvm

EA ASF/MUS Audio: .asf

Extended M3U playlist: .m3u

FLAC Audio

Flash Video: .flv

Google Video: .gvi

Intel DVI Video: .dvi

Intel Indeo Video File: .ivf

Interplay MVE Video: .mve

La Lossless Audio: .la

Liquid Audio: .la1

Lotus ScreenCam Video: .scm

LZA Animation: .lza

Material Exchange File: .mxf

MIDI Instrument definition: .idf

MIDI Music: .mid

MIDI stream: .mds

Monkeys Audio: .ape

MP4 file: .mp4

MPEG Layer I Audio: .mpg

MPEG Layer II Audio*: .mp2

MPEG Layer III Audio*: .mp3

MPEG Video: .mpg

MUS Music: .mus

Musepack Audio: .mpc

Nullsoft Video: .nsv

NuppelVideo (MythTV) Video: .nuv

Ogg Vorbis Audio: .ogg

OptimFROG Audio: .ofr

QuickTime Video: .mov

Real Networks audio/video: .rm

RIFF MIDI Music: .rmi

RIFF Multimedia File

SGI movie format: .mv

Shockwave Video: .swf

Sierra AUD Sound: .aud

SMJPEG Video: .mjpg

Sony Movie Player Video: .mqv

Sony OpenMG Audio: .oma

Super NES Audio: .spc

VideoCD MPEG: .dat

VideoCD Video: .vcd

Vivo streaming Video: .viv

VOB video files: .vob

VQF Sound: .vqf

WavPack Audio: .wv

Westwood AUD Sound: .aud

Windows Audio Compression Manager driver*: .acm

Windows AVI Video: .avi

Windows Media Audio: .wma

Windows Media Video: .wmv

Windows WAVE Sound: .wav

X-MIDI Music: .xmi

ZyXEL Sound: .zyx

Other files

ABBYY Lingvo dictionary: .lsd

Adobe PostScript Font: .pfb

Adobe Printer Font: .pfm

BDF Unix font

BGI font: .chr

Borland Delphi 6 Library: .dcu

CPI DOS font: .cpi

DOS Style Executable: .exe

ELF Executable (UNIX)

ELF Library (UNIX)

ELF Module (UNIX)

File Crypt file: .rzx

Java Bytecode: .class

Kaspersky Anti-virus data base: .avc

Library: .lib

Microsoft Precompiled header: .pch

Microsoft Visual C++ Database: .mdp

Microsoft Visual Studio Database: .dsp

Microsoft Visual Studio Solution: .sln

Microsoft Visual Studio workspace: .dsw

NOD32 Antivirus Update file: .nup

Novell NetWare executable: .nlm

OMF Object library*: .lib

RDOFF executable

RegEdit file: .reg

RegEdit file (UNICODE): .reg

TrueType Font: .ttf

Win32 DLL*: .dll

Win32 Executable*: .exe

Windows Backup File: .bkf

Windows Clipboard file*: .clp

Windows Color Profile: .icm

Windows Compiled resource (16bit) *: .res

Windows Compiled resource (32bit): .res

Windows Minidump

Windows National locale: .nls

Windows OCX File: .ocx

Windows Password file: .pwl

Windows Policy file: .pol

Windows Registry file: .dat

Windows Registry hive: .hiv

Windows shortcut: .lnk

Windows System Font: .fon

WinHelp: .hlp

WinHelp Contents: .cnt